Textured Light is a mix of cool and warm tones on blonde shades – on short layers through the top and temple area, with a customised, short deconstructed fringe and long-layered lengths.
Colour placement: Freehand
A Blondor Freelights + Freelights Developer 9%
B Koleston Perfect Special Blonde 12/0 + Welloxon Perfect 9%
C Illumina 7/31 + Welloxon Perfect Pastel (1:2)
D Illumina 10/36 + Welloxon Perfect Pastel (1:2)
E Illumina 7/81 + Welloxon Perfect Pastel (1:2)
F Illumina 10/69 + Welloxon Perfect Pastel (1:2)
G Illumina 9/60 + Illumina 10/ (1:1) +Welloxon Perfect 6%
Step 1: Prep the hair with Elements Conditioning Leave-In Spray. Take out a triangular section at the front for the fringe. Then directly behind, on top of the head, take 2 square sections and a further 2 sections down to the occupital bone. Leave the hair out around the perimeter and plait away.
Step 2: Start at the front. Take horizontal sections and cut in your guideline using a point cutting technique. Over-direct into the centre to create softness in the fringe.
Step 3: Release the 2 back sections. Taking small horizontal sections, pull the hair out at 90 degrees and cut with the razor. Use a back blade technique to taper the hair.
Expert tip: When using the back blade cutting technique, you are creating different weight lines throughout the hair – sculpturing as you cut.
Step 4: Continue the technique to the top sections. Pull the hair up at 90 degrees and point cut to personalise.
Step 5: Finally release the plaits and connect to the top and back sections. Point cut the hair and use texturising scissors to keep a dishevelled look – maintaining the weight around the perimeter.
Step 1: Take a large triangular section on the top of the head – from the side temples to just below the crown. At the side of the head, take 2 sections to sit behind the ears. Divide remaining haie at the back into 2 sections. Start on the left hand side..
Step 2: Take diagonal slices working in a freehand technique – in back to back slices. Apply colour A to the central mid-lengths, place on a colour wrap. Continue working up. Repeat the technique on the opposite side until the back section is complete.
Step 3: Continue the technique into the side sections. For the top triangle section, apply colour B close to the roots only. Stretch down to create a soft curve. Once sufficient lift is achieved, rinse, shampoo and neutralise. Then blow-dry the hair.
Step 4: Create the same sections as before. Start at the back. Tage diagonal slices working in a freehand technique in back to back slices. Apply colour C to the roots, colour D to the mid-lengths and colour E to the ends. Continue working up. Repeat on the opposite side until the back section is complete.
Expert tip: When designing colour for the cut, look at the weight lines, the shape and where you want to create saturation and soft hues of pockets of light.
Step 5: Continue the same technique into the side sections, this time applying colour C to the roots, colour F to the mid-lengths and colour E to the ends.
Step 6: Top section: apply colour G to the roots and colour C to the mid-lengths to complete. Develop and remove the colour in the normal manner.
Step 2: Using your fingers and hand, start blow-drying the hair into the direction you choose. Dry off about 30% of the moisture.
Step 3: With a medium size round brush, blow-dry the hair creating movement.
Step 4: Using a styling iron, take small sections and feed through the iron to create an ‘S’ bend. This will reveal the pockets of light and shade created by the colour.