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  1. Solohair

    Feeling down and deflated. Mature student wanting to become a hairdresser

    Ah thanks for your kind words. Don’t despair as there is always a way. I was hoping you might be near to me but unfortunately not as I’m in Bedford as I would have been happy to give you some tuition. Some colleges do condensed courses and rather than NVQ they do Diplomas so check out your local...
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    Feeling down and deflated. Mature student wanting to become a hairdresser

    Hi there, I know how you feel. At the age of 40 I decided I wanted to do hairdressing and like you got swept along in a career in IT if all things. I made very good money in IT and far more than I have ever done in hairdressing so glad I didn’t do it straight from school. I applied straight from...
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    Stain remover for skin

    Since Wella Koleston changed to the new ME formula I am having terrible trouble with skin staining on clients and can’t shift it with the usual emulsifying and stain remover. Anyone else having this trouble and any recommendations on which product to use to get it off? Luckily no one has...
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    Anti oxy conditioner

    Good idea to condition again after. Thanks
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    Anti oxy conditioner

    Great! Thanks. I used Wella one years ago and liked it but my wholesaler doesn’t stock it for some bizarre reason even though they stock most other wella products. Will have to get online I think
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    Anti oxy conditioner

    Wondered which Anti Oxy Conditioner everyone is using and looking for recommendations. I used to use Sallys Herbal Anti Oxy PH balancer and did for years but it was discontinued last year and I have used my last bottle. Tried their replacement which is their herbal complex conditioner and it’s...
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    Honey blonde on client who has lots of gold tones already

    She has very little grey, strands really so think this could be a good solution. If I add a bit of 9/0 then hopefully that will stop any grey going pink
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    Honey blonde on client who has lots of gold tones already

    Am thinking a 10/8 with 9% on the roots might work then maybe. 10/8 with pastel on mid length and ends
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    Honey blonde on client who has lots of gold tones already

    Thanks so much for such a comprehensive breakdown of the tones. No she isn’t a strawberry copper at all. In fact a very non descript brown which happens to go a very nice blonde in the sun but very dull and muddy looking in the winter but obviously has undertones of gold as on lifting it with...
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    Honey blonde on client who has lots of gold tones already

    Yes your right it is a warm golden tone which she wants without it bring brassy which is why is was using /1 to try and neutralise the orange that is coming through. I did a test cutting with /3 and it just makes it more orange
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    Honey blonde on client who has lots of gold tones already

    Great; thanks, will give it a try
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    Honey blonde on client who has lots of gold tones already

    I have a client who is a base 7 and wants her hair honey blonde. She used to have bleach with toner but it sends her hair way too white and the toner doesn’t last long so I changed her to Wella Koleston 9/1 with 9%. It seemed fine in the summer and a perfect colour as the sun seemed to lift it...
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    Which hairspray do you like best for using on hairup?

    tigi Masterpiece is a good one and gives great shine too
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    Which hairspray do you like best for using on hairup?

    I am not a fan of doing them either! Its nice to know it's not just me! Yes I like the silhouette too
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    Which hairspray do you like best for using on hairup?

    It would be interesting to know which hairspray is the most popular for using on hairup. I have used many and so far prefer the Indola 4+4. Which do you prefer?
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