A hair coloring specialist mixes hair coloring chemicals and applies the color to the hair.
When some people get older, their hair gets darker, changes tone, or starts to go gray, and they choose to fight nature and dye their hair. There are several staining techniques and many terms for these types of procedures, such as dyeing, coloring, and bleaching. To get the most natural look, most people who choose to change their hair color go to color experts to have it done. A hair coloring specialist has many roles, including consulting the client, mixing hair color chemicals and applying them.
It is important for a hair coloring specialist to prevent hair dye from dyeing the client’s forehead and ears.
One of the most important functions of the color specialist is customer consultation. Some beauty clients may desire a hair color that does not complement their skin tone or facial features, and it is the job of the professional color specialist to communicate the advantages and disadvantages of a potential hair color. For example, a fair-skinned woman with rosy or bluish skin tones will not look good with golden blonde hair. Shades of ash blonde, however, complement her skin. Another part of the consultation is letting the client know how much maintenance is required – and how many times a month – if they opt for a hair color that is drastically different from their natural one.
Hair coloring experts dye, color and bleach your hair.
The hair coloring specialist usually mixes and pours the real hair coloring product as well. Some over-the-counter dye commercials advertise how quick and easy it is to dye your own hair, but professional colorists often mix and match several different colors to create the perfect shade. The colors must also be mixed with the proper amount of toner.
Colorists can recommend a shampoo that is safe for colored hair.
There are several techniques that a hair coloring expert can use. A common method is the general hair coloring technique. This method is typically used when the client is darkening their natural hair color. The colorist must prevent hair color from dyeing the client’s forehead and ears and must wear protective gloves.
Frosting is a very popular technique in the 1980s. In this method, the client wears a plastic hood on the head and the colorist uses a tool similar to a weaving needle to pull small strands of hair out of the hood. Hair color is applied to the outer strands and a plastic bag is placed over the hair.
Luxury salons have staff who specialize in washing, coloring or cutting hair.
One technique used by a hair coloring expert to create a natural look is the highlighting method. The colorist uses a mouse tail comb to select small locks of hair at a time. Light hair coloring product, usually incorporating a lightening component, is applied to the section and then the entire section is wrapped in aluminum foil. The process can take several hours, depending on the amount of hair being highlighted and the thickness of the client’s hair. In all coloring techniques, the colorist is responsible for timing how long the coloring product stays in the hair.
Depending on the size and type of salon, the hair coloring specialist can perform many roles. For example, in expensive, high-end salons, the color specialist has only coloring responsibilities, and other staff members style, cut, and even wash clients’ hair. In small salons, hairdressers can perform all these functions, as well as other tasks such as waxing for hair removal or nail care.