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I do hair, so you will find a lot of hair on here - my hair and my clients' hair. And you will find the occasional random project of mine.
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More of the fire tutu. Model: Megan Putter-Williams

More of the fire tutu. Model: Megan Putter-Williams

A custom tutu skirt I did for prom

A custom tutu skirt I did for prom

So, a lot of people don’t seem to realize that there are hair colors out there that fluoresce under UV light. This pretty much means that they will glow in sunlight or under a blacklight, like my hair is doing here.

So, a lot of people don’t seem to realize that there are hair colors out there that fluoresce under UV light. This pretty much means that they will glow in sunlight or under a blacklight, like my hair is doing here.

peeberson asked: Hi! I love all the work you do with hair color, its really great :) I've been successfully dying my hair with manic panic and a few other brands for awhile now, but I've never been able to do any multi-colored stuff, either with different hair layers or streaks. Do you have any tips?

Ummm…just go for it? Lol, I am not sure what else there is to say. Figure out where you want different colors to go, and then put them there! You can color different layers or sections with different tones and that’s usually enough to keep it interesting.

dinowerebunny asked: Advice? I have short curly hair and I want to do multiple colors, maybe rainbow. Do you have any suggestions? It's not super tight curls, and I have all the supplies, I just need to do it!

What sort of suggestions are you looking for? Patterns? Technique? Color arrangements?

thenymphsaredeparted asked: I'm going to be dyeing my hair blue with streaks of aqua and purple tomorrow. Do you have advice or a walkthrough on how to do this properly? I don't think it should be too hard, but I want it to look cool! Thanks :)

Well, I am not totally sure what you mean by “properly”, so I will try to answer as best I can.

If your hair is already blonde, then you ought to be able to just apply the color, process it for a bit, and then rinse. Get someone to help you do the back so you don’t miss spots.

However, if you haven’t lightened your hair already, I highly recommend you have a professional do that part, as it’s not easily done on oneself, and you can end up with really damaged, unevenly colored hair, and irritated skin. It’s also difficult to get light enough on your own for colors like aqua. It’s generally always worth the money to have it done right so that you can have a nice base to put your vivid colors on when you get home.

catchthefox212 asked: Hello! I have a question I thought you might could answer for me. (Your hair is lovely, by the way!) My hair is currently a medium auburn, and I desperately want to dye it purple. My hair was really damaged from all the years of coloring, and I finally got all of the dead ends cut off. I want to retain its newly-healthy state, so I'd really like to avoid bleaching it. Do you think my hair will take to the purple? If so, what shade of purple would it turn out to be? Thanks! :)

No, I don’t really think you’ll get a purple on auburn, although it depends on what you mean by auburn. A dark purple can show up moderately well on very light brown/dark blonde hair without needing prior lightening. Even on light reddish hair, it can come out a nice plummy color. However, on darker hair it only gives a highlight effect, at best, and if you’ve got a lot of orange tones in your hair (as red hair does), then it may simply neutralize the purple and just look muddy overall. However, I always recommend a strand test to be sure.