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How To Do An Overlapping Tones Hair Colour Technique

With Christiano Lanza
Duration16 minutes
Skill levelIntermediate


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. 

Watch the accompanying haircut video tutorial here.

Members can also read our guide that covers the process to do an overlapping tones hairstyle technique.

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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