Once you decide on that one color I wanted to offer some techniques easy enough for Crib Colorists to do. Some of you get itchy for a little PIZAZZ in your hair ... & so you do not ruin that wonderful new haircolor you have.....these are all easily accomplished and kept up I feel from home.
I call this technique : Glow Strips, for that "POP" of Color some may be seeking.
The woman in the above photo in the right hand corner has the technique on shoulder length hair...They have used COPPER strips on top of Blond hair and it is spectacular to me - the color combinations you may achieve are endless. You don't have to always follow the 'norm'
This one has used the opposite affect which I adore as well....she has used dark rich chocolate
All you need is:
- a bowl
- tint brush
- cape or old T-shirt
- foils ( you may request 8 free with orders)
- these directions printed out
Meet Lola............Lola wanted a hair-cut
There are many different variations, with this being the easiest. What a difference a cut makes... huh? even on Lola's stone cold face ! ! !
a complete demo for you to see how its done a simpler method of jazzing up your hair, without using the dreaded "highlights" button all the time . . .
Now part the hair into a star like shape. Adding more or less strips - - according to the look you want. See how many I have chosen for this DEMO? You can now use that for reference as to how many to use for the look YOU want. (by seeing her result below) The more the strips the harder the whole process........the 'parting' is the hardest part.
A star with strips is parted away on top of the head....It can be a 3-4-5-6-7 point STAR. YOUR choice...This was a 7 pointer. Whether you do it to yourself, or have a friend do it, you now can see how its done. See these clips? They are the strongest clips I have ever used....they last almost 2-3-4 years by a very BUSY Hair Colorists' routine ...imagine how long they will last for you!!
Then you "mask" the remaining area of hair off with barrier cream. Like painting, although you can do it with your finger.. ! Using Color Block like you see here, or barrier cream by Lanza. You are doing this is to cover the hair that you do NOT want to color....Leaving the "star" shape clean and ready to lighten.
Masked off ready to go.
See the star? This is a perfect photo of what it looks like when you are ready to color. DO NOT THINK you have to get the parting exactly perfect because you do NOT...look how goofy mine is...
You may use either bleach ( I would go for the Oil Bleach Kit near the scalp and powder bleach on the lengths (ends) for the result of: blonde strips. You may use hair color, or crazy colors or toners.... all following the Universal System of Hair Color rules of color formatting.
So there you go, you are all ready to color.
The barrier cream is on your hair protecting it from any bleach (lightener) getting on it.
Mix it up with 30Volume with this scenario - she has color on here hair so you must use bleach to lighten!
don't promote these types of techniques, then the client isn't coming back for constant touch-ups..or if you are too busy (I was) - you rely on your talent to attract clients not tricks..... See the start shaped hair with only bleach on it...? left on for 90 minutes.... Then rinse and shampoo & apply Intensive for at least 3 hours...........truthfully I would apply it for the 8 hours I recommend.
Here she is shampooed and rinsed and wet headed......I forgot to take one shot of me applying the toner... You see right from the bleach, the color is a Yellowish blond (which is completely normal)
Come on boys and girls..... ? ? ? after the Rinse....one must apply "INTENSIVE" - which is my personal secret trick for all my clients walking out my door and coming back to here again. Which is why I teach YOU to follow in my footsteps....so you will have the wonderful results THEY did.
I applied the Violet Beige Toner from the X. Factor Demi-Permanent SOFT 9/22 http://killerstrands.myshopify.com/products/x-factor-hair-color-permanent-pro it is one of the most beautiful toners for heavy brass that I have seen for a long time..
See how the strips formed a beautiful look and soooooooooo easy ! how the color ended up and no one ended up the points can be moved all around for different looks.!
Try this look with various colors....think about it........and come up with you own combinations.
Thank You for your support.