HOW TO: Patrick McIvor Dip Dyes Dark Hair

By Jan Hillenmeyer | 03/28/2013 2:06:00 PM

 

Patrick McIvor, artistic and techniCulture director for Goldwell and KMS California, is a passionate colorist and educator. Always influenced by modern cultural and fashion influences, McIvor loves sharing his techniques and trends with other salon professionals, often via one of his other passions: social media.

McIvor recently developed a sure-fire technique for dip dying dark hair. Here’s how he gets the look with Goldwell Topchic Permanent Hair Color and Goldwell Elumen Hair Color.

 

 Part hair from ear to ear and take a triangle section behind one ear.

 

Plan three to four sections. Back comb each section twice for a soft transition and don’t remove too much hair if the desired result is strong color.

 

Mix 5ml Topchic 12BM with 10 ml 12% lotion and apply to each section, placing a foil over the section to create a compact foiled area. Process for 45 minutes. Rinse, shampoo and condition hair with Goldwell DualSenses Hair Care.

 

Saturate hair with Elumen Prepare Spray, a pre-color treatment specifically designed to prepare hair for positively charged direct color dyes. Towel dry and lightly blow dry if needed.

 

Apply Elumen RR@all to the bottom third of the section and feather Elumen Tq@all through the middle third. Repeat for each section.

 

Process at room temperature for 30 minutes, or for 20 minutes under an open hear source.

Shop Modern Salon - Patrick McIvor

Watch McIvor’s video for all the details.

 

 

RELATED ARTICLES

 

SHARE THIS

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Jan Hillenmeyer

Jan Hillenmeyer is the News Editor of Modern Salon magazine.

 


Comments (0) Leave a comment 

Name
e-Mail (required)
Location

Comment:

characters left

Feedback Form
Leads to Insight