A great fun and sexy hairstyle for summer 2010 is a fringe hairstyle. This cut is fun, creative, and very trendy. What I like most about the fringe is, it can be worn on curly hair, wavy, straight, a bob, razor cut, or even a shag. To make this hairstyle really pop out, add a coloring technique to it such as a highlight.
Being a hair color professional I have learned how to create my own custom coloring code called Multi Fringe Highlighting. With this technique I create 2-4 different highlight colors using a product called Kaleidocolors, 20 volume cream peroxide, and 3 Clairol permanent hair colors of choice. Since my hair is long and curly I like to concentrate mostly on the front and sides creating a multi-tonal halo effect. Here’s how to create multiple highlights without having to double process the entire head.
Items Needed For Fringe Highlighting
You will need a bucket of Kaleidocolors ( Neutral or blue, depending how dark your hair is) If you have a brown, reddish brown, golden blonde, golden brown, or strawberry blonde go with the neutral. If the hair is black, chocolate brown, burgundy brown, dark blonde, or deep red go with the blue. Gloves, metal hair clips, rat tail comb, section of aluminum foil, hair painting brush, shampoo, conditioner, 3 other color choices, vaseline for protection,20 volume peroxide and a towel.
Preparing The Head For Highlights
First step is to section the hair. To create multi fringe highlights in the front bang area, sides, and middle of head use your comb and create a halo parting. A halo parting will go from the middle of the head to the beginning of each ear. When you place your head straight down, it should resemble a round halo look.
Using the comb make a slanted line starting from the middle of halo to the hairline. Repeat on the other side, but allow 2 1/2 inches in-between. This section should resemble a triangle.
If the hair is short just allow the hair to flow straight down. If the hair is long use the metal hair clip. Twist the hair and clip into place. Repeat the sectioning method above, until you have finished the sides.
Prepare The Color Mix
In a small mixing bowl place 2 scoops of Kaleidocolor, and pour the peroxide in. I really don’t measure. But just mix the powder until you have a nice thick creamy consistency. I’m going to guess about 2 ounces of peroxide. Don’t worry, if your hair is thick or really long you can also add more peroxide and bleach.
Using a separate coloring bowl place one of the other color choices. Use the whole bottle with 2-3 ounces of 20 volume peroxide. Most people will tell you 2 ounces of color to 2 ounces of peroxide, but I beg to differ. Stretch the color as much as you can.
Now you have 2 color choices. If you are aiming for more mix them in separate bowl. Make sure to keep track of which color is which. This is extremely important, especially when it comes time for color placement.
Placing The Coloring On The Head
Cut the aluminum foil into square sections. The length of the foil should be 1-2 inches longer than the length of hair so you can fold the foil up and over.
Take one triangel section at a time. Using the comb split the section in half. Lift one section up and place a piece of foil underneath. Try to get as close to the root as possible. Then paint some color on. The section next to it, do the same thing, but add a different color. Repeat this method until all sections are done. Place a processing cap on top, and leave the color on for 15-25 minutes. Remove foils.
Rinse the hair out completely with cool water. Lightly shampoo the hair. Do not scrub hard or use hot water. Condition the hair with a leave in conditioner. This way the hair will get the moisture back, lock the color in, and seal the cuticle.
Sources: Professional beautician