I get a lot of questions and compliments about my hair so I’ll just make a post about it lol.
First thing’s first, I’m a cosmetologist. I style, cut and color hair. I also do makeup and nails. I currently go to Protégé Academy here in Michigan. I’m soon to be graduating in mid July, planning to work for Regis.
Second, when people ask me “wow do you do your own hair?” I say yes. But technically my fellow stylists do it for me because that’s just how things go. You do me and I’ll do you. You can’t do your own hair in this field lol. But, how the hair lays, how the color looks and how the style looks. It’s all my idea. So that’s why I say I do my own hair. It’s on my head.
Third, I’ve colored my hair so many times. But what I have now is a violet color with a grad cut that’s been thinned out since my asian hair is so thick. What I had before was 55/66 (intense red, light brown) by TIGI. We are a TIGI Creative School so our main products are by TIGI. Other lines use different leveling systems. So any numbers I throw out are by TIGI. Anyways, it was a like an auburn color before I went purple. My friend baliaged some strands first so they were a lighter caramel color. I wanted dimension so we did that first. Then we used like 2 tubes of Violet by Pravana and maybe 10 grams of Blue by Pravana. Mixed that together and put it all over my head. The lighter pieces you see are where the biliage pieces were.
Fourth, the cut. I had a graduation cut for a long time (short in back, gradually gets long in front). I was in that phase of wanting to grow it out. But it was in that awk phase where it would flip out. So I was like yolo I’m cutting it. So my instructor did a demo on me. She gave me a little bit of a stack in the back (above my collar) and the front is asymmetrical. I’ve always had an asymmetrical cut since forever. I just think it’s more trendy and edgy. Anyways, then she thinned the heck out of it. My hair is so thick and I love the thinned out choppy layer look. So she threw in some layers all around and in my fringe, and gave me face framing. I have a heavy fringe and I like it that way.
Fifth, styling. I have maybe 4 go-to hair do’s. 1) just letting it down. 2) pin one side back. 3) loose beachy curls/waves. 4) bun in back or pin to the side. Poof on top and tie my bandana so I have a bow on top.
Thank you so much for the compliments. It really boosts my confidence in my career 😁 I hope this post helps and was interesting lol. I know it’s long but I had fun talking about it.