Divining the Spectrum: A Creative Color Workshop

IMG_3625In my experience with hair, the best and most useful lessons come from creative experimentation. For any artist, this means carving out time and space in life to play with your medium, push the boundaries, try something you have always wanted to, get into the process without being too worried about the end results. This is what leads to creative breakthrough which is ultimately the most exciting and inspiring place to reach as an artist.

In the salon, this sort of inspiration is essential to doing great work and loving every minute of it, and it is also essential to building our businesses. Our clients want us to be excited and inspired to do their hair, because it shows in what we create in collaboration with each clients hair. Our clients experience a shift in their lives that is directly related to the work we do with them, and they become both a billboard for our unique craft and an expression of themselves, and  a walking testament to the power of great hair to inspire a fresh perspective.img_4528

With that said, I have been brewing up a new workshop which is meant to inspire creative experimentation with color, celebrating haircolor with intention and nuance and a deep look into the theory and magic of color formulation using direct pigment primary colors.

IMG_4094In collaboration with haircolorist Roxie Darling of Hairstory Studio, Edo Salon in San Francisco, Free Your Hair Education and Manic Panic Color, we are excited to announce a workshop in the SF Bay, coming in November.


Divining the Spectrum

Dive into creative color with Roxie Jane Hunt and Roxie Darling! We will be playing with the primary colors, pastels, muting and everything in between. This class is both demo and hands-on, we will be working on models and on wefts, mixing color and painting prismatic, inspired colors.

With this workshop, learn to color hair confidently with a blend of intuition, color theory knowledge and creativity and embrace full spectrum color application.

In this class we will be:

img_4124-Working with primary colors to blend custom shades. Learning the how’s and why’s of formulating color to achieve specific shades that communicate a message, and exploring the balance of saturation vs muting and how they tie into the emotional lives of our clients.

-Discussing the meaning of color on the psychological, spiritual and astrological planes.

-Toning with Intention: Learning about placement and simple skin tone evaluation, understanding the spectrum and how it effects different skin shades in different ways and learning how to make the CORRECT color balancing decision.

-Learning about Dust and Smoke: Taking your formulation to the next level of nuanced color.

-Working together with color application on models

-Learning about creating a practice or meditation with color that helps develop keener color sense and creative inspiration in our daily lives.IMG_2032

When?

November 7th, Edo Salon San Francisco
11am-4pm

Cost: $350

Bring: Yourselves, a journal, an open mind and a grounded body.

We will provide practice hair wefts, primary colors from Manic Panic, Hairstory New Wash for diluting color, brushes, and a rainbow of inspiration.

Reserve your spot by calling Edo today!  415-861-0131

xo, HTHG

ColorPrint San Diego

Hi babes! I had the pleasure of sharing a ColorPrint Workshop with some wonderful creative colorists in San Diego a few weeks back, and wanted to share these photos from the day full of hand painting hair with dreamy colors.

It was so fun to see how unique and different everyone’s designs were! Such artists:)

Thank you to Jess from Salvage Salon in La Jolla for hosting, and to the lovely stylists from Raven and Sage, Ultra Lux Salon, and Robert Jeffery who attended.

For our upcoming workshop schedule, click here, and if you are a salon interested in booking a workshop, please contact me directly at howtohairgirl@gmail

xo, HTHG

ColorPrint Workshop!

Upcoming ColorPrint demo/hands-on workshops for 2016 from Free Your Hair Education:

6BC1242A-B86D-46C5-B1ED-582FEAABDFC3May 2nd, San Diego

Click HERE to register….We can’t wait to play with color with you at Salvage Salon!

E2BDC52D-28BB-4F0F-A663-20429CA51E9BMonday June 27th, Bellingham WA

Click HERE to register….We can’t wait to play with color with you at Honey Salon!

IMG_2176Sunday July 24th, Las Vegas NV

Click HERE to register….We can’t wait to play with color with you at Tease Boutique Salon!
IMG_4062I feel strongly that we are in an artistic renaissance time right now….a time of anything goes and everything counts when it comes to creative expression. We are waking up out of a long spell of creative oppression, oppression which came as a result of corporate takeover by the industrial complex. In the industry of hair, where trends sweep through at lightning speed, driving product sales and brand recognition, there has been little room for true creativity. Until now.

IMG_3844ColorPrint, in essence, is the act of creating a canvas within the hair, and applying techniques from the fine art world to create inspired designs which are custom to our clients.

This technique allows a process of conceptualization and collaboration between stylist and client, and allows us to do something truly unique and exciting to our clients hair. It is a Craft Hair Revolution, and we as hairstylists/colorists become true artists and begin to relate to our clients and our careers in a much more exciting and fulfilling way. With ColorPrint, the possibility for color and design are endless. All it takes is an understanding of the steps, the appropriate tools, and the imagination.

IMG_4067By learning the ColorPrint Technique, we open our creative minds to create art in our clients hair, and we begin to look at hair a medium for creative expression. Along the way, we have lot’s of fun, we experiment, and we learn a lot about communication, collaboration, translation of design into hair and color mixing and theory. We promise that it will open up a whole new world of hair color for you.


Here are some shots from our hands-on Workshop at Edo Salon in San Francisco, where 20 stylists gathered to play with color and design. I was personally blown away by how quickly these stylists proved to themselves that they were artists by creating totally beautiful and inspired ColorPrint designs on their practice wefts. The great people of Edo Salon blew me away with their enthusiasm and salon culture of inclusion and creativity…….It was truly a magical day.IMG_4065

this ColorPrint design was done by Kiriko Kikuchi, inspired by a caftan that her Japanese grandmother wore in the 70’s. This was her first design ever! Blown away.

Are you interested in booking a ColorPrint workshop in your salon? email me at howtohairgirl@gmail.com and we can make a date. For more, check out #hthgcolorprint and #freeyourhaireducation on Instagram