Overlapping Tones
With Christiano Lanza, Georgia, Melissa Bourne and Andrew Gilbert
Duration16 minutes
Skill levelIntermediate
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Christiano Lanza’s colouring tutorial demonstrates a technique of overlapping tones. Christiano covers suitability, colour palette, brush strokes, back to back foiling and working with existing pre-lightened areas. 

The final result is three zones of overlapping colour gradients moving from darker, muted shades of fuschia, blue and violet through to more vibrant tones for a slimmer silhouette, which supports the expansion of texture. 

Technical skills

  • Block Angled Sectioning
  • Foil Highlight Technique
  • Foil Placement
  • Full Head Permanent Colour
  • Neutralising Colour Tone
  • Panelled Block Tinting
  • Permanent Colour
  • Pre-lightening
  • Restoring Depth and Tone
  • Semi-permanent Colour


Contributor: Christiano Lanza
Model: Georgia
Make-Up Artist: Melissa Bourne
Photographer: Andrew Gilbert

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