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Dear colleagues! I gladly present you a unique educational project, the Hair Set video magazine.

Special thanks to Hitek-group for participating in Hair Sets.

In our Hair Sets, we will introduce classical, trendy, and artistic techniques for hair cutting, coloring, curling, and styling.

We will also test and try hairdressing tools and accessories, and hair care treatments.

In Hair Sets, we tend to provide our own experience and opinion based on Axiom System research.

Hair lightening is the most popular procedure in hairdressing salons.

Unfortunately, poorly performed hair lightening may cause significant hair damage.

You should be aware about three different groups of peroxides used for hair lightening.

The first group includes peroxides used with permanent hair dyes.

The second group includes 3% and 6% peroxides.

9% and 12% peroxides are in the third group.

It is a mistake to think that stronger peroxides lift the hair color better.

Here is the explanation for this (see the pictures on the screen).

On the left picture, you see the hair lightened with 12% peroxide.

On the right picture, you see the hair lightened with 6% peroxide.

As you see, the degree of lightening is the same.

However, the 12% peroxide diffuses the pigment in the hair shaft.

Yet, with 6%-peroxide lightening, the pigment stays in the middle of the hair shaft.

Consequently, after toning, the 12%-peroxide lightened hair (left) will gain yellowish shade.

The 6%-peroxide lightened hair will have a beige shade without yellowish pigmentation.

Other common errors are related to the dwell time.

Generally, the manufactures recommend a 60-min dwell time.

They claim this dwell time provide proper color lift causing no hair damage.

Well, all high dye damages the hair. The question is, how much?

Besides, the dwell time for color lifting depends on the peroxide you use.

The rule of thumb is the stronger the peroxide, the less time it needs to develop.

From experience, I can say for sure, that peroxides that go with semi-permanent dyes affect the texture of hair most gently.

Also, this kind of peroxide works well for bleaching the virgin hair of level 6 and lighter.

3% and 6% peroxides are best for lightening dark hair.

9% and 12% peroxides are stronger and they are best for unfoiled highlighting.

Being used with other color lifting techniques, they have rather aggressive effect.

Color lift with peroxides (from top to bottom): 12%; 9%; 6%; 3%; 1.5%.

Remember, color lifting is supposed to be the preliminary procedure before hair coloration or toning.

If is not recommended to practice color lifting as an individual procedure.

For details, refer to Art of Color, 4th ed. by Alexander Kuvvatov (

In this video block, we are going to demonstrate the permanent hair curling technique.

Before you begin, you need to wash your clients hair with a deep-cleansing shampoo or an amphoteric shampoo.

Shampoo just the hair; do not go over the scalp.

Comb and dissect a hair strand using the tail comb.

To avoid jamming the ends, wrap them with a piece of perm paper.

When you select the strands, remember,

and the width of a strand and of a roller should be equal. And the space between the strands should not exceed the diameter of a roller,

Your clients hair should be damp.

The texture of hair denotes how long it holds the moisture.

Roll up the strands with the same tension throughout curling.

If the tension varies, the locks will also vary in strength and degree of curling.

Commonly you pull the hair with a 90-degree elevation.

Control the moisture in hair.

If the hair dries fast, damp it a bit. Use a sprayer.

For details on curling techniques, refer to the book by Alexandr Kuvvatov Art of Curling, 3rd ed. (

To avoid jamming the roots, insert a small plastic stick under the rollers rode.

If your clients hair is in poor condition, use the mildest perm.

For instance, our models hair is rather damaged.

Several months ago she had her hair lightened and permed with extra volume at the roots.

Considering this condition, we use the mildest perm.

You need to protect your clients skin from contact with a perm (here we use a cotton roll).

Use the applicator bottle when you apply the perm to the rolled up hair.

Do not pour the perm.

Go several times over each roller applying the perm in small drops.

The dwell time is optional. You can control the process visually or you may use a perm machine.

Anyway, the dwell time should not exceed 24 min.

After the dwell time, rinse the hair well with water. Do not remove the rollers yet.

Generally, you should rinse for at least 3 min to remove the perm completely.

Now apply the neutralizer. Use a sponge or an applicator bottle.

Apply the neutralizer twice. First time to the hair in rolled hair,

and second time apply it to the hair without rollers.

The dwell time for each step is about 5 min (the time it takes you to apply the treatment doesnt count).

For details on curling techniques, refer to the book by Alexandr Kuvvatov Art of Curling, 3rd ed. (

After total dwell time, rinse your clients hair with warm water.

Its better if you use a diffuser when you blow dry. Here, I wouldnt recommend using any styling products.

Remind your client about a 36-hourdont washperiod.

During this period the perm stabilizes in hair.

To cut a slanted fringe, part the hair to the side and take a triangular section with its apex at the line of parting

Throughout cutting, use a 90-degree elevation and a point cutting technique.

For details on curling techniques, refer to the book by Alexandr Kuvvatov Art of Haircutting, 1st ed. (

Blow dry and style the fringe.

9-row brush is perfect for smoothing out the hair avoiding extra volume at the roots.

Take a diagonal section of hair. Drive the brush into the hair.

Slightly turn the brush when you drive it away from the head.

Pull every strand perpendicular to the head as you blow-dry it.

If you need a nice curve at the ends, use a square brush.

This brush is specifically designed for blow-drying.

It is the best for creating a gentle curve at the mid-length and at the ends.

First, work through the mid-length, then blow dry the ends.

Do not try to pull and dry long hair in one motion.

For an easy styling, use a hairspray.

Damp your clients hair with warm water.

Make sure the temperature of the water is comfortable for your client.

Distribute the shampoo evenly all over the head.

You should shampoo the hair only

when you prepare the client for permanent dyeing, curling or straightening.

Gently foam the shampoo and wash it off with warm water.

Position yourself behind the client.

It is inappropriate to bend over the client or stand by his/her side.

For details, refer to the book by Alexander Kuvvatov Art of Hair Care, 2nd ed. (

Distribute the foamed shampoo over the scalp.

Gently massage the clients scalp.

Be careful, scalp massage is not recommended for clients with hypertension or seborrhea stage II and III.

Rinse the hair well with warm water.

Apply an after-shampoo product and leave it on for as long as recommended.

Follow the instruction to the product, if you want to have the promised effect.

After shampooing, wrap the towel around the clients head and hair.

Cover all hair, yet do not twist the towel.

Try to wrap it gently and nicely.

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