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Turquoise Strands Make an Appearance on The Voice

It may have been a blind audition, but nobody was blind to the funky turquoise-tipped hair that sixteen-year-old contestant Juhi rocked when performing on The VoiceCheck out her performance and hairstyle, both of which wowed the audience and judges:

Robert Brown, member of the Goldwell North American Artistic Team and owner of Hairobert, comments on Juhi's look and provides step-by-step instructions for achieving this look using Goldwell products.

“POCs (pops of color) and color splashes are still hot and clients are loving the commercial and moderate versions of pure tones introduced into ‘normal’ canvases. Done with tipping or dip-dyed techniques, it is quite easy and fun to create and even easier to grow out, tempting even the most conservative client to go for it,” explains Brown.

Note: Make sure to refresh the chocolate-brown base with Goldwell Topchic 6BM or 5BG.

Decolorization:
Use Goldwell SilkLift Strong with 20-volume to weave light pieces into the top/fringe areas using a balayage technique. For the surprise pops of color underneath, finesse the light ends using a diffusion technique to reduce the strands by 60% and painting the ends about a third of the way down the panels; 2-3 rows of zigzagged sections are usually enough to stick out of the cut from underneath. Consider the style and density to determine how much needs to be worked. Process until the palest yellow possible without damage, because turquoise and other blue dyes turn brown on orange strands. Shampoo and condition thoroughly to re-acidify the hair.

 

Turquoise:
Apply Goldwell Elumen. Prepare to correct charges in hair to improve color adhesion. Get creative and use two (or even 3!) different shades with combinations of Goldwell Elumen CLEAR, TQ @ ALL, BL @ ALL, YY @ ALL, and GN @ ALL. Experiment with other shades like AB@9 or SV@10 instead of or with CLEAR to achieve variations of the desired shades.

Start underneath and work up and section out focal areas. Slice, weave, or combine application techniques when applying various tones of colors. Variations could include the following: 

  • TQ @ ALL/CLEAR 1:1 for a bright turquoise
  • TQ @ ALL with just a few drops of BL @ ALL and GN @ ALL for a deep, rich ocean blue/green
  • YY @ ALL with a few drops of the TQ @ ALL added can create an interesting chartreuse highlight

Once complete, process for a full 30 minutes, cleanse with Elumen Wash and Treat, and apply Lock to the colorful bits.

Finishing:
Drizzle Goldwell Elixir over a generous amount of Goldwell StyleSign Top Whip mousse, mix with hands and apply to hair before blow-drying. Try a bit of Goldwell StyleSign Roughman or Full Rebel to piece out the turquoise hair from under the brown for a winged, ethereal quality.

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