DIALOGUE, DESIGN And DYE

Updated on: 10/04/15 12:15pm

DIALOGUE, DESIGN & DYE

How is YOUR relationship going with YOUR hairdresser? 
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Wow, looks like I'm in for the long haul. 
Well...MAYBE... I arrived at the salon very excited to be glamorously transformed - only to notice the girls were having a little giggle amongst themselves at the front desk. Wandering casually behind the desk I SAW what the giggles were all about. Mr G had booked me under the pseudonym "BONE HEAD". Hmmmmm Vanessa was booked in pretty close to MY appointment - could have been a slip up - just saying.


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I'll move along shall I?

Let's start with COLOUR.

Mia is my colour master and I was ready for a change.
The process went like this:

1. My new colour direction was DISCUSSED. I had a certain colour option lined up in my head & through the process of clever questioning, we come up with the exact shade I was after. (You may like to bring in a photo of the colour you like)

2. A colour swatch sample was shown to me, this easily confirms the agreed colour choice. 

NOTE:  At HAIR FLAIR all staff are trained to have YOUR best interest at heart. If a colour will look too harsh or dark for your complexion, for example, they WILL advise against such a choice and offer an alternative. YES -THIS HAS EVEN HAPPENED TO ME! AT THE END I WAS THANKFUL FOR THE ADVICE - THESE PEOPLE DO THIS FOR A LIVING, THEY KNOW THEIR STUFF. If your hair is too damaged to have another round of bleach, they WILL refuse to comply with that particular wish. On occasion, when a client has been persistent about a particular procedure, a waver agreement is produced - more often than not the client realises that HAIR HEALTH is very important to the crew and seek a less damaging alternative. This is the level of care that you get at HAIR FLAIR BRADBURY. A good dialogue with your colourist is really important, it doesn't have to be a long drawn out thing either. Be clear about what you want and then listen to what is realistic for you. Some colours can take a few visits, over a few months, to get to the level you want. 

Now we are ready to talk about the CUT.

No-one other than MR G has touched my hair with scissors for well over than twenty years. I guess I like what he does. He understands my quirks and fantastical ideas that pop into my head.


I so adore you Mr G

Sometimes I tell him to do what he likes & other times I have a very specific look in mind. I'm one of the lucky ones - my hair grows quickly. So usually, before I can even blink, my hair grows well over my ears.
I recently had a girl crush on the character ANIKA of the TV series EMPIRE. Her hair is similar to what I have had in the past and I thought it looked really chic. 


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Then, that moment passed (sooooo ME - I am known for being a bit fickle on occasion) when I came across an edgy version of my longer style. I seem to get my hair to a certain point and then panic cut it because it doesn't seem to suit me as much as short hair. So, with a BEE firmly in my BONNET, I went for the second option. It's basically a bob with the sides undercut. 


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Sooooo undoubtedly my NEXT true style and cut will be more the ANIKA short version. LUCKY I'm married to my stylist. I wonder if he has any appointment available next week? I love change, it's fun!

HOW YOU CAN HAVE WHAT I HAVE

At the end of the day, if you want what you want, YOU HAVE TO ASK FOR IT. Having a good relationship with your stylist is really important. You need to be able to freely articulate your wants, but you also need to listen to the advice of the professional. I find these days that when Mr G cuts my hair, we have a working dialogue going on about how thick I want my fringe, how far into the haircut I want it to go and how much undercut I can have and why. (eg: I have fine hair and too much undercut can make the overlapping hair look too sparse). The final LOOK always evolves into what suits ME best. REMEMBER: You don't need an exact replica of someone elses hair - how droll.

Let's FACE IT - I CAN'T HAVE BEYONCE'S HAIR WITH JIM CARREY'S FACE

Having your hair done should be an ADVENTURE. Don't take it too seriously - IT GROWS BACK. A haircut or even colour can change your whole look & the beauty of that is...it's not forever!
Go on, DO SOMETHING FUN WITH YOUR HAIR!



I DARE YOU

NICOLE





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