Rising Star: Hairdresser Aly Davis

Aly Davis Hair

Aly Davis taps social media to share color tricks and give her peers personal insight.

When we’re not commenting heart-eyes emoticons on Aly Davis’ blonding and lived-in color creations, we’re nodding in agreement with her uplifting memes and jotting down notes during her transformation videos. Needless to say, the Beauty Launchpad education team member is one to watch! Her advice for growing your social media? “Authentic engagement,” she says. “If you see something you like, give that person a ‘like’ and comment. It’ll make his or her day, and open up your Instagram to the person. Also, share you on your page. Of course everyone loves seeing the work you create, but even more so people are drawn to the person behind it all. Share your thoughts or a photo of you working— remember to switch up things.”

Who: Aly Davis @alydavishair
Number of Followers: 19.2k
Location: R.Cribb the Salon in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

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Copper Hair

Davis shares how to achieve this copper transformation.

Shampoo hair with a clarifying shampoo to rid it of impurities; this helps make the hair a clean canvas for the transformation.

  • Use Redken Shades EQ 8GG/7CC all over hair.
  • Color melt on damp hair by applying the base first using vertical sections, with Paul Mitchell the Color in 3 parts 6N + one part 6WC.
  • Comb through with a wide-tooth comb.
  • Taking fine diagonal back sections, apply equal parts Paul Mitchell The Color 7WB + 8WC + 8RO to the mid-lengths and ends.
  • Process for 30 to 35 minutes.
  • Wash with a color-safe shampoo and conditioner.
  • Seal color with Keracolor Color + Clenditioner in Copper; it also lends an added pop of color!

Color Inspo: “When Julianne Hough went copper last year! I loved how her copper hue looked so rich and natural,” says Aly Davis

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Oh MAN this one is a goodie! ⁣ I got so many questions about this whole process so let’s roll!⁣ ⁣ All lightener- @trussprofessional Blanc. Blonde + 8x powder⁣ Fine backcombs below occipital to break up some depth. ⁣ Hairline detail with slices moving into babylights. ⁣ Freehand paint based off the hair’s natural fall for the rest- saturating the ends for a pop! ⁣ ⁣ This is a signature placement for me that I tend to utilize a lot! ⁣ ⁣ Root smudge- 8N/8V⁣ Gloss- 9N/9T/Clear⁣ ⁣ Now for the styling... I got a ton of DM’s on how to achieve the smoothness and shine of these waves!⁣ Guys I will say it time and time again- a smooth blowout will prepare you for any kind of further styling. Don’t cheat this step. ⁣ Prepped with @fanola Nutri One 10 Azioni Spray and Restructuring Fluid Crystals. The crystals add a TON of shine and smoothing for a blowout. ⁣ The styling:⁣ After the blow out, I spray @paulmitchellpro Marula Oil Hairspray thoroughly and brush it through. Taking small sections I rope curl with a 1.25” curling iron spraying each section before and after with the hairspray. I then comb out with a wide tooth comb, holding volume at the base. ⁣ ⁣ I am teaching a class in Richmond on 5/19 on this whole process where you’ll get to see it all live in action! If you haven’t registered yet- please do!!! Can’t wait to see you guys there.  #AlyDavisHair

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This story first appeared in the June issue of Beauty Launchpad magazine. To receive the magazine, click here to subscribe.

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