I experiment. A lot. Sometimes it works and sometimes it goes horribly wrong. I am usually happy with a 50% success rate over the course of a day. It is ok if my smoothie tastes so bad it needs a chaser as long as my drive from the South Hills to the Northside saves me five minutes. I try things and sometimes it is awesome and sometimes it isn’t.
This is a big reason why I like to immerse myself in a world of hair outside of the salon. I am very conservative with my risks in my chair (by my standards) but when I am doing a test shoot or a class, that is really when I can test my limits and really see what hair can do. A lot of people ask me why I do hair in my time off, and this is precisely why. It makes my work week more informed and excited because I get to employ the tricks I learn on the side.