Artists take different approaches from one another when tackling similar projects. The same is true of hair colorists. One colorist may be more comfortable with one application technique and modify it to achieve all sorts of looks, while another colorist may take a different approach with each and every client. And, let's face it, some techniques are more difficult to master than others. Take foils, for example. Some stylists avoid them like the plague because they're not confident in their ability to use them. If this sounds familiar, you should know that you're missing out. Following are three reasons why you should master foils.
Ability to Lowlight and Highlight Simultaneously
Clients, especially those with gray hair, will often want you to color and highlight their hair during the same service. Some stylists will color all of the hair and then go back and add highlights during a second application. Not only does this waste your time and eat into your profit, it's horrible for your client's hair. There's absolutely no reason to put color into the hair only to strip it out with lightener a few minutes later. With foils, you can place color on the parts you want darker while simultaneously highlighting other parts.
Ability to Create More Custom Looks
When you color hair all over or pull hair through a cap for highlights, you don't have much control over where the color goes. You also can't customize looks, such as wide strips of color. If you want complete creative control over your color, you have to use foils. Foils allow you to create thick and thin sections of color at the same time. They also allows you to use multiple colors at once, a feat that's virtually impossible without foils.
Ability to Create Multi-Dimensional Results
If you look at natural hair color, you can see it is not one-dimensional. There are many tones throughout the hair that creates a multi-dimensional look. With foils, you can use several complementary colors to achieve a color that's infused with light, dark, and mid tones.
As you can see, there are many reasons why you should ramp up your color game and master the foil technique. If it's not something that you excel at, try practicing on a mannequin. The more you practice, the better you'll get. And the best part? You will soon be making more money because you can charge more for expertise.
For more information about hair color and foils, talk to a professional stylist like those at Five60 Salon.Share
20 October 2016
I was blessed with healthy, thick hair and perfect skin as a young girl. I went to college out-of-state, and I soon started to get acne and my hair started thinning. Everyone told me that it was likely due to stress, but to be honest, I loved college and found most of my first-year classes pretty easy. During my first summer home I put two-and-two together: my eating habits changed drastically at college. My mother always fed us very healthy meals, and my eating habits at college were so bad that I even ate cookies for breakfast sometimes! I found out my hair loss was due to lack of healthy vitamins in my diet and my skin problems were also caused by my poor diet. I created this blog to help other learn how their health, skin, and are all connected, and I hope you can learn a lot here!