Video:How to Do Non-Chunky Highlightswith Laura Kiorkis
Learn how to do non-chunky highlights in your hair that will look natural. Here, see step-by-step instructions for how to do non-chunky highlights.See Transcript
Transcript:How to Do Non-Chunky HighlightsHello! My name is Laura Kiorkis and I am Owner and Operator of Gemini of Chicago Hair Salon in Peoria, Arizona. Today, I am going to show you how to get non-chunky highlights.
Supplies for Creating Non-Chunky HighlightsThe tools you'll need to achieve non-chunky highlights are:
- powder lightener
- 20, 30 or 40 volume peroxide
- a tail comb
- and a bowl
- and brush
Instructions for Non-Chunky HighlightsThe first thing you'll need to do is determine what level you are starting with on your client's hair, and establish between you and your client what level of lightness you would like to achieve. Section your client's hair properly. This means avoiding any part lines where you could get very distinct chunky looking highlights. You'll want to apply the highlights underneath the part line or in diagonal to the part line.If you are starting with really dark hair, you'll want to use a higher level of peroxide to achieve maximum level of lift. Also keep in mind that with darker hair sometimes a darker shade of blonde is more complementing to that person's skin tone. Now before you start, always make sure to practice safety and to do a skin test and a strain test on your client's hair. That way, you'll know exactly how long to process the highlights and when to remove that color.
Tips for Accomplishing Non-Chunky HighlightsWhen applying your highlights, make sure you're using quarter-inch partings and using a very thin and consistent stitch.When you're applying your color onto your highlights, be sure that you are diffusing the line of demarcation by feathering the color at the root line with a soft even stroke. Always be sure to set a timer according to your manufacturer's directions to ensure that you achieve the results that you desire.After processing any chemical, make sure you rinse thoroughly and shampoo the hair and follow with any necessary treatments. Toning or glazing the hair after a highlight service is almost essential to ensure that you achieve the exact hue for a level that you would like your highlights to be and to control any unwanted tones that might have come up during the highlighting process. This is how you achieve non-chunky highlights on brown hair.
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