HOW-TO: Shine Line with Colorgraphics Lacquer

By Lauren Quick | 06/04/2014 2:22:00 PM

 

Matrix’s new Colorgraphics Lacquer collection is new for salons in June and works for quick, natural-looking highlights or statement-making hair color effects.

The six semipermanent Lacquer shades come in vivid yellow, orange, red, purple, magenta and clear and can be applied full-strength or intermixed for ranges from pure tones to pastel shades.

Matrix’s Colographics Play Book educational guide features illustrations by fashion illustrator Izak Zenou for creative, bright imagery to accompany step-by-step color processes.

GET THE LOOK: Shine Line with Colorgraphics Lacquer

STEP 1: Section as shown and isolate the fringe area.

STEP 2: Take a horizontal parting approximately 2 cm above the hairline. Protect the hair by placing foil on top of this section. Next, take a fine, horizontal slice and use your brush to paint the mid-section only. To diffuse the color, hold the brush diagonally and gently feather in the color by making small, vertical strokes.

STEP 3: Working your way up, take fine, horizontal slices and lay the hair directly on top of hte previous section. Use your previous section as a guide and continue to apply color to the same area.

Pro Tip: For a more subtle shine line, do nto color the last top section of hair. Protect the uncolored hair by placing a foil in between the last section.

 

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Lauren Quick

Lauren Quick, Assistant Editor for Modern Salon | Salon Today | First Chair

Lauren has been Assistant Editor since January 2014. Lauren attended the University of Missouri School of Journalism and is an avid Tigers fan. Her emphasis area was magazine journalism, specifically editing, and she obtained minors in sociology and Spanish. Lauren was a department and web editor for Vox magazine and a reporter for the Columbia Missourian newspaper before she worked at Modern Salon.

She grew up in Springfield, Mo., and now lives in the Chicago area with her wheaten terrier, Lucy. You can e-mail Lauren at lquick@vancepublishing.com or connect on Google+.

 


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