How to: Soft Shading

FORMULAS

  • FORMULA 1 Antique Wood

    48g gloss 8/3 + 2g gloss 7/4 + 75g activator 5vol/1.5%

  • FORMULA 2 Clear

    40g gloss clear 00/ + 60g activator 5vol/1.5%

  • FORMULA 3Pre-lighten

    60g true light white + 90g activator 8.5vol/2.55%

  • FORMULA 3a Linen Blonde

    40g gloss 9/12 + 20g gloss clear 00/ + 90g activator 5vol/1.5%

TECHNICAL STEPS

  • Step 1

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

  • Step 2

    Starting 2 inches away from the hairline, take an oval shape at the crown area.

  • Step 3

    Take a diagonal forward section from the oval shape, finishing at high recession. Repeat on the opposite side.

  • Step 4

    Continue, taking radial partings on both sides, then a profile centre parting. Secure all sections with TIGI Pro sectioning clips: a total of 7 sections.

  • Step 5

    Take a horizontal parting and apply Formula 1 to the new growth through to lengths and ends. On reaching the occipital area, isolate with TIGI copyright©olour meche strip.

  • Step 6

    At occipital bone area, apply Formula 1 to the new growth area. Using freehand blending, apply Formula 2 to the lengths and ends. Complete the section.

  • Step 7

    At the top section, take a horizontal parting. Apply Formula 1 to the new growth. Using freehand blending, apply Formula 3 to the lengths and ends. Continue until the section is complete.

  • Step 8

    At the side section, take a slight diagonal parting and apply Formula 1 to the new growth area, with a freehand blending technique apply Formula 3 to the lengths and ends. Continue working until the section is complete. Repeat the same process on the opposite side.

  • Step 9

    To continue, take a diagonal slice and take seamless weaves.

  • Step 10

    Place on the foil and apply Formula 3 from new growth through to lengths and ends. Continue working until the section is complete. Repeat the same process on the opposite side.

  • Step 11

    Process the colour for up to 20 mins. Emulsify, rinse and remove using Bed Head Dumb Blonde shampoo and conditioner. Then tone the pre-lightened areas using Formula 3a and visually process up to 20 mins. Emulsify, rinse and remove using the Dumb Blonde range.

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