Color Formula: Chocolaty Turquoise
The Voice blind auditions lure lots of musically minded talents from all over the country. They debut on the big stage flaunting their own sense of fashion and beauty. Beyond her music, performer Juhi's chocolaty turquoise locks certainly made a statement. Robert Brown of the Goldwell North American Artistic Team-also owner of hairobert provides the "How To" for the look.
"POC's (pops of color) and color splashes are still hot and clients are loving the commercial and moderate versions of pure tones introduced into 'normal' canvases. Done with tipping or dip-dyed techniques, it's quite easy and fun to create and even easier to grow out, tempting even the most conservative client to GO FOR IT!" says Brown.
Color Tip: Make sure to retouch/refresh the chocolaty base with Goldwell Topchic 6BM or 5BG.
Use Goldwell SilkLift Strong with 20 volume to create light pieces on the top or fringe areas using a weaving or Balayage technique. For the surprise pops of color that spill from underneath, finesse the light ends using a diffusion technique such as backcombing the sections to reduce the strands by 60 percent and painting the ends about 1/2 or one-third down the panels. Two to three rows of zigzagged sections is usually enough to dance out of the cut from underneath. Let the style and density choose how much needs to be worked. Process until the palest yellow possible without damage, turquoise and other blues brown out on too orange of a strand. Shampoo and condition thoroughly to reacidify the hair.
Apply Goldwell Elumen. Prepare to correct charges in hair to improve adhesion of color. Get creative and use two (or even 3!) different shades with combinations of Goldwell Elumen CLEAR, Tq@all, Bl@all, YY@all, and Gn@all. Experiment with other shades like AB@9 or SV@10 instead of or with CLEAR to achieve variations of the desired shades.
Start underneath and work up and section out focal areas. Slice, weave, or combine application techniques when applying various tones of colors. Variations could include: Tq@all/CLEAR 1:1 for a bright turquoise and Tq@all with just a few drops of Bl@all and Gn@all for a deep, rich ocean blue/green and then some YY@all with a few drops of the Tq@all added to make an interesting chartreuse hue as a highlight. Once complete, process for a full 30 minutes and then cleanse with Elumen WASH and TREAT and apply LOCK with to the colorful bits created.
Drizzle Goldwell Elixir over a generous amount of Goldwell StyleSign Top Whip mousse mix with hands and apply to hair and blow-dry. Try a bit of Goldwell StyleSign Roughman or Full Rebel to piece out turquoise from under the chocolate for a winged, ethereal quality.