Sunday was a fun work day for me. Mostly because I got to drink wine and watch 2 of my dear girlfriends foil each others hair for the first time. Here is what happened. I told them that I’m going to be moving back to Seattle, and they were both sad because we are a part of a small and tight knit community together and we love each other and our children are friends. But also because they would be losing their hairstylist.
We decided that maybe it would be fun for me to teach them to do each others hair. They are both bold and brave ladies and Brookie has been foiling her own hair at home anyway. Iris is the kind of girl that can learn to do anything by watching.
I gave them a quick rundown of my favorite foil pattern ever. They were pleased to learn that the key to a DIY foil, and hair in general, is sectioning. If you get your sections right, you can’t go wrong. The foil technique that we used is simple geometrics. A rectangle inside a diamond inside a rectangle. 12 foils in the whole pattern, for perfect, blended, even color distribution. BAM!
They mixed up bleach and 20v, and dove in. They used slices, no weaving (but I did have them weave out pieces that were already very bleached from previous foils so as not to over process.) I have to say that they both totally nailed it. And they even used teamwork to help each other out along the way.
And wouldn’t you know it, they were both so surprised and pleased by how easy it was, that they decided to add a little dip-dye to each others ends, just for fun. When they finished putting in their foils, they gathered each others hair into a loose ponytail in the back, and applied color to each others ends. Brookie got a deep dusty pink, Iris a hint of violet.
They blew me away. They both left with beautiful hair color, and an empowered sense of DIY hair passion. I Loved it. Let them be an inspiration to ladies out their with good girlfriends that they can trust. That is what friends are for. Let your best friend foil your hair.
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