Wella Professional’s Color.id allows colourists the freedom to express themselves like a true artist without using foils! When added to your colour bowl, Color.id prevents colours from bleeding and creating unwanted tones by creating a flexible barrier. Plus, no foils means you can see colour placement more easily.
We’re sharing four unique hair colouring techniques you can create with tips for Wella’s top colourists.
Wella technical specialist Lindsey Washbourne calls this look “A soft cascade of rich reds with a burst of sun-drenched copper.”
FORMULA (*All formulas contain Color.id*)
1. To soften the base, apply formula A at regrowth area.
2. Section a 1-2” wave-shaped ring around the hairline clipping the crown area up out of the way. Alternate formulas D & E through midlengths and ends completely saturating each 1“ section.
3. Twist and rope sections out of the way.
4. Create a second wave-shaped ring approximately 2-3“ wide using crown area and paint formula C through ends.
5. A third and final wave ring is created using remaining hair from crown area. Using 2” sections alternate formula A & B through to the ends. After processing is complete, shampoo with Wella Professionals Brilliance Shampoo and follow with Wella Professionals Post Color Treatment.
Color.id Global Ambassador Dana Lyseng was inspired by a butterfly’s wings for this look. “The gorgeous organic gradation of the rich greens, teals and darkest emeralds were brought into the structured shape.”
1. Section a horseshoe parting from ear to ear. For the front area, take triangle sections starting above the round of the head to 1” above hairline on each side of the of the center part.
2. For the back area, use the same triangle section behind each ear, and a third sideways triangle in the center back.
3. Pre-lighten mid-strand (2” from scalp to 2” from ends) in triangle sections only, using Blondor Multi Blonde Powder.
4. Work around the head in vertical sections to hand-paint formulas A-D throughout. Create gradation, using a smudging technique, to transition one shade to another.
5. Once processing is complete, shampoo using Wella Professionals Enrich Shampoo and service using Wella Professionals Post Color Treatment.
1. Select extensions similar in length to client’s hair.
2. Pre-lighten extensions with Blondor Multi
Blonde Powder creating a diagonal back and forth pattern. Once lifted to desired level, rinse and shampoo with Wella Professionals Enrich Shampoo and follow with Wella Professionals Post Color Treatment.
3. Apply formula B & C to dried extensions.
“This marbling technique reveals swirling combinations of oyster tones, luxurious golds an buttery blondes. The look is beautiful and interesting,” says Mark Debolt, Color.id Global Ambassador.
1. Highlight entire head using slices and Blondor Multi Blonde Powder, lifting to a level 10 to create dimension.
2. Apply formula A at regrowth.
3. Starting at nape, take horizontal slices and smudge color onto Artist Palette alternating formulas B, C, D. Between slices leave a ribbon of hair out and use formula
E. Continue pattern throughout entire head.
4. Process according to manufacturer’s directions. Rinse, shampoo with Wella Professional Brilliance and follow with Wella Professionals Color Post Treatment.
Lyseng’s marbling creates soft movement that is artistic and eye pleasing. “I love that the colors push together, but yet still having their own space to be seen.”
1. Pre-lighten mid-lengths and ends using Blondor Multi Blonde Powder. Once complete, apply to re-growth.
2. After processing is complete, shampoo with Wella Professionals Brilliance Shampoo and follow with Wella Professionals Post Color Treatment.
3. Tone pre-lightened hair with formula A.
4. To create a marble effect, randomly place pastel formulas B-F throughout. Take wave sections in areas where there will be graduation to create the feeling of movement.
Photos: Wella Professionals