I just got my hair redone today.
normally I have large sections of super blonde put into my hair just at the top of my head. The usual stylist uses only 4, maybe 5 foils. There is a large section of my natural hair between these chunks of highlight so that it creates a rather dramatic coloring.
Well, I go to the same place and see a woman who has done my daughters hair, ians hair and a few other people I know. She has been there for years. I like her.. but I have never had her work on me . The lady I usually see is out for the week for christmas. SOOOOOO
I make the decision to see this lady. I will call her S.
S is not very talkative. Very.. in herself.. when she is working. No matter. Just a personality type.
I explain what I want and show here where i want the highlights. i explain to her that generally , because I dont know what they call it, I only have about 4-5 foils used . She starts referring to a 24-7 highlight.
that goes right over my head. Dunno what it is.
So she says " I see it, You want that again?"
" Yes. I like thick chunks of highlights here, and ends here ( showing her ) "
She takes me back, preps my hair, goes to the back and preps the color.
I dont SEE what she chooses, but I know for a fact that you can tell what color is in my head, because what is left there is still in perfect shape. No fading.
She comes out and gets started.
About half way through she asks.. " Do you usually blend the bangs too? "
No. Just large chunks. No blending.
" i mean, do you leave a few darker hairs in the bang, or do you just do the whole thing?"
" Oh. No. generally I have the entire bang done as well. But blend the bang this time. That might look good too! "
So she does.
Normally, this is a two step process, getting my hair blonde. A stripper is put on, THEN the color goes in.
Not this time.
Once over and done... leaves me confused when she is washing my hair before the color is put in.
So I look in the mirror when she is done and I see blonde, in the right places, Ok.. still odd but .. ok. It is still super bright.
but I notice.......... no chunks.
In fact, I look like I have grey hair.
I ask her about that and she says " The hair is wet right now and kind of mopped over itself. once it dries because i did not take the color too far across your head, you will see the chunks."
I pay. I go. Im trusting her at this point..
Hair dry and done, this does not look like a thick hair color. In fact it looks like thin strands.
Im not saying that I dont like it.. I DO.. I mean, it is the color i want.. there is just no obvious difference in the color layers. They are not thick enough. It is pencil thin layers of color and not enough dark hair between them. I like STREAKS not just a few light hairs. I want contrast, extreme color difference..
this looks like one of those at home plastic cap jobs.
So, if I approach them about this, what can I expect?
I dont think they can fix it. i mean, they would have to re color the top of my head with dark brown , THEN add the blonde.
Would a salon even offer to do that?
Would that really dry my hair out?
It looks good. But... this isnt my
hair style. this is hers
My hair style is bold. Its super blonde with dark dark hair. Its contrast. Its big blocks of color.
This is mild, tepid, and not at ALL a match for me.