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Step by Step: Contour Tailoring with Christel Lundqvist & Tigi

by maryforester / last updated August 21, 2018

 

The Contour Tailoring technique is one of the biggest colour trends the season.

Designed to enhance movement and shape by utilising lighter and darker hues of colour, see how best to achieve this in salon with Tigi’s step by step guide.

Natural Base: 6/0 Dark Blonde

Formula 1

Pre-Lighten – 60g Tigi True Light White & 90g 8.5 Vol Activator

Formula 2

Russet Brunette – 40g Gloss in 6/3 + 10g Creative in 5/4 + 75g 8.5vol Activator

Formula 3 (Toning)

Oat Blonde – 20g Gloss in 10/02 + 5g Gloss in 7/4 + 5g Creative in 9/4 + 45g 5 vol Activator

Tigi Colour Step by Step

Step 1

After taking a centre profile parting create a curve shaped section, starting from the top crown and finishing at high recession. Repeat the same on the opposite side.

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Step 2

Extend the profile parting to finish at the top occipital bone, them create two square shaped sections on either side of the profile. Secure all sections with Tigi Pro Sectioning Clips.

Tigi Colour Step by Step

Step 3

From the occipital bone, take two vertical partings finishing at the nape; this creates a rectangular shape. Moving onto the side, take a radial parting, creating two perimeter sections. Repeat the same on the opposite side. Secure all sections with Tigi Pro sectioning clips.

Tigi Colour Step by Step

Step 4

Take horizontal slices from the hairline, work with fine weaves and isolate each slice with foil. Apply Formula 1 from the new growth area through to the lengths and ends. Continue working on the same way until section is complete.

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Step 5

Continuing through to the side section, take a slight diagonal slice. Apply Formula 2 to the first 3 inches of new growth, then apply Formula 1 to the lengths and ends using a blending technique. Continue woking in the same way until section is complete.

Tigi Step by step colour

Step 6

Take horizontal slices through the rectangular section and apply Formula 2 from the new growth area through to the lengths and ends. Continue working in the same way until the back section is complete.

Tigi step by step colour

Step 7

Continue on to the last two inches of the remaining section, then take horizontal slices and apply Formula 2 to the first 3 inches of new growth, applying Formula 1 to he lengths and ends.

Tigi step by step colour

Step 8

Repeat the same application technique on the opposite side, then process for 35 minutes.

Rinse and remove using S Factor True Lasting Colour Shampoo and Conditioner. Once removed, tone the pre-lightened sections using Formula 3 Oat Blonde and process visually for up to 20 minutes.

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