Courtney Bond

Courtney Bond | Hairstylist
CosmoProf® #COSMOPRO

Real Talk: Color Corrections

In a perfect world, clients would see you and ONLY you for color application and advice. But we live in a world of commitment challenges and DIY. And while the sheer idea of box color disasters gives stylists the shakes, there is actually a big silver lining to be taken into account. Color corrections!

While these certainly can be hard work, they are also big money makers! And although the name literally means correcting poorly applied color, it isn’t necessarily limited to that. Going from a level 4 to a level 10 is a trend that clients continue to crave, especially with all of the fun fashion colors they can play with.

But first, a few considerations, tips and reminders from CosmoPro, Courtney Bond, on how to keep it real with clients when it comes to color corrections:

How do I explain a color correction to my clients?
A color correction is when the client wants to change their color OR tone completely and creates the need for more formulas or processes than usual.

How should I price?
This is when you can charge à la carte for services like fillers, color removers, multiple toners, etc. But mostly the cost of product and time will play the most part in pricing. Never ever charge based on the result—that’s too subjective.

Any other tips?
Always do a thorough consultation with a new color client before booking them in. Discuss worst case and best case scenarios and always tell them that their inspo pic is just inspo. Remember to under promise and over deliver.

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Posted January 11, 2019