One of my favorite things to do is play with bright colors. There are many different combinations and customized colors you can create that there is always a color for you. I use a technique called color melting. Color melting involves taking two or more colors and applying them in such a way that the colors gradually change from one to the other or “melt” into each other.
We started with our previous cut and color, shown below. This was left long throughout and and textured. His streak we have bleached out and then applied the three colors: violet, blue, and green. As it grew out, we decided to take it much shorter. Since Edwin really wanted more texture, we decided to use a razor to cut his hair. As for the color, we wanted to integrate red into his color, so we bleached his roots and melted the red into the existing violet. We also created a shorter, smaller streak on his right side, that we bleached, then melted red into violet.
Since we started with such dark hair, and we needed to get him to such a light color before we applied the color, you would want to invest in some quality products. First I recommend using Alterna Caviar Moisture Shampoo and its corresponding conditioner. The hair that has been colored will be needing moisture that these products can provide. For styling, we used a texturizing product and a wax for slightly more definition. Starting with slightly damp hair, put in a small amount of Kevin.Murphy Easy.Rider and work through the hair and then blow dry. When it is completely dry, you can flat iron the mid-lengths and ends of the longer pieces. with the pieces on top, flat iron the strands while rotating the iron so they slightly want to curl up. When ironing the bangs, rotate the iron slightly down while moving down the strand. After flat ironing the hair use a wax or pomade like Alterna Hemp Sheer Pomade to define the ends. Finish with a hard hold hairspray like Alterna Hemp Volume Lock Hairspray and you are good to go!
If you’re interested in breaking loose and having some bright colors in you due, Come in for a free consultation with one of our topnotch stylists!
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