How to Create the Perfect Shadow Root

Back of woman’s head with long, wavy, ash blonde hair and a shadow root, created using Wella Professionals.

Every hair colourist knows about the importance of dimension. It’s the volume-boosting, youth-enhancing, gloss-giving detail that transforms your client’s locks from flat to flawless. Highlights and lowlights are often used to give a multi-dimensional effect, but one of our favourite techniques for lending natural-looking contrast is a soft, seamless shadow root.


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