A colour trend pioneered by American hairdresser Stephanie Lawrence is going viral for all the right reasons, with features on Allure and The Gloss, and a video on social media channel Insider that has amassed over two and a half million views. The technique is called Colour Misting, and it acts as something like airbrushing, but for the hair and without the need for any machinery.
Water color 🤘🏼 I've had this idea in my head for a while now. We used 4 misting spray bottles for this application. (We have it up on the ig live if you would like to go back and watch). We used all @pulpriothair colors in Velvet, Nirvana, Lemon, Firefly, Candy and Cupid. We diluted all with water and I'm so excited with how it came out! She had to run to work so we will get all the styling done tomorrow 😈 #colormisting
The technique is created by mixing the colour of your choice (Stephanie opts for Pulp Riot, a new addition to the Australian haircare market, for its intense pigment) with half a bottle of water within a spray bottle and then spraying the diluted colour onto the hair. Utilising bright, bold and highly-pigmented colours ensures the dilution doesn’t detract from creating super vibrant hair, and the use of thin mesh strips keeps the newly-sprayed colours in place, without running into each other. From there, utilise a variety of hues for that rainbow look.
Full length video of my #colormisting technique! We wanted to mimic a watercolor painting and have the colors seamlessly transition into each other. I used all @pulpriothair for the color and diluted each with water. The bottles and paper foil can be found at @saloncentric ! What do you think? Will you try it?! Song: Bring Me The Horizon – "Happy Song"
The result – watercolour-esque perfection your clients will covet and you’ll probably want to try yourself.
Since being catapulted to viral fame, Stephanie’s talents in all facets of rainbow hair art (think shine lines, vivid undercuts, hidden rainbow colour and sand art hair) have all been widely shared. She boasts over 250,000 Instagram followers, all avidly watching her colourful hair creations.
When you have random free time in your schedule so you play with the fancy camera 😝 thanks @emiilyleischner for always participating! This was the outcome of our ig live doing #colormisting yesterday! Used all @pulpriothair for the color! #watercolorhair . . #hairprincesssteph @hair_princess_steph . . . . . . . . . . . #buzzfeed #allure #tokyofashion #hypnaughtypower #snhu #unh #bioionic #manchesternh #allmodernhair #hellogiggles #huffingtonpost #dailymail #hairtrends #longhair #olaplexeveryservice #hairinspo #hairoftheday #lpweeklydo #topknot #igers #cosmopolitan #wmur #instyle #myscconnection #fckinghair #fiercesociety
Just another example of how hair experimentation and a well executed social media strategy can boost your salon, career and profile.
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