American Salon August 2013 : Page 66

Points of Hue Acclaimed haircolor artists share their favorite tips and techniques for achieving the season’s must-have trends. —Kristen Heinzinger AVEDA “Feathering is an easy technique that makes haircolor look perfectly undone at the roots,” says Aveda Global Artistic Director for Hair Color Ian Michael Black. Saturate the tip of a haircolor brush with the formula and using a gentle, flicking motion with your wrist, feather the color toward the scalp, beginning wherever it's applied at the top of the section. ALOXXI “I created a natural, dark blonde for a classic Twiggy haircolor effect,” says Aloxxi Artistic Advisor Candace Bossendorfer. “The key is knowing that fine line between too blonde and too bland. By utilizing Paletta, a concept where we choose two to four shades all in the same color family and create a burst of multidimensional, complementary color tones, hairdressers can customize a formula to make it just right for each client's needs.” TIGI Edgy color was achieved with a global application technique, which created an iridescent blueberry-white hue. “The fashion-inspired look helps to create soft dimension and texture on a short, disconnected undercut,” says Robert Banyaga, technical director of TIGI Learning Lab in Lewisville, TX. Banyaga used an all-over application of product on the entire head to lighten strands from the roots to the ends. ➤ KEUNE “Simple, yet intricately woven strands of golden hues or other fashion colors placed over a shimmering base is a sexy look for this fall,” says Christian Faircloth, education/creative director for Keune Haircosmetics. He suggests using a weaving technique and colors that complement each other by a variance of three levels. 66 American Salon August 2013 HAIRCOSMETICS ➤ ➤ ➤ ➤ KERATIN COMPLEX ➤ “For this signature, fashion-forward color, section hair like the sections of a beach ball, alternating formula 1 in the entire subsection with formula 2 next, then repeating throughout the canvas,” says Deb Gavin, Keratin Complex international creative director. “It’s a great placement concept and very creative.” “To create a rich, luxurious blonde, use Blazing Highlights Blue Oil Lightener on the scalp with Blazing Highlights Blue Oil, which diminishes unwanted warm tones and lifts to a beautiful, cool shade,” says Scruples Director of Product Development and Technical Education Jacque Alexander-Hansen. “The slightly darker blonde dimension throughout the perimeter adds extra depth and richness to the hue.” Alexander-Hansen applied a virgin lightener to the mid-lengths and ends first, then added it to the scalp area before applying the lightener through the front sides. SCRUPLES

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