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Why is it so hard to find a good colorist?

With all the different shades of hair color available it is possible to literally choose any color of the rainbow. Whether it's blonde, brown, black, red or even purple, it's essential that your hairdresser knows a thing or two about color.

Did you know...the art of hair coloring is not taught in beauty school!

WHAT?

In beauty school, up and coming stylists are taught all the fundamentals of the cosmetology business. They are taught how to care for, cut and style hair, but they are not taught about coloring ! They learn how to apply the color product onto the hair by practicing on a doll head with shaving cream, but there is no actual class on determining what color will do what on different hair colors and types.

Then how does a stylist learn to color?

There is a lot to know when changing the color of a clients hair, and some very brave stylist may decide to jump in headlong and just figure it out on their own. Now, this can be a bit.... hit or miss. There are many factors that come into play when coloring hair including your hairs current color and texture, previous color service andyou even need to take into account what colors accentuate your skin tone. Now any one can mix up,some color and slap it onto your head, but you will probably just end up needing a color correction done! But, think about this. If you want to learn how to do something not only would you read, study and research, but you would probably ask someone who already know how for tips and tricks in order to avoid common pitfalls. So it makes sense that some of the most savvy hair colorists would seek out an experienced colorist to learn from.

That's right, even though your stylist has graduated from beauty school and passed the cosmetology boards they may still need to learn a bit more, and the best way to do that is to continue their education by serving as an intern or assistant to a seasoned stylist. A lot can be learned by watching someone who has been coloring hair for a while. They can pass on little tips, trick and nuances that can only be picked up through experience. Learning from others mistakes is so much better than learning from your own!

So, don't be afraid to ask your stylist about their education in regards to performing color services. That way you can use all the information to help you decide whether or not your stylist is educated and experienced and can provide you with the color that works best for your hair and skin tone.

So, if you're considering changing your hair color, make sure that you consult with your stylist. Don't be afraid to ask about their education and experience to insure that you come away from you appointment with exactly what you were looking for.

Get the color YOU WANT


 

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