How to Add Creative Color Using Extensions
Stringham first color matched her base and used two bags of Hotheads tape-ins in color #60 plus one bag of lavender Colormelts and one bag of pink Colormelts.Photo By Meg Stringham
Your client wants on-trend fashion color without commitment. What do you turn to?
Artist Connective member Meg Stringham (@stylingwithmeg) proves vibrant hues don't necessarily mean breaking out the bowl and brush. She created a pale-blonde and blush color effect using Hotheads Hair Extensions Colormelts tape-in extensions.
Colormelts include a spectrum of gorgeous shades that melt into one another. Colormelts were inspired by hand-painted techniques such as ombré and balayage, but fashioned in a way that requires no chemical services or treatments.
Stringham's model started off with a blunt haircut. She first color matched her base and used two bags of Hotheads tape-ins in color #60 plus one bag of lavender Colormelts and one bag of pink Colormelts. Read on to see how she applied the extensions to create this gorgeous finish.
GET THE LOOK:
1. Section hair behind the ears and braid it out of the way.
2. Apply the tape-in extensions: Bottom piece: lavender or pink Colormelt; Top piece: #60
3. Starting 2 inches from the the nape and leaving an inch around the hairline, work up in rows until reaching the occipital bone.
4. For the sides, apply two rows at a diagonal so the hair easily could be pulled into a ponytail.
5. Slide-cut layer technique to flawlessly blend between the extensions and real hair, being careful not to cut any real hair.
6. Curl the hair using a 1-inch iron. Wait for five minutes for curls to set, shake out curls with fingers and add texture spray to finish the look.