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Last updated: July 12, 2019

This Diagram Will Help You Price & Time Black To Blonde Transformations

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A Guide For Black To Blonde Transformations

Hearing a new client say she recently used black box dye is a cringe-worthy statement on its own, but then she says the one thing that keeps stylists up at night: “I want to go blonde!” Cue the heavy sigh. It’s the ultimate transformation that requires lots of time, money and patience, and many hairdressers question if they’re pricing and timing each session appropriately. Put the questioning to rest with this helpful diagram from Hai Tran (@hai.stylist) that breaks it all down!


It all depends on location and experience level but Hai’s guide lays out the lifting process, the time each session will require AND an average price per hour for each session. Check it out above, and then print it out to hang up at your station! 



The Reason Behind The Guide

Most clients don’t realize that going from black to blonde can’t happen in one session, so Hai found himself repeating the same consultation over and over. Instead of scrolling through Instagram, picking out shades from a color book and using a lift finder, Hai decided to create this universal diagram to condense those 30-minute consultations.


“This chart benefits not only stylists as a guide but also for clients to have a better visual for understanding the process of haircolor lifting,” says Hai. “This was not created as a meme to mock our clients but purely for education purpose.”



Determining The Average Price And Hours

While pricing and sessions will vary based on location and experience, Hai established an average price and time per session by conducting quick surveys across different states. The best part? The chart can be used universally by stylists everywhere to reference across different haircolor brands.


What Do Hai’s Clients Say?

“What I love the most is that now when I send this chart to a new potential client, I either get ‘Ohhh, I didn’t know it was that much work. I might have to rethink this,’ or ‘I think I’m at a golden-yellow now, and I’m ready to take it a step further,’” shares Hai. “Either way, it has saved me a lot of time and effort during a consultation and I hope it helps many stylists out there.” 



Need more pricing help? Check out the guide you need for pricing your specialty blonding services!