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  1. Alan Andersen

    Looking for advice with lightening on base 3-4

    LOL, Just a suggestion, but my sister decided to do just that. She is a base of around 4 and used to get it done blonde. Then we took it darker. We do a base with Matrix 7MA & 7N to cool the warmth and just do a highlight retouch approx every third time. So you get a gradual growing out balayage...
  2. Alan Andersen

    Looking for advice with lightening on base 3-4

    Hello, I agree with Haircutz. A highlift tint is generally used with 40 volume for maximum lift. Even then you'll get 4 - 5 levels of lift at the very most and if you are a base of 2 to 3 you are unlikely to achieve that much lift. If you want to achieve a level 8 or 9, you'll never get that...
  3. Alan Andersen

    Toner issue?

    Yeah haha. The last time I bleached it, I dont think I even got it as light as this time. I put Igora Silverwhite (silver) on it to tone and although it was a bit purple at first, it did settle to a nice silver, at least for a few weeks. I might try that again.
  4. Alan Andersen

    Toner issue?

    Cool, thanks. The perils of trying to bleach hair that is so dark!
  5. Alan Andersen

    Toner issue?

    Thanks. What would you suggest?. The hair was bleached up to yellow and to almost white in places. I thought toning with violet and blue would hit both??
  6. Alan Andersen

    Toner issue?

    Hello all, I recently bleached my hair and then applied Wella Colour Touch 3 parts 9/96 to 1 part 8/81. It was very smoky ash at first, but after only 4 or 5 washes its really washed out. Any ideas on why this is happening? I'll attached pics from day 1, after 2 days and now (5 days) Thanks
  7. Alan Andersen

    High Lift colour?

    Thanks. I think i will give the stand test a go. I'll go through the options with the client.
  8. Alan Andersen

    High Lift colour?

    Ok, appreciate the advice. I've started using Olaplex 1 in her colour and bleach and get her on Olaplex 3, 4 and 5 at home too to try and keep her hair in as good condition as possible. Thanks
  9. Alan Andersen

    High Lift colour?

    Thanks. As I said earlier in the post, I did try high lift tint a long time ago on her (maybe 10 years ago) and it did come out rather brassy. I was just wondering with her having more grey through it now and maybe the tint being better after 10 years it might be worth a shot? I was trying to...
  10. Alan Andersen

    High Lift colour?

    Thanks Haircutz, I did understand what he was saying. I was asking what Koleston shade formula he would recommend for the base. Sorry, my reply is a bit confusing. Really, only 2 to 3 shades?? I've not really used them much before, so wasn't sure.
  11. Alan Andersen

    High Lift colour?

    I might possibly try a couple of test strands around the head. What would be the best Kolston high lift formula.....a mix of 12/81 and 12/96?
  12. Alan Andersen

    High Lift colour?

    Yeah, I understand about the tint not lifting tint. What would you recommend using from the Koleston range?
  13. Alan Andersen

    High Lift colour?

    Thanks Ron, I small bleach foils close together at the moment and in between and on the bottom I usually use Illumina 7/81 and add in a bit of 7 and 8/69. I was thinking more from a cost perspective for her, as I could do the full head a lot quicker and charge less, then she could probably get...
  14. Alan Andersen

    High Lift colour?

    Hello all, I have a client who i normally do a T bar of bleach foils highlights and colour with a cool Wella shade in between. I've been doing this for years and as she has gotten older she has gotten a bit more grey, although she is still pretty dark, considering her age (74) She does like her...
  15. Alan Andersen

    Hairdryer?

    Hi, I've used a few Parlux dryers and they were all good. I currently use an Elchim dryer, which is also good. I would recommend both these makes. Any model should be fine 👍
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