Rainbow, mermaid, unicorn hair trends that hit the internet in popularity last year. Now get the inside scoop on the latest colour trendsetters and techniques for this year. The perfect antidote to cure any hairdressers creative block and embrace the #Underlights colour trend. A little swish and flick of hair revealing an underlay of eye-catching ‘peekaboo’ vibrant hues.
Lightening the bottom layer of hair with Alpine Blonding Crème and 4.5% Alpine Developer and applying a single/multiple highlights leaving the top section of hair natural or a single toned colour. What better way for a client to experiment with ‘next level’ vivid colour to express their individuality in an understated fashion.
1. Pre lighten and tone with Couture Silk .22 Lilac + 3%
2. Star Section at Crown: Couture Silk Twilights 10.117 + 9.117 + 3%
3. Mids to Ends: (a) Spangles Pineapple Pop Yellow + (b) .4 Rouge Copper + 6%
Why not try your hand at creating vibrancy on the top instead of a natural colour. Polish educator @AnnaLigman mesmerizies us with her masterpiece. Mix Colour Spangles Blue Berry and Pineapple Pop with a hint Bubblegum to create emerald and lime green on top and Couture Silk Rouge for her underlights.
Top Layer: 30g Colour Spangles Blueberry + 20g Pineapple Pop
Top Layer Ends: Colour Spangles Pineapple Pop
Underlights Layer: Couture Silk Rouge .62 Red Violet + 12.0S + 6% 20vol LH Developer (1:2)
Karen Jade Hair from Embrace Hair in Scotland mixes it up with dual tonal pink and lilac underlights. These highlights give an enchanting effect to a blonde bob. Karen then follows up with solid vibrant copper underlights.
Solid copper underlights: Top: Couture Silk 7.66 + .6 Rouge Red + 6%
Underlights: Prelightend and colour with Couture Silk .4 Rouge Copper + 6%
PIC ONE RECIPE by @hair_by_domachowski :
Roots: Couture Silk 5.01 + 3%
Mids and ends: Couture Silk 7.021 + 3%
Bottom separations: Prelightened Alpine Blonda 7 + 3%
Toned: Colour Spangles Bubble Gum and Pineapple Pop mixed together. (1:1)
PIC TWO RECIPE by Sonny Lee:
Lightened: Alpine Blonda 7 + 6% (her hair was natural)
Underlights: 2 parts Blueberry Spangles + 1 part Bubblegum Spangles
HALF HALF COLOUR
The HALF HALF or BLOCK COLOUR trend is making a statement in 2021 with contrasting tones. Applying strategically placed colour and lightening. Watch Siobhaun perfectly execute her modern glamourous block colouring technique, framing her face and accompanied by global application of Couture Silk Rouge .4 Copper and creating subtle coolness with using .11 Frost toner. Click Here to watch.
SHANNON DAVIDSON (Image 3)
Couture Silk .4 Rouge Copper + 1.5% (1:1.5)
Couture Silk 5.5 + 6% (1:1.5)
CREATIVE FOILYAGE INSPIRATIONAL RECIPES
Foilyage doesn’t have to be all about highlighting blonde. Colourists are now advancing their creativity as clients are stepping out of their comfort zone and seeking a fresh new bold look. This technique brings such joy to every colourist in the universe.
Step 1: Prelightened with Alpine Blonda 7 and 20 vol, full head of heavy slices
Step 2: Tone with 10.21 and 2% color convert (1:2) for 10 minutes
Step 3: Fully dry and apply color
Roots: Couture Silk 6.221 + 1.5% melted into 3 different Spangles colors
a) Tickled Pink (Pink pieces)
b) half and half Cherry Berry & Pineapple Pop (burnt red-orange pieces)
c) Pineapple Pop with a dot of Cherry Berry (yellow pieces)
Prelightened: Alpine Blonding Creme + 4.5%
Rinsed: Cleansed with Couture Care Clarity Shampoo
Regrowth: Couture Silk 9.117 + 8.1 + .1 Illluminates + 1.5%
Colour Spangles: Pineapple Pop + Blue Berry
Toned: Couture Silk Demi .000 + .002 + 10.21 + .22 Lilac + 1.5%
WINE & WATERCOLOUR
Top section Couture Silk 4.65
Colour Spangles throughout