It’s time to rethink your use of quick colour! Products like Schwarzkopf Professional’s IGORA Color 10 (a 10-minute colour system) are popular for quick touch-ups and men’s colour, but you can do so much more with them in the salon.
Michelle Oliver, a Contessa finalist, master colourist for Kick Hair and Body in Edmonton and a technical advisor for SKP, has designed three new modern colour placement techniques, perfect for your busy female clients. “It drives younger business, women who are busy, but don’t want to compromise on style,” says Oliver. “It’s an add-on that can be done on their lunch hour, in less than a third of the time.”
On talking to her clients about express services, she says, “For me, it’s about being proactive and taking the initiative to tell people about their options. They don’t know that this exists and they assume that colour means that it’s going to be hours of their time.” Here are her three foolproof designs:
1. Chroma Fusion
What it is: A block colour accent smoothly highlighted under a base colour.
Perfect for: Short, structured haircuts or medium-length hair with texture.
2. Color Accessory
What it is: A fast colour placement of two panels that add creativity, depth and dimension.
Perfect for: A full, heavy fringe and a smooth finish.
3. Casual Depth
What it is: An enrichment of colour and an addition of depth with subtle lowlights.
Perfect for: Wavy, curly or textured hairstyles.