Last updated: October 22, 2021
Do You Know The Difference Between A Root Tap, Root Smudge & Root Melt?
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The More You Know: Learn The Difference Between A Root Tap, Smudge & Melt
You probably rotate between a root tap, root smudge and root melt regularly but do you really know the difference between the three? No worries if you don’t because we spotted a genius post from BTC Team Member Ashley Smith (@paintedbyashleymarie) that makes it super easy to understand. Check out her helpful post above, then keep scrolling to get a break down of each one plus Ashley’s fave formulas!
- This is for clients who want to look and feel as blonde as possible.
- A tap slightly softens foil lines and keeps the grow out soft.
- Ashley’s fave Redken Shades EQ formulas for this technique: 7N + 7P, 7N + 7T or 8N.
- This is for clients who want to see brightness but also love a lived-in rooty blonde. It’s also ideal for low-maintenance guests who like to go 10 to 12 weeks between appointments.
- When formulating, keep it a level lighter than their natural color.
- Ashley’s fave Shades EQ formulas for this technique: 7N + 7T, 7N + 6T, 6N + 6T, 7M + 6N + a splash 6T or 6N + 5G.
- This is for clients who love a deep rooted look as well as brunette melts, high-contrast blondes and summer to fall blonde transformations.
- When formulating, drop and deepen two or more levels than her natural root to create richer tones.
- Ashley’s fave Shades EQ formulas for this technique: 6T + 4M, 5N + 5G, 4NB or 3G + 5N.
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