Philip Ring creates this “Optical Illusion” using the new Metallic Muse shades, for a finished look that’s Phil says is like “polished steel,” an “edgy, but soft look that your clients [will] love!”
STEP 1: SECTIONING
Section hair as shown.
Start on the bottom section; take a horizontal section from the nape and apply Formula 1 to the root area and melt Formula 2 through to the ends.
Work upwards in horizontal sections until section is complete. Fully and evenly saturate hair with color to ensure an even deposit from roots to ends. Finish with a foil on the top and bottom to prevent color bleeding.
Proceed to the middle left and right sections. Take diagonal forward slices through the whole section. Apply Formula 1 to the root area, Formula 2 to the midshaft, and alternate between Formulas 3, 4, 5 and 6 on the ends. Finish sliced layers with foil.
When you reach the sections that frame the face (where the hair is shorter), melt Formulas 1 and 2.
Move to Mohawk section; build on the technique from the last section by adding Formula 2 to the ends. Working from the back forward, apply Formula 1 to the root area, Formula 2 to the midshaft, alternate the third melt between Formulas 3-6, then finish with Formula 2 on the ends.
TIP: Elevate your sections as you color to create a softer, more natural effect and avoid hard lines.