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Y’all.... this bombshell always comes in, sits in my chair and says “my hair still looks amazing, I don’t even know what to tell you to do...” that’s what I like to hear people 🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼
We honesty do her hair maybe 3 times a year and we haven’t done her color since the summer! It was time to darker her up so I root melted her and gave her some face framing “foilayage” as well as that money piece 👌🏼
#rootsmudge Simple and easy if you’re a highlighted blonde looking for a change during fall! She will go back to highlights when summer comes, so we simply applied #thedemi on her base for a smudged look 😍 @kaseylashayy ♥️
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Im pretty sure I was squatted down for this one🦵🏻🦵🏻📸😉... @oligopro@oligoprousa@olaplex@redken EQ Balay-baby💡root smudge>> gives my guests a soft, natural, low maintenance grow out and keeps it looking fresh and new🖤
It’s so easy to get caught up in all the new techniques and tricks on trend that I forgot how beautiful just a classic head of highlights was 😍 and also, I can’t stress enough how important pre-booking your appts is so text me ASAP and let’s get you in before Christmas ❤️ (bcus I’m completely booked before thanksgiving 🤯)
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Seeing as I’ve had more DM’s and comments on the divine Miss Carters root smudge/low light combo, here’s another look at the process.
When partially adding dimension with Shades EQ Gloss and wanting a “natural” result, there is no need to fill/pre-pig the hair first if you include either NB/GB/G in your formula.
The tan background and balanced warmth in these series adds depth with a little warmth to ensure the end result isn’t drab. When adding depth to any level 10 single process always keep in mind the condition of the canvas you are working on. ⒻⓄⓇⓜⓊⓁⒶ Miss Carters Formula -
7NB + 8N 1:1 + Precision Application developer. Root smudge applied first, just beyond demarcation line...then same formula used for 9 bold foil low lights. Processed for 20mins. To “clean” up the existing blonde we applied Clear + 9V 3:1 + a drop of 9NB to rough dried hair and processed for 10mins.
This process and result is a great example of why I fell in love with SEQ. Predictable, translucent, shiny results...and who doesn’t want that?! #tbt#throwback#blonde#dimensionalblonde#texture#lowlights#rootsmudge#MissCarter#YES#waves#EVERYTHING#shadeseq#redken#foilme#pureology#craigsworldofhair#hairdresser#colorist#education#hairstyle#hair#london
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The Perfect Root Shadow
By @ryan.weeden •
Knowing how to properly add a faux root, or “shadow root” as it’s most commonly referred to, has become an essential skill for all colorists to master. Notice how I said “all” colorists. This technique isn’t just for balayage clients, it’s for any client looking for a more natural grow out and less distinctive line of demarcation. If you haven’t taken the time to learn this technique, there’s no better time to get started than right now.
Here are some reasons for adding a shadow root:
⁃To blend or mute the color at the line of demarcation
⁃To reduce (or eliminate) warmth at the transition area
⁃To add depth to a look
So how do you decide what color to use? If I’m not worried about covering gray, then I will almost always reach for a Demi-permanent color, 1-2 shades lighter than the natural root level. For instance, if the root color is around a level 5, I’ll most likely aim for a 6/7 depending on the brand. That’s because my goal is to mute the color at the line of demarcation, not completely erase it. I still want to see it, I just want to drop the highlighted areas down to create a more seamless blend from roots to ends.
As for tone, if we intend to cover up warmth that was created from highlighting or balayaging on darker colors, I’ll use an Ash, or Natural Ash. If it’s level 9 or 10 highlight that we are trying to blend into a darker, natural root color, we might want to add back in some Gold and Copper, if we are afraid an Ash might make the final effect too muddy.
Processing time can vary, and it’s important you mix according to manufacturer’s instructions to get the most depth and longevity out of it. However, it’s important to watch it closely to make sure it’s doing what you’ve intended. Some artists I know will purposely use a darker level with more pigment, but only leave it on for a few minutes. Others will leave it on the full time. And then some, like me, will leave it on for 5-15 minutes depending on the depth and effect we are going for.
For the full video tutorial, check out my YouTube (link in bio highlights).
Brush used: Emperor Brush by @framar 🎨
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The goal for this look was to create the look of natural depth, with a seamless transition of color from roots to ends, with added “beachy” lightness toward the bottom third of her length.
To achieve this result, I used a modern Foilayage technique with @kadus Blonding Powder + 30vol at the new growth and pulled through 10vol on the existing light ends toward the end of the processing time.
After lightening, I added a deeper root with @redken shades 5N using my “Perfect Root Shadow” technique (free on my YouTube channel!), then toned the front, mids and ends with Redken Shades 9P to ash the color out even further.
For the foilayage, I used @productclub Roll Foils so I could pull them to the desired length, and then sandwiched two foils together.
This service took me about 3 hours and I would charge about $350.
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An oldie but a goodie! I know Jeni is dying to get her hair done. Question is...with the new baby do we do kitchen balayage or garage balayage? 😂 help me decide and comment below! 👇🏼👇🏼👇🏼
How to Refresh Balayage In 10 Minutes!
This is the perfect “in-betweener” for balayage clients. On my favorite client (my wife @jeniweeden), our goal was to add more brightness around the face with a bolder money piece and a heavier root blend throughout.
To do this, I first added two back to back babylights on the sides along the hairline. Next, on the top section, I added two back to back babylights as well as a third teasy-light foil directly behind to create a strong money piece. The highlights were created using @kadusprousa Blonding Powder + 13vol.
After processing to a pale yellow (about 20min), I shampooed and applied a shadow root to damp hair with @kadusprousa Demi 6N/8PA + 6vol, and processed for an additional 10 min. Because her color was so rich at the root, with bright blonde and natural throughout, we decided against using a toner. Love that! 🖤