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Meet the Root Smudge Queen: Nicki Bianco

Nicki Bianco, a colorist out of Huntington, New York, is creating quite the buzz on her @nickiwildflower Instagram page for her seamlessly blended sliced highlights and root smudging. Her video transformations shot at her Wildflower Hair Den showcase the evolution of what appears to be stripey highlights into an on-trend, stretched-root effect.

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Makeover: Banded and Faded To That Ibiza Vibe

This client was headed to Ibiza and wanted her hair to look the part. Daisy Goord addressed the banded and faded hair, bringing her client to the perfect bombshell blonde.

From Virgin Black To Rooty Ash Blonde Chop In Just Seven Hours

Get the details for this HUGE makeover by Andreana Nunez (@dreeanaloveee).

Creating the Perfect Smudge Root (Or Is It Root Smudge?)

Sophia Avera (@ssophiacolor) of Muse Salon and Spa, Atlanta, Georgia, is a color expert, and top national balayage educator for L’Oréal Professionnel. One of the key questions she gets at her seminars is “how do you create a root smudge without losing the highlights?” Here Avera shares her top ten tips on perfecting the color design.

Explaining Foilyage, Teasylights, Shadow Root and Other Hair Color Techniques to a Salon Client

Here's a short cheat sheet from a master blonder with descriptions of these different techniques.

Wella Professionals Introduces Insta Recharge Powder Root Concealer

Wella Professionals has introduced its new Insta Recharge, an powder root concealer that offers the benefits of precision, soft blending and natural feeling with its 4-in-1 solutions: regrowth concealing, highlights extension, optical thickening/filling and eyebrow definition.

HOW-TO: Extended Shadow Root Technique

Emphasizing the high contrast between natural and surreal, this extended shadow root technique from Scruples seamlessly transitions from a neutral dark root to cool blue ends.

HOW-TO: "Aura" Blue Shadowroot Hair Color

At Matrix, blue is the color of tranquility, peace and healing. Auras can only be seen by the most intuitive beings.

MAKEOVER: Faded and Dull To Powerful Pink

Brent and Carlyn Basore share the details for this lovely makeover.