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How To Do A Three Tier Hair Colouring

With Tracy Hayes
Duration21 minutes
Skill levelAdvanced


Tracy Hayes' colouring tutorial is a three tier colour application following the graduation of Tim Hartley's Firefly Abstraction haircut. The first tier is coloured a soft charcoal grey. The second tier is a very strong violet from the round of the head to the hairline over the centre of the eye. For the final tier, Tracy applies a mixture of conditioner and violet pure pigment.

The result is a deep charcoal grey base framing a fine line of blonde with a vibrant splash of violet to emphasise the dynamic of the graduated line peeping out under a translucent veil of dusty violet.

Watch the accompanying haircut video tutorial here.

Along with the video, members can also find below our step by step guide to this three tier hair colouring.

Technical skills

  • Colour placement sectioning
  • Multi colour block tinting
  • Panelled block tinting
  • Permanent colour
  • Pre-lightening
  • Roots / regrowth lightener
  • Roots / regrowth to ends application
  • Tone on Tone Semi
  • Toner


Contributor: Tracy Hayes
Model: India
Make-Up Artist: Paul Seaman
Photographer: Barry Lategan

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