HOW-TO: Blonde Envy Men's Coloring Technique

By Lauren Salapatek | 06/25/2013 12:22:00 PM

 

click image to zoomFINISHED LOOK This coloring technique is designed to soften heavyweight areas, particularly for thick hair. A block foiling technique is used, with alternating colors and directions. You learn to begin by creating four even cube sections, paneling down the middle of the head to the nape. Each section is then sliced with foils, alternating the direction of slices from vertical to horizontal. Colors are selected during the consultation with your client which then are alternated in each slice. The color is applied from the roots to the ends of the hair. These lightening techniques within the interior of the hair style can be personalized for each client.

THE STEPS:

STEP 1: Take a “C” curvature starting from the recession. Using the tip of your comb, draw around the ear then following further into the nape. Clip away the hair above this section.

STEP 2: Using a number three guard, clipper this section, motioning the clippers against the grain of the hair.

STEP 3: On the left side create another “C” curvature; again clip away the hair above this section.

STEP 4: Starting from the front hairline, eliminate length and weight by pulling the sub sections out at 90 degrees and cut to the desired length. No shorter than the right side.

STEP 5: Personalize by “channel” cutting through the bulk of this section.

STEP 6: From the front. Sub section horizontally. Comb the fringe section down and point cut away excess length.

STEP 7: Combing from the crown, bring all the hair forward. Using the underneath as a guide, point cut excess length away.

STEP 8: Move to the left side. Connect the interior and exterior by pulling the hair out horizontally at 90 degrees. Using the exterior as a guide, point cut excess length.

STEP 9: Continue down to the nape following the “C” shape.

STEP 10: Move to the right side where it has been clipped.

STEP 11: Connect the interior and exterior by pulling the hair out horizontally at 90 degrees. Using the exterior as a guide, point cut excess length.

STEP 12: Continue down to the nape following the “C” shape.

STEP 13: Personalize by channel cutting through the bulk of this section.

STEP 14: Take a profile section through to the front, pull up at 90 degrees and point cut to desired length.

STEP 15: Continue vertical sub-sections through the top, point cutting all excess length

STEP 16: Maintain the fringe area by keeping a 90degrees projection

STEP 17: Personalize through the front area by slicing, channel cutting or deep point cutting to create texture

STEP 18: Move to the back. Comb the hair down into the neck and cut the baseline on a slight diagonal

STEP 19: From the crown take a vertical profile down to the nape. Pull out at 90 degrees and point cut to the desired length following the natural contour of the head. Continue vertical sub sections eliminating all unwanted length

STEP 20: Personalize through the back area by slicing, channel cutting or deep point cutting to finish the look.

 

 

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Lauren Salapatek

Lauren Salapatek Lauren Salapatek, Web Editor for Modern Salon | Salon Today | First Chair.

(Previous positions: Associate Editor/E-Newsletter Content Production Manager)

Since January 2010, Lauren has worked for Modern Salon Media covering salon style, product and beauty trends, and business editorial for both print and online content. As of October 2013, Lauren’s role changed to Web Editor—now she manages all online editorial content for modernsalon.com, salontoday.com and firstchair.com. As part of her responsibilities, she creates, edits, organizes and curates content for all Modern Salon Media’s websites; manages the creation and production of all Salon e-newsletters; promotes Modern Salon Media’s digital content via several social media accounts (Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest); and maintains an editorial calendar to keep all Modern Salon Media’s websites timely and current.

You can find Lauren on Google+ or e-mail her at lsalapatek@modernsalon.com.

 


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