Fresh back from an amazing time in Capri, I return with a whole new inspiration.
The kind that can only happen from living at the top of a little rock in the middle of the ocean off the coast of southern Italy. Being surrounded by ethereal lights bouncing off the water and feeling part of an endless horizon made this colorist reaffirm the importance of light, reflection, color and of course, shine!
Being a proficient colorist requires many skills at once, but really understanding that color is just the reflection of light is probably the most integral of them all.
Adding shine to colored hair is a very sexy way to make the hair come alive again. That’s why I’m loving AGEbeautiful’s new Tint Shine collection. These are the perfect translucent colors that I reach for when a traditional gloss would be too heavy or for a color-shy client who wants to slowly enter the haircolor world. Best part is they are super gentle and have no ammonia.
Here are some of the ways I’ve been having a blast using AGEbeautiful Tint Shine Demi Permanent Haircolor on my clients:
- Sheer Plum is excellent in giving violet and red shades a kiss of color as a refresh without going too dark or are a first-time color client with brunette to black hair.
- Sheer Bronze is a warm splash of color that reinvigorates faded warm auburns and spicy cinnamons. I love using this for stale chocolate brunettes that have never colored their hair and want to dip their toe into the haircoloring pond.
- Sheer Gold is perfect for warm champagne blondes and brondes who may be faded out from too much fun in the sun. Sheer Gold will immediately rush into the hair to fill in the blanks and add luminous shine.
- Sheer Red is a great refresher for red shades and can act double-intensifier for the ultimate vibrancy. I put the usual red permanent on the new regrowth, then a red demi-permanent on the mid-lengths and ends while the base processes. When I take it all down, I end with the AGEbeautiful Tint Shine Sheer Red to give it a final illuminating blast of color. Sheer Red is also amazing on a color nervous client who wants to test the red waters without going in over their head.
I know you are going to have as much fun as I am experimenting with these new shades. Try combining the Sheer Plum with the Sheer Red or the Sheer Bronze with the Sheer Gold… you can even lighten the effects by intermixing Clear Shine into your formula. The possibilities are endless and the best part is it only takes 10 minutes!
Which is way faster than my hike to my villa in Capri; 15 sweaty stories up a gorgeous rock in the middle of the Tyyrhenian Sea. But not a bad spot to conjure up ideas for my styling debut on my beloved client’s hair for her wedding (the real reason for the trip). I look forward to sharing her looks and how we achieved them in a future post.
Let me know your thoughts on how you’re loving the new AGEbeautiful Tint Shine collection!