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Cleansing level 3 to make a level 4 pure v 1 Reply

I have a colored level 3 guest wanting to cleanse enough to then put a level 4 pure violet on top.How would you achieve this?MORE>

Started by Jacqueline da Costa. Last reply by Sankara 2 hours ago.


We have a client coming in next week who would like teal, pink, magenta, blue low lights...What are your favorite formulas?Do they work?What works best?HELP!Thanks((:MORE>

Started by Meghan Nelson. Last reply by Sankara on Tuesday.

highlight formula for grey hair

I have a guest 100 % grey wants some highlights but low maintenance. She does not want to see streaks. Formula ideas? I was thinking of doing a 9n highlight with a glaze of 10n/0n and Creme CTA.  Or Enlightener and ELC with a glaze.What do you think?MORE>

Started by Wendy Daly Nov 20.

How to achieve this red, please 1 Reply

My guest is a natural level 5, mid shaft and ends7yo, 9yo and 10yo. Any ideas. Is watched all the red tones and pure pigment red was really the only one that created that tonal family. Any ideas will be greatly appreciated!!

Started by Mary Rolling. Last reply by David Adams Nov 20.

New clients! 2 Replies

I am curious to know what you do to get them? I hear that you can get "new movers" lists you can get from somewhere? Is this true? What do you think about mailing a personal letter to people on this list moving into the area? Ideas?

Started by Dana Wexler. Last reply by David Adams Nov 20.

Aveda deep 2 Replies

I have a client who has about a level 1-2 black hair. I know color predictably doesn't life color. She says she would like to be a chocolate brown. Would deep be an option for her? Or what you suggest I try to lift her?

Started by Emily Sanders. Last reply by David Adams Nov 18.

Taking pale bleached blonde back to a level 2 or 3 5 Replies

Does any expert out there know how to collar bleach blonde hair to a level 2 or 3.. I have a Asian client that has even bleaching her hair to a pale blonde. The tips are like a toe head blonde and a bit damaged. She wants to go back to her natural…MORE>

Started by Darrrell THompson. Last reply by David Adams Nov 18.

Double Process & Grey Formula on Virgin Asian Hair 5 Replies

Hey everyone! My name is Abby I'm a student at the Aveda institute in Minneapolis & I need your help!My Client Has beautiful natural level 1 asian hair, it is about 3 inches long. He wants to be Grey!my questions are ...what would you do?…MORE>

Tags: BlondeLuxe, avedainstitutempls, greyfomula, Asianhair, doubleprocess

Started by Abby Shofner. Last reply by Abby Shofner Nov 19.

Balayage touch ups 1 Reply

What is the best technique to touch up a balayage highlight without overlapping the previously colored hair? I am loving playing with the technique, and it's easier to do virgin or solid colored hair, but find touch ups and maintainence a challenge…MORE>

Started by Dana Wexler. Last reply by Elisa bunnell Nov 12.

Salon Software Preferences-e.g.Cloud Based Millennium vs Spa Biz??

Hi Everyone!I am a salon owner and have been using Millennium Salon Software on a PC for the past 3 years. I like it, but I want to try to move to a more portable booking and POS system--to use on an Ipad.  Does anyone have any experience with…MORE>

Tags: pos, tracking, point, of, sale

Started by emilyaskin Oct 16.



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