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My client colored her hair with box color, Henna. She now has two colours, one orange on top and brown on ends. Shes an older woman with 60 percent grey. Wants the top and bottom to match, she likes redish color. I am using Goldwell Products.What should I do..and is it best to use 10 or 20 volume developer.
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Hi Kathleen,

You cannot put permanent color or lightener oover henna with predictable results.  I would recommend a Malibu C color correcting treatment, then coat the hair with mineral oil allow that to sit.  Then you can see how much was removed. The only thing you MAY be able to do, and you still might get some splotchy looking areas but at least it won't smoke.  


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I can answer questions on all types of hairstyling, cutting, designing, coloring, corrective color, perming techniques,product knowledge, and in general, anything that has anything to do with hair. PLEASE NOTE: I am a professional designer and trainer. I do hair and teach advanced classes to licensed designers. I do not, under any circumstances, recommend doing chemical services including but not limited to relaxers, perms, color, highlights, or any other chemical service at home. I will not tell you how to use professional products nor will I tell you how to do your color at home. What I CAN do is arm you with current and accurate information and help you to be able to better communicate with your stylist/designer. I can also help you with what you need to do at home to maintain, protect, and treat your hair.


I have been a designer and educator for 31 years. I have been a salon consultant for Redken, affiliate trainer for ABBA Pure and Natural, Director of Education for my own salon and am currently a member of the design team and advanced trainer for my company. I specialize in corrective color, perming and style support, and image updates (make overs)

I have been actively licensed for 31 years. I actively participate in and teach cutting, perming, coloring, and business building classes. I am a REDKEN Certified Haircolorist, and REDKEN Specialist. I also have extensive training in Structure in Motion Cutting Techniques and Tigi Cutting.

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