Make Your Colorist Your BFF


I had a great chat the other day with Nancy Houlmont, the editor of Beauty 411 about how to create a great relationship with your colorist. Read on for an excerpt from our interview:

Women have such a connection with their hair colorist and it’s important for you both to be on the same wavelength. I am not a fan of a woman sitting in my chair saying “Do whatever you want – you’re the expert”.  Beauty is individual and what I love, you might hate. Always keep that in mind.

I love it when people bring in pictures of themselves with a color they had that they loved and a color they less than loved. It’s great even when they bring in tears from magazines because that shows me so much more clearly the direction that they want to go.  Don’t worry too much about whether the images would look good on you or not — that’s my job — you are simply showing me things you like and things you don’t like so I can understand your aesthetic a little better.

Also be able to articulate what you like about the color you have now and what you don’t like about the color you have now – that way I can perfect or change as needed.  Basically, the more you can tell your colorist and the more specific you can be about what you want or don’t want, the better your end result will be.

Want to read the full interview? Nancy will be posting it on Beauty 411 next month so stay tuned!

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