Most Wanted Creative Talent 2022, Marlon Hawkins, shares a new technique to help you offer bespoke colour which is simple but effective

Marlon Hawkins Tilted Tint process

“I love creating simple, wearable colour that has a creative process and I really enjoy the education aspect. For me, it’s really important,” Marlon says. “Tilted Tint creates excitement for your client, as you can play with tones and styling to achieve different outcomes, and it’s also fun for us to get creative with the process,” he adds.  

“The idea was conceived from a two-tone concept. ‘Tilted tint’ has more of a bespoke application to the individual,” Marlon explains. “I work with the way the client’s hair naturally grows and figure out how much colour to use on the hair by taking into consideration the hair density and texture.”  

Regardless of the colour, shade or hair type you are working with, this fresh colour technique gives a bespoke touch to the individual, bringing a playful and exciting approach to a global colour. 

How to: Tilted Tint 


Marlon Hawkins Tilted Tint

Step one: Use L’Oréal Professionnel Paris Metal Detox Spray as a pre-treatment on the hair. 

Step two: Find the natural sectioning pattern of the client’s hair. 

Step three: Using L’Oréal Professionnel Paris Majirel colour range. For the lighter colour use 8.43 30g, L.22 30g with 25vl L’Oréal Professionnel Paris Luo Color Developer. For the darker colour use 6.46 58g, 6.60 2g with 15vl L’Oréal Professionnel Paris Luo Color Developer.  

Step four: Leave the colour to develop for 35 minutes. 

Step five: Rinse using L’Oréal Professionnel Paris Metal Detox Anti-Metal Cleansing Cream Professional Shampoo for optimum colour results. 

Step six: Then, style the hair using L’Oréal Professionnel Paris Techni.ART Pli spray, forming a flat ‘S’ wave. 

Step seven: Finish by dressing out the hair using L’Oréal Professionnel Paris Techni.ART Ring Light Shine Spray.