2. Decide if Hair Needs Cutting First
Usually, hair is trimmed after coloring, but if your client is going for a dramatic new cut, this could alter the way you would apply their highlights and toner. In this case, you may want to cut their hair before you start coloring. This way, you’ve got the foundation for your masterpiece already in place, and can see clearly which areas you want to play up with light and shading. Cover the topic of cutting during consultation, so you’ll go into your client’s appointment with a clear idea of where to start. You can still give strands an extra trim at the end, if needed, to neaten up the finished look.
3. Protect Sensitive Scalps with a Primer
If your client has a sensitive scalp but wants their lightener and/or color to start close to the root, make sure you protect their skin with a scalp primer first. The Marula Oil Blend Scalp Protecting Primer is a salon essential, featuring a fine nozzle that allows you to target it directly onto the scalp and into the roots of hair. Apply it in horizontal sections, and the protective oil will shield skin during even the most demanding color transformations, while preventing moisture loss on skin that’s prone to dryness. Best of all, it doesn’t compromise the look or finish of the color you apply. So, whether you’re sweeping on highlights or creating a color block mane, the finished look will be flawless from root to tip.