Hello friends ! Here is our next installation of Hair Finger painting.…….This is what happens when one gets frustrated by both applicator brushes and gloves, and just goes all in with the hands applying color.
Meet Elke. She visited me from the rural, snowy woods of Oregon. I just really love this picture of her:)
She came to me with her hair DIY bleached, ends still violet from previous color a year ago that didnt want to budge through a bleaching. Totally workable, because my goal with Elke was to get as many shades of color into her hair as possible, highlighted with many pops of ruby red. Because saturated red is underused in hair color, since the 90’s made people scared of it.
Here is a little video of the application. I started with applying Tinge Pastels to the roots. I used all shades, marbling them together as I worked. I did use a color brush for this part.
Once the roots were colored, I worked my way from the nape of the neck up, using my hands to smudge colors in to every piece of hair, in different sizes and levels of saturation.
I left out some of the mid-sections on random strands to add dimension, as you can see here.
Here are the custom-mixed colors I used on Elke…….
She processed for 20 minutes, and then I rinsed her out and gave her a rough blow-dry.
Naturally, I had to crimp her just for fun. We played around with a few quick hairstyles before she left to celebrate her birthday with friends.
Her hair made me think of a hurricane of color.