How To Paint Highlights

Pre Highlighting Prep

Before Colouring, brush or comb your dry and Product free Hair until it is tangle free.
Then divide your Hair into 4 Sections.

Our Highlighting Rules

Keep your Highlights thin for a Natural look. Bigger Highlights create stripes.
Paint more Highlights in the Top Sections and less in the Bottom Sections.
Don’t group all your Highlights together, allow adequate breathing room between them.

Step 1

Turn your Tint Brush on its side for a finer application.

Guide the tip of your Tint Brush through the Hair, creating a row of Hair no more than 1.5cm thick.

Use your Tint Brush to weave through your row of Hair, keeping each weave no thicker than 1/2cm. Hold the weaved pieces of Hair tight and let the rest fall away.

Step 2

Tip: Place foil underneath the Hair to stop the Colour from bleeding onto surrounding Hair.

Starting at the top of the Hair, remembering to start at least 1cm from the Hairline, begin painting the Hair down to the ends, until completely covered. Don't overload the Hair with Colour, use enough to just cover the Hair.

Alternatively lightly dip your thumb and index finger tips in Colour and squeeze them from the top of the Hair to the ends. Using the weaved Hair pieces or choosing small pieces of Hair from the row.

We like to stagger the Colour at the top of each Highlight for a softer grow out.

Step 3

Fold your Coloured Hair in foil and move onto your next row using the same application. Continue until you finish the Hair section, before moving onto the other Top Section and finally completing the remaining two Bottom Hair Sections.

Tip: Create vertical rows in the Top Sections and horizontal rows in the Bottom Sections of your Hair.

Keep These Tips In Mind

Don’t exceed the Colour processing time.
Keep an eye on your processing Colour. If your Hair in the lower sections is getting too hot and developed, remove the foils.
Make sure you keep track of your timing to not over process your Colour. Try and get the job done as quickly as possible.
If you have thick Hair, consider getting help or use a person to do each side of the head.

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