BEFORE AND AFTER: Colorist Rescues Client From Buying Home Color

By Alison Alhamed | 04/17/2013 1:49:00 PM


click image to zoombefore and after joico makeover picframe MODERN Facebook fan Megan Allen, a hairdresser at Salon 29:11 in Smithfield, North Carolina, spotted a woman at a beauty store about to attempt to color her hair on her own at home.

"I knew I had to rescue her," she says. "Now she is in love with her hair!"

Here's how she did it:

First pre-lighten the hair with Joico Vero KPAK blue lightener with 20-volume Vero developer. "I started at the mid-shaft and then applied the bleach through the scalp and the ends last," she says.

After shampooing, the next step was toning. "I used 1oz. of Joico Toner TSB and a 1/2 oz. of Joico toner TPB and 1 1/2 oz. of Joico Vero Glaze developer."

After shampooing and conditioning, she styled the hair using a 1" barrel curling iron and then separated the curls to give it a nice soft wave.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Alison Alhamed

Alison Alhamed, Editor in Chief of Modern Salon Magazine | Editor of First Chair

Since July 2008, Alison has worked across all brands under the MODERN SALON Media umbrella, including MODERN SALON, SALON TODAY, FIRST CHAIR and MODERN SALON TV. Alison’s passion for the beauty industry grew even deeper after she enrolled in beauty school, working as an editor by day and a student by night. Alison earned her cosmetology degree from Pivot Point International in Bloomingdale, Illinois, in May 2011.

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