Find the right red for your client’s skin tone
Finding the right shade can be tricky. Just like blondes, red hair also has warm and cool undertones. So looking at the client’s skin undertones and eye color can also help determine which shade of red works best for that client.
Strawberry & Copper Tones: Lighter skin tones
Darker Red & Auburn Tones: Deeper skin tones
A Consistent Maintenance Schedule
Red hair molecules are larger than other shades. Meaning, red hair color tends to fade faster than others. A root touchup and toner appointment every four to six weeks can make a difference.
Boost color longevity with treatment service
Doing an in-salon treatment to make the color vibrant after a color service will not only keep the client’s hair healthy but also the right treatment can preserve color longevity.
At-Home Hair Regime
For healthy, vibrant hair at-home care is key.
Cardinal rules for at-home haircare every client should know:
Rule #1: Avoid cleansing every day. Excessive shampoo and using hot water can open the hair cuticle, allowing the red hair molecule to release quickly.
So educate your clients about a cleanse schedule that not only works for their lifestyle but also doesn’t strip their fresh color.
Rule #2: Use a low temperature when heat styling. Much like hot water, high temperatures when heat styling can also cause hair color to fade fast.
Ask your client their go-to style and teach them the proper settings for heat styling.