When it comes to male make-overs it’s not always about how much hair is on the floor, it can be about what’s left on the head. In the case of my artistic client Mark, he was looking to keep his hair long but wanted it to be easy to style. Mark is a video editor, writer and musician. He touches his hair alot throughout the day and wanted his hair to reflect his creative side while keeping the length, especially near his face. As with most people, the bulk of Mark’s hair was in the back of his head so I took up the length of the perimeter to lose the mullet and disconnected the crown for more of that rocker look. Also, the crown being the part he touches the most, having short hair in this area will give him a more styled look after working his hands through it all day, rather than a disheveled look. With the subtle changes to his hair complete, I turned my attention to his facial hair. One cannot neglect this area! If your male client wears facial hair it is a detail that must not go unnoticed! I want my male clients to leave feeling like they just walked off the pages of GQ! Trimming beards and plucking brows is a service that the stylist can provide to men who would otherwise be too embarrassed to ask or would just never consider this detail. And a proper beard trim from a professional can really teach a man the best way to wear his facial hair while complimenting his features the most. This is also a good time to double check side burns, are they even, blended, faded?
We also colored Mark’s hair. Mark has been coloring his hair himself and this resulted in a few different tones and shades in his hair. This being the first time that I cut and colored Mark’s hair, I played it safe and decided to make his hair one single color. This leaves me room to get to know his hair and how the cut and color will react over time. This also allows me to plan new ideas for Mark’s next visit! So this time we colored his hair with Redken Fusion color in a level 4 with a light golden tone. This color will warm up his skin tone and reflect nicely in the summer sun! This leaves me the option of adding a few hilites mid-summer and then gradually returning him to a more ashy brown by winter.
Mark and I were both really excited by his final look! I look forward to many new hair experiences with my fun new client! Thanks Mark!