Whittemore House Lifting Powder – Lighten Your Hair Without Hurting

I have always been bold to try any hairstyle; length, colors and looks. Friends are surprised about my hair happening each time when seeing me. No matter what is going on, satisfying or not with my hair, I am open and confident about it; because hair is just like each Tomorrow, will grow and come. I think I have the same attitude to my life; as long as I am alive, I dare to try and experience things that I am interested. If you never try, you will never know. I know I have a stone mind; however, I do enjoy the life and the experiences I have.

The lastest time I tried to have a hair makeover was about two years back. I was fascinated by the creamy and bright color hairstyle. I sat in the hair salon in the Munich center for seven hours and spent a budget for it. I got what I was looking for; however, my scalp and hair were damaged from bleaching. Still, I was optimistic and took care of my hair patiently through years.

Therefore, as I received the invitation to work with Whittemore House; one side, I was curious about the features of its product; on the other hand, I thought that finally there is someone does a great job. In this article, I will share with you about my makeover process, the features of the product, Hair Painting Lightening Powder; moreover, the presentation in Munich.

過往那些年總是勇於嘗試各種頭髮造型,任何可以想像的長度(短度)、顏色或是樣式我大多都試過;每次碰面的朋友總是訝異於我的頂上變化。對於不同造型與結果,我都抱持著大方接受的態度,反正頭髮都還會冒出來新的,任何不滿意的髮型只要重新來過即可,無需可惜。對於人生這條路,我大抵也是抱著相同的態度往前走著,只要有一口氣在,勇於嘗試、絕不瞻前顧後;不是有句話這麼說的嗎:「不試試看怎麼知道不行、不喜歡、沒辦法呢?」是的,是這種牛脾氣讓我做起現在的工作,以及各種過癮的生活經驗。

最後一次大變髪是在兩年多前,那時候淺色霧面色系正流行,厚重黑髮的我在慕尼黑市中心高檔的美髮沙龍坐了七個小時,花了一把銀子雖然讓自己得到了帥氣的髮色,不過卻在漂色的過程中燒壞了頭皮,也損壞了頭髮,之後有段日子造成嚴重斷髮、頭髮乾枯受損。儘管如此,我都還是樂觀地以慢慢修剪頭髮、養護的精神來看待那段變髮經歷。

所以,當我接到來自紐約的美髮沙龍Whittemore這個工作邀約時,心裡大喊了一句:終於有人做點事,讓愛美、喜歡變化頭髮造型的人也可以用一種把對頭皮頭髮的傷害降到最低的程度來隨心所欲地做變化了呀。這篇文章,將詳細地介紹這次變換髮色的過程,以及Whittemore House Hair Paint染髮產品Hair Painting Lightening Powder的特色;當然,還有做為髮型模特兒參加這次德國區發表會的現場實錄,不要錯過了,我們緊接著往下看。

The image above was shot by Robert BREMBECK Photography / Edited by Fanning Tseng

One day earlier before the presentation, we came to a hair studio for the makeover preparation. The campaign photographer recorded the before and after photos. The image above shows the hairstyle I had just created about two months ago; went for a darker color and made my bangs. I received a lot of feedback about it; feeling more creative with the styling and outfits.

活動前一天,我們先在配合的髮廊內進行髮型設計與改造;並且由活動攝影師記錄下造型前與後的兩大變化。上方照片裡的髮色是大約一個多月前連同髮型(剪了瀏海)一起做的改變,保持深褐色來迎接秋天、又同時可以顯出好氣色;是一個頗受好評的髮型變化。我自己也很喜歡,感覺多了瀏海,也在穿搭造型上提供了更豐富的視覺效果。

I had a long discussion with my colorist, Victoria about the shade creation. In the beginning, she worried about if I was bold enough to wear a brighter hair color. For me, what I wanted to make sure was about the features of the product, Hair Painting Lightening Powder, if it protects my scalp and hair from the hurt of hair bleaching. If it does, then I am open to any color that fits my personality and style. Victoria had looked at my image in the mirror; moreover, had rubbed and touched my hair for at least five minutes; and then we started the hair transformation.

“I would like to create a soft, puffy and light color for you; together with the layers of your hairstyle, you will look fabulous in this tone.” Victoria is lively; she has a spirit to affect you and let you believe in her. I closed my eyes, and then an image came to my mind, I saw the waves of my hair that she had described to me.

The most significant advantage of the Hair Painting Lightening Powder is to protect the scalp and hair from the hurt of hair bleaching. It works well; still, it is tender to the skin. Which means, it repairs and protects our hair during the makeover process.

到了髮型工作室,先與這次搭擋的髮型師Victoria進行改造討論。一開始她擔心我對於漂色頭法的接受程度;而我只對這次的產品Hair Painting Lightening Powder做了再三確認,只要是如同產品所強調的特色:不傷頭皮、加強髮質護養,那麼任何有質感的新髮色我都能欣然接受。Victoria摸著、揉著我的頭髮,上下左右盯著鏡中的我看足足有五分鐘,我們這才開始討論。

「我想塑造很輕、很柔、很蓬鬆的視覺感,搭配上頭髮的層次,帶著奶油般柔和的淺褐色在你身上會是很美的改變。」Victoria中氣十足的嗓門讓人產生信心;瞇上眼,我似乎也看到了她所形容的那頭柔順飄揚的秀髮模樣。

Hair Painting Lightening Powder退色劑(粉狀)產品所訴求最大的特色就是在退去頭髮既有髮色時,不但溫和、不刺激頭皮把傷害降到最低,也給頭髮帶來豐盈的滋潤效果;也就是說,退色染髮時提供保護頭皮以及護髮的功效。Victoria也說了,如果之前使用其他品牌退色劑所染出的髮色不那麼令人滿意的話,也可以利用Hair Painting Lightening Powder來矯正顏色,讓色彩以更飽滿的色度呈現。

Victoria Hunter, Co-Founder / Colorist of Whittemore House

Although Victoria explained to me how it works; to be honest, I worried about the hair bleaching might hurt. I was quite nervous as she started to bleach my hair. We talked about her career, her experiences; furthermore, some technical knowledge of the product.

She has been working in the industry more than thirty years; yet, she was so concentrated to work on my hair as it was her first job. She is fearless and uncomplicated; on the other side, she is circumspect. As she had put down the brush, I just realized that the first round was finished, and what I worried about did not even happen; no pain, no itching, no irritation. Victoria looked at me naughtily and said, “you will see how soft and moist is your hair after we rinse it”.

坦白說,儘管有了Victoria的保證,卻還是讓坐在椅子上的我因為過往的經驗而感到緊張,正以握緊拳頭的姿態來準備迎接灼燒的頭皮。她從髮根順到髮尾開始刷上調配好的退色劑,一邊跟我解釋;頭皮會發熱,因此在髮根處的退色速度與效果會很快,髮尾則慢些。因此,在塗刷退色劑之後,以保鮮膜包裹髮尾段已達到更好的效果。

在美髮界已經有三十年經驗的Victoria專注地為頭髮上劑,偶爾才以豪爽的笑聲加入眾人談話的行列。一入美髮行業就以初生之犢不畏的姿態站上設計師的位置,大膽卻細心、不拘小節卻面面俱到是她最大的特質。我們兩人一邊聊著、她一遍工作,談她在世界各地因為工作關係的旅遊經驗。等她放下刷子再摸摸我的頭髮,我才晃然大悟時間已經過去好久,而我害怕的頭皮灼熱感、搔癢、刺激等普遍將頭髮退色的徵狀其實根本沒有出現。Victoria瞧了我一眼,她知道我的驚訝;「等一下沖水之後你還可以感受得到髮絲滋潤的觸感。」

Hair Painting Lightening Powder is not only to bleach the hair but also to correct the hair shade if you had lightened once before with other products. It makes the color richer and shine. For example, we had another hair model who was used to lighten her hair from natural brown to blond since years. Her blond hair has many different shades from several times bleaching. The other designer, Larry how was responsible for her style, lightened her hair firstly with the Hair Painting Lightening Powder to correct the basic tone; and then to paint the perfect and final shade for the hair transformation.

I always like to chat with others while working with a team; moreover, to understand more about their talents and experiences. The other colorist, Larry who comes from New York has been working in the industry more than twenty years. “My skills get better after years; however, my experience that I learn helps me to make correct decisions and let me free from the creation. Therefore, I dare to create; because I know, there will be no surprises from my expectation.

如果之前不是使用Hair Painting Lightening Powder退色劑而無法達到理想的髮色時,也可以利用這款產品來矯正顏色,讓再次補染的色澤更豐滿、顯亮。這次一起參與的髮型模特兒因為不同時期、手續的退色、補染等,造成髮色不均勻,負責的設計師Larry先以Lightening Powder矯正退色的均勻度,再在頭髮刷染上理想的色系。

工作過程中,我總是很喜歡與參與的工作人員聊天;不只是閒聊,更多是關於他們在專業上的技術還有至今所累積的經驗。同樣從紐約來至德國推廣Whittemore產品的設計師Larry已經從事美髮行業二十年。「技術可因為年月而增進,不過從中累積的經驗更是難能可貴;因為豐富的經驗讓我在每次下手的時候更加無所畏懼,因為我知道每次的染髮結果總是與預期的相去不遠,這也讓我在創作上不受限制。」Larry說完回過頭交代助理接下來的步驟,看似輕鬆的工作氛圍裡,其實有更多不為人知的專注與投入。我相信,這就是Larry所謂的經驗,這讓他們遊刃有餘。

Larry Raspanti, Co-Founder / Colorist of Whittemore House

It is important to choose proper hair products after coloring. The right shampoo and conditioner protect the color and last it longer and rich. Do you remember I shared with you one article about the green shampoo “O’right”? I am preparing one article about hair care; moreover, the hair care after coloring and bleaching. Stay tuned.

染髮之後的修護保養、洗潤用品等其實都不該馬虎。以前覺得反正染上的髮色會退,退色之後再補染就好;不過合適的護色洗髮精不只是將顏色鎖住同時間也更加顯色,還可以達到呵護保養的功效。還記得之前提過來自台灣的綠色洗髮精?手上正在準備針對護色保養、冬季頭髮、頭皮呵護的文章分享,讓我們美髮一條龍、環環相扣,面子(顏色)有了,裡子(髮質)也顧到了,也請期待接下來的文章。

Related Article : O’right 歐萊德 – 生命中迎面而來向上的契機

The image above showed you the color after the first step; the experience of bleaching was different from the one I had two years ago. Last time, it hurt my scalp and hair; all my hair was damaged. This time, as you can see from the picture, it is soft and creamy. Victoria reminded us, instead of the DIY hair painting, it is better to let professional hair stylists or colorists color for your hair. You can plan for the makeover; you know the product you use; moreover, a result that will not surprise you.

上方為退色之後的原髮色,與之前那次退色經驗絕然不同;上次退色後頭髮呈現慘白、像米粉般軟爛的髮質;這次卻有奶油蜜糖般的柔嫩飽和,同時髮絲還很潤順,最重要的是沒有燒焦的味道。Victoria也特別提醒,消費者與其到美容藥妝店購買染髮劑自行在家染髮,還不如到髮型師那裡享受全面性的染髮過程;因為在諮詢的過程中,消費者可以清楚掌握使用的產品品質、以及期待的效果。

The image above was shot by Robert BREMBECK Photography / Edited by Fanning Tseng

After the first round, Victoria colored a basic tone for my hair which is in creamy brown. And then, she started to create some layers of shades. Different from the traditional way, Hair Painting Lightening Powder can lighten hair without covering the foil paper. With this advantage, the designers and the colorists are free from painting and creating. It is just like art, and Victoria is the artist; my hair was the canvas. Through her experience, her creation surprises us in a right way.

在退色後,Victoria幫頭髮染上基本的淺褐色作為基本髮色,接著,再從中挑出幾片不同層次做挑染,營造出更為蓬鬆、輕盈的髮色以及整體效果。與過往挑染不同,以Hair Painting Lightening Powder挑染可以省略包裹錫箔紙這個步驟,不僅可以鬆綁因為包裹錫箔紙所帶來的束縛,同時也增加挑染的創作範圍與可能性。Voctoria像是作畫一般,她瞇上眼瞧著細挑出來的髮束,仔細打量之後才刷上挑染的退色劑。美髮也如同創作藝術,這東一把、西一束的份量都憑藉著過往對每個人性格的觀察累積,才有至今準確無誤地判斷與顯色成果。

The image above was shot by Robert BREMBECK Photography / Edited by Fanning Tseng
The image above was shot by Robert BREMBECK Photography

We finally came to the end of the preparation; the following, we would prepare for the presentation on the next day. On the way back home, I was feeling refreshed from the new look. I am excited about my new outfit ideas, hair styling. And I can not wait to show you more about my latest look.

在Victoria反覆確認後我們終於結束這天的事前準備,接下來就該期待隔天的發表會。回家路上迎著初冬夜風,面對新的髮色,令人感到全新的期待;該如何搭配造型、彩妝的顏色與畫法是否該斟酌配合,喔,也別忘了該買隻平板夾,看造型師使得輕巧,髮型也更多樣變化。

The image above was shot by Robert BREMBECK Photography / Edited by Fanning Tseng

The presentation was hosted in the new concept Hotel, Lovelace in the Munich center. The team with two colorists, Victoria and Larry, had prepared several hours before the event started. I was impressed with the teamwork that Whittemore House showed; I was touched. The team members came from different countries and cities, we worked together and brought the best to the spotlight. I was nervous yet excited while waiting in the backstage.

隔天在慕尼黑新開幕的概念旅館Lovelace舉辦了Whittemore House這場發表會。我們一行髮型模特兒聯同兩位紐約前來設計師Victoria以及Larry、造型師、彩妝師還有眾多工作人員,從晚會前幾個小時已經著手準備彩排。從前一天的髮型改造開始,我對團隊的工作默契、產品所強調的特質以及設計師的髮色設計功力等有著莫名的感動。這個團隊遠從四面八方而來在此相聚,卻在短短的時間內有著濃厚的凝聚力;在後台等候著上場的我,既是緊張、卻也有著更多的期待。

The image above was shot by Robert BREMBECK Photography / Edited by Fanning Tseng
The image above was shot by Robert BREMBECK Photography / Edited by Fanning Tseng
The new hair makeover, a fresh and light color under the sunlight.
新髮色在自然光下呈現出輕盈蓬鬆的視覺感,很讓人喜愛。

After the event, I have washed my hair several times, fixed the style and waves, created some outfits; I am so in love with the new color and atmosphere it brings to my life. It is so soft and puffy; it delivers a happy feeling to the dark winter. Moreover, because of the protective effect, I do enjoy the transformation. The Hair Painting Lightening Powder is just like the patron saint of beauty; from now on, we can enjoy the color makeover as we wish. How about you? I wonder if you have some experiences with hair coloring; how was it? Feel free to share it with me.

與團隊工作結束之後已經自己洗過幾回頭髮、整理髮型,同時也拍過穿搭照片,我愈發喜歡這次的霧面淺髮設計。不但替沈悶的寒冬帶來許多輕盈的視覺感,同時也因為保有原來的健康髮質全心享受這款新造型;這與過往漂髮之後懊悔不已的經驗有著十分的不同。過往總是把不願大膽變換髮色的原因歸咎在損害髪質上,現在有了Whittemore House的Hair Painting Lightening Powder總算是可以適當地放心變髮,搭配不同季節或是心情變化來造型自己的髮色。

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  • 感覺好厲害、好自然。每次聽到要染喜歡的顏色前要漂白,就直接放棄了。

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