“Airbrushed” – it has come to mean “perfect”, so it’s no wonder that hairdressing is embracing this technique in salons. Use it commercially to give your clients the soft, pastel hair of their dreams, or use it creatively to craft incredible patterns for competitions and collections.
Crazy Color brand ambassador, Paul Callaghan, firmly believes that airbrushing is a useful trick to have in your arsenal. “The airbrush can help to soften regrowth, refresh roots and cover greys quickly and easily,” he says. “By using an airbrush to apply colour means it goes on the hair without saturating it and provides a more natural, soft look. By airbrushing the product into the hair, it allows you to have more control on the placement, especially if you want to create a blended appearance.”
So, how does he do it? “Add a few drops of the Crazy Color Pastel Sprays to the airbrush compressor. Then take a section of the hair and place a paper towel underneath to help soak up any residue,” Paul explains. “By softly airbrushing the colour on to the hair it creates a nice blush tone. Feather the colour up to the roots if you want to create a balayage or ombré look. Blow-dry the hair to lock in the colour – the beauty of the new sprays is that they wash out, meaning you can create a quick temporary hair update. This method would also be great for editorial looks as the possibilities are endless for the shapes and lines the airbrush helps create. Once fully blow-dried into the hair it can be styled as normal with tongs or straighteners.”