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Last updated: January 07, 2021

3 Ways To Speed Up Color Applications

IGORA10 Fast Lowlights Hair Painting Balayage Technique Schwarzkopf Professional Jessica Scott Santos @jessicascotthair
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Timesavers: Quickie Lowlights, Breaking The Base & Faster Root Smudges

Say it louder for the people in the backTIME IS MONEY  💸 🙌🏼 And if you’re not speeding up routine color services with timesaving tricks and quickie techniques, then you are losing money behind the chair. That’s why we’re sharing three easy ways to speed up color applications with quickie lowlights, a 30-minute base breaking technique and faster root smudges! Keep scrollin’ and start making more dollars in the salon ASAP.


1. Quickie Lowlights

We know bright dimension requires highs AND lowsand quickie lowlights will help you create the depth needed to make brightness pop in less time. For balayage clients, BTC Team Member Jessica Scott (@jessicascotthair) paints lowlights throughout using a balayage board. Here’s what you need to know:


The Technique: Completley saturate each section using the board and choose a color that processes for 10 minutes. “This is good if the client wants to make a punch factor and for really adding that depth and pop,” shares Jessica. “Or this is good if you are dealing with corrective color and need to saturate the complete section!”


Watch The Quickie Lowlight Painting Technique Below!

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2. Break The Base In Less Than 30 Minutes

If your client needs a root-touch up or wants a blended base but doesn’t have enough regrowth to complete a retouch with lightener, a break base is your best move. Not only is this an easy add-on service that’ll make you more money, but you can also get it done in less than 30 minutes. 


Is Your Client Ideal For A Base Break? Find Out Here First:

  • A natural Level 2-3 client with very light ends who desires a blended transition from regrowth to ends.


  • A bleach-and-tone or foil highlight client who wants a root touch-up but doesn’t have enough regrowth to complete a retouch with lightener.


  • A client who needs a break from using lightener but still wants a blended base.


The Technique: It’s THIS easy…Just apply Schwarzkopf Professional IGORA COLOR10, process for 10 minutes and apply a toner from mids to ends. This speedy process will blur and blend harsh lines AND refresh their color without using lightener. 

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Tap HERE to watch Josie break the base on Facebook Live!



3. The Secret To Faster Root Smudges

Whether your gray coverage clients need a refresh or you want to give highlight and balayage babes a softer, more seamless grow-out process with a shadow rootroot smudges are pretty routine at this point. But if you’re going to be taking that extra step on the regular, why not speed up the process? That’s why Stevie Meech (@hairbystevie) does this for a faster, more even application on smudges and shadows. 


The Technique: Apply IGORA COLOR10 to the roots, combing the color through from roots to mids for even saturation and blending. The result? Faster application times, only 10 minutes of processing and BOOMfull coverage root shadows!


Watch Stevie’s Root Smudge Process Below!

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