How to Create this Blend of Colours on Afro-Textured Hair
The Matrix artistic team created this stunning blend of colours on Afro-textured hair by first pre-lightening. Read the formulas below to see what these used for the finished look. Place the colours visually where you want them to lay on the head and melt the colours at the meeting point to avoid hard lines.
Pre lighten with 1 part Light Master + 2 parts 30 vol (9%) MCD
Formula A: 1 part Color Sync 5VV light brown violet + 1 part Color Sync Activator
Formula B: 1 part Color Sync Watercolour Berry Violet + 1 part Color Sync Activator /
Formula C: 1 part Color Sync Watercolour Sapphire Blue + 1 part Color Sync Activator
Formula D: 1 part Color Sync Watercolour Sapphire Blue + 1 part Color Sync Clear + 1 part Color Sync Activator / Formula E: 1 part Color Sync 10P extra light blonde pearl+ 1 part Color Sync Activator
1 – To create the length line, start with the head titled slightly forward and comb down to the natural fall. With no elevation, create the perimeter length by point-cutting using horizontal partings.
2 – Create a large triangular section at the high point of the head to the outer corner of the eyes, and adjacent to the top point, create a smaller triangle with the widest oints extending to the crown.
3 – In the back triangle, over-direct back and elevate. Twist the section and fan the hair outwards. Cut the ends straight and deep point-cut to soften.
4 – Release the front triangle and create a diagonal parting at the right corner. Over-direct the opposite side the maintain low elevation and surface plane along the face frame.
5 – Tease-cut the fringe and the sides to add detail and texture. Deep point-cut to blend the perimeter to section 1 and 2.
6 – Straighten hair, then knot and plait through the top, with randomly placed small plaited sections.