Especially during the holidays, you and your clients are busy. But everyone still wants picture perfect holiday hair. And Aloxxi has the solution! Now with ANDIAMO you can keep grays at bay and do color touchups over a lunch hour! With that faster processing time, it opens up all sorts of new revenue potential. We talked with Aloxxi National Team Member Josie Blanks-LaField to find out how ANDIAMO is making a huge change in her color business.
A San Antonio native, Josie Blanks-LaField has done it all. Over the last decade, she has sharpened her cut, color and style skills as a commissioned stylist, freelance stylist, and an independent/self-employed stylist. Named one of the Top 30 Under 30 by the Colorist Magazine, Josie has emerged as one of the nation’s up and coming hairdressers. Today, Josie shares her corrective color and blonding expertise across the country.
ANDIAMO Saves Time
Salon Service Group: What is your favorite thing about using ANDIAMO?
Josie Blanks-LaField: ANDIAMO saves me time! Time is money in our industry. And having ANDIAMO in the salon has allowed me to free up time in my schedule for add-on services or to even take a few extra appointments per week! Plus, ANDIAMO is a high performing PERMANENT color with beautiful tonality and longevity.
Salon Service Group: Have your guests given any feedback about their ANDIAMO color?
Josie Blanks-LaField: The most common thing I hear back from my clients about ANDIAMO is that they love the time it saves them! My clients that come in for gray touch-ups every 3-4 weeks are thrilled that they are able to shorten their frequent visits. And they still have beautiful, lasting color. Some of my clients are even able to touch up their color on their lunch break!
Works on All Clients
Salon Service Group: What kind of clients do you use it on? Hair type?
Josie Blanks-LaField: ANDIAMO can be used on any hair type. Most often, I use ANDIAMO for gray coverage, and it’s my go-to for men’s color. The speed and gray covering power is great for my resistant clients that might get antsy waiting for 30-45 minutes for their color to develop.
Salon Service Group: It can achieve up to 4 levels of lift. How has this helped you?
Josie Blanks-LaField: The quick lifting power of ANDIAMO has been so helpful in the salon when doing foil services and high-lift blonding! I use the lighter shades on new highlight clients with virgin hair, all you need is 15-20 foils to create a quick and natural end result. The best part? The hair stays in impeccable condition!
Salon Service Group: Has ANDIAMO worked for male guests?
Josie Blanks-LaField: Yes! I love using ANDIAMO on my male clientele! I can choose to create either gray blending or full coverage depending on my developer choice. Plus, the color wears so naturally!
More Revenue with ANDIAMO
Salon Service Group: In terms of revenue, how does this fit within your salon’s pricing structure?
Josie Blanks-LaField: We recommend pricing your Express Color Service 10-20% higher than your traditional single process base color price. With the small price increase, and time saved from a short development time, ANDIAMO has the potential to provide services to new clientele and increase your income!
Salon Service Group: Has it opened up any service opportunities for you and others in your salon?
Josie Blanks-LaField: Having ANDIAMO in the salon has created so many opportunities for different services. Not only do we use it as an add-on for men’s haircuts, but also an upgraded permanent toner for highlighted blondes, and as an express color service for new growth touch-ups, and express foil highlights.
Salon Service Group: What are your other Aloxxi faves?
Josie Blanks-LaField: Bombshell is Aloxxi’s explosive new grip-based texturizing spray! We can barely keep it on the shelves, and it has created quite a following in my salon. Bombshell creates weightless body and texture without sacrificing shine. It also can be used wet or dry, can be layered onto the hair without added weight, and acts as a dry shampoo which extends your style! Bombshell is a MUST TRY!