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Chris asks:
I have used permanent colour for years - light ash brown - and have had occasional salon highlights. I have started to grow my hair out now; itís a dark blonde with some grey. The previously coloured hair looks a bit brassy now as the colour fades. Could I use a home semi- permanent colour to tone and even it out as it grows? I have a lightly layered shoulder length bob. I try to take good care of my hair, but at 60 it has been through the mill! I chose you as my íexpertí because I always wanted to tell you how good and reasonably priced your products are. They do what they say on the bottle and smell divine! Thank you for making such luxury affordable.

Lee StaffordAnswered By:
Lee Stafford
Thanks Chris, I really enjoyed your email - I love getting feedback about my hair care range, really pleased to hear you like it! It sounds to me like you want to go back to your natural colour, which is why I would try and stay away from even adding a semi-permanent colour to your roots. As you have high lights and quite ashy blonde hair I would recommend using my Poker Straight Dry Shampoo. This product is a light-coloured powder spray that can help to knock out the appearance of re-growth temporarily. This seasonís trend of head/alice bands are another great way of covering the dreaded root area. Head bands are a fantastic way to get full on sophistication and glamour with very little effort. Itís a super feminine look that requires full locks and a lot of lift at the root. A variation of the 1860ís Bardot look, head bands can be used to create big hair and big sex appeal! The band acts to create the illusion of fullness at the roots pushing hair back away from the face, making the hair kick out from underneath. Headbands will automatically transform your look from plain Jane to va va voom volume!

Chris, Iíve come up with a great tip for creating a frizz free voluminous, high glamour look, which will draw attention away from any root regrowth. First off, put your locks in big velcro rollers when it is dry. Blast your hair all over with a hot hair dryer and leave in for twenty mins. Give your hair a fine mist of hairspray all over; try Hold Tight. When that has dried remove the curlers and brush it out using a product like Messed Up Spray Wax which stops your hair from frizzing and gives it a slightly messy look. You can also use Poker Straight Dehumidifier to stop fuzzy waves. To control flyaway hair, spray a comb with hairspray and run it through your hair or simply spray some Shine Head Shine Spray over your hair for the ultimate glass like effect. Then simply push the headband from the front of your hair to the back ensuring that it is set quite far back to open up your face and so it is less severe. Pull some strands out at the front to soften the look and to get that sex kitten flirtatious feel.

Becky asks:
I was wondering if you could help me.

I went from black to medium blonde about 2 months ago (not leaving long between each bleach/dye)

The last time I put blonde dye on my hair (lightest Ash Blonde) was a month ago, but when I did it my hair was falling and stretching like elastic and I only had the hair colour on for 5 mins! I washed it off as soon as I noticed

For the past month I have been conditioning my hair with

Lee Stafford 2 min oil
Aussie Miracle Moist shampoo
Aussie 3 min Miracle
Wash hair 3 Ė 4 times a week

And I have been straightening my hair on 150c

Now I want my blonde to be a lighter blonde (at the moment it is just medium blonde)

Would it be safe to use a box dye again (lightest Blonde)? If so which brand will you recommend? I am having my hair cut short at the end of the month.

Gary SunderlandAnswered By:
Gary Sunderland
Keep it on your head girl and not in a bag!!!!!!!!!!

First things first. If you are thinking about having your hair cut short then I would do this first. ...More >

This will make colouring your hair far easier and your result should be more even.

That being said if your hair became like elastic, stay away at the moment.

Once you have had your hair cut, it is simple to assess what will happen with your hair.

Cut a small piece of hair from your style and test the colour on the strand (known as a strand test in our industry). If the colour and condition on this test come out fine then you know YOU and YOU HAIR will be in good condition to.

Anonymous asks:
I have had lice and nits and Now the lice have gone but there maybe a few (not a lot since I have got a lot out) nits left and I have a hair appointment soon. Will the stylist notice them or mistake them for dandruff? And I study NVQ hairdressing but which is better BTEC or NVQ? And what qualifications do you need to open a hairdressing salon and how many courses do you have to take and how many years?

Gary SunderlandAnswered By:
Gary Sunderland
Where do I start?

The salon will NOT probably do you hair if you have any live creatures around. I would mention this so they can do a consultation on you first, so you are upfront (this stops any uncomfortable situation for both you and the salon). ...More >

Regarding your hairdressing education. Either of the two qualifications you mentioned are fine. BUT. The whole emphasis is on you. As a hairdresser and a professional we only get out of this profession what we put in. LOTS OF HARD work passion and enthusiasm.

My advice to ANYONE wanting to build a career in our fantastic industry is:

Find a placement either while at college studying or as an apprentice at the best salon you can find in your locality.

The best salon does not mean the biggest. I mean the one that has the best reputation and the most respected stylist or owner. What you learn from these people AFTER leaving college in invaluable.

I would work in a Professional Salon for at least 3-5 years building up clients and your skill base. No only in hairdressing skills but: personal skills, client communication, consultation, professionalism, image, confidence and of course business skills that you will learn, sales, sales techniques, promotions all these things provide knowledge and understanding that is essential when you GO IT ALONE.

This may seem like a long haul, yet as I said at the beginning. IF YOU PUT THE HARD WORK PASSION AND ENTHUSIASM in from the start the fantastic opportunities that this industry have to offer open themselves up to you.

Good Luck. and a great question

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