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scissor-happy:

sugarsugar-dina:

scissor-happy reblogged your post anonymous said:As a hairstylist i… and added:

If you aren’t happy with what someone does for you at a salon, you need to let them know. It’s crazy the

Yeah most times it was too minor for me to say much, I just happened to stop going all together…

It sucks so much to hear people’s bad experiences at salons. I’ve been there. I was one of those clients who were never happy, which is why I’m so dedicated to making sure people are. Your boyfriend should never have paid for that haircut, and if they have a yelp page he should write his experience on it. The excuse “but the salon is too expensive” is BS to me (@sugarsugar-dina this doesn’t have anything to do with you now) because your hair is the one accessory you don’t take off. 1) Hairstylists go through a LOT of classes and training which is why we charge for our services. It’s our time (most of my clients are color corrections taking 4+ hours), it’s our knowledge, and it’s a whole lot of color product as well. 2) We have bills to pay. It’s a job like anyone else’s. You probably wouldn’t haggle with your car mechanic or your dentist for being too expensive. You need that new battery or that cleaning. Same goes with your hair. I didn’t mean for this to go on a huge rant, it’s just something I’ve wanted to touch on for a while. I feel - as a colorist, and a good one - that we are so under appreciated and get shit because you’ve had a bad experience at a salon. That doesn’t mean someone else will mess you up. I hope this brings light to our side of the story.

I like that ‘because your hair is the one accessory you don’t take off’. (It’s true- I feel weird wearing warm colors urk) And a few bad experiences can leave a bad taste in the mouth, but I’m glad you are dedicated to styling like that, even after your experiences. 

I should add that consultations before dropping a fair amount of money can really be helpful in finding the right stylist, especially if you can see photos of their previous work. They can give an estimate for what is worth it for their time and they’ll have time to get ready for your style instead of just dropping in any salon and being like “aight who can make rainbow hair right now?” 

It’s somewhat of a gamble either way, salon or home, I suppose it depends on your risk tolerance as well as price range. The more research you do about the process beforehand, the better off you will be in either case :)

ishouldrepostthat replied to your post “inawhiteroomwithblackcurtains replied to your post: anonymous said:As…”

I wanted to do the first bleach at a salon and the price was above 300 for my pixie haircut head, and it wasn’t even a fancy salon. Sorry but I take the risk of doing it myself. I have messed up sometimes, I have fixed it other times and that’s ok.

Wow! Was it for a complicated color combo? A pixie would grow out so quickly I don’t think I could ever justify that price to myself. 

I suppose I should mention I started making the youtube videos to hopefully save people the time/experimentation/frustrations I went through when trying out different methods since it was definitely a learning process. When I started in 2009 I didn’t see as many hair tutorials for bleaching/dyeing unless it was “scene hair” that looked so damaged and scary… 

Anonymous asked: As a hairstylist it drives me insane seeing you give people advice on bleaching and coloring their own hair. I know your intentions are good but I can't stress enough how bad at home bleach and color is for you. I don't even want to know how damaged everyone's hair is from this! Everyone should consider going to a salon first! If nothing else please go to a salon when bleaching your hair! I have had to fix so many at home bleach attempts and seeing such damaged hair kills me!!


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accompaniedbythunder:

sugarsugar-dina:

In a recent ask I recommended they get the bleach done at a salon or not at all (that light anyway) if the stylist(s) did not think the hair could be lifted without significant damage. Reading comprehension.

If they were hell bent on the color despite that, I recommended a few ways to test how the bleach would react to their hair before doing the whole head and I showed how I do mine. Which is totally botched obv /sarcasm

not everyone has $150+ to spend for two months of hair color. like, its not at all unreasonable to ask someone for advice on the internet when they have been doing their hair for  long time… Like… ive never botched a bleach job. because my mom has been bleaching for 20 years and taught me the ropes… I have had my hair fucked up by “stylists” I dont even have other people cut my hair anymore. definitely wouldnt let anyone near me with bleach. at least if I botch it I dont have to tip the person who did it and act like its ok

Ah yes the awkward “no, it’s fine, really… here’s money…” *Attempts to fix it at home later* And then they’ll never know it wasn’t what was wanted :c

inawhiteroomwithblackcurtains replied to your post: anonymous said:As a hairstylist i…

I’m pretty sure if anyone told me not to bleach my hair at home and to go to a salon (because I totally have $100+ to spend on that) all that would do is deny me any potential help and advice I could have had because I’m definitely doing it anyway.

Haha there’s that too. I spend maybe $50 on my hair a year. Cut, bleach, dye etc. But hopefully I can help people just know more about the process, whether they decide to get it done at a salon or not so they’ll know more what they want/need done for the color they are trying to get.

mynameisanthony replied to your post: gardenofevum replied to your post: ano…

actually cosmetologists are only trained with 40 vol and dont even get taught about color removers so its just as risky to go to a salon tbh you have a higher success rate educating yourself and doing it yourself

It’s also pretty cheap at home haha. Though I was never too concerned about ‘ruining’ my hair as I was learning to do it myself. Helped that I had short hair at the time. Not much to lose. 

I haven’t been to a salon in quite a while, but when I did, I was frustrated from many experiences where stylists have simply not listened and taken much more of my hair off than I specified or have left it uneven and I’m not sure why. I started off cutting my own hair for a while due to that before I ever attempted dyeing it.

gardenofevum replied to your post: anonymous said:As a hairstylist i…

ya salons are probably better for bleaching but i have ALWAYS gotten a better result doing the color myself. much more control, and honestly must faster and easier.

I tend to leave dye on for 2-3 hours and I know some people sleep in it haha maybe they don’t leave it on long enough in salons?

But yeah I don’t normally answer those ‘home dye will ruin hair!’ kind of asks or at least not so sarcastically but it rubbed me the wrong way after spending a fair amount of time constructing a detailed answer for a previous question and yeah :P

Anonymous asked: I recently bleached my hair and it turned this (actually really pretty) golden color and I accidentally missed a few spots towards the base of my neck so it his this funky little fade. I had hopes of dying it purple and fuchsia but now I'm wondering if the golden color will end up turning the purpley shades into a brown?? I've never really dyed my hair before so I don't know what to expect? Your thoughts? QuQ


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Hi! Luckily the purple is best for covering yellow tones, though if you are worried, try a silver shampoo or toner for a bit to calm down the golden tones. (Fuchsia might end up a bit orange if the hair hasn’t been toned first)

Anonymous asked: As a hairstylist it drives me insane seeing you give people advice on bleaching and coloring their own hair. I know your intentions are good but I can't stress enough how bad at home bleach and color is for you. I don't even want to know how damaged everyone's hair is from this! Everyone should consider going to a salon first! If nothing else please go to a salon when bleaching your hair! I have had to fix so many at home bleach attempts and seeing such damaged hair kills me!!


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In a recent ask I recommended they get the bleach done at a salon or not at all (that light anyway) if the stylist(s) did not think the hair could be lifted without significant damage. Reading comprehension.

If they were hell bent on the color despite that, I recommended a few ways to test how the bleach would react to their hair before doing the whole head and I showed how I do mine. Which is totally botched obv /sarcasm

Anonymous asked: Hey there! I recently went hot pink and orange and this is the first time I've done a full-head color though I'm no stranger to bleaching my hair but I have a couple of questions. Bleach even diluted itches like crazy on me after a few minutes. I use a lower volume than you, maybe just 20 or 30 volume. Should I just dilute with more conditioner and let it set longer? And I like my color to have some dimension or "highlights"; how would I do that exactly as I find it hard to separate those parts?


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Hmm I assume it’s your scalp mainly that is itching? Have you tried avoiding applying directly to your scalp or protecting your scalp/tips of the ears with petroleum jelly? Alternatively if you use a higher volume, it will process in less time so you wouldn’t have to stand the itching for as long. Diluting the bleach further wouldn’t give as much lift for the amount of time you would be dealing with itching, but if you only need a little lift (which might be the case for your orange if you don’t mind some yellow in there to start) the diluting might work for you. I would definitely mix a diluted mix and see if it irritates your skin still before doing your whole head.

 As for the highlights, you can use a highlighting cap like this to separate out where you would like the highlights and either cover them with conditioner (so it will soak that in first) and then remove the cap and dye as normal, or dye the separated pieces with a lighter/different toned color, leave it on for a long time, then remove the cap and dye everything with the darker color and wash it off quickly (the highlights for that case would do better if they were say a yellowish that had soaked in for a long time and the rest is a orange). Alternatively you can dye all of your hair, then put on that cap and select where you want highlights, then use either a soap cap or some color remover for a small amount of time on those selected pieces, before washing it out, so you get some faded highlights :) Good luck!

Anonymous asked: Hello, I'm sorry to ask this, since you've probably been asked this so many times. But do you have any advice for someone who is first dying their hair an unnatural color by themselves? My hairdresser is not willing to do it.


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Hmm have you tried asking her why she doesn’t want to do it? If she simply doesn’t have any experience with it or doesn’t have the colors in her shop, then you’d probably be fine attempting it on your own. If she genuinely doesn’t think your hair can lift light enough with out significant damage, I would get a second opinion (and if the second agrees with the first, then you might want to consider a different color option). She could just not be comfortable attempting something so bright if she isn’t confident she could give you exactly what you want, which happens often, but maybe she would be okay with bleaching it for you and leaving the color up to you.

Depending on what color you are trying to achieve, your hair will need different levels of bleaching. Obviously pastels will require a nearer to white left after bleaching, whereas bright green or purple would only need a slight lightening with bleach. (Bright blue will still need to be lifted pretty well or at least toned to avoid yellow tones that might turn it greener than you want).

Best option if you are going to attempt it yourself will be a strand test to get the timing down for the bleaching. Take a few strands or a clip of hair after a trim and try bleaching it as you plan to bleach your whole head. Make notes of the time and if you’re feeling science-y, try 3 different bleach times on 3 different locks and try to dye over them and see the results.

Otherwise, I’ll direct you to my various videos so you can see what I do:

How to Bleach Hair White! Bleaching Tutorial 

Dyeing My Hair Silver, Blue, and Purple~ 

Dyeing My Hair Mint Green Turquoise! 

Dyeing My Hair Bright Green and Blue! 

Dyeing My Hair Bright Magenta, Purple, Blue, Green! Using Special Effects, Manic Panic, and Ion