Melissa Gonzalez Recap: The Art and Science of Hair Color – Sombre

Melissa Gonzalez Recap: The Art and Science of Hair Color – Sombre

Elite Artist and Educator Melissa Gonzalez was able to create subtle brightness for her model by using the CHI Infra High Lift Colors. She shared some amazing tips on how to achieve the perfect Sombre color using a creative hand painting technique.

Color Formula: 1 oz. CHI Infra High Lift Cream Color in BB + ½ oz. 20 Volume CHI Color Generator + ½ oz. 30 Volume CHI Color Generator.

Step One: Section hair into 4 equal quadrants. Starting in the nape, take ½ inch diagonal subsections. Hand paint color in a “V” pattern taking color higher and lower to create dimension and movement. Continue until you reach the front fringe area.

Artist Tip: When applying the color you can brush up the section with your color brush in a “backcombing” motion to create more of an even blend in the final result.

Step Two:  Pick up front fringe area straight up at a 90 degree angle, over direct back and paint the color on in the “V” pattern getting closer to the roots to create brightness around the face.

Step Three: Process at room temperature for 20 minutes. Rinse the hair until water runs clear, shampoo with CHI Infra Shampoo and condition using the CHI Infra Color Lock Treatment for 5 minutes. Style as desired.

Products Used:

CHI Infra High Lift Cream Color – BB

CHI Color Generator 20 Volume 

CHI Color Generator 30 Volume

CHI Keratin Mist

CHI Academy Online Live Webinar Recap – Chapter 6: Characteristics of the Hair- Balayage Color Tutorial

CHI Academy Online Live Webinar Recap – Chapter 6: Characteristics of the Hair- Balayage Color Tutorial

Creating this beautiful Balayage color — using CHI Infra High Lift color or any service on a client – all comes back to the Influencing Factors and Characteristics of the Hair as found in Chapter 6 of the CHI Cosmetology Book.

CHI Elite Artist Cynthia Diersen was able to create this subtle, bright, and warm Balayage to brighten her client’s hair by taking into consideration the key characteristics of the hair, including: texture, density, porosity, elasticity, formation, and color.

Cynthia also addressed the Four Easy Steps: Determine natural/tinted level, determine desired lift, choose desired tone, and choose Color Generator for desired level of lift. By following the basics, Cynthia wowed us with this fabulous Balayage and so can you!

Formulation: 2oz CHI Infra High Lift GB (Golden Blonde) + 2oz 20 Volume CHI Color Generator.

Step One: Prep the hair with CHI Keratin Mist.

Step Two: Section a triangle section starting at the middle of the eyebrow to the apex of the head.

Step Three: Starting in the temple area, take diagonal back subsections. Skip the first section closest to the face for later application. Start dropping in the color at the midsection using Balayage technique. Continue until you have created 4-5 subsections on the side of head.

Step Four: Release the triangle section and split in half down the center of the section. Starting at the hairline take a weaved diagonal back section and repeat technique of painting starting at the mid-shaft working towards the scalp and then pulling through to the ends. Repeat until you have completed the half triangle section.

Step Five: Once section is completed go back to the temple section you set aside closest to the face, weave and highlight from roots to ends to blend.

Step Six: Mirror Steps 3-5 on opposite side of the head.

**Artist Tip: Take section you will be applying color to and lightly mist with CHI Infra Texture Hairspray.

*Process under low heat for 15 minutes then cool down for 5 minutes, Shampoo with CHI Infra Shampoo, Apply CHI Color Lock Treatment for 5 minutes and Rinse. Style as desired using your favorite CHI products!

Styling: Hair was prepped with CHI Silk Infusion, blow dried with the CHI Nano Hair Dryer, and then curled with the CHI Lava Hairstyling Iron. Finish look with CHI Infra Hairspray and CHI Shine On.

How-To: Euro Color Painting

How-To: Euro Color Painting

EURO COLOR PAINTING

Business, Innovator, Power, Patterns

The Euro Color Painting method is for an individual that is a strong person who desires ascension to the highest levels of achievement, personally and professionally. This person is an innovator who loves the latest technology and has a wardrobe that demonstrates power paired with a cut and color that emanates strength, yet retains classy and stylish elements for the complete look.

FORMULATIONS

Formula 1

  • 1 part CHI Blondest Blonde
  • 1 parts CHI Color Generator 20 Volume

Formula 2

  • 1 part CHI Ionic Shine Shades Liquid Color 4V
  • 1 part CHI Color Generator 10 volume
  • 2 capfuls CHI Ionic Shine Shades Liquid Color Violet Additive

Formula 3

  • 1 part CHI Chromashine Viva Violet

Formula 4

  • 1 part CHI Chromashine Grass My Roots
  • 1 part CHI Chromashine Out of the Blue

EURO COLOR PAINTING – COLOR

STEP 1 – Section a big triangle in the front on top of the side parting. Place diagonal forward slices in foil with Formula 1. 70 % of the foils are in the fringe and 30% at the side.

STEP 2 – Color the roots with Formula 2

STEP 3 – Remove the foils rinse out recipe 1. Wash recipe 2 through the hair while rinsing. Wash until the highlighted parts are a soft violet

STEP 4 – Take a horizontal strand at the side and color this with Formula 3

STEP 5 – Take a horizontal strand just underneath the parting and color this with Formula 4.

STEP 6 – Take a horizontal strand at the parting and color this with Formula 3.

EURO COLOR PAINTING – CUT

SECTIONING – Section the hair in 5 parts. From the highest point of the head to the tip of the ear.

SECTIONING 2 – A middle parting on top of the head. Section from the middle parting the sides before the ear.

SECTIONING 3 – Section the crown area in two, from the highest point of the head, over the crown until behind the ear.

STEP 1 – Use the razor over comb technique to cut the nape area to get rid of the weight under the occipital bone

STEP 2 – Shape the contour line with the razor in a straight line.

STEP 3 – Release the crown section. Take diagonal forwards partings and distribute perpendicular with a low projection and cut with the razor in a diagonal forward line.

STEP 4 – Release the contour line at the side and connect the sides to the back by combing the hair behind the ear.

STEP 5 – Comb the hair in front of the ear and connect to the guide behind the ear in a diagonal forward line.

STEP 6 – Take diagonal forward partings and comb the hair parallel to the parting. Cut the hair with the razor in a diagonal forward line.

STEP 7 – Comb the hair from the sides in a c-shape on the skin. Cut the underlying hair with a shear in a sharp diagonal forward line. Mirror this technique on the other side.

STEP 8 – Clean the contour line with the shear in a soft V-shape…

STEP 8 – Take diagonal forward partings and comb the hair parallel to the parting. Cut the hair with the razor in a diagonal forward line.

STEP 9 – Create layers by distributing the hair towards the crown. Cut a stationary guide on top of the crown. Over project the rest of the top layers to the stationary guideline on the crown to create soft long layers

Styling Tips

Shampoo your hair with the CHI Rose Hip Shampoo and Conditioner. Spray CHI 44 Iron Guard in the hair prior blow drying with a large paddle brush. After blow drying use a few drops CHI Silk Infusion and distribute evenly trough the hair. Use the CHI Lava Hairstyling Iron to smoothen the surface. The CHI Enviro Dual Action Spray is used to keep the hair smooth and styled.

Shampoo your hair with the CHI Rose Hip Shampoo and Conditioner. Spray CHI 44 Iron Guard in the hair prior blow drying with a large paddle brush. After blow drying use a few drops CHI Silk Infusion and distribute evenly trough the hair. Use the 1 inch Dura CHI Ceramic Curling Iron to curl the hair before each section spray the CHI 44 Style and Spray Hairspray on the hair for protection and hold. Clip every section for maximum cool down. After sectioning use the CHI Spray Wax on the hair and put your fingers trough the hair.

Products Used:

How-To: Bohemian Color Blending

How-To: Bohemian Color Blending

BOHEMIAN CHIC

Spiritual, Artistic, Prints, Texture

The Bohemian Chic individual leads a nomadic journey through style, fusing authenticity with patterns and materials. The hairstyle and color needs to be reflective of the individual and the cut needs to be versatile enough to style differently with each look. The bright color detail with CHI Chromashine emphasizes the complete look.

FORMULATIONS

Formula1

  • 1 part CHI Blondest Blonde
  • 1 part CHI Color Generator 30 Volume.

Formula 2

  • 1 part CHI Ionic Shine Shades Liquid Color 4V
  • 1 part CHI Ionic Shine Shades Liquid Color 4A
  • 2 part CHI Color Generator 10 Volume

Formula 3

  • 1 part CHI Ionic Shine Shades Liquid Color Clear
  • 1 part CHI Ionic Shine Shades Liquid Color 8V
  • 2 part CHI Color Generator 10 Volume
  • 2 capfuls CHI Ionic Shine Shades Liquid Color Violet Additive

Formula 4

  • 1 Part CHI Chromashine Pearl White
  • 2 drops CHI Chromashine Out of the Blue
  • 2 drops Grass Roots

BOHEMIAN CHIC COLOR

SECTIONING – Section from the highest point of the head until behind the ears. Section a triangle on the crown.

STEP 1 – Weave the hair and place foils using Formula 1 to high lighten the hair.

STEP 2 –  Foil from ear to ear and in the triangle section on the crown. Process for 30 Minutes at room temperature. Shampoo with CHI Infra Shampoo and Condition. Blow-dry and move to step three.

STEP 3 – Start in the nape area. Section a V-shape and color this section with Formula 2.

STEP 4 – Place a foil on top of the color in the nape area to protect the lighter lengths and ends. Color 1 inch at the roots of the rest of the back of the head until the highest point.

STEP 5 – Section 2 triangles 1 inch apart at the other side of the natural parting in the hair. Place the accent color on the right in the fuller area

STEP 6 – Color the two triangle shaped strands with Formula 4 and place them in a foil. Color 1 inch at the roots in the front section of the hair.

STEP 7 – Color the mid-shaft of the hair with Formula 3. Leave the ends out.

While rinsing the color massage the color on the midshaft onto the ends so that it will blend together. Rinse the accent color in the foil at lasts.

BOHEMIAN CHIC CUT

SECTIONING – Section the hair in 5 sections. Section a side parting from the temple to the highest point of the head and create a triangle next to the side part. Section the part underneath the triangle on the side. Section the other side.

SECTIONING – Section the nape area in 2 sections.

STEP 1 – Start with a section on the left in the back. Take diagonal backwards sections.

STEP 1 –  Comb the hair and twist the hair then cut with a point cut.

STEP 2 – Cut the contour line in the nape diagonal backwards.

STEP 3 – Repeat technique throughout section.

STEP 4 – Mirror this technique on the other side

STEP 4

STEP 5 – Release the rectangle on top. Use the razor to connect the length on the crown to the fringe in an increasing length.

STEP 5

STEP 6 – Connect to the shortest length behind the ear with a point cut technique.

STEP 7 – Mirror this technique on the other side.

STEP 8 – Release the triangle in the front. Over project the hair to the sides and punt cut on the desired length.

STEP 9 – Section a tringle at the crown, use a strong point cut to soften the ends

STEP 9

STEP 9

Styling Tips

Shampoo your hair with the CHI Aloe and Agave Nectar Shampoo and Conditioner. Apply some CHI Aloe and Agave Nectar Leave-In Conditioner and some drops CHI Aloe Vera Oil prior blow drying with the CHI Lava dryer with diffuser. After blow drying use some CHI Aloe Vera Moisturizing Curl Cream and distribute evenly trough the hair. Use some CHI Aloe Vera Curl Re-activating Spray to define the curls in the hair.

Shampoo your hair with the CHI Argan Oil Shampoo and Conditioner. Apply some drops CHI Argan Oil and a generous amount of CHI Straight Guard prior blow drying with the CHI Nano and the large CHI Ceramic Round brush. After blow drying use some CHI Argan Oil and distribute evenly trough the hair. Use some the CHI LAVA Hairstyling Iron to smooth the hair and flip the ends. Use the CHI Enviro Firm Hairspray to finish the look.

How-To: Mystic Color Melt Technique

How-To: Mystic Color Melt Technique

MYSTICAL MELT

Nomadic, Free Spirit, Prints, Texture

The Mystical Melt individual is a free spirit who is attracted by spiritual elements and the discoveries from cultures all over the world. The hair color matches natural wonders and the longer lengths in the layered cut provide the texture and freedom to style the hair in multiple looks.

FORMULATIONS

Formula1

  • 1 part CHI Ionic Shine Shades Liquid Color 4C
  • 1 part CHI Color Generator 10 volume
  • 2 capfuls CHI Ionic Shine Shades Liquid Color Orange Additive

Formula 2

  • 2 parts CHI Chromashine Orange You Obsessed
  • 1 part CHI Chromashine Mellow My Yellow\

Formula 3

  • 1 part CHI Chromashine Mellow My Yellow

MYSTICAL MELT COLOR

STEP 1 – Color the roots with Formula 1

STEP 2 – Color the lengths end ends with Formula 2

STEP 3 –  Color some strands in the front with Formula 3 on top of Formula 2

MYSTICAL MELT CUT

SECTIONING – Part the hair in 4 sections. Start with one big rectangle between the temples onto the crown.the parting.

SECTIONING 2 – Secure the sides, section from the crown to the back of the ear, and secure the nape area in one section.

STEP 1 – Section a middle part at the back of the head. Project the hair in 180 degrees and cut in an increasing line. This is the traveling guideline.

STEP 2 –  Take vertical partings and the back and cut in an increasing line. Use the traveling guideline as your guiding length.

STEP 3 – Section diagonal forward partings at the sides and project the hair to the traveling guideline behind the ear. Cut in increasing lengths. Mirror this technique on the other side.

STEP 4 – Check the balance by combing the sides to the back to check the length.

STEP 5 – Section a triangle on the crown and project in 90 degrees and point cut with the razor to create more texture in the ends.

STEP 6 – Release the rectangle on top. Use the razor to connect the length on the crown to the fringe in an increasing length.

STEP 7 –  Cut the fringe in 2 sections. Comb the hair in natural fall and point cut on the desired length in a concave shape.

STEP 8 – Comb the fringe out of the scalp and point cut to remove some weight to create more texture.

STEP 9 – Slice cut both sides in the desired length.

Styling Tips

Shampoo your hair with the CHI Royal Treatment Volumizing Shampoo and Conditioner. Apply some drops CHI Royal Treatment Pearl Complex and the CHI Royal Treatment Shine Gel prior blow drying with the CHI Nano Dryer and the medium CHI Ceramic Round Brush. After blow drying use some CHI Royal Treatment shine Gel and distribute evenly trough the hair to define the layers. Use the CHI Royal Treatment Ultimate Control Hairspray to finish the look.

Shampoo your hair with the CHI Royal Treatment Volumizing Shampoo and Conditioner. Apply some drops CHI Royal Treatment Pearl Complex and the CHI Royal Treatment Shine Gel prior blow drying with the CHI Nano Dryer and the medium CHI Ceramic Round Brush. After blow drying use the 1 inch CHI Curling Iron to curl the hair. Apply some CHI Royal Treatment shine Gel on the hands and distribute evenly trough the hair to define the layers. Use the CHI Royal Treatment Ultimate Control Hairspray to finish the look.

The Metropolitan Collection – Retro Posh Color

The Metropolitan Collection – Retro Posh Color

RETRO POSH

Polished Looks, Chic, Cheerful Pastels

The Retro Posh woman is a city girl with a strong character. Very feminine, cheerful pastels in hair color and wardrobe and a master in mixing different styles. The look is always polished, sleek, silky and soft or voluminous with a combination of strong CHI Style and Finish products.

FORMULATIONS

Formula1

  • 1 part CHI Ionic Shine Shades Liquid Color 8S
  • 1 part CHI Color Generator 10 volume
  • 1 capful of CHI Ionic Shine Shades Liquid Color Blue Additive

Formula 2

  • 1 part CHI Ionic Shine Shades Liquid Color clear
  • 1 part CHI Color Generator 10 volume
  • 1 capful CHI Ionic Shine Shades Liquid Color 8V

Formula 3

  • 1 part CHI Ionic Shine Shades Liquid Color Clear
  • 1 part CHI Color Generator 10 volume
  • 1 1/4 capful CHI Ionic Shine Shades Liquid Color 8C
  • ¼ capful CHI Ionic Shine Shades Liquid Color 8R

Formula 4

  • 1 part CHI Ionic Shine Shades Liquid Color Clear
  • 1 part CHI Color Generator 10 volume
  • 2 capfuls CHI Ionic Shine Shades Liquid Color Violet Additive.

RETRO POSH COLOR

STEP 1 – The hair is a natural level 8. Color the root area with Formula 1 to cool the tone of the hair.

STEP 2 – Section 4 triangles in the top layers.

STEP 3 –  Color triangle 1 in the front with Formula 2. Leave a small triangle out and color this with Formula 3.

STEP 4 – Color triangle 2 on the crown with Formula 3. Leave a small triangle out and color this with Formula 2.

STEP 5 – Color Triangle 3 and 4 at the sides with Formula 4.

RETRO POSH CUT

SECTIONING – Section the fringe in a big triangle from the highest point of the head between the temples. Section the sides from the highest point of the head to the tip of the ear

STEP 1 – Comb the hair from the crown to the nape in the natural fall. Cut in a horizontal line with the point cut technique to create a ridge line.

STEP 2 – Cut the nape area scissor over comb in a high graduation.

STEP 3 –  Use the taper shears to soften the ends

STEP 4 – Release the side section. Taking diagonal forward sections, take a part from the section behind the ear to connect the sides with the back. Cut in medium graduation with the point cut technique.

STEP 5 – Comb the perimeter/contour line on the side in a c-shape and cut the underlying hair in a sharp diagonal line.

STEP 6 – Comb the rest of the side part diagonal forwards and connect the sides with the back. Cut in medium graduation with the point cut technique. Mirror this technique on the other side.

STEP 7 – Release the triangle in the fringe and project it to the crown. Cut an increasing length to the front with the point cut technique.

STEP 8 –  Comb the top layers to the sides, over direct the hair and connect with the point cutting technique to the ridge line. Mirror this technique on the other side.

STEP 9 – Adjust the crown to the lengths on the highest point. Cut with the point cutting technique.

STEP 10 – Remove the hair at the nape with a feather razor.

Styling Tips

Shampoo your hair with the CHI Infra Treatment shampoo and conditioner. Spray CHI 44 Iron Guard in the hair prior blow drying with the CHI Onyx Dryer and a large paddle brush. After blow drying use a few drops CHI Silk Infusion and distribute evenly trough the hair. Use the CHI Lava Hairstyling Iron to smoothen the surface. The CHI Enviro Natural Spray hairspray is used to keep the hair smooth and styled.

Shampoo your hair with the CHI Infra Treatment shampoo and conditioner. Spray CHI 44 Iron Guard in the hair prior blow drying with the CHI Onyx Dryer and a large paddle brush. After blow drying use a few drops CHI Silk Infusion and distribute evenly trough the hair. Use the 1¼ CHI Ceramic Curling Iron to create large curls on top. Use the BioSilk Volumizing Powder to create volume and use the airflow of the CHI Onyx Dryer to blow the hair in the desired direction. Use the CHI Enviro Firm Hairspray to finish the style.

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