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Foil Highlighting (3)

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Finally, it was time to rinse the hair of the conditioner. L’s hair had been a bit rough-feeling when the color/bleach process was done, but was now smooth and silky. I towel-dried the hair once more, removed any tangles using a wide-tooth comb and finished drying the hair with a blow-dryer, and styled it with a round brush.
  • Hair coloring with foils
  • Hair coloring with foils
  • Hair coloring with foils

As you can see from the photos, L’s hair had started out being somewhat bland and monotone. After the foil coloring, we see the alternating bands of original color, highlight and spice color. She was very pleased with the result (and very glad that I had talked her out of going with the darker red color she had initially requested).
Hopefully, this will help you understand the process involved in foil coloring techniques and perhaps keep you from being afraid of trying them for you own “simple” coloring ideas. I don’t recommend trying to perform this technique on yourself, but perhaps you and a friend can try it out with one another.
Once again, I also do not recommend this as a “DIY” project except in cases where you are working with simple highlights using a haircolor formula (not bleach). The risk is great enough that you might damage your hair using the bleach to do foil highlights because of the time it takes to apply the foils that it is worth the expense to have these processes done by a professional. And applying multiple colors has the same time issue: You won’t be saving money if the foils take you so long to apply that your color goes inert.
Stacy - Hair Stylist     ©
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