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18 July 2017 | Posted by Salon Services in Hair

Textural colour effects with Wella Colour Savvy

This month, Wella Colour Savvy brings you the Textural Colour Effects collection. Within these three looks they have created a deliberate random play of light and dark, soft and dense colour, in synergy with cut, style and texture.

See how to create these gorgeous textural colour effects below or book a Wella Colour Savvy taster session through your local store. The session teaches you top industry tips, techniques and trends using Wella Professional products so you can create these must-have textural effects for your clients right now. Hurry as places are limited.  

Shattered Light:

A high precision micro bob with a twist: shattered edges can be blow-dried for a very linear look or tousled for an uber-textured finish. Colour creates a dramati spotlight effect.

The Colour

Technique: V-Section

Colour Formulas:
A: Blondor FREELIGHTS+ FREELIGHTS Developer 9%
B: ILLUMINA COLOR 4/ + 5/7 (1:1)+ Welloxon Perfect 6%)
C: ILLUMINA COLOR 10/69 + 5/0 (3:1) + Welloxon Perfect Pastel (1:2)

Step 1:
Take a large triangular section on the top of the head from the side temples to just below the crown. Take horizontal sections, work in back-to-back slices and place on a foil. Apply colour A to the midlengths of the hair – only to lift and blend the previous colour.

Step 2:
Continue the technique until the top triangular section is complete. Once sufficient lift is achieved, rinse, shampoo and neutralise. Then blow-dry the hair.

Step 3:
Take out the prelightened triangular section. Working around the perimeter, starting at the side, take vertical sections and apply colour colour B from roots to ends. Continue to work all the way around until complete.

Step 4:
Cover the perimeter section with a foil. To the top triangular section, apply color C from roots to ends. Develop and remove in the normal manner.

EXPERT TIP
When colouring the cut, darker shades will reveal the solid weight lines and lightness will add dimension and texture.

The Cut

Step 1:
Prep the hair with Wella Elements Conditioning Leave-In Spray. At the front, take a section out for the fringe. Divide the remaining hair into 4 equal sections. Take a section at the back to cut in your 1st guideline.

Step 2:
Take a diagonal section, pull the hair out at 45 degrees and point cut the hair to create a weight line.

Step 3:
Continue the technique around to both sides of the head until complete.

Step 4:
At the front, take horizontal sections and cut in the fringe to the desired length. Finish with point cutting. Use texturising scissors at the back to define the shape.

EXPERT TIP
Keep the hair evenly wet and apply even tension when cutting to ensure balance throughout the cut.

The Style

Step 1:
Prep the hair with EIMI Perfect Setting.

Step 2:
Start by blowdrying the fringe with a comb, to keep it flat with no volume.

Step 3:
Use a medium-size round brush and blow-dry the hair with minimum lift. Finish with EIMI Glam Mist.

EXPERT TIP
When blow-drying the hair with a comb, move it in opposite directions to keep a very natural form.

Textured Light:

A mix of cool & warm tones on blonde shades – on short layers through the top and temple area, with a customised, short deconstructed fringe and long-layered .

The Colour

Technique: Freehand

Colour Formulas:
A: Blondor FREELIGHTS + FREELIGHTS Developer 9%
B: Koleston Perfect Special Blonde 12/0 + Welloxon Perfect 9%
C: ILLUMINA COLOR 7/31 + Welloxon Perfect Pastel (1:2)
D: ILLUMINA COLOR 10/36 + Welloxon Perfect Pastel (1:2)
E: ILLUMINA COLOR 7/81 + Welloxon Perfect Pastel (1:2)
F: ILLUMINA COLOR 10/69 + Welloxon Perfect Pastel (1:2)
G: ILLUMINA COLOR 9/60 + 10/0 (1:1) + Welloxon Perfect 6 %

Step 1:
Take the top triangular section on the top of the head – from the side temples to just below the crown. At the side of the head, take 2 sections to sit behind the ears. Divide remaining hair at the back into 2 sections. Start on the left hand side.

Step 2:
Take diagonal slices working in a freehand technique – in back-to-back slices. Apply colour A to the central mid-lengths, place on a colour wrap. Continue working up. Repeat the technique on the opposite side until the back section is complete.

Step 3:
Continue the technique into the side sections. For the top triangle section, apply colour B close to the roots only. Stretch down to create a soft curve. Once sufficient lift is achieved, rinse, shampoo and neutralise. Then blow-dry the hair.

Step 4:
Create the same sections as before. Start at the back. Take diagonal slices working in a freehand technique in back-to-back slices. Apply colour C to the roots, colour D to the mid-lengths and colour E to the ends. Continue working up. Repeat on the opposite side until the back section is complete.

Step 5:
Continue the same technique into the side sections, this time applying colour C to the roots, colour F to the mid-lengths and colour E to the ends.

Step 6:
Top section: apply colour G to the roots and colour C to the mid-lengths to complete. Develop and remove the colour in the normal manner.

EXPERT TIP
When designing colour for the cut, look at the weight lines, the shape and where you want to create saturation and soft hues of pockets of light.

The Cut

Step 1:
Prep the hair with Wella Elements Conditioning Leave-In Spray. Take out a triangular section at the front for the fringe. Then directly behind, on top of the head, take 2 square sections and a further 2 sections down to the occipital bone. Leave the hair out around the perimeter and plait away.

Step 2:
Start at the front. Take horizontal sections and cut in your guideline using a point cutting technique. Overdirect into the centre to create softness in the fringe.

Step 3:
Release the 2 back sections. Taking small horizontal sections, pull the hair out at 90 degrees and cut with the razor. Use a back blade technique to taper the hair.

Step 4:
Continue the technique to the top sections. Pull the hair up at 90 degrees and point-cut to personalise.

Step 5:
Finally release the plaits and connect to the top and back sections. Point-cut the hair and use texturising scissors to keep a dishevelled look – maintaining the weight around the perimeter.

EXPERT TIP
When using a back blade cutting technique, you are creating different weight lines through out the hair – sculpturing as you cut.

The Style

Step 1:
Prep the hair with EIMI Perfect Me on the mid-lengths and ends.

Step 2:
Using your fingers and hand, start blow-drying: pushing the hair into the direction you choose. Dry off about 30% of the moisture.

Step 3:
With a medium size round brush, blowdry the hair creating movement.

Step 4:
Using a styling iron, take small sections and feed through the iron to create an “s” bend. This will reveal the pockets of light and shade created by the colour.

EXPERT TIP
When using the styling iron to create an “s” bend, you can alter how tight or loose you keep the shape by how you feed the sections through.

Copper Light

Pockets of light and depth are created by combining warm and cool tones on a copper base. The Jane Birkin inspired 60’s cut is modernised with a shorter fringe.

The Colour

Technique: V-Section

Colour Formulas:
A: Blondor FREELIGHTS+ FREELIGHTS Developer 12%
B: ILLUMINA COLOR 7/43 + Welloxon Perfect 6%
C: ILLUMINA COLOR 7/81 + Welloxon Perfect 6%

Step 1:
Start at the back taking a V-section: working in a freehand technique, apply colour A to the mid-lengths and the ends only.

Step 2:
Continue working around the sides and the top section to complete the technique. Once sufficient lift is achieved, rinse, shampoo and neutralise. Blow-dry the hair.

Step 3:
Create the same V-sections as before. Starting at the back, take diagonal slices and work in a freehand technique – applying colour B to the mid-lengths and colour C to the ends. On the next section apply colour C to the mid-lengths only.

Step 4:
Continue working up and around alternating the colours. Working with the cut, leave some sections out – personalising your placement until complete. Develop and remove the colour in the normal manner.

EXPERT TIP
To create levels of light and shade, personalise your colour placement considering the end style – so the colours reflect lightness in varied movements.

The Cut

Step 1:
Divide the hair into 4 sections. Starting at the back, take diagonal sections and cut to the desired length. Continue up and all the way around until complete.

Step 2:
Take out a triangular section at the front for the fringe.

Step 3:
Take horizontal sections, over-direct to the centre and cut to create a curved fringe.

Step 4:
Once the fringe is cut, elevate the hair up and texturise with texturizing scissors. Check the shape after styling and define further.

The Style

Step 1:
Prep the hair with EIMI Perfect Setting and EIMI Ocean Spritz. Layer the products and distribute evenly through out the hair.

Step 2:
Start at the front side, take horizontal sections. Blow-dry using a small round brush, wrapping the hair around the brush and gently twisting and then pulling through.

Step 3:
As you work through to the back with the same technique, use a larger round brush. Continue until complete. Finish with EIMI Stay Styled.

Don’t miss The Cool Collection by Wella Colour Savvy coming in October!

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