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August 24, 2016

How-To: Caring Color Swirl

As a hairdresser, your #1 goal is give your clients naturally healthy hair—and that can be hard when they want to be bleached and blown-out into oblivion. That’s why it’s so important that you recommend the best products for each client, no matter what their hair type.

And not only are you concerned about the health of their hair. Because you care about your clients, you’re concerned about their health—period. Enter Organic Colour Systems, an industry pioneer who has been creating high-performance hair products that maximize the use of gentle, nourishing and natural ingredients while minimizing the necessity for harsh, damaging chemical additives for more than 25 years.

Each of the brand’s hair care products use certified organic ingredients to target specific hair concerns, like moisturizing, strengthening, treating the scalp or simply maintaining balanced, healthy hair. The products are formulated to not only improve the health and condition of the hair, but create healthier salon environments for owners, their staff and their clients. What an incredible point of difference for salons—using high-performing, naturally-based products that keep the hair outstandingly healthy. Plus, the products have no detrimental impact on the environment, animals or people, because Organic Colour Systems sources its ingredients ethically from suppliers who pay fair wages in safe working conditions. They don’t test on animals, they recycle everything possible, and there is zero ammonia in any product.

So, a brand that is committed to health and safety for everyone they touch—from suppliers to clients to stylists—that keeps our earth happier and healthier? We know your clients would be interested in that! Approach your client’s hair holistically and show her the Organic Colour Systems ethos next time she comes in for hair color, starting with a Wet Stretch Test. This helps you assess whether or not her hair is ready for color by determining if it is lacking protein or moisture, and lets you know what you can do to treat it if the balance is not quite right. If she’s lacking strength and her hair is breaking, help improve her hair health with Organic Colour Systems Power Build Revamp. Just one 15-minute application can restore the hair’s strength by up to 50 percent! Then give your client a gorgeous soft blend of pink and blonde, created by Karine Jackson, Organic Colour Systems Ambassador. Karine was named Chancellor of the Fellowship for British Hairdressing, London Hairdresser of the Year by the British Hairdressing Awards and has been shortlisted for London Hairdresser of the Year AGAIN this year! She also runs a highly successful organic and vegan-friendly salon in London, so we definitely trust her expertise.

How To Assess If Your Client’s Hair Is Ready For Color:
The Wet Stretch Test

Organic Colour Systems Formulas
Formula A: 4 scoops Power Build Treatment + 1 pump No Limits Red

Formula B: 10mL 11HS + 1 scoop Naturlite Lightening Powder

Karen’s Pro Tip: This technique would look awesome with any pastel shade or even any two shades—endless possibilities!



1. Starting at the crown, take a circular section and apply Formula A.

2. Next, take a section about 1 cm thick around the outside of the first section and apply Formula B.

3. Take a third section of hair around the previous section, about 2 cm thick, and apply Formula A, creating a swirl pattern.

4. Continue the sectioning pattern until all of the hair has been colored.

5. Process for 30 minutes, then style.

Hair: Karine Jackson for Organic Colour Systems
Photography: Raymond Bird

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