FAQs


CAN I USE PAPER LIKE NORMAL FOIL?

Because Paper is chalk like texture it grips well to the hair without having to fold over your comb first, or fold into parcels. Simply place onto the hair, apply colour and fold together or sandwich – making application faster and fantastic for Ballayage/placement Paper allows you to be creative with speed. Please see How to use page on our website and supporting videos.

WHAT SIZE DOES IT COME IN?

 Paper comes in two sizes – Small - 10cm wide x 40cm long Large – 13cm wide x 40cm long

HOW MANY PIECES IN A PACK?

Paper is pre cut and comes with 500 pieces in a pack. This is equivalent to 250 meters of tin foil and when re-used once is 500 meters of tin foil for an average of $60.00 NZ – Very cost effective and a fully sustainable choice for your salon.

CAN THEY BE CUT TO SIZE?

Yes – Paper comes in two different widths and can be cut in half for retouch foils, medium foils or into three for short hair. Paper is a standard 40cm length and is perfect for long hair or ballayage. Paper is perfect for guarding colour and sections.

CAN I RE-USE THEM?

Absolutely – Paper can be re-used up to 3x and is easy to rinse at the basin, pat dry for small amounts or for large amounts place in washing machine with a few towels on gentle wash, pat dry and use again. Paper does look a bit worn after washing but the sustainability aspect outweighs the wear and tear. A FANTASTIC POINT OF DIFFERENCE IN THE SALON. Paper doesn’t need to be re-used, if you prefer to use new each time then simply place in recycling or rubbish, as paper is non detrimental to the landfill and has no toxic waste in its disposal. It simply turns to egg shells and dust.

PAPER IS ALSO RECYCLABLE AND COMPOSTABLE ALONG WITH NO TOXIC WASTE WHEN PLACED IN THE LANDFILL UNLIKE TINFOIL THAT TAKES THOUSANDS OF YEARS TO BREAK DOWN, LEACHING TOXINS INTO OUR LAND AND WATERWAYS.

WHAT IS THE COST OF PAPER?

Please see our shopping tab for pricing and shipping. Paper is competitive with Tinfoil and plastic AND when re-used even once becomes more cost effective then tinfoil. WIN WIN.

WILL PAPER SLOW DOWN MY PROCESSING TIME?

No – Paper is a thermal component and will not slow down your processing time but if you wish you can also use paper under gentle heat or climazon – please use manufacturers instructions, discretion and health and safety when using heat.

WILL I GET BLEEDING MARKS USING PAPER?

No – BUT ALL FOIL APPLICATIONS RUN THE RISK OF BLEEDING – Please make sure your application is neat, don’t press the foil tightly together, leave enough room at base of foil for some swelling depending on your colour brand. Feedback is Paper gets closer to the roots because of no folding. Please see How to use page showing step by steps and video of classic application.

DO I REMOVE THEM FROM THE HAIR LIKE NORMAL FOIL?

Yes – simply pull out before adding water or while water is running over the clients head – Paper is designed to slide out of the hair, because there is no folding over the comb or folding into parcels it is gentler on the hair AND the client.

PAPER IS THE PREFERED TOOL TO BE USED BY CLIENTS AS IT’S NOT NOISY TO USE AND DOESN’T PULL.

WHEN USING PAPER FULL LENGTH HOW DO I GET THEM OUT OF THE WAY?

Simply clip out the way or roll them into round parcels (tubes) and dinky clip in the middle – like setting. Please see How to use page on Website for instructions.

DOES PAPER STAIN?

When using lighter levels or Lightener paper does not stain, simply rinses off but when using fashion colours or dark colours it can stain. When washed thoroughly the stain will not effect your next use but reds and purples may when used again on light hair. Easy fix – Re-use dark stained paper on dark coloured foil applications and save the non stained for lighter coloured foil applications. If you prefer – dispose of them after each use as remember there is no detriment to the environment when in landfill.