Mixed metals

PAINTER Sarah Black is back with the perfect metallic colour trend to keep clients coming back post-lockdown

“It’s seen as a ‘faux pas’ to mix metals when it comes to jewellery and accessories; a lot of people stick with silver or gold. But I’ve always been a fan of mixing – to me it feels luxurious, and that’s no different when it comes to hair. 

Mixing tones will set each reflect off, making warmth sit back and feel soft, natural and glowy (in the best way!). The coolness will also add an interesting pop in places. 

The method all comes down to choices during the lightening process and toning session. I love to place coolness around the hairline to create a beautiful, bright face-frame. By kicking up the lightener around the face, it will create the perfect canvas for a cool reflect! 

My lift can be slightly softer where I’m placing warmth, which means the tone will last beautifully.

Ensuring a client has regular rebooks with lots of maintenance is so important, especially right now. This colour story is perfect for that. Toner top-ups and hairline refreshes are perfect ways to get clients back in the chair in between their ‘full works’ appointments!

Obviously, toner choices will depend on the lift but my go to’s for this look would be L’Oréal Professionnel Paris DIA Light 9.03 – 9.02 – 10.23 – 10.32 – a cocktail of Violet and Gold! And my favourite lighteners right now are L’Oréal Professionnel Paris Blond Studio Multi Techniques 9 Levels and the new Freehand Techniques 7 Levels – game changers!” 

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