I'm one that loves to be on Pinterest and when I see a hairstyle first thought is "omg I loveeeee" but the stylist in me says well it will take x amount of time x amount of sessions. So almost every time a client sits in my chair my first question is so what are wanting to do today? First thing my client will do is take her phone and show me a pic on Pinterest or instagram. So want to know what my first thought is 😳🤔 if it's unrealistic like platinum or a super heavy balayage I always think okay can it be done in one day maybe if there are no other factors like colors with a lot of ammonia in it box colors or really damaged hair but if the client is willing to do the time and willing to pay the price we can try our best to attempt it. It could take 6-8 hours to go from dark to a heavy balayage. I as a stylist never recommend it and never go that route...my reasons why is taking to long can be draining on the client the wallet the stylist and the hair is it worth going from one color to an extreme color just because you just want to have it right away. My thought is slow and steady wins the race...why you ask ? Because if you do two sessions of Balayage one you get way lighter on your second session and your hair didn't go through a lot just to to be blonde fast. I try my best to educate my clients on what's best for them and their hair but really they don't listen all they are thinking is I want that hair I want that hair and I loose clients because of that because they want someone to give them blonde one way or another so it's tricky as a stylist do you throw out all your knowledge out the door just to give someone excalty what they want fast and quick despite anything that could happen and say well your blonde or do I stick to my ways and follow what I believe in and loose those clients who don't want my guidance.
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