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Color Blocking Your Hair

My client, Michelle, shows how color blocking can add a lot of dimension in a single process.

My client, Michelle, demonstrates how color blocking can add a lot of dimension in a single process.

Color blocking is all over the place including hair coloring. More commonly referred to as “block coloring” in the salon, the technique simply refers to using two or more shades to color hair in large sections, or blocks.

The results of color blocking can range from very bold to very subtle depending on the pattern and color choices. There are endless combinations and possibilities.

As a colorist, I love block coloring my clients who are mothers. Here’s why:

  • It can give great dimension without having to take the time for foils.
  • Contrast colors can be placed below your part, meaning you can let them grow out and no one will know you have 3 inch roots underneath.
  • Many moms are coming in to cover gray anyway (I blame the kids…), so why not add a second color it’s still one processing time.
  • It’s different and fun and Moms need a little of that once in a while.

Intrigued? Ask your stylist or colorist for a consultation. For my friend, Michelle (pictured above), we chose two vibrant shades of red a coppery blonde and a rich red violet. For more images of color blocked hair, visit my Pinterest page.

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