CREATED BY JAKE UNGER

“The raw material, the hair itself, is like a very precious fabric.”

Discover the trend look for short hair below and learn how to create this beautiful multi-tonal ebony hair colour yourself with our Ecaille technique tutorial.

Colour Formulas

Prelighten with Blondor Multiblonde powder + Welloxon Perfect 12%

Colour A: Color Touch 15g 10/81 with 5g of 3/66 + Color Touch Emulsion 1.9% .

Colour B: Color Touch 10g 9/16 + 10g of 7/89

Colour C: Color Touch 3/0 + Color Touch emulsion 1.9%

How do I create the Elegant Ebony Ecaille look?

The Cut:

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Step 1: Use EIMI Perfect Me as a cutting lotion to optimise the hair. Customise your own lotion by adding some EIMI Perfect Me into your water spray. This will nourish the hair throughout the lengths Remember to spray the hair often to keep it wet. Section the head into four sections. Start to cut the first sections. Start to cut the first section with a slightly curved line and no elevation, working with the natural fall. Working one side first, comb the hair from the natural fall towards the longest point, then continue the process up.

 

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Step 2: Proceed with the same technique from the ear section all around the head, to finish on the opposite side, at the ear section. Always keep your guideline and check your balance before starting to cut another step. this will enable you to progress with the same length all the way through your cut.

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Step 3: Divide the front section with horizontal sections and cut straight to the desired length without any elevation.

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Step 4: For the other side, proceed with the razor to create a softer texture. Work at a 45 degree angle towards the front. Carry on with the razor at the back without any elevation: Press the hair against the neck and define the final hair length.

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Step 5: Separate the back of the top section – define your guideline to the desired length in the middle of the section and cut square. Then proceed with a horizontal section towards the front.

Tip: For the last section at the front, slightly over-direct the section back to create a soft and natural graduation. Make the connection with the sides of your section.

The Colour:

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Step 1: Keep the focus on the front section of the triangle from crown to hairline. Take a small horizontal slice, placing it on a colour wrap. Draw triangles and pre lighten to create interlocking shine lines. Continue with the next three sections in the same way.

Step 2: Leave a section out then create the triangle in the middle of the next section to fill in the space of the previous sections. Shampoo and neutralise with Blondor Seal and Care.

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Step 3: Section off the previous triangle. Now start on the right-hand side, taking small vertical slices. Alternate two back-to-back slices with colour A, B, C.

What is the finished result?

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What Styling products were used?

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Simply apply EIMI Perfect Me to wet hair to give a smooth and premium texture before naturally blow drying. Once dry, use EIMI Thermal Image to protect against heat and use a Wella Style straightener in the fine sections to precisely add shine and smoothness. If you like, apply more EIMI Perfect Me to finish off the look. This BB Lotion was designed using a special skin-care formula that leaves hair nourished without making it greasy and can be used for repeated applications without wetting down the hair. Finally, finish off the look with a small amount of EIMI Just Brilliant all over the hair to give it shine.

Care recommendations:

Service Post Colour Treatment, a light weight, after-colour treatment that protects and enhances colour results. Brilliance care products enhance and protect the brilliance of coloured hair. Brilliance shampoo protects from harmful free radicals for longer-lasting colour. Brilliance Mask enhances the vibrancy of coloured hair.

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