A few warning signs that your highlights or hair color might be headed in a BAD BAD direction.
- Poorly folded and sloppy looking foils. Without careful folding and sealing, color can leak from the sides and bleed onto the scalp causing irritation and color mishaps.
- Chunky application. Unless you're going for that "chunky" look, highlights should be seamless. Fine weaving alaways works best for coverage, blending and overall results.
- Sloppy color application. If your stylist's color is dripping from the brush or running during the application process - be wary. The results may be careless.
- Too much time to apply color. If your stylist is fumbling through the application or takes too long for even a partial highlight application, try working with a more seasoned professional.
- Too much time under the dryer. Most highlights process within 10-15 minutes after completion of application. If you are left under a dryer for 20, 30, or 45 minutes, you are likely to experience excess breakage and damage.
- Poorly patterned application: If your stylist seems to be applying foils at random with no pattern or structure, the color will most likely appear careless as well.
- Immediate frizz and dehydrated look after color services. This may be indicative of the wrong color formulas, excess time under the dryer, etc.
In color applications, I always recommend working with seasoned professionals who not only have a devoted following, but whose hair also looks the part.
Billy Lowe and Team