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How To Do A Colour Melt

With Jo McKay
Duration23 minutes
Skill levelIntermediate
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Jo McKay’s colouring tutorial demonstrates a colour melt technique. It begins with a perimeter base colour using a basic tint application, and includes a base colour and high lift on the ends for an amalgam of oyster and caramel tones. The result is a beautiful colour melt to perfectly compliment the disconnected elements and defined base shape of the haircut.

Watch the accompanying haircut video tutorial here.

If you are a member of MHD you can also download a step by step guide to colour melt hair that you can find below.

Technical skills

  • Back-to-back foil technique
  • Block angled sectioning
  • Block colour
  • Foil highlight technique
  • Mid-length to ends application
  • Permanent colour
  • Quasi-permanent
  • Slice technique


Contributor: Jo McKay
Model: Nadia
Make-Up Artist: Louisa Inchenko
Photographer: Jamie Harrison

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