Outline Water Shadows Pastel Hair Colour
With Jo McKay
Duration19 minutes
Skill levelIntermediate
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Jo McKay's salon creative colouring process uses an oval shape through the top area to which she adds a soft raspberry pastel. She then works the left hand border section, with a soft mushroom shadow outlining the fringe sweeping section.

Finally Jo works the right hand border with a pastel light violet blue softened with natural tones to achieve an effortless melt of pastel watercolours with a defining shadow effect through the sweeping fringe to perfectly compliment the haircut by Bastian Casaretto.

Technical skills

  • Barrier Cream
  • Block Colour
  • Colour Placement Sectioning
  • Multi Colour Block Tinting
  • Roots / Regrowth to Ends Application
  • Slice Technique
  • Toner


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

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