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The Shine Line

With Tracy Hayes
Duration28 minutes
Skill levelAdvanced
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Tracy Hayes’ colouring tutorial creates a shine line or halo of colour across the fringe area, working in with the layers of the haircut.

To achieve the effect the technique uses permanent colour and Tracey starts with bleaching and uses techniques including back to back foils, block colour, colour placement sectioning, foil sectioning and slicing.

The result is an illusion of light to give shine to the surface of the hair, reflective of iridescent oil on water.

Learn how to cut the haircut featured in this tutorial here.

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Technical skills

  • Back to Back Foil Technique
  • Bleaching / Lightener
  • Block Colour Colour Placement Sectioning
  • Permanent Colour
  • Roots / Regrowth to Ends Application
  • Slice Technique
  • Toner


Contributor: Tracy Hayes
Model: Metta
Make-Up Artist: Clayre Sodeau
Photographer: Jamie Harrison

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