Inspired by origami, the Japanese art of paper folding, Paul Mitchell Professional Hair Color new Origami Collection presents innovative color techniques designed to spark change for guests in the salon. Co-Owner and Artistic Director for Education Angus Mitchell developed the process for dramatic transformation after reflecting on the beauty an origami artist discovers with a single sheet of paper.

“Origami is about working cleanly and precisely: crisp folds, placed just right,” said Mitchell. “The same goes for coloring hair—but it’s not just about sharp lines. If you’ve mastered your craft, even when you use a more organic technique, there is a precision of intention. Origami teaches us this: if you practice your craft with excellence, it rises to the level of an art.”

Origami Collection helps stylists create four dramatically different looks for guests in the salon:

Bringing Blonde Back

Bring out the best in previously lightened tresses

*Instead of lightening, this technique adds color back in to create warmth and subtle dimension while still keeping the hair light, bright and beautifully blonde.

Full Spectrum

Beautifully natural, yet full of color

*The placement means the overall look stays natural with flashes of color as the hair moves, but an updo unleashes the full effect.

Lady In Red

Ignite a shimmering halo of red

*Apply different tones of red in rotating triangle placements to create a spectrum of fiery shades, alive with movement and light.

Spice It Up

Dive into the color red

*Use tones that range from orangey red to violety red in order to achieve a rich, complex color, while keeping the effect subtle and natural by keeping the levels close.

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