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December 10, 2013

Sunkissed Pixie from Alfaparf Milano

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Sunkissed Pixie from Alfaparf Milano

The very natural “Sunray” lightening technique from Alfaparf Milano can offers a subtle touch of sunkissed bliss to any shade. Supermeches+ Fast Ultra Rapid Bleaching Cream is rich in texture and is ideal for the free-hand, clean and accurate application style of “Sunray.”


Other Techniques Include:
Summer Twister
– for stunning light effects on lengths and ends. Get the how-to!
Color Harmony– bleaching blended with color, for harmonious color variations. Get the how-to!
Color Shake– a new twist for classic bobs! Color effects are only visible when hair moves. Get the how-to!
Surf Lightening– for short hair. This creates fresh, light effects at the top of head. Get the how-to!

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HOW-TO STEPS

  • 1

    Starting Level: 7
    Mix in a bowl Supermeches+ Fast with Oxid’o Alfaparf Milano 20-volume, dillution ratio 1:2. Take a section roughly 2cm behind the hairline that follows the shape of the hairline. It is easiest to begin this technique at the outside of the longest part of the shape.

  • 2

    Using a wide tooth cutting comb, dip the comb into the bowl of the bleaching mixture and gently comb the product down the hair shaft. Dip the comb into the product before each application. Wipe any excess product off the comb onto the side of the bowl to help ensure a delicate application. You are aiming to create delicate yet visible sweep of color. Comb on any amount of ‘lights’ that you wish. A better result is created by leaving strong spaces between each light – between 1 and 2cm is ideal.

  • 3

    After finishing the row, gently release the hair above that has been clipped away.

  • 4

    Continue working in the same way to the top of the section. Avoid positioning the lights directly above those in the row directly below.

  • 5

    Continue working in the same way to the top of the section. Avoid positioning the lights directly above those in the row directly below.

  • 6

    Continue working in the same way to the top of the section. Avoid positioning the lights directly above those in the row directly below.

  • 7

    Take another section on the opposite side of the head, again following the shape of the hairline.

  • 8

    Comb on the lights in the same manner, remembering to space them apart from each other.

  • 9

    Let the next section down and comb it gently into place without disturbing the colored hair beneath.

  • 10

    Continue combing the lights onto the next section. Remember to place the lights so they sit in between those of the row below. Continue all the way to the top of the section.

  • 11

    Now start the application in the back of the head. It is easiest to work with diagonal sections. If the hair is very short, use the heel of the hand to hold the hair out of the way. Position your hand so that you do not obstruct the area to be colored. Apply the color in the same way. Where the hair is very short, pay attention to make the color application very delicate. It is important to not overload the short hair with color.

  • 12

    At the end of the first section, create a new section above the first in the same way as you did at the front of the head. Again, remember to position each row of lights in between the lights of the row below. It is important that you do not create heavy areas of color by stacking the lights on top of each other.

  • 13

    As you move up through the sections, gently comb the hair into the correct position. Be careful not to disturb the color on the section below. Continue working the same way to the top of the section and then repeat the same application technique on the opposite side.

  • 14

    When the application is complete, turn the model around in front of a mirror to check that you have created an even distribution of color. Process until the desired amount of lightening is achieved.

  • 15

    The finished effect is a classic highlighted look that can also be used on short and graduated shapes.