Are you a colorist creating Illuminage for your client? Follow these top tips to get a flawless finish every time…
1. Use Illuminage Clear Sheets
Typically, balayage is open-air lightening, which results in a slightly softer lift. However, you can try the clear sheets for separation, additional lightening and visible control.
2. Lighten the Perimeter
Getting a halo effect from Illuminage is all about brightening the perimeter of the face, so make sure you focus pre-lightener in this area. Feather lightness to the hairline to brighten and accentuate this area. You could also add in some graduated layers to really help contour your client’s features.
3. Create Tension
In the hair, that is. When you’re lightening sections around the hairline, elevate the hair slightly up and away from the face to create tension, which allows you to apply color more evenly. Then, sweep the color in fine motions for highlights that truly sparkle.
4. Keep the Crown Natural
For the softest finish, sweep Blondor away from the crown, so the roots here remain natural. This ensures Illuminage looks sun-kissed and seamless without changing your client’s color too dramatically. Top tip, partner with Illumina color to lighten the hair up to 3 levels and achieve soft transitions.
5. Build the Brightness Up
Gradually layer up Blondor through each strand. Go light and gently feather the pre-lightener onto the hair instead of loading on too much at once.
Watch below our full Illuminage tutorial with Romeu Felipe..