Too Young for Color?

By Alison Alhamed | 08/27/2009 1:44:00 PM

 

Our Twitter followers answered the question:

At what age do you think it’s appropriate to start coloring/highlighting a young client?

@PlaidfuzzIcon I put a few natural highlights in my daughter’s hair even before she started kindergarten.
@Littlemissjacko 13! I hate when parents drop off their 10-yr.-old little girls at the salon and leave them. The older the wiser, I say.
@Reneezelle Our salon accepts children 12 and over. I have started some at age 9, very natural highlights. Hair is an accessory & we make $$$.
@HairGirlDenver 12 I think is a good age for highlights however don’t know if I will wait that long with my daughter ;)
@Jordanalorraine Like make-up, I think it should start subtly, naturally. A few highlights in mid-teens. Permanent, on-scalp color not before 16.
@digitalicecreamIcon When the young client is old enough to pay for the service themselves.
@Trayc20 I started Junior year of high school, and never stopped :)

Join this conversation and others by following MODERN editors at twitter.com/modernsalon.


Here are the results from the ModernSalon.com homepage:

  • 11 - 12 years old 6.92%
  • 13 - 14 years old 24.84%
  • 15 - 16 years old 37.42%
  • If the parent’s willing to pay for it, I’ll color anybody’s hair! 17.61%
  • Not until they’re old enough to pay for it themselves.13.21%





 

 

 

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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.

You can find Alison on Google+ or e-mail her at aalhamed@vancepublishing.com.

 


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