through lunch, that new bathing suit will look better than ever when you finally get around to your summer vacation.
You don't always have to fill a head with fine weaves to get brighter hair. According to SANDRA CARR of SHEER PROFESSIONALS in Wooster, OH, you can lead your client to the light with just a couple of accent foils. Study the shape of her cut and select a few strands for spot accenting. Fringes and layers are sensible starting points says Carr. Weave for subtlety, slice for high-beam impact. Five foils ought to do it, and there's still time for a manicure before she heads back to the office.
It's all about shine. "Clients want bright, fun vibrant hair that glistens in the sun," declares STEPHANIE KOCIELSKI, PAUL MITCHELL Master Associate and Artistic Director for A ROBERT CROMEANS SALON. For gleam that rivals a starlet's smile, brush on a demipermanent, ammonia-free "topcoat." According to Kocielski, a formula like PM Shines from Paul Mitchell can go on over natural or colored hair for deep, conditioned shine. Use Clear Shine, or any of the 20 intermixable shades.
It's July and your clients' ends are faded from pool parties and tennis matches. Here's an express method from Carr for blending her regrowth.
Brush on a lightener like MATRIX V-Light Powder Lightener in a foiled "T"-formation. (V-Light can be used on or off the scalp.) Position a few foils on either side of the part and one or two deep around the facial hairline. Process and remove. Her two-toned, beach-blasted color will be uniform in no time.
Guys are the first to balk about too much time spent in the chair. But let's say the family's heading to the summer rental and Dad hasn't stepped away from his desk since Valentine's Day. Assure him that you can send him off on his holiday with a head start on sun lightening in the time it takes to review last month's sales reports.
There are a couple of techniques you can try, says Carr. Place a few random foils in the fringe and crown areas, for example and lift them a level or two. Or, comb the longest strands straight up, swipe some lightener over a strip of foil and rub it across the tips of the hair as if you're shining a shoe. In about 30 minutes, he'll look rested before he even unpacks the hammock!