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How-Tos > Diagonal, Vertical, Horizontal by Joico
December 9, 2009

Diagonal, Vertical, Horizontal by Joico

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Diagonal, Vertical, Horizontal by Joico

Vero K-PAK International Creative Director Sue Pemberton demonstrates this very unique color how-to. By alternating tones placed horizontally on one side and diagonally-vertically on the opposite side, this color technique creates a unique asymmetrical highlight effect. Learn the J-Cutting Line How-To from International Creative Director Damien Carney! 

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HOW-TO STEPS

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    Model has natural, level 5, medium brown hair. Pre-Color Process: Apply K-PAK Chelating Shampoo, leave in 5 minutes, then rinse. Apply K-PAK Deep-Penetrating Reconstructor, leave in 5 minutes, then rinse. Apply K-PAK Professional Cuticle Sealer, leave in 5 minutes, rinse, then dry hair.

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    #1: Vero K-PAK Color HLG with double 40 Volume (12%) Veroxide (Gold Foil)

    #2: Vero K-PAK Color 8RG with 20 Volume (6%) Veroxide (Copper Foil)

    #3: Vero K-PAK Color 9G with 30 Volume (9%) Veroxide (Red Foil)

    #4: Vero K-PAK Color 5RR with 10 Volume (3%) Veroxide (Purple Foil)

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    Starting off the side parting, take a horizontal weave parting and apply Formula 1.

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    Directly underneath, take a slice parting and apply Formula 2.

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    Directly underneath, leave a slice of hair un-foiled, then take a weave parting and apply Formula 3.

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    Directly underneath, take a slice parting and apply Formula 4.

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    Leave a piece of hair un-foiled, then repeat the foiling pattern for a total of approximately eight foils.

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    Proceed to the opposite side.  Take a diagonal triangle-shaped slice parting (approximately 1/8-inch (½ cm) wide at the top and ¾-inch (2 cm) wide at the bottom) of hair from the fringe area and comb it out of the way.  Take a diagonal weave parting and apply Formula 1.

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    Working diagonally toward the back of the head, take a slice parting and apply Formula 2.

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    Continuing in the same direction, leave a slice parting of hair un-foiled, then take a diagonal weave parting and apply Formula 3. Directly underneath, take a slice parting and apply Formula 4.

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    Leave a diagonal triangleshaped slice parting of hair un-foiled, then continue the foiling pattern for a total of approximately 12 foils.

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    Note the more vertical position of the slice partings above the ear.

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    Take a horizontal weave parting from the crown and apply Formula 1. Note: Hair that has been left out will serve as a slight overhang for the back section.

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    Directly underneath, take a slice parting and apply Formula 2. Leave a slice parting of hair un-foiled, then take a weave parting and apply Formula 3.  Take slice parting and apply Formula 4. Check the foils to ensure proper, consistent color saturation. Process accordingly.

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    Post-Color Process: Thoroughly rinse haircolor from hair.  Apply K-PAK Professional Cuticle
    Sealer, leave in 5 minutes, then rinse.  Apply K-PAK Intense Hydrator, leave in 5 minutes, then rinse. Dry hair and style as desired.

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