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Making dry hair look glossy....


ade_mcfade e2
10 15.1k 216 England
8 Jul 2013 7:12PM
Suggestions...

Client had a "bad hair day" and asked if I could make her hair look more glossy....

Deep auburn hair, really long.... never done it before so a bit puzzled where to start...

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8 Jul 2013 7:30PM
Say no. Reschedule.

Easy!
Paul Morgan e2
13 16.1k 6 England
8 Jul 2013 7:38PM
Dry shampoo, surely she should have already have known of this stuff Smile

Batiste
keithh e2
11 23.4k 33 Wallis And Futuna
8 Jul 2013 7:47PM
There must be some highlights in the hair. Create two adjustment curve layers. One for the highlights and one for the darks. Invert them. Use a soft brush at around 70% to paint your shine in.

Or duplicate the layer. Add a glow layer to the base image. Using an eraser set to about 5%, start bringing out the glow under the highlights. Finish with a curve adjustment.


And then pop a bottle of hair shine serum in your bag for a quick on the job fix.
ade_mcfade e2
10 15.1k 216 England
8 Jul 2013 8:01PM
Cheers Keith - she looks great, just a bit paranoid about her hair! Think its extensions rather than the natural bits which were looking dry...

Will give that a whirl, see how I get on.
Paul Morgan e2
13 16.1k 6 England
8 Jul 2013 8:04PM
Extensions can be a nightmare Smile

My daughter stuck some in the other week for her school prom, we had forgotten that the sun bleaches hair.
arhb e2
7 2.5k 68 United Kingdom
8 Jul 2013 8:16PM
Continuing on Keith's theme, use inverted black and white layers set to soft light, then paint in where you want the shine/hilites/shadows.
Use any number of hilite/shadow layers rooted in dodge and burn for that matter Smile
Then there's vibrance to finish.
ade_mcfade e2
10 15.1k 216 England
8 Jul 2013 8:44PM
I think its the clumpiness/dryness that's the challenge... here's a section...



dry-hair.jpg

arhb e2
7 2.5k 68 United Kingdom
8 Jul 2013 8:56PM
My suggestion having seen the sample, would be to go to deviant art and fing some free hair samples and start editing Smile
I'll do it if it's paid Smile
keithh e2
11 23.4k 33 Wallis And Futuna
8 Jul 2013 9:08PM
Chuffing ell she needs to stop getting dragged through a hedge backwards. Re-shoot.
arhb e2
7 2.5k 68 United Kingdom
8 Jul 2013 10:03PM
Mods: Remove split ends with clone tool, then paint in hair.(1hr)
dry-hair.jpg

cattyal e2
9 6.4k 6 England
8 Jul 2013 10:17PM
I'm with Keith on this one - no amount of glossy hair shine sprays or serums are going to fix that - only a haircut!
ade_mcfade e2
10 15.1k 216 England
8 Jul 2013 10:22PM
hmm - glad you're all saying this actually, as I was getting a little frustrated Wink

I'll try a few options and see what she says...

shame as all the expressions, backgrounds, lighting, other guy etc. are spot on.
janeez e2
6 1.2k 8 United Kingdom
9 Jul 2013 11:53AM
Ade, it's no good you're just going to have to carry hair straighteners in your camera bag. Just put it down as part of the service! (While you're at it, a quick trip to boots for eyeshadow, mascara, powder, lipstick......) Wink
ade_mcfade e2
10 15.1k 216 England
9 Jul 2013 3:46PM
boots... this one's a Harvey Nick's job Wink

in desperation, I ran Nik Colour EFEX's glamour glow on it and that seemed to blur the edges a bit... she really likes it too...

feel a bit dirty doing it...

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