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Last updated: September 23, 2020

3 Money Piece Tips From Justin Anderson 💸

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Cha-Ching! Everyone loves a money piece—that burst of dimension and light around the hairline. When it comes to finding the best blonding tips in the biz, our go-to is celeb colorist Justin Anderson (@justinanderson), the guy behind your fave sun-kissed strands in Hollywood (Jen Aniston, Miley Cyrus and Kristin Cavallari!). Here are his three best tips for creating a celeb-worthy money piece!



When To Money Piece?
Money pieces are perfect for a client who wants dimension in the back and through the top but still wants to see brightness. Does she want to go darker for fall and winter? This bright POP of blonde is perfect for creating high contrast balayage to keep the sun-kissed vibe. 



Take Back-To-Back Sections
Your sectioning will vary depending on how dark or light the client’s natural color is but Justin’s standard money piece process starts with taking four back-to-back slices in the front. Feather the lightener up the hair and then, go back and tap it with a root gloss for a natural effect.



Let It Bake
It’s all in the process. Justin always puts his clients under heat for 5 minutes, then he allows the hair to process at its own speed until reaching the desired lift.




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