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How to Create Red Money-Piece Hair
1. Lighten the Face-Framing Section
Even if you’re applying balayage or foil highlights through the rest of the hair, we recommend doing your money-piece first, so the lightener stays on this section for the longest. This allows it to lift a little more for a stand-out, statement-making effect. Developing in foils will also increase the lift, so wrap hair up for a sparkling money-piece.
You can also play with the size to personalize your client’s dream look. For example, if they want it to be bold, you can take a thicker, root to tip slice of hair and lighten the whole piece with BlondorPlex. Finer weaves in back-to-back foils will create a softer shimmer through the face frame. Meanwhile, starting the money-piece from off-root downwards with Blondor Freelight helps it to blend with a balayage.
2. Tone With Their Perfect Money-Piece Shade
There are two ways to tone money-piece hair:
- Apply a bright blonde money-piece to a red base for contrast.
- Make the actual money-piece red on a head of hair that’s also (a slightly deeper or more saturated) red.
If you’re trying the first one – blonde on red – your client may want their existing red base brightened. You can tone it after lightening, but be careful not to get the toner on the money-piece. You might find their face frame has already lifted to a perfect strawberry blonde, but if it’s not quite the shade your client hoped for, you can carefully tone this too. Try Color Touch for a rich, high-shine finish.
For option two – red on red – you can either apply a red toner all over, or mix up a few formulas to boost the dimension even further. Try combining an auburn with a copper money-piece, or a ginger mane with a strawberry blonde face frame. You can take these shades as subtle as your client would like.
5 Red Money-Piece Hair Ideas
1. Auburn Hair With Copper Money-Piece