The Art of Colour
Hair colour has changed. No longer a one-size-fits-all approach, today’s colour is a blend of tones tailored specifically to you. Subtle or dramatic, lo-fi or long-term, make your colour work hard for you
Dip dyes have received a lot of attention in recent years, but the fringe area has become a really strong focal point. This look involved a three-step application process using L’Oreal Professionnel Platinum plus lightening paste at the front, and then using INOA to work in a soft honey blonde, graded through to a rich copper at the back. While suitable for all lengths of hair, a longer fringe is essential for full colour detail. This can be subtle or dramatic, tailored according to the client’s taste.
We call it blushing; we blush the colour down towards the ends of the hair so it looks like it’s moving
Often confused with dip dye and balayage, ombre takes the form of dark roots and
a gentle lightening from the middle to the ends of the hair. Unlike dip dye, the effect is more subtle, so a great option for the colour-shy. As Jane Stacey, International Technical Director at Toni&Guy explains, “We call it blushing; we blush the colour down towards the ends of the hair so that it looks like it’s moving.” After a generous application of L’Oreal Chromative on the roots for gloss, Jane then blended Platinum plus lightening paste from the middle section down. Global Creative Director Sacha Mascolo-Tarbuck explored two different styles: soft waves that allowed movement, showcasing a subtle blend of tones, and an ultra-straight look that offered up a much more dramatic effect.