Monday, October 28, 2013

How to dye thick hair

How to dye thick hair

If you have thick hair strands, it is more difficult to have it coloured because colour pigments cannot build in the hair as easy and the result could be lighter than desired. It is worth going for ½ or 1 colour nr. darker hair dye and leaving it on your hair for a longer period of  time.  

How to dye thin hair

How to dye thin hair

It is easier to change the colour of thin hair strands so I suggest that you should buy ½ or 1 colour nr. lighter hair dye to achieve the desired hair colour. 

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Colour correction for already dyed hair to lighter colour

 Colour correction

In professional language this process is also called stripping. You may apply this sort of lightening correction if your hair ends have got darker or you have ended up with unwanted shades.

I always apply this „colour cocktail” on wet, unwashed hair to lighten already dyed hair because it removes unwanted artificial hair pigments slowly and gently.

Ingredients for the „cocktail”:

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

How to neutralize copper hair colour

copper hair

It is not any more difficult than neutralize yellow or green hair colours. Just have a look at the hairdressing colour wheel and all the secrets will be revealed!
Some of you want to get rid of the copper colour but doesn’t want darker hair. Some of you want to lighten their hair but can’t get rid of the orangish pigments on the hair roots.

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Dye your Sunkissed hair to a warm blondish brown colour

warm blondish brown

If you don’t take care of your hair with UV filtered hair products when you are on holiday, you may return with an ugly, faded and dry hair. Sunkissed, faded hair is very fashionable, but I guess ombre hair is even more stunning.


Wednesday, August 14, 2013

I want to dye my bleached hair to light blonde

 I want to dye my bleached hair to light blonde
Monique has found her platinum blonde hair locks a little boring. She has imagined a naturally balanced ombre hair style with platinum blonde as the master colour. No yellow, no orange colour please. She has got a little longer than shoulder high hair. I have started thinking a colour no. 7 to achieve a nice, natural ombre.

Although my guests don’t necessarily understand everything I tell them „in hairdresser language”, I do my best to explain professionally what they would like to know, because believe me, they are very keen to get informed.
Of course she has had a lot of questions. I hope my hair won’t get green or grey?
I could tell by looking at her facet hat she was terrified so I explained her how to dye bleached hair.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Asymmetrical short haircut

Asymmetrical short haircut

For trendy rock ladies! It is wild in many different ways. An asymmetrical short haircut really changes your look! Long on one side and short on the other. It is a great contrast. The short bit can be styled in many ways by hair gel, wax or with a comb, use your fingers or backcomb it!

Sunday, August 11, 2013

The latest autumn hairstyles 2013

Versatile and creative hair

The latest autumn hairstyles are versatile and creative in 2013. Let it be plain, curly, graphic inspired or tousled, the latest autumn hairstyles are utterly exciting and want only one thing: to stand out! And here they come….

Friday, August 9, 2013

Hope to get pastel hair?

Hope to get pastel hair?

If you hope to get pastel hair, you must have an already even blonde hair colour.
You should colour the base colour of your hair to a shade lighter. (bleach)
Mixing ratio: 1 unit of hair dye + 2 units of volume developer
Apply the colour on the whole length of your hair and leave it on for 15 mins.

If you want to end up with a nice even colour, work the colouring cream through your hair every 5 min. 

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Golden blonde hair coloring at home

How to dye golden blonde hair
Golden blonde hair coloring at home as a salon?


If you have colour no. 5-6 or 9 hair, than you can achieve it without pre-bleaching. If your hair is darker, you need to pre-bleach.
Those who have strong hair, they usually need to use higher vol. and one shade lighter colour than the desired result.
When you lighten your hair colour, it gets yellowish.
If you dye your hair to golden blonde, you can actually use the yellowish colour to end up with golden colour. Golden shade is a result of natural colours and the proper intensity of volume, there is no need to use peachy colours.

Monday, August 5, 2013

How to dye your hair to a lighter colour for the first time

How to dye your hair to a lighter colour for the first time

Step by step how to dye your hair to a lighter colour for the first time.

When you dye your hair for the first time, first apply the colour on the whole length of the hair and hair ends apart from the roots.

Leave free about 2 cms from the hair roots.

Leave the hair dye in for 20-30 mins.

Finally apply the colour on the roots too.

Leave it in for 30-40 mins.

To boost the shine of the colour, apply a stronger Vol. on the length of your hair and on the hair ends.
Keep in mind, that this technique works only with un-dyed hair, because as you know, you cannot lighten coloured hair with only hair dye.

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Hair care of intensive copper hair colour at home

Paul Mitchell Color Protect
Copper shade is one of the most critical colour because it may fade and lose its intensive shine especially in summer. You can keep the colour and shine by using professional hair products and taking good care of your hair at home between two hair dyes.

The best hair products to refresh colour for copper colour are:



Thursday, August 1, 2013

Dye your hair to intensive copper

Dye your hair to intensive copper

My client would like to have blonde/intensive copper shade colour with brown/violet – red
colour on the sides and fringe.


100 % grey hair roots.
The whole length and also the ends of the hair are dyed, washed-out and matt blonde/copper coloured.
The structure of the hair is dyed and dry. Thickness is normal.
No need for pre-pigmentation.

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

How to get hair dye off your skin

How to get hair dye off your skin

I guess it has happened to everybody?

We tend to forget to apply some cream on our forehead before hair colouring; this is why we end up with coloured skin too. Then we try to remove it with lemon, ash etc.
You don’t have to do this anymore!

Sunday, July 28, 2013

The perfect fringe hairstyles 2013

The perfect fringe hairstyles 2013

Fringe is fashionable again!

We like it because it gives our face a new look, makes us look sexy and young. A well cut fringe hair style can be neat or frantic, windswept, glamorous and retro.

New bangs hairstyles 2013

New bangs hairstyles 2013

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Intensive trendy red hair colours

 Intensive trendy red hair colours

You couldn’t be flashier than this! You would definitely attract attention if you had such a gorgeous orange-reddish bob with straight fringe.

 Intensive trendy red hair colours

 It is exciting, and a sinful indulgence.

Friday, July 19, 2013

Stylish short hair trend 2013

Stylish short hair trend

A short hair cut emphasizes your face, but looks the best for oval face.
It is common knowledge though that short hair needs regular hair cut otherwise it looks untidy.

Stylish short hair trend 2013

Stunning glitter.

Stylish short hair trend

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Platinum blonde hair care at home

Paul Mitchell

Platinum blonde hair care at home

Taking care of your hair starts with a good wash

You could use the most expensive shampoo or conditioner if you don’t wash your hair maximum every 3 day. It is only a misbelief that it is enough to wash your hair only once a week.
Always pick your shampoo considering the condition of your scalp and dilute it before using.
Rinse very carefully, otherwise you could end up with dandruff.

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Platinum blonde hair coloring at home or in a salon

How to dye your hair to platinum blonde at home and in a salon

My client wanted to renew for her holiday. She longed for platinum blonde hair. After having discussed the details, we have started to make it happen.

Platinum blonde hair coloring at home as a salon? Yes!
Step by Step

First I have filled in a diagnostic sheet.

Scalp analysis

  1. if there  is:
-          wound: no
-          inflammation: no
-          lump: no

2. Skin type: normal

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Platinum blonde bob hairstyle in 2013

Platinum blonde bob hairstyle in 2013

Would you like to look different every day and remain breathtakingly feminine at the same time?

It is simple.

Any hairstyle of a platinum blonde bob  magical. Your hair will glow and you can feel sensual and seductive. 

Platinum blonde bob hairstyle in 2013

It is elegant. Bring out the diva in you!

Platinum blonde bob hairstyle

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

How to neutralize greenish hair colour

I have seen many times that hair can turn greenish when dyed at home. It may happen because you don’t go for the correct colour when you buy hair dye in the store. If it does happen to you, don’t panic because you can get it right without having you hair bleached or soap capped.
Any hair colour having greenish undertone can be covered by using gold colour and red mixing colour.

Sunday, July 7, 2013

How to neutralize yellow hair color

platinum blonde hair 2013

Everyone who dreams about platinum blonde hair is absolutely petrified of ending up with yellow instead. I agree, it doesn’t look good.
It still happens from time to time that hairdressers don’t dye or highlight their client’s hair properly and the hair may turndye or highlight a couple of hair washes.
You can get it right at home taking only a few minutes.
Just re-colour your hair with colour no. 9 or 10 pearl blonde (violet).

e.g.: Wella Koleston Perfect 10/8 (10P) +  Color Touch Emulsion 1,9 %
Mixing ratio: 1:2.
Apply on wet hair and wash it off after 10-15 mins.

I do guarantee that you will have a beautiful shade afterwards.

Friday, July 5, 2013

Hair colour correction using mixing colours

Hair colour correction using mixing colours

Mixing colours (mixtons) are intense colour shades.
If you can identify your natural hair colour and the desired colour, then you can simply achieve it by mixing colours, for fixing, refreshing or strengthening the shade.
The lighter the natural colour is the less mixton is needed to be added.

Recommended mixing ratios:

Hair colour depth          30g +                 Mixton

1                                                                 5,0g
2                                                                 4,5g
3                                                                 4,0g        
4                                                                 3,5g
5                                                                 3,0g
6                                                                 2,5g
7                                                                 2,0g
8                                                                 1,5g
9                                                                 1,0g
10                                                               0,5g
11                                                               1,0g
12                                                               1,5g

Before you get to use mixton, always have a closer look at the hair colour wheel used in hairdressing. 

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Nourish your hair from the roots

Nourish your hair from the roots

It is important for both your health and hair to consume vitamins!


Vitamin A activates hair growth, stimulates cell fission and also prevents dandruff and broken hair. It makes your hair more flexible and increases the antibacterial protection of scalp.

Vitamin B2 stimulates the metabolism of skin and hair.

Vitamin B5 strengthens hair, makes it shiny, protects colour and also moisturizes. Stimulates hair growth and prevents early grey hairs.

Vitamin B6 helps to absorb nutrients, protects hair colour, makes hair shiny and prevents dandruff.

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

KINACTIF CURL revitalizes curly hair


Curly hair needs a special treatment because its hair structure is different.

CURL line of treatments is sweet blueberry scented with panthenol and elastofilm for activating curls.

The line of products containing curl activator: 

-  Curl Shampoo

-  Curl Activator

-  Curl Mask

Sunday, June 30, 2013

KINACTIF NUTRI is a nourishing treatment for damaged hair


NUTRI line of treatments belong to the group of best professional BIO hair treatments world wide. They are flower and vanilla scented with argan oil and keratin proteins.
Their most up-to-date substances repair hair structure and even the damaged bits.
They also revitalize porous hair. They make hair fibres soft in a minute.

Once you try these products, you will never want anything else.

The products of nourishing treatment: 

- Nutri Shampoo 1 - soft

- Nutri Shampoo 2 - rich

- Nutri Shampoo 3 - intense

- Nutrí Conditioner

- Nutri Hydrator

- Nutri Mask

- Nutri Serum

- Nutri Injector

- Nutri Reconstructor

- Nutri Ectract Cream

KINACTIF COLOR intensive colour treatment

KIN Cosmetics Color

Treat your hair colour every single day!

The BIO hair treatment line of products are pomegranate scented and contain vitamin E and UV filter.

Line of colour treatments:

- COLOR SAMPOO contains antioxidant action and keeps clean your coloured or bleached hair without losing colour.

- COLOR CONDITIONER revitalizing treatment with hair colour protection

- COLOR MASK deep repairing treatment.

- COLOR RECONSTRUCTOR intensive colour and shine protection for damaged hair

- COLOR EXTRACT not to be rinsed. Provides thermo-protective treatment and straightens hair for longer lasting colour and shine.

- COLOR SEALER not to be rinsed, acid-sealing treatment. Use after every hair wash.

Professional hair treatment from Spain


KINACTIF professional products of KIN COSMETICS provide you with everything for hair treatment at home.

I can only recommend them; the products work wonder, using only a little.

They have got a pleasant fruity scent for maximum protection of coloured, curly, straight, dry, damaged, oily and dandruffy hair. 

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Let’s experiment with colours in hairdressing

Let’s experiment with colours in hairdressing

 If you feel like experimenting a little, get a sheet of paper and some watercolours (red, blue, yellow). I am sure you will understand the science of hair colour wheel better by doing so.

Here is the formula for hair dyeing:

 Underlying natural pigments + artificial pigments = result colour

By dyeing your hair you can enhance, soften, neutralize and change the colour of both natural and dyed pigments.

Did you know that if you mix red, blue and yellow you will get brown?

Brown is the base colour that can be changed regardless of the deepness of the colour. (dark brown, brown, light brown, dark blonde etc.)

Saturday, June 1, 2013

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Natural hair colour and the hairdresser color wheel

hair colour wheel

If you are planning to lighten your hair colour at home, first you must neutralize the natural pigments in your hair with the help of the opposite colour on the hair spectrum.

Natural hair colour depth:       Colours of pigments:       Lighten your natural colour with the following                                                                                                             
                                                                                                               shade of hair dye.

Monday, May 13, 2013

Lighten your hair. Hair roots,


Collect as much information as possible about the hair dye you are going to use because they differ a lot in mixing ratio and the lightening effect of oxidizer. 

I do recommend the following hair dyes: Wella, Revlon, Matrix, L’oréal, Swarzkopf , they are the bests on the market.

Also take into consideration that the instructions apply to normal hair structure.
Before dyeing your hair, you must know a few things about your hair, like the absorbency of your 

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Summer hairstyles 2013

long brown hair

There are a lot of different hair trends in summer 2013.

You can wear your hair natural, multicoloured, extreme, shiny, pastel, loosely pinned-up, decorated with flowers, wavy, straight…

Go for the colour and style that makes you happy and comfortable. You know that a wellchosen hair style can do wonders!

And what is the rule? That there is no rule!

You just haveto be in harmony with your hair.

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

How to dye and pre-pigment grey hair

How to dye and pre-pigment grey hair

There are better and better hair dyes on the market thanks to the producers. Some of them cover grey hairs 100 %, but it is still very usual to mix base colours to fashion colours for perfect concealment.

Percentage ratio of grey hair

0 - 30%                       - no adding of base colour necessary
30 - 50%                     -1/3 base colour is needed to combine
50 – 70%                    - ½ base colour is needed to combine
70 – 100%                  - pre pigmentation or ¾ base colour is needed to combine

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

How to dye your brown hair to a warm tone of medium brown

 shiny and sparking hair

Warm colour of brown has reddish or gold undertone. Go for this shade at home, and you will end up with shiny and sparking hair in case you use professional hair dye

Forget about the box of hair dyes you can buy in drugstores.

I have already written about the natural hair colour depth. Medium brown is graded to no. 4. There are some darker tones like no. 1or 2 (black) and 3 (dark brown). Also there are lighter tones like no. 5 (light brown), no. 6 (dark blonde), no. 7 (medium blonde), no.8 (light blonde) and no. 9 (very light blonde).

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Hair dyeing

Hair dyeing

Before your start, always take into consideration if you want darker, lighter hair or you want to have the same colour but a different shade.

In a beauty salon it is crucial to communicate with the guests. The hair stylist must find out what colour the guest would go for, warm or rather cool.

In most cases you will achieve the desirable colour by mixing two or three colours. Different colours are required for your hair roots and for the end of your hair and also different developers should be used if you want an even colour.

You should watch out before dyeing your hair at home especially if you are planning a drastic

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Components of oxidative hair dyes

hair dyes

1. Hair dye substances – transform into dyes by oxidation

2. Direct hair dyes – dye directly, emphasize red-goldish and red shades

3. Alkalines – cause hair to swell, neutralise stabilizer acids and help peroxide to Penetrate. There pH is between 10-11.

4. Mediator substances – cause to attenuate or thicken
(O/Vsometimes gel)

Friday, April 26, 2013

Hair colour chemistry

Hair colour chemistry

Hair colouring is definitely a science.

You interfere in your hair’s biochemistry.

As I have written earlier (hair extension aftercare), hair consists of 3 layers. The first main part is the cuticle (scaled overlapping layer) which consists of many layers of tissues without a nucleus.
Unfortunately, chemical hair treatments reduce the number of tissues and leave our hair dull and lifeless.

Producers put different compounds in their hair dyes to make hair look shiny.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Hair extension aftercare

Hair extension aftercare

Human hair is the most ideal for adding volume to your hair or lengthening it.
It needs special care since it is not alive anymore.

You should know a few things about the structure of your hair so you will understand what you should or shouldn’t do to it.

Each hair shaft consists of 3 layers.

1. The outermost layer of hair is known as the cuticle. It protects hair by 4-6 scales of tissues.
These scales are bonded to each other. They are colourless and see-through.

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Make your own keratin bonds using natural bulk hair at home

Hi there, I am going to show you now how you can separate and put a keratin bond on your
natural bulk hair.

You will need scissors, a hair comb, keratin and bonding heat tool.

This method of bonding your bulk hair reduces the hair loss to minimal. It is a little bit time-
consuming to make 100—150 hair bonds but it is worth it, because a natural hair is dye-free,
silicone-free, you can make it lighter, darker or you can dye it.
You will never know how dyed pre-bonded hair has been treated before or with what material
it has been dyed.

Your Virtual Hairdresser Consultant

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Hair extension in 2013

Hair extension in 2013

I would like to share my negative experience with you first.
How could that happen in  that people without a degree in hairdressing could become hair extension „experts” by attending only an one-day course?

There are tons of negative experience, comments on messed up hair extensions which ruin my fellow professional hair stylists’ reputation.

I have seen an advertisement saying: “100 strands of European hair for sale for the third of the original price”. This has caught my attention and checked it out! I wasn’t surprised at all that it was worse than what I expected.

The weight of the 100 strands of hair hardly reached 50 grams, the quality was awfully dry full of short hairs and it was obvious that it wasn’t European hair. If somebody got this hair, they would be very disappointed when they left the salon although they were dreaming about long and beautiful hair!

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Bleach your hair roots at home like this. Step by Step

                                   Diagnostic sheet if you have max. 2 cm grown out roots

For bleaching roots and colouring

The desired colour is: no.10 pearl blonde

Natural hair colour depth                                                 Hair quality

                                                                   thin                    normal                      thick

1 or 2  - black                                          20 Vol               20+30 Vol 1:1                  30 Vol                       

3-dark brown:                                         20 Vol                20 Vol                       30 +20 Vol 1:1

4-medium brown:      :                            20 Vol                20 Vol                       30 +20 Vol 1:1

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Diagnostic sheet For bleaching roots and colouring

I have put together a diagnostic sheet for you. I will also share it in details in my video soon. 

Diagnostic sheet

For bleaching roots and colouring

The desired colour is: no.10 pearl blonde

Natural hair colour depth                                                   Hair quality
                                                                thin                      normal                thick

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

What you will need for bleaching your hair at home

The strongest member of your family to carry up your stuff!

Tools for bleaching:

kitchen scale for perfect measures
plastic or glass bowl
one pair of gloves
a piece of cloth for covering you

Materials for bleaching:

Monday, March 25, 2013

Coming soon!

Bleach your hair roots at home with the help of hair colour expert. Coming soon!
Hair blog. 
Your Virtual Hairdresser Consultant

How to take care of your hair after bleaching and colouring


While bleaching your hair, its structure goes through a significant change so you must use products that restore its PH.


Bleaching powder is alkaline. Due to this chemical property the cuticle (outermost layer of hair) of hair expands and the bleaching powder penetrates.

After having used alkaline products you must stop the expanding effect by applying acid products (neutralizing) otherwise you hair will get damaged.

There should be more acid bits remaining in your hair which contract hairs and restore hair structure to the original condition.

Monday, March 18, 2013

How to important to do skin test

How to important to do skin test

It is worth doing skin test 24 hours prior to hair dye or colour especially if you are buying a
new hair dye brand.

Mix a little hair dye and developer and apply behind your ear. If it doesn’t get red or inflamed within 24 hours you can dye your hair with it.

If you experience any symptoms, you are allergic to the hair dye and you mustn’t use it.

There are more and more antiallergenic, ammonia-free and fragrance-free hair dyes so you
should try these.

Make sure that you are not allergic before you apply!

It is more likely to get allergic reaction if you have diabetes or lactase deficiency.

I do advise you not to skip this step!

Your Virtual Hairdresser Consultant

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Hair colour spectrum in hairdressing

Colour theory is basically the colour spectrum.
There are terms that we don’t use in everyday life.

E.g.: for green – matt
         for blue – ash
         for violet - pearl

Hair colour spectrum in hairdressing

While bleaching, there might remain yellow (gold), orange (copper) and red shades in the hair. You can neutralize it by applying the directly opposite colour.

For example you can neutralize yellow (gold) shade by violet (pearl).
Orange (copper) can be neutralized by blue and red by green (matt).