3 Tips for the Perfect Hairline Paint

photo via @hairbyamybee

Whether you're doing a balayage, a head of highlights or a simple root touch-up, the hairline is always one of the most important parts of the job. Amy Bee, a Colorado-based lived-in color specialist and educator, took to Instagram to share three tips that will help you master this part of the color process every time. 

1. Make sure your lightener is on the thicker side to avoid it bleeding through those finer hairs, which will create spots or lines. 

2. Make sure you use a lower developer to avoid damage/breakage on these finer hairs. I usually start with 10 or 20-volume developer and then bump up to 20 or 30 when I get to the thicker hair. 


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3. Don’t forget to paint the bottom. If you just paint the sides, there will be a dark hole right in the back/middle when they pull their hair up.