So you love the feeling of freshly washed hair, but what about those nasty knots? You feel like pulling your hair out until you realize that all that tugging and combing may actually be pulling your hair out.
According to Teresa Probst, Master Colorist at Varin Salon on New York’s Madison Avenue, “Always comb hair gently without pulling or tugging that can lead to damage. Start from the bottom and work your way to the top of your head, using a wide toothed comb, especially when combing wet hair. Conditioners that contain silicone are also good because they make it easier to slide a comb through your stands.”
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Artistic Director for Matrix, Patrick McIvor is one of the top hair colorists in the industry. Over the last 27 years, he has held such positions as Color Director, International Haircolor Educator, Salon Owner, and National Technical Training Manager for companies like Clairol, Wella, and Redken 5th Avenue NYC. McIvor focuses on revolutionary haircolor techniques that inspire hairdressers to achieve great color, but also strives to provide innovative salon-based ideas and techniques to help salon professionals transform their passion for beauty into professional success.
Tell us a little bit about your background as a colorist—how did you choose th