Practical Exam: Hair Color & Foils (On A Model!)


Tomorrow is my first real practical exam on a person. Full color and some foils. I know I will get bad marks because my only model has some severely lightened hair from about 1.5 inches from the scalp to the ends, and much darker regrowth… So when they hold the ends up to the root to see if the color is uniform, there’s just no way it will be.

Oh well. At least I got a model. And I hope she shows up! I think I’m going to try putting a half level darker color in the nape, and weaving some of it up into the crest to blend, and then doing a tint-back on the rest to bring it back to her natural color (or as close to it as I can get).

She wants to be lighter but her hair is too damaged to lighten it, so I’m hoping the zonal colouring in the nape and lowlights in the occipital-to-crest area will add some depth and create a more natural look, without darkening the overall appearance of her hair.

I’m buying a lot of energy drinks tomorrow.

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