I suppose I just want to lay some groundwork about what I work with, products, chemicals and equipment specifically so you guys can have some kind of ideas as to how I work. I shall try to apply this to other brands if need be, but it can be difficult if you don't use them regularly.
In my salon, we mainly work with L'Oreal professional hair colour. This includes the Majirel range (with subranges Majiblonde, Majirouge, Majicontrast and Majimix), Inoa and Color Supreme. We've also worked with Tigi Colour and Goldwell, so I have some understanding of these products and their colour numbering system.
For pre-lightener (bleach) we've dabbled in a few brands but we primarily use L'Oreal, Affinage and Tigi. I've used several other brands outside of work. For perming and permanent straightening we use Goldwell and Matrix.
As for styling products, we use and stock almost all Tigi ranges, although I have experience with L'oreal Professional and GHD. I've also tried many low-end products and I will keep trying low-end products.
Heating equipment varies and is usually purchased from our wholesaler. We do however, use exclusively GHD flat irons to straighten hair. Brushes and other tools also vary from professional brands down to low-end.
I like to think I am pretty well versed in what I do know, so if you have any questions regarding any of the brands I've mentioned, please ask away, I'll do what I can!
Things I have planned to post soon:
- How To: Consultation and getting the most from it.
- Photo Tutorial: A French pleat for fine/sparse hair.
- Basics: Colouring your hair at home.
Thanks very much for all the follows ladies and gents, I truly appreciate it!