Friday, May 29, 2009

The Hela People Project: James Henderson

Hela Spa and Ted Gibson are lucky to have colorist James Henderson on our team. To get a better grip on the creative process of coloring hair, we asked him a few questions...

1. What do you like most about your job as a colorist?
What I like most about being a colorist is the ability instantly brighten up a clients skin and eyecolor. Haircolor is a quick way to breathe new life into someone's look.

2. Do you have a favorite color, or combination of colors, that you like to work with?
My favorite colors would be the colors of the different seasons- Reds, browns and golds in the fall. Violets, yellows and pinks in the spring. Whites, grays and dark greens in the winter. We should look to some the rich colors in nature to enhance the natural color of our hair.

3. If you could pick any person in the world and give them a hair makeover, who would it be and what would you do?
Paris Hilton! I would color her hair a rich rose gold and cut her hair super short.

4. What sources of inspiration do you draw from when you work?
I am inspired by art and geometry. By placing color in different shapes we can tailor haircolor for haircuts.

5. What hair advice would you like to give the average female Washingtonian?
Gloss! After every service and in between services! This will keep color rich and shiny.

6. What is the most common question that you get from your clients?
The biggest question is upkeep. For highlights every 6 weeks. For single process every 4 weeks. Remember the further away you go from your natural color the more often you will need to touch up.

7. What hair cut/color/style do you think will be the next big thing?
The next thing will be using different shapes in the placement of color to bring the different angles and lines of modern haircuts.

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