As the year draws to a close, we're reflecting back on some of our favorite 2017 trends. It'd be impossible to talk about this year without focusing on colormelting, which was ubiquitous, because the soft gradation effect can be used on any client, with any color. The seamless transitions make any haircolor look like it could have happened naturally. Matrix Artistic Director, Chrystofer Benson, has provided seven tips for colorists working on colormelting.
- Color melting is all about the strokes and movement of the brushes - strong short strokes give more of a focused strobing effect medium strokes gives a fusing effect and long strokes shapes gives it more of a marble color melt.
- I use CBC Fusing brushes #1 and 2 for the strobing and fusing type color melting because of the cuts on the brushes interlock.
- I use CBC #3 Blending Brushes for the medium and longer strokes for soft diffusion and long melting colors.
- I use CBC #4 Detailing Brushes for shorter hair melting and fine details.
- Dry brushing to have the best integrated colors in your melt after you apply your color melt- take a CBC #4 Detailing Brush and blend colors
- Side brushes when applying with regular color brushes.
- I think of my Blondes and Brunette Color melt as a deeper base and blend to my medium and then either use clear in that formula to dilute the depth and add and melt to the end so in the color I am already melting by adding the clear and as finite minds and end melt.
[Images and video courtesy of Matrix]