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MAY-JUN 2017

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Image: sunglassesshot(1).jpg Photography: Kathleen Minton Michael Albor and Rachel Graham Matrix Part of the duo's Watercolor Series, this look refl ects the edgy street style of Boston's many students, who come to the area's colleges and universities from around the world. Formulas A. Matrix Light Master + 40-volume developer B. 1 oz. Color Sync Watercolors Sapphire Blue + 1 oz. 10-volume developer C. 1 oz. Color Sync Watercolors Moss Green & 1 oz. 10-volume developer D. 1 oz. Color Sync Watercolors Berry Violet & 1 oz. 10-volume developer E. ½ oz. Color Sync 10A + ½ oz. 10P + 1 inch 1A & 1 oz. 10-volume developer 1. Create 1/8-inch slices and apply formula A using side-brushing technique. Repeat throughout and lighten to pale yellow. Rinse thoroughly, cleanse and towel dry. 2. Next, create weave sub-sections and apply alternating formulas B, C and D. 3. Apply formula E to the hair left between the foils. Process accordingly. FORMULAS A | 60 grams TIGI Copyright Colour Gloss 8/3 + 7 grams Gloss 7/4 + 20 grams Gloss 00/ + 5 grams Gloss 8/30 + 138 grams 5-volume Activator B | 100 grams Bed Head Colour Trip Clear + 1 gram Pink + 3 grams Copper + 3 grams Orange 1 Create a profi le parting fi nishing at the nape. From the profi le, starting 2 inches away from the hairline, create a large irregular section toward the low crown. Repeat on the opposite side, and take a triangular section in front of the irregular shape. Take a vertical parting at the recession and at the top of the ear. Repeat on the opposite side. Secure the remaining hair through the back. 2 Subdivide the back section, take a horizontal parting and apply formula A to the new growth, mid-lengths and ends. Isolate using a meche strip. Continue until both sections are complete. 3 Take a zigzag parting from the side section and apply formula A to the new growth through the mid-lengths and ends. Next, take a zigzag parting and apply formula A to the new growth and mid-lengths. With a freehand blending technique, apply formula B to the lengths and ends. Continue until the section is complete. Repeat on the opposite side. 4 Take a zigzag parting from the low crown section and apply formula A to the new growth through the mid-lengths. With a freehand blending technique, apply formula B to the lengths and ends. 5 Continue with the same zigzag parting and apply formula A to the new growth, mid-lengths and ends. Isolate each parting with meche strips. Continue until both sections are complete. 6 In the triangular section, apply formula A to the new growth and mid- lengths and, using freehand blending, apply formula B to the lengths and ends. 7 Take a vertical parting through the fringe and apply formula A to the new growth, mid-lengths and ends. Repeat on the opposite side. 8 Process for up to 20 minutes. Emulsify, rinse and remove using the Bed Head Colour Goddess range. RENEE VALERIE | TIGI To achieve this bold apricot/peach chiffon shade—also from TIGI's Shift collection—Valerie used a lacing technique. 5 PHOTOGRAPHY: COURTESY OF TIGI thecoloristmag.com | MAY/JUNE 2017 | The Colorist 33

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