CHANGING IT UP - Part 3

For the final instalment of our CHANGING IT UP Series, we are going to open you up to the world of COLOUR. By colour we are not interested in your every day brunette or black. We are going to talk to you about the colour we do best at BLKAVE and that is out Fashion colour. The icy BLUE, luscious LILAC, steel GREY tones and edgy COPPER. 

Ever wondered how a colour like this is achieved or better yet, wanted to try it out for yourself? Have a read and see if you are still GAME enough to take the plunge into the world of colour.

The first stage of your transition, like any hairlife event, is working out budget and maintenance. If you only go to the salon every 6 months, unfortunately this isn't the way to go. If, however, you love your hairdresser and want to see them every 3 or 4 weeks ( or need and excuse to come back for a chat) you are the perfect client.

When it comes to bright colour and soft pastels, we need to take into account underlying pigment of your hair. By now, after reading part 1 and 2, you will be familiar with this. It is the building block for our hair colour. The darker we are the more RED we have and as we get lighter we are, the pigment changes from ORANGE to YELLOW and finally WHITE.

To the left we have our hair colour and on the Right we have the underlying hair pigment. Ever wondered why your hair always goes brassy or orange? This is why!

To the left we have our hair colour and on the Right we have the underlying hair pigment. Ever wondered why your hair always goes brassy or orange? This is why!

If your hair is already platinum blonde, you are already 10 steps ahead of the rest of us. This means you have already gone through the 'hard yards' of removing your hair pigment and you are free to colour your hair any colour you desire. It is like painting on a white canvas, we get a true colour. However, being this blonde always comes at a price. By now you will understand the importance of intensive repair shampoos and treatments. Hair at this level is extremely porous. Structurally it looks like a sieve. Our pastel hues are as easily absorbed, as they are easily washed out. On the flip side it means you can have a new colour every couple of weeks, this does however come at an expense.

Being an underlying pigment of a beautiful morange, i have come to accept that i will never be pastel. Unfortunately, back in primary school we learnt that yellow and blue makes green and yellow and silver makes a muddy brown. Nothing much has changed apart from the fact that i wish this wasn't true. 

If you are ready to embrace your in-between colour, on your journey to becoming your dream colour, you can still have so much fun with it. Darker blues, teal greens and watermelon coppers are the way to go. Just like going blonde, make sure you INSTASTALK your dream pastel and fashion colour salon. These pictures will show you the quality of the colour they use and how even the colour is.

At the end of the day, hair is to be changed and experimented with. Never be ashamed to change your hair or push your hairdresser. We enjoy the challenge, it is why we do what we do. Book in for a consultation with your desired hairdresser first. Being face to face can give you an introduction to their personality and how they feel about your hair. Honesty will always be an important trait, followed by skill and dedication to your hair. The desire to want to change your hair and do all that they can to reach your goal colour.

BEWARE of photoshop images, they will give you unrealistic expectations! Look for photos without filters.

It may take time, but search for those who are passionate about colour. These are the hairdressers you can trust. Whether it comes to recommending products and follow up appointments to maintain your colour, they are the ones who can envision you strutting down the street with a few hair flicks, while the rest of the world is staring.

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