Just when you thought hair colouring had become stagnant, there’s a whole new way to reinvent the colour wheel. Introducing Fluid Hair Painting, a technique created by KL Christofferson of Cheeky Strut Salon in Michigan, and disseminated to us via the internet. What would we do without it?
The technique involves the client lying down with their hair fanned out over the table, while the colourist paints the hair balyage style. The alternate position apparently allows the colourist more control over the placement of colour, leading to an overall more fluid colour result – hence the name.
“Because their hair is fanned out, it gives me the ability to thoroughly look over every strand to see how the colour melts from top to bottom,” KL explained to Modern Salon. “Plus, no matter how the client parts their hair you’re able to give them a tailored, multidimensional colour because you can visually see how everything will collapse together.”
According to colourists and clients who have tried to the new move, everywhere from Canada to Germany, Sweden and more, benefits include the ability to create a soft gradient effect, subtle mermaid hues or even brighter tones.
“Visually speaking, this is an exciting process to create and watch,” KL told Buzzfeed. “What I love about using this technique is that the final results are endless – from mimicking sun-kissed baby highlights to creating a multi-coloured rainbow explosion. It’s really quite versatile!”
You can see a short snippet of this process in the video below.
Are you sold on this new technique? If so, it’s time to take out the brush and prepare to part with your good table.
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