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Highlights and Lowlights in the Limelight

MHD - June 18, 2018 Hair Colouring

Highlights and Lowlights in the Limelight

Regardless of hair colour, style or type, highlights and lowlights are always popular. But do you have the knowledge and technique to give your clients the best possible colouring experience?

We’re showcasing 5 of the most popular tutorials from our highlights and lowlights category. Featuring Andreas Kurkowitz, Charmaine Piche, Tracey Hughes, Mazella&Palmer and Christiano Lanza, they’re all perfect for colourists at an intermediate level. Read on for all the details.

Enhance natural colour with a full head of highlights

How To Do Full Head Highlights

How To Do Full Head Highlights

At this time of year, your clients are on the hunt for sun-kissed tones to make it seem as though they’ve just returned from a spot of beach basking! Take our first featured tutorial to give them the look they want (even if in reality they’ve been stuck in their office!)

Andreas Kurkowitz is the perfect instructor to show you how to master the full head of highlights, demonstrating correct sectioning patterns, finger and body positioning and foil placement. This is a salon essential – and one you’ll fall back on throughout your career.

Blend blonde tones in our highlighting and tinting tutorial

Highlights and Tint Colouring

Highlights and Tint Colouring

In tutorial 2, Charmaine Piche demonstrates the classic foil highlight technique – with tint and herringbone sections through the top.

Blending pleasing blonde tones to accentuate the soft interior of Stacey Broughton’s accompanying haircut, Charmaine creates an understated array of lighter-toned shafts through the top. From highlight and foil placement to weaving technique, this is a salon must-have for ambitious colourists.

Half head highlighting and colour balance delivers a natural coastline look

Half-Head Foil Highlighting Technique With Colour Balancing

Half-Head Foil Highlighting Technique With Colour Balancing

Capture the sun’s elusive spirit with Tracey Hughes tutorial on half-head foil highlighting and colour balance to create a beachy look that clients will adore.

You’ll learn how to blend existing light colour with darker roots, using diagonal sectioning and an in-between demi-permanent colour.

Create warm tones with fine detailed slicing and the herringbone technique

Fine Detailed Slicing With A Herringbone Technique

Fine Detailed Slicing With A Herringbone Technique

Warm autumnal tones with a hint of violet? Must be Mazella&Palmer in our fourth featured tutorial. In this lesson, you’ll discover how to use the herringbone technique to create fine-detailed slicing.

Encompassing colour palette tips and advice on foil and highlight placement and technique – along with fine slicing – this tutorial is not to be missed.

Perfect your reverse two-step hair colouring

How To Do A Reverse Two Step Hair Colouring

How To Do A Reverse Two Step Hair Colouring

Christiano Lanza steps up for our final featured tutorial – also for intermediate-level colourists – to demonstrate reverse two-step hair colouring. With pointers on everything from colour placement sectioning to foil highlighting and weaving, this lesson is packed with useful advice.

Using a multi-tonal technique, Christiano applies a lavish array of rich brunette and copper tones to create an unapologetically extravagant look that perfectly complements the box bob. (Don’t forget to watch the accompanying haircut tutorial, too.)

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