To create a soft highlighting effect on the surface of the hair a feathering technique can be used, this will ensure the product glides effortlessly through the hair leaving a smooth surface paint that has no visible lines from beginning to end. This application technique will create a beautiful strobing effect of holographic colours when the product is activated.
To create this effect, use the calligraphy brush: this essential tool derived from calligraphy artistry is a delicate bristled brush that is soft to the touch and distributes the product seamlessly through the surface of the hair. The tool allows for a soft freehand application; simply feather the product in with a soft wrist motion as though the hair is the canvas for the paint.
To master the small placements using the calligraphy brush consider the following:
- Pick up the product with the brush and deposit straight onto the mid-lengths first
- Always work in a feathering motion off the roots, into the lengths. Start flicking the wrist upwards and downwards until the product is seamlessly blended into the hair
- To create an ombré effect, intensify the amount of product and pressure on the hair as the ends of the hair are reached
- Always keep tension on the hair strand with your hands