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The Nude Glow Lights Technique + Step By Step


 
There’s no denying the popularity of super-flattering natural shades these days. You’ll see them in fashion, in the best makeup palettes, and now in hair, too; thanks to the launch of our Nude Glow Collection, a shining star in LumiShine’s new Natural Warm Series. “Women everywhere are embracing the nude look – with highlighters, bronzers, eyeshadows, and even lip colors in luminous, natural tones that blend beautifully with their skin tone and give off a megawatt glow,” explains Joico Brand Ambassador, Larisa Love. With that very notion in mind, our superstar colorist dreamed up Glow Lights, her dimensional highlighting technique using gleaming nude shades that deliver a lit-from-within radiance. Here’s how to nail natural…
 

FORMULAS

Formula 1
Blonde Life Lightening Powder with 10 Volume LumiShine Developer

Formula 2
Blonde Life Lightening Powder with equal parts 10 and 20 Volume LumiShine Developer

Formula 3
Blonde Life Lightening Powder with 20 Volume LumiShine Developer

Formula 4
Blonde Life Lightening Powder with equal parts 20 and 30 Volume LumiShine Developer

Formula 5
LumiShine Permanent Crème Color 1 oz (30 ml) 9NW with 1 oz (30 ml) 20 Volume LumiShine Developer

Formula 6
 
LumiShine Demi-Permanent Liquid Color 2 oz (60 ml) 10NW with 2 oz (60 ml) 5 Volume LumiShine Developer

BEFORE


 

STEP-BY-STEP

SECTIONING:

Step 1: First, section the head in half from top of ear to top of ear. Next, divide the hair into six sections: a triangle that extends from the top of the crown to the front hairline, two sections on either side of the front triangle; a triangle that extends from the crown to just above the occipital bone; and two side sections on either side of that back triangle.
 

 

COLOR TECHNIQUE

Step 2: Starting at the front triangle, take a horizontal weave parting at the hairline and apply Formula 1 from scalp to ends. Feather your formula at the root to create a natural color blend.
 

 
Step 3: Working back toward the crown, take two back-to-back horizontal weave partings (leaving a bit of natural hair between each foil) and apply Formula 1 from mid-length to ends.
 

 
Step 4: Continuing in the same direction, take another horizontal weave parting and apply Formula 5 from mid-length to ends.
 

 
Step 5: Take two back-to-back diagonal weave partings with Formula 1, then another weave parting with Formula 5.
 

 
Step 6: Take one last weave parting with Formula 1, for approximately 8 foils in this section.
 

 
Step 7: Move to the side section on the right. Take a diagonal forward weave parting right off the hairline and apply Formula 2.
 

 
Step 8: Continue working up the section; take two back-to-back weave partings (leaving a little natural hair out of each foil) and apply Formula 2.
 

 
Step 9: Take a third back-to-back weave parting with Formula 2.
 

 
Step 10: Take a weave parting with Formula 5, then move to the opposite side and repeat the process.
 

 
Step 11: Return to the first front side section and continue working diagonally toward the crown following the same foiling pattern: three weave partings with Formula 2 (lightener); one weave parting with Formula 5 (permanent color). For the last 2-3 weave partings in the section, switch to Formula 3, the 20 Volume Lightener formula. Repeat the process on the opposite side section, weaving until you run out of hair.
 

 
Step 12: Move to the back left section. Starting at the nape, take two wide back-to-back weave partings and apply Formula 3.
 

 
Step 13: Take a third weave and apply Formula 5, then move to the opposite side and repeat the process.
NOTE: Notice how low the lightener application starts in each weave.
 

 
Step 14: Return to the first back side section and continue working up the section taking diagonal weave partings following the same foiling pattern: two back-to-back weave partings with Formula 3 (lightener) followed by one weave parting with Formula 5 (permanent color).
 

 
Step 15: For the last five weave partings in the section, switch to Formula 4, the 25 Volume lightening formula. As you work up the head, tease each parting at the base for a seamless, blended color.
 

 
Step 16: Repeat the process on the opposite side back section.
 

 
Step 17: Move to the last triangle section at the top. Starting on the left side of the triangle, take a diagonal weave, tease the root, then apply Formula 4 from mid-length to ends. Feather the foilyage about 2-3 inches away from the root to add depth and dimension to your overall look.
 

 
Step 18: Take a second back-to-back diagonal weave parting and apply Formula 4 in the same manner. Take another back-to-back weave parting and apply Formula 5.
 

 
Step 19: Switch to the right side of the top triangle and continue the foiling pattern: two weave partings with Formula 4 (lightener) followed by one weave parting with Formula 5 (permanent color). Switch back to the other side and continue until the entire top triangle is complete.
 

 
Step 20: Process for 35 minutes. Shampoo with K-PAK® Color Therapy™. Towel-dry hair.
 

 

GLOSS APPLICATION

Step 21: Apply Formula 6 in a teardrop shape; lower in the front and deeper as you move toward the back of the head. Process for 5 minutes, then apply Formula 6 to the remainder of the hair (from mid-length to ends). Process for 10 minutes, then shampoo and condition with K-PAK® Color Therapy™. For an added boost of shine, treat hair to K-PAK® Color Therapy™
Luster Lock Instant Shine & Repair Treatment or Luster Lock Multi- Perfector Daily Protect & Shine Spray. Blow-dry hair and style as desired