How-to: Graffiti and Tie-Dyed Color

By Lauren Salapatek | 04/20/2012 9:57:00 AM


Working with Hairdreams hair extensions, award-winning stylists Sonya and Christopher Dove created their "American Dream" collection which represents lifestyle and fashion from metropolitan hotspots such as Miami, Beverly Hills and New York City. In this step-by-step, you will learn how to create this SOHO/New York graffiti-inspired style using Hairdreams' new Quikkies, which help to create fast, trendy color effects on the hair without the use of any chemicals.

Hairdreams VOLUME+ TopHair | Color 00/00
8 Quikkies| Color Flash White, custom graffiti colored | 30cm

Hairdreams Volume+ System
Hairdreams Quikkies System


Step 1: For a spectacular grafitti effect, color Quikkies with a semi-permanent toner from Wella Professionals.

Step 2 + 3: For volume on top of the head and compact bangs, attach a Tophair according to the instructions provided by Hairdreams. Attach individual Quikkies in the crown area—this is how you make the unique color effect pop.

Step 4 + 5 (The Cut): Determine the base line and length with point-cut technique—consider the concave cutting line. For optimal transitions use slice-cut.






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, and 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.

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