Well, I have to say that I was most impressed this week when I headed to Gods & Heros to visit with Christina Sanchez and get the down-low on the newest color line to wow the market, the ammonia-free line A New Colour by Davines.
Three reasons you should use ammonia-free haircolor by Davines:
- You are tired of the ‘no pain, no gain’ routine of your hair color process.
- You have a sensitive scalp.
- You are looking for a better solution than harsh chemicals in your hair.
Christina sat down with me and we talked color. The vibrant three dimensional sheen of Davines A New Colour will transfix you. Christina ultimately decided to enhance my hair with red, followed by the newest technique on the market for highlighting, lowlighting and adding depth- the flamboyage technique. I had never seen it done and was itching to get some pics for my readers.
Christina started with a depigmentation technique. In layman’s terms, she lightened my hair slightly by adding the new ammonia-free lightener to process less than 5 minutes before rinsing it out of my hair.
Next, she did a lovely deep brown low-light, utilizing recyclable strips that stick to the hair called Flamboyage. She removes the strip from its paper backing, then lays it on the hair in the direction that the hair lays. Christina mentioned there are many ways to lay the strips within the hair, typically in a pattern.
The hair consequently sticks to what looks like a wide piece of tape. She can then decide to take hairs away or leave it as is. Next, she adds the color she wants to use, and gently folds over the strip. As you can see from the picture, they are completely see-through, so she is easily able to see the color as it processes.
She followed this up with a wonderful red concoction- a mixture of color, a base cream, and a developer, which she measures out by the ounce for accuracy.
Now, my whole head processes for 35 minutes as Christina fed me cookies and we chatted about the benefits of this color line.
Viola! The color is done! I’m happy and loving it.
You can catch up with Christina Sanchez at Gods & Heros or follow her on twitter, or facebook. When she is not behind the chair doing hair, she is teaching other stylists as a Davines Educator, or making upcycled jewelry for lemoderntrinket.com.