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July 11, 2018

Hair Painting With Extensions

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Hair Painting With Extensions

OH. EM. GEE. Can you believe this transformation is the same head of hair? Or that it only took one appointment to create? A little confused? We’ll explain—hair extensions! Instead of offering clients a color service that could require several hours (or multiple appointments), hairtalk® Extensions Master Educator Tucker Cinalli (@tuckerjstyle) turns to his trusty tape-ins to totally make over his clients.

 

Watch the video below to see how Tucker uses hairtalk’s Original(Plus), Petite(Plus) and Mini(Plus) to create a chemical-free hair paint that’s super customized and on par with some of your favorite Instagram balayagers, then keep scrolling for the steps!

 

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Artist: Tucker Cinalli
Manufacturer: Hairtalk, @hairtalkusa

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HOW-TO STEPS

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Before. 

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Before. 

Pro Tip Before Starting: For a "painted" outcome, Tucker suggests creating peaks and valleys (or highs and lows) with the tape-ins by using both the hairtalk® rooted extensions and the Colormelts in the same row (shown in the photo below). Keep this in mind throughout the application!

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Start applying the first row of extensions approximately 1 to 1½ inches above the nape—apply the hairtalk® Petites Plus color 25/4R with 6/24 Colormelts underneath for the peak and the hairtalk® Originals color 5/23 Colormelts with color 25 underneath for the valley.

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To create the most natural outcome, use a bricklay pattern when placing the extensions and alternate colors. In the next row, use hairtalk® Originals color 4/8 Colormelts with color 25 underneath for the valley and hairtalk® Petites Plus color 25/4R with color 23 underneath for the peak.

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Continue working up the head, alternating placement and color.

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Once reaching the hairline behind the ears, use hairtalk® Mini Plus color 23/6R with color 23 underneath. The Minis are 0.4 inches wide—making them almost totally undetectable when working in tough spots or when trying to create face-framing money pieces. 

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Once reaching the crown, move to each side of the head. Use the Mini Plus 23/6R with color 23 underneath for the peak and the Petite 6/24 Colormelts with color 4/8 Colormelts underneath for the valley.

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Next, blend the extensions with the client’s hair by framing the face. Add soft/feathered layers from the client’s top layer to the top row of the extensions, and diffuse any heaviness from the client’s natural hair by texturizing the ends at a 45-degree angle (this avoids cutting any length from the hair).

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The finished highlight created with the tape-ins!

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Finished look.

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Finished look.

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