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Antony Rawlings, creative director of Lockonego, shares his latest technique for beautiful brunettes

From face framing highlights to glossing and balayage, now more than ever there’s opportunities for brunettes to enjoy creative colour. Looking to switch up your client’s shade for the new season? For his latest technique, Lockonego’s Antony Rawlings has created “a rich looking brunette with espresso, mocha and chocolate tones”.

Offering a fresh take on his classic ‘face frame’ technique, he says: “I think it’s a  great alternative, as it offers something more for our global colour clients. It’s easy to change seasonally, and is adaptable for all haircuts and skin tones. With the key elements for A/W19 being shine, condition, texture and dimension this is the perfect colour technique.”

The Technique

Firstly, add babylights and ombré panels on the corners to frame the face and enhance contours and brightness. “This will give a super natural effect, and is great for clients that are more predominantly grey on their hairlines,” Antony explains.

“In order to create greater depth, adding a ‘root melt,’ which is longer than a root stretch, is the perfect option,” he adds. “The length and ends are only half to one shade lighter than the root colour, giving more texture and dimension.”

To finish, tone the corner panels with 07CB + 06RB from Redken Shades EQ “for a lighter and warmer finish”.