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June 20, 2018

Metallic Blush

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Formula A:

TIGI® copyright©olour 100g Extra Light Natural Violet 10/02 + 2g Intense Red Blonde 77/66 + 5-volume developer

Formula B:

TIGI® copyright©olour 100g Extra Light Natural Golden Blonde 10/03 + 6g Copper Blonde 7/4 + 2g Intense Red Blonde 77/66 + 8.5-volume developer

Metallic Blush

Pastel pink bobs are trending, and this technique by TIGI® U.S. Technical Education Director Renée Valerie (@renee.valerie) demonstrates a two-formula technique that uses creative sectioning to up your client’s color game. Plus, she explains how she restores her clients’ hair to a virgin-like state in 5 minutes at the backbar…we’re definitely interested!

 

“This technique is very quick—I can do it in about 10 minutes,” Renée said at the BTC House in LA. “Creative doesn’t have to be complicated. The simplest techniques can be the most effective.” What sets this technique apart? “Instead of one shade all over, this is something your client can’t do by themselves,” she said. “You can charge more—for example, charge for a creative toning technique—than for an all-over color.”

 

Another way to charge more? Backbar treatments. Renée uses the TIGI® Copyright Custom Care SOS Extreme Recovery Treatment on every client. Apply it with a bowl and brush (it elevates the experience) and either build the cost into your prices or use it as an upcharge—either way, it’s a moneymaker and a client trust-builder, because it can restore hair to a virgin-like state in 5 minutes (!!!). Keep reading for Renée’s complete technique.

Artist: Renee Valerie
Manufacturer: TIGI, @tigiprofessionals

COLOR FORMULAS

Formula A:

TIGI® copyright©olour 100g Extra Light Natural Violet 10/02 + 2g Intense Red Blonde 77/66 + 5-volume developer

Formula B:

TIGI® copyright©olour 100g Extra Light Natural Golden Blonde 10/03 + 6g Copper Blonde 7/4 + 2g Intense Red Blonde 77/66 + 8.5-volume developer

Products Used

HOW-TO STEPS

Formula A:

TIGI® copyright©olour 100g Extra Light Natural Violet 10/02 + 2g Intense Red Blonde 77/66 + 5-volume developer

Formula B:

TIGI® copyright©olour 100g Extra Light Natural Golden Blonde 10/03 + 6g Copper Blonde 7/4 + 2g Intense Red Blonde 77/66 + 8.5-volume developer

1

Before

Formula A:

TIGI® copyright©olour 100g Extra Light Natural Violet 10/02 + 2g Intense Red Blonde 77/66 + 5-volume developer

Formula B:

TIGI® copyright©olour 100g Extra Light Natural Golden Blonde 10/03 + 6g Copper Blonde 7/4 + 2g Intense Red Blonde 77/66 + 8.5-volume developer

2

Create a zigzag parting around the head at the crown. Clip the zigzag parting out of the way.

 

Pro Tip: The zigzag parting helps build in automatic dimension by creating highs and lows throughout the hair. Plus, this zigzag circle will act as a veil over the bottom section for even more dimension.

Formula A:

TIGI® copyright©olour 100g Extra Light Natural Violet 10/02 + 2g Intense Red Blonde 77/66 + 5-volume developer

Formula B:

TIGI® copyright©olour 100g Extra Light Natural Golden Blonde 10/03 + 6g Copper Blonde 7/4 + 2g Intense Red Blonde 77/66 + 8.5-volume developer

3

Apply Formula A as a root touch-up to the hair left out of the zigzag parting.

Formula A:

TIGI® copyright©olour 100g Extra Light Natural Violet 10/02 + 2g Intense Red Blonde 77/66 + 5-volume developer

Formula B:

TIGI® copyright©olour 100g Extra Light Natural Golden Blonde 10/03 + 6g Copper Blonde 7/4 + 2g Intense Red Blonde 77/66 + 8.5-volume developer

4

Apply Formula B to the remaining hair in the bottom section (still leaving the zigzag parting alone). Cover with TIGI® copyright©olour Meche Strips.

Formula A:

TIGI® copyright©olour 100g Extra Light Natural Violet 10/02 + 2g Intense Red Blonde 77/66 + 5-volume developer

Formula B:

TIGI® copyright©olour 100g Extra Light Natural Golden Blonde 10/03 + 6g Copper Blonde 7/4 + 2g Intense Red Blonde 77/66 + 8.5-volume developer

5

Release the top zigzag section and divide into quadrants. Apply Formula A as a root touch-up.

Formula A:

TIGI® copyright©olour 100g Extra Light Natural Violet 10/02 + 2g Intense Red Blonde 77/66 + 5-volume developer

Formula B:

TIGI® copyright©olour 100g Extra Light Natural Golden Blonde 10/03 + 6g Copper Blonde 7/4 + 2g Intense Red Blonde 77/66 + 8.5-volume developer

6

After 5 minutes, pull the root shade through to the ends. Use your fingers to ensure complete saturation. This technique will give the ends more movement and dimension.

 

Pro Tip: To pull the color through, Renee uses what she calls a stretching comb, also known as a barber comb. Any wide-tooth comb will work—just avoid a pintail comb, which will remove too much color.

Formula A:

TIGI® copyright©olour 100g Extra Light Natural Violet 10/02 + 2g Intense Red Blonde 77/66 + 5-volume developer

Formula B:

TIGI® copyright©olour 100g Extra Light Natural Golden Blonde 10/03 + 6g Copper Blonde 7/4 + 2g Intense Red Blonde 77/66 + 8.5-volume developer

7

Process for 20 minutes, then rinse and lightly shampoo with TIGI® Copyright Custom Care Colour Shampoo. Apply the TIGI® Copyright Custom Care SOS Extreme Recovery Treatment.

 

Pro Tip: The SOS Recovery Treatment is a non-negotiable step for Renee’s color clients. It returns hair back to virgin-like condition in 5 minutes and contains 100 times more keratin than just shampoo and conditioner. The salon-only treatment can be used on anyone, but is especially good for pastel clients (who must start as Level 10 blondes!) because their hair will be compromised.

Formula A:

TIGI® copyright©olour 100g Extra Light Natural Violet 10/02 + 2g Intense Red Blonde 77/66 + 5-volume developer

Formula B:

TIGI® copyright©olour 100g Extra Light Natural Golden Blonde 10/03 + 6g Copper Blonde 7/4 + 2g Intense Red Blonde 77/66 + 8.5-volume developer

8

Allow the Copyright Custom Care SOS Extreme Recovery Treatment to process for 5 minutes, then shampoo with Copyright Custom Care Colour Shampoo and condition with Copyright Custom Care Colour Conditioner. Blow-dry and style as desired.  

Formula A:

TIGI® copyright©olour 100g Extra Light Natural Violet 10/02 + 2g Intense Red Blonde 77/66 + 5-volume developer

Formula B:

TIGI® copyright©olour 100g Extra Light Natural Golden Blonde 10/03 + 6g Copper Blonde 7/4 + 2g Intense Red Blonde 77/66 + 8.5-volume developer

9

Finished look.

Formula A:

TIGI® copyright©olour 100g Extra Light Natural Violet 10/02 + 2g Intense Red Blonde 77/66 + 5-volume developer

Formula B:

TIGI® copyright©olour 100g Extra Light Natural Golden Blonde 10/03 + 6g Copper Blonde 7/4 + 2g Intense Red Blonde 77/66 + 8.5-volume developer

10

Finished look.

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