I’ve been trying to achieve something like this for a longtime. I refuse to accept that I cannot do something in this industry. I truly believe that as long as you stay open-minded as a stylist and are willing to feel inferior I guess, that anything is possible. :
Foils have always seemed so tedious and boring to me but I’ve accepted that there is no magic solution to getting that true level 9/10 without them. I would keep seeing work that looks so flawlessly blended and bright, bright blonde and get so frustrated because I didn’t know how to do it. So I researched and found some techniques being used (none of which I was confident, comfortable or familiar with btw). :
But today was faced with a sticky situation with banding and regrowth and truthfully had no choice but to do foils. I did 7 sections of babylights and it took me 2 hours to apply ♂️ I then did a smudge root at the sink with an applicator bottle (another technique I used for the first time today) and then melted a cool blonde gloss into the root. I sat and watched her process and wanted to throw up because I was nervous it was going to look shitty. :
This was our final result. It’s wasn’t perfect and I know I can do it better but my long-winded point is that I tried something new and uncomfortable today and because of it I grew as a stylist and found a new passion for foiling. Do be afraid of change, push yourself, don’t settle, get comfortable with being uncomfortable!