The life of a hair artist can feel like a rollercoaster ride sometimes. We go through so many different emotions in one day, dealing with many different kinds of people, some new, some well-known. I personally believe what you put out, you will get back. And yes, sometimes that is hard to do, even if you believe it to be true. But keeping a generally positive vibe is vital to all aspects of this job.
I know I’ve said this already, but I have been lucky enough to have the most amazing and relaxed individuals in my chair. (THANK YOU! 🙂 )
So without any further ado, I’d like to introduce you to one of those people – the oceanic girl, aka Jenni, who makes my job all that much easier, and fun, every time she is in my chair.
Jenni agreed to have some photos taken when I first embarked on making my journey a little more “kolourful”. Before I get into the colour we did I’d like to point out how distraught she was when she came in with a “lovely” yellow tone to her hair and breakage all though. She had obviously been through some hair trauma, but still, with a warm smile she told me she trusted me.
So, once we got her hair back to normal, we started playing with different colours, starting with pink, and purple, and then to oceanic hues and a peach (my fave).
If you look at Jenni’s colouring – blue eyes, fair skin, blonde hair – it is important to consider these features. YES she is beautiful and can do any colour, however I still think going with and not against nature is always best. So for her I tend to stick to cooler colours, blue, green, purple, blue based pink. When you look at oceanic – it suits her colouring and her personality, even though she is a mother with 3 kids, which by the way does not mean you can’t have fun hair!!
The two blue colours complement each other, and the violet in my opinion softens the whole look. Keeping some of the blonde throughout again makes it more “client friendly”.
And of course, remember the importance of first creating a beautiful clean blonde canvas underneath, so that the colours looks more vibrant and as it washes out, it does so in a more even manner!
The styling – Oceanic waves. CLEARLY I’m missing the ocean, haha. With the styling I wanted it to look natural, textured, definitely not curly. Something that could just be moved around and look good either way, but always something that, most importantly, compliments the colour.
So once again encouraging everyone to get a little uncomfortable, a lot more trusting and A LOT more kolourful 🙂