Highlight Effects on Short Hair

By Alison Alhamed | 04/05/2012 2:01:00 PM


click image to zoom From baliage to ombré to chalking, summer is the season to experiment with high-impact coloring techniques. In this how-to featured in the April issue of MODERN SALON, Farouk Systems' artist Rocky Vitelli creates a dramatic fringe that can result in multiple looks depending on how the hair is parted. Using CHI Ionic Permanent Color, and varying levels of developer, the result is perfect for clients looking to add some spice to their fringe and a punch of red for the summer.

The Artist
Rocky Vitelli
Global Artistic Board, Farouk Systems
Mane Society Salon Spa, Owner

The Vision
In the new Allure collection, the Farouk Systems team creates lighter and darker zone highlight effects, depending on how the hair is parted.

The Formula
Vitelli and the Farouk team established a beautiful red-brown base color, then used triangle sectioning to create a blonde accent on the top left side.
• Bottom section: 3N CHI Ionic Permanent Color at 10 volume
• Mid section: 6RB CHI Ionic Permanent Color at 10 volume
• Zone Highlights: CHI Ionic Blondest Blonde at 20 volume

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Alison Alhamed

Alison Alhamed, Editor in Chief of Modern Salon Magazine | Editor of First Chair

Since July 2008, Alison has worked across all brands under the MODERN SALON Media umbrella, including MODERN SALON, SALON TODAY, FIRST CHAIR and MODERN SALON TV. Alison’s passion for the beauty industry grew even deeper after she enrolled in beauty school, working as an editor by day and a student by night. Alison earned her cosmetology degree from Pivot Point International in Bloomingdale, Illinois, in May 2011.

You can find Alison on Google+ or e-mail her at aalhamed@vancepublishing.com.


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