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November 25, 2012

Burnt Oak Brunette from TIGI


Burnt Oak Brunette from TIGI

This dark brunette look from TIGI’s Game On Collection blends tones of deep burnt oak, muted shades of smokey ironstone and dusty grain to add depth, lightness and luminescence, highlighting the focal points of this short textured cut.

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    Natural level: 3/0, virgin hair

    Formula 1: burnt oak
    30g TIGI copyright©olour creative 5/8 + 30g TIGI copyright©olour mix master /88 + TIGI copyright©olour activator 20vol/6%

    Formula 2: smokey ironstone
    10g TIGI copyright©olour creative 6/08 + 10g TIGI copyright©olour creative 8/08 + TIGI copyright©olour activator 30vol/9%

    Formula 3: dusty grain
    10g TIGI copyright©olour creative 10/21 + 5g TIGI copyright©olour mix master /88 + TIGI copyright©olour activator 40vol/12%

  • 2

    Take a radial parting from the top of the crown to the top of the ear. Work a zig zag section following the natural curvature of the head. Repeat on the opposite side. Secure with TIGI pro sectioning clips.

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    Divide the zig zag section into 3.

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    Put on protective gloves.

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    Apply Formula 1 to the radial parting.

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    Create a profile parting from the centre crown to the centre nape and apply Formula 1.

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    Begin a block colour application at the nape area applying the colour by taking horizontal sections and progressing upwards to the crown until the section is complete.

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    Repeat on the opposite sideuntil the section is complete.

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    Apply Formula 1 around the top section. Take horizontal sections from the crown area, working the hair back and away from the face until this section is complete. Continue with vertical sections applying Formula 1 from the radial parting to front of the hairline.

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    Release the first section taking fine slices, apply Formula 1 to the new growth area using a smudging technique to blend equal parts of Formula 2 to the mid-lengths and ends. Taking fine sections continue with this process until the first section is complete.

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    At the centre section continue in the same way, taking fine slices, using Formula 1 at the root area and using a smudging technique to blend in the lightest shade, Formula 3 to mid-lengths and ends.

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    For the remaining third section repeat the same technique as the first section, taking fine slices and applying Formula 1 to the new growth area. Use a smudging technique to blend Formula 2 onto the mid-lengths and ends.

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    Once the technique is complete, process the colour for the full development time of 35 minutes. Emulsify, shampoo and condition with appropriate Bed Head by TIGI shampoo and conditioner.