frequently asked questions
New client services are designed to set your ideal color palette up for success! There’s 3 different time blocks to choose from that allow for a thorough consultation, extra product, and extra time. The longer the time block, the more we can achieve in one session (based on ideal coloring conditions). Thorough consultations give us time to assess the integrity of your hair, dive into your color history, understand your styling comfort level, listen to your deepest hair desires and worries, and create a gameplan to achieve a look that suits you and your lifestyle. You won’t need to sit and wonder if there’ll be extra product charges at the end, or wonder if we’ll have time to achieve what you desire, because everything is built into one price point to create a worry free experience.
Many of my new clients require significant rebalancing, technical placement, or multiple techniques to get to their ideal goal hair. The main factors in determining ideal coloring situations are your previous color history, the integrity of your hair, natural pigmentation, the intricacy of your goal hair, and the density and texture of your hair strand. Approximately 50% of new clients will get to their dream hair in one session based on all these conditions aligning perfectly. Aside from that, many looks require 4-5 colors and various thickness of those colors to create the blend, dimension, and transitions you see on the web. I usually say that each session we’re able to build in at least 2 colors and/ or dimensions, so the more sessions you do, the more these results grow exponentially
I offer an intake form on my website where I can tell you which service would be best for you based on the answers you input. If you’re looking for an in depth analysis and/or explanation of the process to get to your ideal color palette, then you’ll need to book an actual in-person consultation through my booking site.
Theres 10 levels of lightness in natural hair ranging in various degrees of red, orange, and yellow. The darker your hair is, the more red, orange, or yellowy-orange it will naturally reveal when exposed to lightening processes. Since there are VERY few naturally pale blonde hair types out there, 90% of people will encounter these desgrees of warmth. Toners can help minimize the amount of warmth our eyes perceive, but our hair likes to revert back to it’s natural pigmentation over time, meaning that even after toners the warmth will eventually come back.
As mentioned in my FAQ above, there’s always some degree of warmth that is exposed during the lightening process. Toners help cancel out the warmth exposed during the process, but that warmth will always come back due to our hair attempting to revert back to its natural pigmentation, natural elements like UV rays, heat damage, and product and/or water mineral buildup that cause yellowing.
Toners are the final touch to every customized lightening service. Think of toners like lip glosses; lip glosses are a sheer color that slightly tweaks the tone of your natural lip color. Toners are a sheer color that allows the brightness of blonde or caramel hues that are exposed during the lightening process to shine through, while emphasizing or cancelling out the amount of warmth (depending on your goals) our eyes perceive. Being that the “dye load” of toners are very sheer, they must be reapplied approximately every 6 weeks (depending on how often you wash your hair and the products you’re using) to maintain results.
I have a better idea after our first session together, but there’s no way i can guarantee a specific amount of sessions. The one thing i emphasize to my clients is that not everyone’s hair health can maintain or endure the lightening processes they would need to get to their dream hair and there might be a certain point where we have to create a new end goal. The integrity of your hair will always be my number one priority, so I will always keep you informed through every step of our journey
It’s typical that you’ll need to come in anywhere from 8-16 weeks depending on where you’re at in your coloring journey and the level of maintenance required for your desired palette. During our first session together, I’m able to paint a picture of what maintenance and upkeep will look like specifically for you. Once you’re an established client, it’s important to stay on schedule with your maintenance appointments to ensure that we keep your hair in optimal condition and in line with your goals. If you go 5 months or longer for an appointment, then you’ll need to book under one of the new client services again to compensate for the amount time, regrowth, and rebalancing needed to get your hair back up to a maintenance regimen.