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Old 01-28-2008, 08:40 AM
 
Location: State of Being
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Anifani_ The truth,,,, Hair Stylist know that there can be some bad results, and at their salon, they may have 20-50 shades to correct the problem. You don't have that many shades. Sally's has 5-7 different types of bleaches ,that can work differently. None of the hair stylist I know who have streaks in their hair ever, ever, do it to them selves. And if anyone can do it to themselves, it would be them. Can you practice foiling your self? with shaving cream?? That's what hairstylist have to do many times till they are good enough to do it for a costomer.
Idea,,You want to do this your self, to save money. Why not save money, and have someone else do it. Let us know what city your near and some of us might be able to lower your price...? You say you live on the Yellow Brick Road, isn't there a Wizzard at the end of your street? Have you tryed ww.Yellowpages.co? you should be able to beat 3000/year. To basically answer your question, Go to Sally's and ask them. You'll need a certain bleach and a certain color. They can see your hair. Before you start,, make sure you have a good friend that can help if you need help. Does this help any?
Hee Hee - Singa, I suspect there is a wizard! And the wizard may have to straighten the mess out that I make when I do this on my own, LOL!!!!!

But I would just love to try it myself and see what results I get. The way I see it - if I mess it up, oh well, just color it all again.
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Old 01-28-2008, 08:57 AM
 
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They maybe able to help you at Sally's since they can see your hair, but with your natural hair color being red and you coloring it a bright red the room for error is pretty big. The streaks could easily turn out orange. Without us seeing your hair in person I don't think anyone is comfortable telling you what to use.
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Old 01-28-2008, 09:16 AM
 
Location: State of Being
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They maybe able to help you at Sally's since they can see your hair, but with your natural hair color being red and you coloring it a bright red the room for error is pretty big. The streaks could easily turn out orange. Without us seeing your hair in person I don't think anyone is comfortable telling you what to use.
And now I am getting scared, thinking about frying my hair, breaking it off or turning it a terrible color, LOL. It is the hair damage I am worried about - color can be dealt with. Now I remember why I have spent a lot of money having a pro do it.

Don't want to leave my hair stylist - he is fabulous and worth every penny - I would pay more to get his haircuts - that is how terrific he is. But I am not willing to pay the premium price for the streaks, so I guess I either find someone else to do the streaks, and risk insulting my hair stylist, or do what I am doing now - forego the streaks!

I do appreciate the input, tho! After considering all this, I am getting cold feet!!!!
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Old 01-28-2008, 09:27 AM
 
Location: Waxhaw, N.C. moved from Calif.
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Dear Cold Feet.
I have some friends that have one Stylist for Cuts, and one for Color. Another for up-does. This doesn't mean it gets more expensive. They are know for their specialty. It's hard to be great in everything. Hair Stylist should not be insulted. At least you still come to them because they are good and you care. Not that they are your brothers wife's sister, if you know what I mean
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Old 01-28-2008, 09:42 AM
 
Location: State of Being
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Dear Cold Feet.
I have some friends that have one Stylist for Cuts, and one for Color. Another for up-does. This doesn't mean it gets more expensive. They are know for their specialty. It's hard to be great in everything. Hair Stylist should not be insulted. At least you still come to them because they are good and you care. Not that they are your brothers wife's sister, if you know what I mean
ROFL!!! Actually, I know someone who goes one place for color and another for cut. So I am sure this is not such a big deal - I just hate insulting my hairstylist as he also is the owner and has a wonderful staff.
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Old 01-28-2008, 01:20 PM
 
Location: Land of Thought and Flow
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As someone who frequently streaks her hair.... Here's my advice:

There are many bleaching kits available. When you go to buy, my advice would be to read the bottles, ask questions of the associates. After you pick out which kit will be best for you - go home.

Now, you've stated that you've had foiling done. Did you ever pay attention to how the hairstylist did it... or did you just close your eyes and relax? I had my hair colored once in a salon and paid attention to her every move, cut, snip, and brush, and overall method. Then I mimicked what I saw. Four years later and I don't even get it cut at a salon anymore.

Foiling is really easy if you try.

Here's what I would suggest having (in case the kit doesn't have them):

-Cut foil into strips that are double wide of what you want the chunks to look like. I usually put the foil piece into place and fold over..... then cut. Voila.

-Believe it or not... but a flat paintbrush.. like professional contractor-painters usually have (not artistic painters!). I asked my hairstylist where they purchased the ones for the salon - Wal-Mart Hardware section.

-Patience. Seriously, it's not really easy the first time around. Trying to paint your hair right takes time and strains the arms a bit if you're not used to it.

-Mirrors. I can't stress enough the importance of having enough mirrors so that you can see exactly what you're doing at all times.

Once you have those and the kit, mix the kit up.

Put the foil under the length of hair you want to chunk and paint it. Then fold over the foil to completely cover the goo up. Sit/stand/do whatever for the recommended time.. then get into the shower with the foil still in.

Slowly remove the foil pieces while in the shower so that the mixture does not settle onto other strands of hair. Fold open, let the water clean off the mixture - then completely remove from underneath.

Voila. Streaked/Chunked hair.

BTW, I just did this about two weeks ago. I happily have red hair with black streaks. My hubby has black-brown hair with some light brown chunks.
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Old 01-28-2008, 04:36 PM
 
Location: State of Being
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Kuharai! Thank you so much! I was starting to get really intimidated about doing this.

I have watched my colorist very carefully while she applied the bleach and wrapped the foils. I also have looked at the brushes they use - heck, have looked at those for decades and went out to WalMart and bought some years ago, Ha Ha Ha. But that was a great suggestion as I bet most people think the brushes are something super special, LOL!!!!

Thank you so much for sharing your experience! Now I am starting to feel more confident again about trying this. I am only talking a few chunks and my hair is very short. I know how to do a series of foils down to get the streak . . . the only thing I am concerned about now is frying my hair but I figure - just keep checking it the way they do at the salon . . .

I appreciate your help! Thanx!!!!
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Old 01-28-2008, 07:36 PM
 
Location: Land of Thought and Flow
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I would suggest testing with the tips of your hair - just in case you do mess up or kill your hair...
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Old 02-19-2008, 03:38 PM
 
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Smile i want to go back all blonde

My hair was treated back to its natural color about 2 years ago which is light or somewhat dark brown... and added blonde hightlights... im saving money now, cause my hairdresser is a top quality salon which costs alot... so my question is i use to use LesBlondiness on my hair by loreal... my hair was always the prettiest blonde.. well, now im ready to go back to it.. about a month ago i bought a box and was nervous about it since my hair is almost back to its normal color. i used it and didnt leave it on the whole time i was scared it would turn green or something.. well, i used it and u could tell nothing.. except my highlights that are already there did light up somewhat... i want to use it to go all over blonde again.. so will this product do the trick?? remember i did use this for about 5 years straight.. it worked perfect everytime.,. only this time im scared its not gonna take or will it.....thank u.
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Old 02-20-2008, 07:57 PM
 
Location: Albuquerque
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Last October for my birthday I bought a book on haircolor called the Haircolor Mix Book by Lorri Goddard-Clark, who is a celebrity haircolorist. I really love it.

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Thank you for any help. I need to know the process to use as well as the products to buy.
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