Mixing up enough colour to avoid mixing more mid-service is ingrained in the industry. It’s the only way to guarantee consistency and maximise time. When you really can’t scrape any more from the bowl and are forced to mix more, there is a risk of compromising the formula.
This leads to thousands of kilograms of colour being dumped every year. As much as 40% of colour dispensed in any salon ends up in the bin, down the drain or even over-applied to the client’s hair. The arrival of Vish colour management software, and its bad-habit-smashing Mix More function, has been a lightbulb moment for early-adopting owners and stylists. By exploring this new tech, they’ve seen waste plummet, while profits grow.
“Before Vish we often had to mix the same amount again as it was the only way to guarantee the correct ratios of shades and developers,” says Sheree Knobel, owner of prestigious Bixie Colour in Sydney. “But now anyone in the salon can use Mix More to remix 10% or 25% or whatever quantity the colourist thinks they need to finish the job because Vish does the maths for us. And it is not only time and colour saved, Vish also automatically alerts front desk of any additional charges, leaving us to get on with what we love without having to remember every extra product we add.”
The Mix More function is just one of the many benefits of Vish, but is a game changer for busy colourists who know their formulas are automatically saved in the system and that they can use it to mix as little or as much as they need to finish the colour application.
“I was a little bit apprehensive that my team wouldn’t be as excited about Vish as I was, but they love it. Life is easier in the salon and, being as keen on sustainability as me, they are delighted they are no longer scraping waste into our colour bin,” adds Sheree.
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