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Change is coming

April 7, 2015
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Change is coming

Spring is such an exciting time of year. I love seeing everything and everyone come back to life. I think each and every one of us wants change and to feel renewed. I know I want to spring clean, I want to throw everything out, I want to buy a new car - and of course, I want a new hairdo!

Spring is a great time to be a hairdresser. I love that everyone coming in wants a drastic change and they tend to be more willing to try new things than any other time of the year. It makes my job exciting and challenges me, which I love. I encourage everyone to try something new. Remember people, it is just hair. You aren't marrying this, just trying it out. You can always change it back and/or grow it out. The one piece of advice that I do have is to be realistic about your requests. The saying goes, 'We are beauticians, not magicians,' and it is true. While I have the knowledge and confidence to formulate just about any color you can dream up, I can't make your hair do something it just scientifically can't do.

The biggest example I can give you when it comes to being realistic about your requests for a new look is going blonde from dark hair. Unfortunately this comes across as something easily done, and you see many celebrities pulling it off all the time. The truth is, it can happen - but it is a process and takes multiple visits to the salon to achieve. I promise you that Kim Kardashian's hair stylist spent at least 10 hours on her hair to get it to blonde, and I promise it costs thousands. I am not telling you this to discourage you; I am telling you so you understand the process. The best way to start going blonde is to start just doing a heavy foil for the next three visits at your hairdresser. By summer you are going to be a beautiful bright blonde and still have hair left on your head. Going blonde is most definitely damaging to your hair. You want to do it the safest way possible.

I love change and I encourage you to try it, especially when it comes to your hair. As always, I suggest chatting at length with your hairdresser about what you want and make sure they are on the same page. If you trust them and are happy with them any other time, then this is the time to trust them. If you are not sure they seem to get what you want, then get a consultation elsewhere. It is your hair and you should be in love with it!

Happy Spring!

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