Two colors, two ways. Here, we explore how to create the split hair trend for your clients, whether you’re dividing the color up vertically or horizontally. Which look will you be trying first?
1. Split From the Roots
For half and half hair color that starts at the parting, you’ll want to treat the two sides of the head separately. Consider the base you’re working with, and whether hair lightener is needed as a canvas for color. As a general rule, Blondor is required for locks any darker than a medium blonde – that is, if you’re trying to switch to a shade that’s bolder and brighter or lighter than the existing hue. Use a pintail comb to precisely split the two halves of hair, then clip into place so there’s no bleeding between the colors you’re creating. You’re aiming for a clean, flawless line.
2. Split Through the Lengths
Half and half hair color top and bottom is a little like a dip-dye. Your client’s shade switches part-way through the lengths for a contrasting effect, meaning precision is key. The goal is a clear line across the full width of hair, whether created with Blondor and foils plus two toners, or two concentrated color formulas from root to mid-lengths, then mid-lengths to tips.