Coéli Campos has been a dear friend and sporadic client. I say that with love. She’s a young mom that “plays with” her own color. That is not uncommon. Unfortunately, because of the metallic additives in the over the counter hair colors, it makes our job as stylists much more difficult. Over the counter hair color brands are so indelible that they cannot be removed or lifted without great effort, expertise and time. That’s when Coéli calls me.
She had been coloring her hair very dark cherry at home. It became inky and uneven because her hair was porous and damaged. The roots were new and healthy but the length was more porous as the hair had been on her head a long time; therefore colored repeatedly. The roots took the color normally but the rest sucked that dye in over and over making it impossible to lift. Hair color hell once again.
She wanted to go back to her natural color, medium brown. That wasn’t going to happen without damage, damage and more damage. So the alternative was the professional one. Lighten a bit, no damage. (There is no sense in doing something that is going to ruin the integrity of the hair.) Next, I colored it a gorgeous rich mahogany. It suited her skin and didn’t look so harsh. Baby steps. Next time after great conditioner and TLC we can nudge it up another shade.
As I mentioned, her hair had been a bit abused. So she agreed to letting me give her a good hair cut and some angled bangs, bangles I call them.
Voilà! New and improved Coéli.
Till next time ……
And by the way, my salon just had a big makeover of its own. Stop by and see it. Style It Salon. Look forward to seeing you.