We’ve all been there - a client sits down in your chair with grown-out roots, faded, brassy midlengths and compromised ends. What’s your go-to color correction strategy?
If you could use some pointers, color whiz Caroline Kim is here to help. Below, the Global Director of Kadus Professional shares four tips for how she achieves even, healthy color without compromising the hair.
Her secret weapon? Kadus Professional LightPlex, a Bonding Lightener that strengthens bonds as it lightens. Follow Caroline’s tips, and you’ll feel more confident tackling this all-too-common hair scenario.
1. Three Formulas are Better than One
Use three different formulas, starting with the highest developer in the new growth, and ending with the lowest developer in the ends. Caroline’s formula: LightPlex Bond Lightening Powder + 20-volume on virgin hair, LightPlex + 13-volume on brassy midlengths, and LightPlex + 6-volume on the ends.
2. Keep Sections Thin
Make sure your sections are clean, even and thin - enough so that you can see through them. This allows for proper saturation - a key in successful color correction.
3. “Frost the Cake”
Don’t be afraid to apply the lightener generously! Remember this sweet tip from Caroline - “You don’t want to see cake, you want to see frosting!”
4. Take It Slow
- your client has super long, thick hair
- you’re a beginner or work slowly
- you’re working alone (without an assistant)
consider doing the color correction in two separate steps. First, complete the application on previously-colored hair (midlengths and ends) and allow it to process. Once you achieve an even color, rinse, then go back and apply lightener to the scalp area.
Want even more tips? Watch the full video below!