A Ray of Light

by | 17 Dec 2018

Create a subtle halo of light around the face and bring back childhood tones with the PRISM LIGHTS method, created by by Christel Ludqvist, founder of STIL salon


Christel Ludqvist

“Clients are looking to replicate almost their childhood hair colour and texture, achieving an effortlessly natural, yet lux look. Light and gloss can often leave coloured hair over time. As we age, our complexion changes, so we need different hues in the hair to promote a more youthful look.”Christel Lundqvist


Bored of balayage? The new PRISM LIGHTS method from triple award-winning hair specialist Christel Ludqvist is an effortless alternative to the recent popular chunky Balayage, contouring and overly textured highlights which can be harder to wear. Christel has developed a super natural and subtle, light reflecting colour effect, which gives a delicate natural and easy lux look and feel to the hair.

PRISM lights are individually ‘free hand’ painted in fine strands of lighter colour, through the root to the mid area of the hair. Then the end of the hair is ‘free hand’ painted with a layering effect using two tones of subtle lighter shades to create a polished yet natural appearance to the hair. Using a ‘whisper-light’ application of light-reflecting colour (hence the Prism reference), the aim of the technique is to uplift the face and give some added gloss and shine. In turn, the hair returns to its former vibrancy and gloss, which clients often lose after repeated colouring.

Image from Jonathon Simkhai At NYFW, shot by Alexander Barron-Hough

End result? Brighter, cleaner shades which are on trend and a great alternative for lighter winter shades. British light is very ‘blue’ so getting the shades just right is even more important, says Christel. Her clever PRISM Method allows light to open up and stream through the hair, creating a halo of light around the face.

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