Pulp Riot Artist Liz Hewitt loves playing with the shade. “As a hairdresser, red offers so much creativity and clients love it because it’s so versatile; it has an ability to chance and adapt to each person. Whether it’s bright pillar box red or a deep win colour, there is a red that suits everyone.”
Liz offers her tips for working with the rustic hue.
1 The struggle with red hair is mainly the fade! Although it’s improved over the years, red hair is the quickest to fade out of most shades, so it’s really important that clients have the correct aftercare as well as top up pots for at home.
2 To avoid problems with colouring reds, ensure a thorough consultation is carried out to evaluate what depth and tone the client is wanting to achieve. Clients can use the term red for copper, so making sure you’re on the same wave length is a must!
3 When placing different red/pink/purple shades, make sure your sections are chunkier so the colours don’t mix into one another and get lost.
4 Try not to add base into red toned colours when using permanent colour, it will dull down the red and make it look muddy.
5 To refresh over existing reds, using a semi/direct dye/demi will make the colour pop a lot more. Over lapping will make it become duller. Pulp Riot Semi-Permanent Fireball is perfect for this.
My top tips for choosing a beautiful red – choose the correct tone for your clients skin tone, either an orange based red for clients who suit warmer toned or a violet, undertoned red for clients who suit a cooler tone.
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