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Megan asks:
My hair is long, dark and straight and I plan on having it half up-half down and curly on my wedding day. I am doing my hair myself, I was wondering if you could recommend which products to use to get the curls to hold. I need them to be in all day and night which will be about 16 hours. What do you think will be best? And should I use curling tongs, rollers or straighteners? Congrats on your forthcoming wedding!

Charlotte MurrayAnswered By:
Charlotte Murray
I would recommend heated rollers on clean dry hair. Use Clynol "Mousette" when drying then Clynol "Freeflow" hairspray on the sections before you roll them in. Try getting a friend to help or maybe a young hairdresser if £s are an issue. Tension is the key to getting a good result. Do a few trials before to make sure you are happy and good luck!





Joanne asks:
I naturally have dark blonde hair, which I have been getting highlighted since I was around 16 (I am 24 now). I recently decided I would like to change my colour close to my natural colour with some subtle blonde highlights around my face and at the top so the colour would suit my skin tone a bit better (I feel I am starting to look a little washed out). When I went to the salon I explained that I wanted cooler tones as really warm tones look make my cool skin tone look very red, and the colourist agreed. However, when it was washed out, it was extremely warm, and the highlights were barely noticeable (I think because the colour was still pretty light there was not enough contrast). When I said I wasnít happy he said he could not get my hair back to a cool shade as all artificial colourants are warm. I knew it would never be as ashy as my natural colour but I did not realise it could not be done (I have been having cooler lowlights for years so thought a similar colour could be applied). If he had told me that was the case I never would have done it. I have since had highlights and lowlights put through it again, leaving it not much different to how it was when I first decided to go for a change, and I am scared to ask for it to be darkened again incase it goes wrong again. The time I decided to get it changed I paid over £100 for the salon director who was supposed to be a colour expert thinking this would make things like this less likely to happen, but I left feeling I was being stupid for complaining as he told me the new colour suited me and in his opinion he had done what I asked. Can you please give me some ideas of what to ask for the next time (with a different colourist) as I really want to prevent this. Also, is there any way to know how to get an idea that the person really knows what they are doing and understands what I am asking for?

Gary SunderlandAnswered By:
Gary Sunderland
Colouring is without doubt a job for experienced people and sometime we all make mistakes but. IT IS NOT TRUE that all colour are warm.?!!!!!

I have just answered a very similar question from a concerned lady, where her boyfriend was going to dump her as she looked like her mum. ...More >

I would give you the same advice, if in doubt, get out.

Ask for a strand test so you can see the colour result prior to having a full colour application, then you can decide.

You and all people that visit a salon put their trust in us as professional stylists, yet sorry to say not all are professional in their approach, sometime you get what you pay for, then yet again, sometimes you donít, I have seen it, OMG

Always have a consultation and do not just have one, you will be amazed at the different approach to your hair from different salons.

Insist on a strand test and see where you go from there.

Please let me know how you get on and I will help any further if I can.







Rebecca asks:
I have a full head of bleached hair and have for a few years now. Recently I have decided to dye my hair darker and to dye it at home myself as I canít afford salon prices anymore. Am I safe to put a darker colour straight on or do I need to do something first?

Matthew DavidAnswered By:
Matthew David
Go to a local salon and ask if they need models for their students to practice, this way you will get professional advice however at a student rate and it will be much cheaper.





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