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Last updated: July 28, 2009

Tressa Organic Transitions Short Hair How-To

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Tressa Organic Transitions Short Hair How-To

Some short-haired clients get stuck in a rut with their style. This look from the Tressa Organic Transitions Collection is taken from stale to stylish in just a few easy steps. It’s a look that can be worn smooth and sleek or ultra-textured. This is a style that ensures your client will never have to wear the same look twice!

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    Begin on side section. Cut each side 2-inches in length.

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    Using your side sections as a guide, cut the back panel vertically 2-inches in length. Cut from one side section to center back. Repeat on opposite side.

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    Use a scissor-over-comb technique in this section.

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    Begin in the crown and razor cut from crown to front hair line. Razor hair from 2-inches in crown to 4-inches in front bang area. Texturize look to remove weight lines.

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    Color Formulas
    Platinum Blonde-Using Tressa’s LITEnUP Dual Moisturizing Powder & Colourage Permanent Translucent Color
    Formula: 2 scoops LITEnUP + 3oz. Colourage Developer 20/40 volume
    Toner: 1oz. 11A Colourage Color + 1oz. Colourage Developer 10 volume

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    Begin over the eye and place diagonal foil weaves, leaving natural hair between foils. Continue until you reach the top of the crown.

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    Start with diagonal weaves just in front of the ear to center back. Repeat on opposite side. Place Colourage Color on hair outside of foils.

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    Begin by pre-lightening entire head to a pale yellow. Section from the arch of the eyebrow back to the crown to create horseshoe shape section. Place your lightest toner on top section; place a darker toner on the sides and back.

    Note: Lighter formulas add height and width, while darker formulas diminish height and width.

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    1. Mist with KIS Leave-In Sealing Spray
    2. Dry hair
    3. Apply KIS GelWax to separate smooth and define
    4. Lightly spray KIS Thermal Protecting Hairspray
    5. Apply KIS Shine Serum

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    1. Mist with KIS Leave-In Sealing Spray
    2. Apply KIS Root Lifter to the root area
    3. Apply KIS Volumizing Foam
    4. Blow dry and flat iron with KIS Thermal Protecting Hairspray