COLOUR TECHNIQUE: CITY LIGHTS

Gina Khan presents 'City Lights' a dimensional highlighting technique, giving versatility to the contemporary metropolitan woman.

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INSPIRATION

Picture the contemporary city woman, living in the fast metropolitan lane. She’s time short, yet her demanding life doesn’t stop her appearance being of key importance. She yearns to continually change and so her hair colour evolves with each life moment and whim. City Lights is a dimensional approach to highlighting, giving a versatile result with the flexibility to wear the hair with either a natural, or more defined finish, depending on the desired look and how the woman chooses to style her hair, to showcase the highs and lows of her colour.

SHADES USED

NATURAL LEVEL: 3/0

Formula 1: Pre-lightener

30g True Light White
+ 30g Activator 20vol/6%

Formula 2: Truffle Brunette

40g Gloss 6/08
+ 20g Gloss 4/0
+ 90g Activator 5vol/1.5%

Formula 3: Almond Blonde

60g Gloss 10/02
+ 30g Gloss 8/0
+ 135g Activator 5vol/1.5%

COLOUR

01. Carry out a Creative Consultation to bespoke the most suitable service.

02. Create a face-framing section by taking a diagonal back parting one inch from the front hairline to the ear. Repeat on the opposite side

03. Starting at the centre forehead, take seamless weaves utilising Formula 1. Work with back to back partings on the hairline. Continue working in the same way on the side sections, using Formula 1.

At the back of the head, take two diagonal back partings below the occipital bone, to create a large V section. Working visually, alternate between a textured weave and back to back placement weaves utilising Formula 1.

04. Working with the hair’s natural fall, alternate taking seamless and textured weaves, using Formula 1 from the profile parting. Apply Formula 2 to the mid-lengths and ends between the packets to create dimension.

05. Process for up to 40 minutes, until the desired undertone has been achieved. Rinse and remove using the TIGI Copyright Care Repair system.

06. On towel-dried hair, apply Formula 3 to the front face-framing section and isolate with meche strip. With the remaining hair, apply Formula 2 to the roots, and Formula 3 to mid-lengths and ends using a smudging technique.

07. Process visually for up to 20 minutes.

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Credits
  • Colour: Gina Khan
  • Cut & Style: Thomas Osborn   /  
  • Photography: Alex Barron-Hough   /  
  • Make-up: Katie Moore   /  
  • Fashion Styling: Jiv D   /  
  • Video: George Baxter   /