149 episodes

The Colour Kristina Talks Podcast for Hairdressers shares practical hair industry advice for stylists and salon owners wanting to grow their confidence with all things colour, consultation, personal branding, creating a niche clientele, social media and biz tips, plus how to stay inspired and more.

This show is dedicated to showing you how to scale your salon business and paint every hair colour request with artistic finesse. Hosted by award-winning Hair Colourist and Educator Kristina Russell.

Colour Kristina Talks is a hybrid-style podcast with a curated mix of colourful solo episodes that share the host's personal approach to haircolour and salon business practices that are proven methods for success, alternating with inspiring interviews with leading hairstylists, salon owners, wellness coaches, and business experts that passionately share advice to help you grow your professional edge.

There’s an extensive list of titles to search through and find topics that resonate with you. In fact, you could consider this your very own personal resource library to refer back to past episodes as needed. Enjoy the colourful conversations that are shared in weekly episodes. Make sure you subscribe or follow the Colour Kristina Talks Podcast to be notified whenever a new podcast goes live.

Colour Kristina Talks Podcast for Hairdressers Kristina Russell

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    • 4.9 • 54 Ratings

The Colour Kristina Talks Podcast for Hairdressers shares practical hair industry advice for stylists and salon owners wanting to grow their confidence with all things colour, consultation, personal branding, creating a niche clientele, social media and biz tips, plus how to stay inspired and more.

This show is dedicated to showing you how to scale your salon business and paint every hair colour request with artistic finesse. Hosted by award-winning Hair Colourist and Educator Kristina Russell.

Colour Kristina Talks is a hybrid-style podcast with a curated mix of colourful solo episodes that share the host's personal approach to haircolour and salon business practices that are proven methods for success, alternating with inspiring interviews with leading hairstylists, salon owners, wellness coaches, and business experts that passionately share advice to help you grow your professional edge.

There’s an extensive list of titles to search through and find topics that resonate with you. In fact, you could consider this your very own personal resource library to refer back to past episodes as needed. Enjoy the colourful conversations that are shared in weekly episodes. Make sure you subscribe or follow the Colour Kristina Talks Podcast to be notified whenever a new podcast goes live.

    EP 173: What is Cinnamon Haircolour? Deciphering trends the easy way…

    EP 173: What is Cinnamon Haircolour? Deciphering trends the easy way…

    Cinnamon Hair Colour draws inspiration from the warm, spicy tones of cinnamon. Imagine the rich, deep, warm hues of cinnamon sticks – a mix of red, brown, and subtle golden undertones. This colour trend is all about bringing a natural, warm, and inviting look that’s perfect for those looking to add a bit of spice to their hair without going too bold.
    I’m excited about this trend because it’s a fantastic option for brunettes and blondes who want to add warmth and richness to their hair. It's a perfect blend of subtlety and boldness that works beautifully with many skin tones, styles and hair lengths.
    Cinnamon is low-maintenance and highly suitable for budget-conscious salon clients during this cost-of-living crisis. 
    Get ready to learn about this versatile, rich hue and how you can create this stunning look for your clients. Listen to EP 173 of the Colour Kristina Talks Podcast for Hairdressers and Salon Owners.


    Want to learn more? Here are a few ways I can help you:

    Buy a ticket for my Copper Hair Colour Workshop tour >> https://kristinarussell.com.au/paint-the-town-red-workshop
    Full show notes with important links can be found at https://www.kristinarussell.com.au/173
    Send me a message on Instagram -  let's chat! https://www.instagram.com/colourkristina

    • 37 min
    EP 172: The 5 Must-Know Copper Formulas for Every Brand You Need to Know

    EP 172: The 5 Must-Know Copper Formulas for Every Brand You Need to Know

    Achieving that perfect, fiery Level 7 orange copper can be a bit of a journey, especially when starting from different hair colours. 

    Imagine this: five clients walk into your salon, each with a different starting point. One is a bright blonde, another is rocking a deep brownish black, the third has luscious dark brown locks, the fourth is already a Level 7 but wants that extra copper kick, and the fifth has a stunning darker red. The challenge? They all want to walk out with that jaw-dropping Level 7 orange copper. Sounds like a colourful adventure, right?
    In this podcast episode, I share my top formulas and pro tips for transforming 5 different starting points into a show-stopping Level 7 copper. We’ll cover blonde to copper, Level 2 brownish black to copper, Level 5 dark brown to copper, Level 7 to Level 7 copper, and darker red to copper. No matter what brand you’re working with, I’ve got you covered!
    Listen to the Colour Kristina Talks Podcast for Hairdressers and Salon Owners to learn about my favourite 5 brand-free copper hair colour formulas.


    Want to learn more? Here are a few ways I can help you:
    Download your FREE Ultimate Guide for Hair Painting Redheads https://kristinarussell.com.au/the-ultimate-guide-to-hairpainting-redheads/
    Sign up here for my FREE CLASS - Create Predictable Red & copper Hair Colour WITHOUT The Costly Mistakes & refunds  https://www.kristinarussell.online/webinar
     
    Full show notes with important links can be found at https://www.kristinarussell.com.au/172
    Send me a message on Instagram -  let's chat! https://www.instagram.com/colourkristina

    • 36 min
    Balayage & Toning Tips for Reds & Copper Hair Clients

    Balayage & Toning Tips for Reds & Copper Hair Clients

    Balayage is a technique to is adaptable to blondes, brunettes, brondes and redheads. Anyone that wants natural sunkissed haircolour is the ideal client to try subtle freehand techniques. There are so many different applications for different end results. The term balayage is taken from the French word for ‘sweeping’. ‘It’s a freehand hair colouring technique that gives a blended, natural look with no harsh or obvious regrowth lines.
    Balayage differs from foil highlighting because the hairdresser paints colour directly onto the hair instead of wrapping it in foil. There are no stripes and it’s all about the seamless blends and future proof vibes for low-maintenance colour that looks gorgeous as it grows out without any harsh lines or obvious roots.  
    In this episode, we're talking about balayage and toning strategies for redheads and why they are so different to working with Blondes, Brondes and Brunettes.
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    Learn more in my online course Hair Painting for Redheads: https://kristinarussell.com.au/hairpaintingreds/

    The show notes and important links are available here: www.kristinarussell.com.au/171
     

    • 41 min
    EP 169: Chat GPT Prompts to help you Formulate Hair Colour

    EP 169: Chat GPT Prompts to help you Formulate Hair Colour

    In the ever-evolving landscape of hair colour, where trends shift like the seasons, innovation is key. Among the latest advancements, one technology stands out: ChatGPT.
    Harnessing the power of artificial intelligence, ChatGPT offers a revolutionary approach to generating basic hair colour formulas.
    Wondering if Chat GPT can help you formulate haircolour? In this episode, we answer that question.
    We'll be talking about this groundbreaking tool, we'll explore its benefits for newcomers to the industry, its limitations, and the indispensable role of expert guidance in mastering the art of hair colouring.

    Chat GPT is a free app on your mobile device or desktop computer. If you’re an emerging colourist or hairdresser seeking inspiration for formulas, I’ve got a few ideas to help you get started with Chat GPT, including 5 scripts you can steal to use as your own.
    Don't worry! Robots can not replace us Hairdressers as you'll find out when you listen to this episode of the Colour Kristina Talks Podcast for Stylists and Salon Owners.
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    Want to learn more? Here are a few ways I can help you:

    Sign up here for my FREE LIVE CLASS on Copper Hair Colour https://www.kristinarussell.online/copper
    Full show notes with important links can be found at https://www.kristinarussell.com.au/169
    Send me a message on Instagram -  let's chat! https://www.instagram.com/colourkristina
     

    • 43 min
    EP 168: Gold is for Filling Hair to go Darker (not for Grey Coverage). Here's why...

    EP 168: Gold is for Filling Hair to go Darker (not for Grey Coverage). Here's why...

    As a hairdresser, I understand there's a lot of misleading or contradictory information about hair colour formulations. It's time to stop sacrificing brightness and tone with fashion colours for grey coverage and vice versa.
    It's also time to stop making every Blonde client who requests to return to their natural brunette shade a reddish brown or accidentally green. 
    Gold is much better suited as a Filler when transforming a Blonde to Brown than Red.
    There are both warm and cool golds in every colour brand.
    Cool Golds or Iridescent Violet-based Golds are better for filling light hair on a client who wants to be darker and cooler or natural results. In contrast, gold or orange-yellow golds are better for filling blonde hair to warm natural results, including copper or red.
    Grey Coverage fashion colours should not contain any gold. You need to add Natural into your grey coverage fashion colours. Trust me. It works with every brand. 
    In this episode of the Colour Kristina Talks podcast, I discuss examples of salon scenarios where gold is your best choice, and why you need to leave it out of your grey coverage client formulas.
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    Want to learn more? Here are a few ways I can help you:

    Sign up here for my FREE LIVE CLASS on Copper Hair Colour https://www.kristinarussell.online/copper
     
    Full show notes with important links can be found at https://www.kristinarussell.com.au/168
    Send me a message on Instagram -  let's chat! https://www.instagram.com/colourkristina
     

    • 34 min
    How to Fill Hair for Warm, Ash and Natural Results when going darker

    How to Fill Hair for Warm, Ash and Natural Results when going darker

    Wondering why your client's hair turns green or red when you dye it several shades darker? In this episode, we answer that question. 
    You need to fill your client's hair if you are going 2 or more levels darker. That is a colour principle that you need to memorise. Any brand. Any salon.
    Let me break it down for you:


    If you are only going one shade darker - no filling is required. 
    If you are going 3-4 levels darker - you need to fill 2-3 shades darker. This is a double-process colour service.
    If you’re changing a client more than 4 levels darker,  you will probably need to do a few layers of colour, including a filler, then a colour, and a final glaze or toner.


    There are 3 methods that you can use for filling hair:
    You can fill the hair with a semi-permanent colour or toning shampoo if it’s highly sensitised or damaged.
    You can apply a tint or oxidate colour onto the hair and then comb it off and paint your 2nd layer over it.
    You can also fill hair before dying it darker with semi or demi-permanent colours. This is the most predictable, but not always the best solution for every hair type.

    In this episode of the Colour Kristina Talks Podcast for Hairdressers, we're talking about filling with a demi-permanent for ashy cool, warm and natural results. So if you always end up with an unwanted red tinge to your client's hair or a drab murky green, this is for you!

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    Want to learn more? Here are a few ways I can help you:
    Full show notes can be found at https://www.kristinarussell.com.au/167

    Check out my 2024 Workshops at https://kristinarussell.com.au/paint-the-town-red-workshop-2024/
    Steal my 3 Top Trending formulas for Redheads. Get the free guide now https://www.kristinarussell.online/stealmyformulas
    Shop 40-70% off Clearance sale here: https://kristinarussell.com.au/the-shop/
    SEND ME A MESSAGE ON INSTAGRAM - let's chat! https://www.instagram.com/colourkristina
     

    • 39 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
54 Ratings

54 Ratings

Carly Australia ,

Star rating: 15,000!

I don’t even know where to begin. Every. Single. Episode. Is wonderful and I get so much from them. Sometimes, Kristina interviews someone that I adore and I get so excited getting to hear what they have to say. Other times, she interviews someone I’ve never heard of and I think, ‘how did I not know about this person before!’ and I proceed to try to find out all that I can about them and their work. My confidence in my craft is growing because these podcasts are reinforcing and increasing my knowledge about hairdressing, running a business and social media. I listen to them on my way to work and arrive full of beans and with even more love for what I do. They seriously bring a smile to my face. Kristina’s manner is just so friendly, open and relaxed, and her interviews are thorough, informative and inspiring. These kept me going during the last lockdown (Melbourne) and continue to make my every day brighter than it would otherwise be. I am so grateful for Kristina and her many wonderful guests. 15,000 stars!!!

Xperteaz ,

5 Stars +

Thank you so much for such an amazing podcast, absolutely love listening along!

salc6 ,

Congratulations

Loved Episode 25. You have a very calm way of explaining how to deal with colour corrections. It was always something a bit daunting, but knowing that with a calm attitude, the right tools and of course the trusty colour wheel, it is a less stressful service. My mind always clicks to 5,6,7,8 when thinking of my reds. 🥰🤎❤️🧡💛
I also thoroughly enjoyed Episode 49 and have noted down the formulas ready to knock out some awesome lowlights.
All the best for the big Ep50. Can’t wait.
Cheers from
Colourful Carolyn🥰

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