Color Melting - Opal Melt

ORIGIN: The use of multiple shades fused together to create the ‘melted’ effect.

FOR: Ultra iridescent and versatile, this color trend uses multiple prismatic hues and hints of metallic for a unique finish.


LIFESPAN: 8-14 weeks

(depending on placement & client preference)

MAINTENANCE: Medium

HACK: USE A DRY COLOR BRUSH and a vertical feather motion, to diffuse hard lines and melt the colors together.
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COLOR

SECTIONING

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Create a large diamond shaped section at the top of the head that ends to a point below the crown. Secure. Create 3 parallel sub-sections under each side of the diamond that are ½ to 1 inch in depth. Secure each sub-section.

MELT
Apply the formulas using a side brushing technique in each section following the chart below. Use foils to separate.

Opal Melt Melt



STEP 1 - SHAPE

In the back of the head create a narrow, horizontal subsection at crown. Elevate to 90 degrees & cut to desired layer length.

Create a vertical 1 inch subsection extending from the crown to the occipital. Elevate straight up from the head and match to previously cut guide. Shallow point cut (long to short) using a 45 degree angle. Continue subsections, over-directing to guide and maintaining a 45 degree angle.

STEP 2 - SHAPE

In the front area use pie-shaped subsection and a traveling guideline to create layers. Create a vertical subsection, approximately 1 inch in width, extending from the crown to front hairline. Locate the original guide at the crown. At the guide, elevate straight up from the head, and point cut from long to short.

MASTERY POINT: The shortest point of the haircut will be at the crown.

STEP 3 - SHAPE

Take the fringe section and pinch it to the center of the nose. Start with the tip of scissors and cut at center of section. Release the over-direction—the edges will then be longer toward the check bones.

CG LAQUERS FORMULA

CG LAQUERS

FORMULA A: Blue

FORMULA B: Light Pink

FORMULA C: Yellow + Clear 1:1

FORMULA D: Teal

AREA 1

AREA 1 OPAL

A: Blue
B: Light Pink
D: Teal
C: Yellow + Clear 1:1

AREA 2

AREA 2 OPAL

A: Blue
B: Light Pink
D: Teal
C: Yellow + Clear 1:1
D: Teal

AREA 3

AREA 3 OPAL

A: Blue
B: Light Pink
D: Teal
C: Yellow + Clear 1:1
B: Light Pink
D: Teal