How to: Contour Lightening

FORMULAS

  • FORMULA 1Marble Blonde

    60g gloss 7/32 + 90g activator 8.5vol/2.55%

  • FORMULA 2 Pre-lighten

    30g true light white+ 45g activator 5vol/1.55%

  • FORMULA 3Antique Gold

    60g gloss 9/32 + 90g activator 8.5vol/2.55%

  • FORMULA 4Soft Antique Gold

    40g gloss 9/32 + 60g activator 5vol/1.5%

TECHNICAL STEPS

  • Step 1

    Create a profile parting from the forehead, finishing at the top crown.

  • Step 2

    Start by taking an irregular C section, starting 2 inches back from the hairline, finishing at the nape area. Secure with a TIGI PRO Sectioning Clip.

  • Step 3

    Repeat the same process on the opposite side and secure with a TIGI PRO Sectioning Clip.

  • Step 4

    Through the back area, secure the remaining hair using a TIGI PRO Sectioning Clip. In total, this creates three sections. Put on protective gloves.

  • Step 5

    Start the application through the C section. Take a 1-inch deep irregular parting. Apply Formula 1 from the new growth area through to the midlengths. With a free-hand blending technique, apply Formula 2 to the lengths and ends. Isolate using a TIGI copyright©olour meche strip.

  • Step 6

    From the third slice, apply Formula 1 from the new growth area through to the mid-lengths. With a free-hand blending technique, apply Formula 3 to the lengths and ends. Isolate using a TIGI copyright©olour meche strip, repeat the same on the opposite side.

  • Step 7

    Progress into the last remaining section, take horizontal partings and apply Formula 1 from the new growth area through to the lengths and ends.

  • Step 8

    Continue in the same way until the section is completed.

  • Step 9

    Process the colour for 20 minutes, then emulsify, rinse and remove using Catwalk Headshot Shampoo and Conditioner. Then tone the prelightened sections through the sides using Formula 4. Process visually for up to 20 minutes, then emulsify, rinse and remove, using Catwalk Headshot Shampoo and Conditioner.

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