As a variant on this technique, the panels can be made smaller and simply be placed on the underside of the hair, along the lower edge of the perimeter in the nape and side sections. In this case, the highlights or
accent colors become visible when the hair is pulled up into more casual styles.
For the truly dramatic effects with color, there’s targeted coloring. Of course, most special effects color techniques are targeted coloring, but in this case we are referring to what are usually broader zones of
color or artistic interpretations of color applications.
Examples of targeted coloring include a variety of effects. Among these are:
“Tipping”: wherein layered hair is colored only on the ends of the hair, or in random slices on the ends, in order to add visual interest and detail to a layered style. Usually this technique is
used with cuts that include choppy layering.
“Zones and Edging”: this technique is generally useful with clean-edged, geometric styles, like a bob cut. The color effects are isolated to specific zone, such as the fringe, or along the bottom
edge of the cut. They may also include interior lines that soften or reshape the overall shape of the cut. (For example, an interior edge to the color zone that curves at the point where the cut has a clean, hard corner.