Modern Salon: Color Shadowing

Color Shadowing

With variations on the bowl cut breaking out on runways, Jet Rhys, San Diego, California, Joe Randazzo, owner of Honolulu’s J salon and Yasmine Essa Brooks, Studio DNA, Los Angeles held a three-day Hawaiian teaching Soiree’ with the J salon team to perfect the cut and find the ideal color shift that underscores asymmetry. The model was a natural Level 3 with Level 6 gold-toned highlights.

V-Panel formula: 1 tube of L’Oréal Professionnel Majirel (4.65) Majirouge and 2.6 oz. of 20-volume Majicreme developer
Base formula: 1 tube of L’Oréal Professionnel Majirel (1N) and 2.6 oz. of 20-vol. Majicreme developer

Application: Create a deep, asymmetrical V-section, with the open ends beginning at the inner eye brow and behind the ear, and the point occurring just shy of the crown (this avoids a bright spot on top of the head). Work through the section in 1/4-inch slices, applying the V-panel formula from roots to ends. Outline the V-shape with cotton to prevent bleed. Then apply the Base formula to the regrowth of the rest of the hair, comb through to the ends and process for 30 minutes. Shampoo and rinse the Base formula first; then remove the foils and shampoo the V-shaped panel.