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BEFORE & AFTER: Stunning Golden Lob With Ecaille Highlights

Lauren Salapatek | February 17, 2015 | 8:46 AM

Starting with a dull, faded ombre, haircolorist Kate Vannatta (@styledbykate_) cut off a few inches of hair and gave her client a trendy lob. "My client loves rich, warm tones for winter and was inspired by a haircut previously done by me, to chop it all off," she says. "The long bob has been my most requested haircut of the season. I love paring it with face framing Balayage to really make the shape of the cut pop."

Vannatta adds, that lobs when complimented by a dimensional coloring technique, make for a flattering and easy-to-maintain at-home style.

This look also resembles the new Ecaille trend, also known as the “tortoiseshell technique,” which is all the rage in haircolor right now. Vannatta shows in this haircolor how you can incorporate lighter pieces without being dramatic. Celebrities like Sarah Jessica Parker, Anna Kendrick, Dakota Johnson have recently been spotted at premiere and events, displaying a similar look like this onewe head into Spring.



Base Color: Davines 4NW + 10vol (also used as a lowlight, hand painted halfway down) Hand painted Balayage Highlight: Wella Blondor bleach + 40vol

Toner: Davines 9.3 + 7vol



STEP 1: using Davines 4NW + 10vol, paint on roots, pulling down about 2 inches.

STEP 2: using the same color, sweep half inch wide hand painted lowlights down through the mid shaft, leaving ends out.

STEP 3: using Wella Blondor lightener + 40vol, hand paint highlights all over, ends to midshaft, then pulling up higher/wider pieces around the face to create a nice frame.

STEP 4: Tone everything using Davines 9.3 + 7vol, let sit for 5-8 minutes.


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