Please understand that I am a beautician, not a magician. If you have been using a permanent black box dye for the past 10 years, you will not leave the salon having pure white hair in a single day. And no, putting a lavender dye over…"
"The best thing to do is just document all of your formulas, their existing, previous color, hair porosity + condition, etc. You will get used to their colors and be able to make a formula like it's nothing before long. It always takes me about…"
"Generally, I hate this. BUT, there are some people out there who aren't licensed that know more about hair than licensed stylists do. I'm a member of another forum, hair crazy dot com, and I would trust some of the seasoned members there…"
"Definitely, definitely, definitely Matrix Light Master. For example, I have very fine but very resistant (it's like fine Asian hair) dark ash blonde level 6 hair. I can use Light master as a 30 vol bleach bath (so 15 vol) and I am platinum in…"
"I would lighten to al allover pale yellow, and it looks like diluted Special Effects Deep Purple and Blue Velvet separately and also mixed and foiled in, with some Punky Color Lagoon blue at the bottom"
"I would definitely recommend Wella Blondor Crème Bleach and Matrix Light Master. With those, I can use a 30 vol bleach bath (so 15 vol) to lift a natural level 6 to pale yellow in 25 minutes, just to give you an idea. They seem so much less…"
"You don't have to do foils, just foil out the part that are already highlighted. I would apply 20-30 vol bleach at the most to her virgin hair, depending on the brand of bleach you have, some work better than others. Shampoo and condition that…"
"I would call the dye manufacturer and ask them about their temperature instructions, and see if they can email you or send you to a website that has this information on it to show this woman. Clearly she must know she wasn't supposed to do that…"
"I would not use 40 vol on her scalp. It will be much safer and less damaging using a good bleach like Wella Blondor or Matrix Light master with 20 vol or a 30 vol bleach bath (I can always get a natural 6 to pale yellow with a 30 vol bleach bath…"
"I would use the bleach powder + water paste technique, that should take that toner right out. A demi will just be toning/masking it and you may end up getting a muddy looking blonde. For toning, I always stick to a semi heavily diluted in…"
"Next time use a better brand like Special Effects, Punky Color, or Directions. Even if you stay with Manic Panic, dilute the dye with a thin silicone free conditioner (Suave's Tropical Coconut is GREAT for diluting/toning/making pastels since…"
"If none of those tricks are working ( it sounds like she has super resistant hair! lol), you will probably need to lightly bleach bath them before dying. I know it's double processing technically, but when all the classic techniques don't…"
"There is no need to use another permanent over it. If her roots are significantly lighter/brighter, you may want to use your formula but with 10 vol over them, or use one of the parts with a level 5, just to darken it a bit. I would then wash it…"
"For best results, lighten to a level 10. I would recommend Punky Color Plum diluted with a silicone free conditioner about 3:1. If you want more of a dusky color like on her ends, lighten to a yellow. If you have a permanent color in your hair…"
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I'm a 2nd generation licensed stylist of 9 years specializing in both natural and alternative color. Hair has been my lifelong passion starting from the age of 3 and it does not feel like work to me at all. I love making others feel beautiful and better about themselves, this is such a rewarding profession. I am freelance because I like to utilize products and techniques that most salons don't, like color removers (not strippers), true semis for toning and upkeep, and teaching my clients things they can do at home to save them money, and ultimately keep their hair in better condition. The integrity of the hair is the most important part of a process in my opinion, always consider what the integrity of the hair will be like from a process before you do it!
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