So, you met our fearless Learning Leader last week, now it's time to meet the girls. Like I said, there are six of us. Kehls, Ky, Livvy, Jazzy, Em, and me, RaeRae. The names will make sense next week, so just roll with it. All these girls are incredible, I feel like I've known them forever. It's amazing to me how quickly we all came together as a unit, there are no cliques. These pictures are of my lovely classmates applying color to their mannequins (weave and slice foils highlights). Without further ado, the six-pack!
|The six-pack. You'll see this again periodically, it is our "before" picture.|
|Jazzy! She asked that I not show her lovely face (hence the star in our group shot) but trust me, she's stunning! She is an amazing young woman, and she instantly finds something beautiful about everyone she meets.|
|The lovely, sweet Em! She and I have already become close, she is so positive and just an amazing person. If you ever get a chance to hear her sound effects consider yourself lucky!|
|Ky! Let me tell you, she is a speed demon! She is so wacky and open. We will have a fun surprise for you at the end of the week!|
|Livvy! I admire her drive so much, no matter how frustrated she gets she never gives up. Plus, she's a sweetheart and obviously gorgeous!|
|Kehls is the person who knows everyone, knows the right thing to say no matter what, and honestly spoils us rotten. If I grow up to be like her I'll be a lucky lady!|
So, color week! I know you all are dying to know the chemistry and book work, so the rest of this post is going to be a science lesson. I'm kidding, I know you want to see some color! Tabs had an amazing surprise for us last week, she let us use real product on our mannequins! I chose Lighten Up, one of Paul Mitchells amazing blonding systems. The nice thing about Lighten up is that it stops processing after 45 minutes, so there is next to no risk of over processing your hair, and the blonde you get is perfect!
|On the left is a virgin application (aka single process) and on the right is a two inch retouch. This was done with cholesterol, which is basically a heavy conditioner.|
|So, the front part in the clip was some practice foils done with cholesterol. The rest of the front I used a Weave technique, while the back I did slicing. All these foils are done with Lighten Up.|
|Back view of my six (added one after this was taken) slice highlights.|
|Back view, you can really tell the difference between where I did the weave (more natural) and the slices in the back (more dramatic).|
|Front view. What do you think of my weave?|
So, that pretty much covers the coloring we did this week. There is one more thing I wanted to tell you about. Dr. G, the Dean of our school, came in to talk to us Wednesday (same day we had a pancake breakfast to welcome the new core!). It was really amazing to talk to him. He wasn't originally in this field, he was a doctor. He was so inspired by the drive and this industry that he left that behind to run my school. I was amazed to see how passionate he was about our education. He really loves this company and believes in every single one of us. The people in my Paul Mitchell family honestly never cease to amaze me.
This next week is texture. I'll be back with many, many pictures and a lot more knowledge for you next week. Until then,