Eyebrow and eyelash tinting are very easy to do as long as you ensure safety. For eyebrows, you add some of the same red tone or darker tone you used in the hair color. It’s about a 15-20 minute process.
For eyelashes, again, it’s an easy procedure that takes approximately 20 minutes. With eyelash tinting, there are necessary safety precautions you must take such as: surrounding the eyes with cotton, making certain that your client’s eyes are closed at all times and ensuring client comfort in the chair, just to name a few.
There are specific tints meant just for eyelash tinting – always follow manufacturer’s instructions. The color on both eyelashes and eyebrows lasts between three and four weeks, and fades gradually on-tone, which makes it easy to change to work with your seasonal hair color change.
During the winter months, your color clients need to prevent their hair from drying out, especially at the ends. The longer the hair is, the older it is. Longer hair doesn’t have the benefit of sebum or hair oils produced at the scalp that keep the hair shaft healthy and shiny. In addition, multiple dimensions/levels of color/chemicals on the hair create a need for more conditioning.
Advise clients to use high-quality restorative products – shampoo for the scalp and conditioner for the ends. Tell clients that when they condition, they need to allow time for the conditioner to rest on the ends of their hair. The concept is just like moisturizing your skin.
It’s important not to over shampoo/cleanse the hair, because this can dry it out. All they really need to do is shampoo the scalp, and let the shampoo rinse down the ends, as opposed to scrubbing through the older ends. When conditioning, however, they only truly need to concern themselves with the ends of the hair, where moisture needs to be replenished constantly.
The moral of the story is to richen or darken or redden your client’s color during winter – and to moisturize and take extra special good care of it to boot!
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