The Perfect Bleed

On April 24th, we had the pleasure of hosting Sophia Hilton in our salon to teach our stylists her course ‘The Perfect Bleed’; a full day course that focuses on how to create a flawless blend in your colour applications. Half of our stylists focused on a more natural balayage bleed and the other half wanted to be adventurous and experimented with more vivid colours. 

The day started with a tutorial led by Sophia on how to create a perfect bleed in a vivid colour application and then her assistant led a demo on how to do a "backwash balayage" - doing a more natural colour application at the basin, rather than the styling station, a technique we had never considered. We learned so many new techniques and tricks that we are excited to try out on our clients! 

Sophia's vivid demo

Sophia's vivid demo

 

The models then arrived at 1pm and we began putting what we learned into practice. It was a long process, with some of our staff not finishing until 6pm! This is something that we learned from Sophia, beautiful, flawless hair takes time and effort. So it is important that if you want that perfect blended colour, to work with our stylists and be prepared to spend at least 4 hours in the salon. But don't worry, we have plenty of refreshments, magazines and music to keep you entertained :) 

Some of our stylist's finished work! 

Some of our stylist's finished work! 

 

What a fantastic day we had from start to finish! We'd like to thank Sophia and her assistant Harriett for coming up from Not Another Salon in London to help us perfect our colouring skills. We learned so much and we gained even more appreciation for our craft. 

There is always times for a selfie! Ashley with Sophia and Harriett

There is always times for a selfie! Ashley with Sophia and Harriett