1. Play with Balayage and Foilyage
While you can create cappuccino hair with highlights, balayage is our pick for this luminous trend. Freehand strokes through the mid-lengths, ends and face-framing pieces mimic the glug of milk or dose of caramel you’d add to your coffee. Use Blondor Freelights or bond-strengthening BlondorPlex to paint your client’s locks, and wrap some pieces in foil (for foilyage) if you want to elevate the lift.
2. Choose Shine-Boosting Color Products (with Gray Coverage if Desired)
When toning balayage ribbons, reach for color products that are high on warmth and shine. For intense pigment, Koleston Perfect is a must that offers up to 100% gray coverage, so you can camouflage any gray hair strands. Illumina Color and Color Touch both level up the light reflections in your hair, while Shinefinity is a zero damage, zero life color glaze that lends a sheer veil of pigment with added luster. With so many perfect products, and a range of browns and blondes between them, mixing up a radiant rich brown is simple.
3. Consider a Clear Glaze Topcoat
If your client wants extra gloss – no matter which color product you’ve used – suggest they book in for a clear Shinefinity glaze as a ‘topcoat’ for locks. You can apply it after rinsing out their color by mixing 00/00 1:1 with the Bottle Activator