(Closed) Balayage Hair dresser Help!!!!!

posted 4 years ago in Beauty
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  • Post # 32
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2015

    Kat14:  yeah!! It’s darker at the roots, like balayage but with more of an emphasis of darker roots. 

    Post # 34
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: February 2015

    If she’s going to paint in lowlights and do a base blend the her weaves have to be super super micro weaves to create dimension without making it streaky.  However, I think you could get that same dimension by focusing on lightening and using your current bade to give the contrast. As far as technique goes, different stylists have different methods but I prefer to use a board and if I need to lift past a level or two, plastic.  The more balayage you get the better, more dimensional and lighter it looks. Here’s a client i’ve been doing for 8 ish months. We did her 3rd session about a month ago.

     Eta: Her roots aren’t actually that dark in real life lol. The light is hitting it strangely.  

    • This reply was modified 3 years, 9 months ago by  Jellybones.
    Post # 35
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    Blushing bee

    Ok, I’m a hairdresser, let me break this down…

    Balayage can be done with foils, plastic wrap, or nothing. Depending on the bleach you use, it’s either going to be able to form a casing, in which case you need no foils, or it’s going to bleed on the hair, hence the foils and plastic to keep it from doing so. Different stylists prefer different methods, but neither is wrong, it’s simply a preference. Foils also act as a heat insulator as well, so if Im coloring someone that’s super dark, I’ll foil the balayage to pull lighter.

    What your stylist was suggesting was a color melt I’m guessing. Lots of people show pictures that have a different base color than the client, so, you put a darker/different color on the root, and then blend it down INTO the balayage, essentially melting the color together. 

    To combat any brassy tones, ask for toner.

    to the OP, I don’t think your stylist was doing a poor job, maybe as just a lack or explainig and communicating? The consultation is the most important part, I don’t know why stylists forget this sometimes. However, if the communication isn’t there or she isn’t willing to listen, then I’d consider a change.

    if anyone else has questioms, my hair nerd game is strong and I’ll be here all night ๐Ÿ˜›

    Post # 36
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    Blushing bee

    Jellybones:  that looks gooooood ๐Ÿ˜ƒ what part of the world do you do hair in? ๐Ÿ™‚

    Post # 37
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: February 2015

    retrometro:  thank you! Quebec, canada! Though if you fly me out to wherever you are, i’ll do your hair ๐Ÿ˜‰ lol

    Post # 39
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    Blushing bee

    Jellybones:  haha! I do hair as well, I’m in the States… I like to balayage my own hair in the bathroom on my days off 

    Post # 41
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    Blushing bee

    Kat14:  if you were my client, I would def ask that yes, you bring pictures. I’d then ask what you like about them, and then bring your own hair into the conversation. When dealing w clients it really is a two way street. Even as a stylist, I got a cut last year at a super trendy salon in my city, and instead of listening, she gave me the haircut she wanted. It was a disaster, because the communication sucked.

    Id also be totally honest w a client, if something can’t be exactly replicated due to your previously colored hair, or will take a few times, she should be communicating this w you. It’s not an ideal situation, but it does happen, and for some reason a few hairdressers are afraid of telling clients this. 

    If none of these things are an issue, then getting the results of the photos you’re showing her should not be an issue unless she’s 1) not listening to you, or 2) maybe just doesn’t have the skills to do what you’re asking her for, and is hiding that by giving you something else.

    if you have any other questions feel free to let me know, I hope I’ve helped!

    Post # 44
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2016

    Kat14:  i feel like you just got reg highlights…. they do look nice though.

    i wonder if you were to show your stylist an actual video or IG clip when they show how they get the look when they hand paint it? usually they paint like a thin(er) strip then a wider section at the bottom. perhaps, a “mini-tutoria” will help her understand how to achieve the look you’re going for.  

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