Hair How-To: NEO COUTURE – Gwen

The NEO COUTURE LOOK showcases an ultra-modern appearance with intense short, strong cuts and longer fringes. Ultra-cool, blue-black tones create a standout colour finish.

 

To recreate this iconic look, follow the steps below:

 

Before & After 

 

Before & After

Colours Used: 

  • COLOUR 1 – IGORA Vario Blond PLUS + 3% IGORA ROYAL Oil Developer
  • COLOUR 2 – IGORA ROYAL 1-1 + 3% IGORA ROYAL Oil Developer
  • COLOUR 3 – IGORA ROYAL 9.5-1 + 1-1 5:1 + 3% IGORA ROYAL Oil Developer
  • COLOUR 4 – IGORA ROYAL 9.5-1 + 1-1 10:1 + 3% IGORA ROYAL Oil Developer

Tip: For colours 3 and 4 try using IGORA ColorWorx Blue instead of IGORA ROYAL 1-1.

 

Step 1 – Blunt Cut

 

Step 1
  • Section the top area out of the way
  • Concentrating on the back and sides, work your way around the head with a vertical blunt cut to create short layers
  • Personalise according to head shape 

Step 2 – Point Cut

 

Step 2
  • Concentrating on the previously sectioned top area, point cut to create longer layers with a sharp edge
  • Personalise the fringe length according to the face shape

Step 3 – Colour 1 (Pre-Lighten) 

 

Step 3
  • Due to the naturally dark base, the top section of Gwen’s hair has been pre-lightened with 3% – this allows the denim and navy blue colours to contrast against the darker undertone 

Step 4 – Colour 2 (Base Tone)

 

Step 4
  • Section the pre-lightened top area out of the way
  • Apply colour 2 to roots and ends
  • Cover with foil

Step 5 – Colours 2 & 3 (Roots to Mid-Lengths)

 

Step 5
  • Release the back part of the pre-lightened top section 
  • Apply colours 2 & 3 from roots to mid-lengths, alternating colours between the slices 

Step 6 – Colour 4 (Roots to Mid-Lengths)

 

Step 6
  • Taking the front of the pre-lightened top section, apply colour 4 using a feathering technique to softly blend into colours 2 & 3

Step 7 – Colours 2 & 3 (Ends)

 

Step 7
  • Finally, apply colours 2 & 3 to the ends, alternating colours between the slices 
  • Develop all colours according to appropriate timings
  • Rinse, then shampoo the hair using BC Fibre Force Fortifying Shampoo 
  • Finish with BC Fibre Force Fortifying Mask & Sealer to create new bonds inside the matrix and strengthen the hair fibres

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