There are so many techniques for colouring hair to give you a variety of results and finishes. We are going to talk you through the most popular techniques to give you salon quality colour. Whether you’re going jet black or neon pink there is one rule that remains the same – follow the instructions! Read the instructions thoroughly before starting application so there are no surprises halfway through.

All Over Colour

  1. Before application make sure you conduct your 48-hour skin sensitivity and hair strand test. This is so important to make sure you are safe during your hair colour application. Instructions for this will be found in your Jerome Russell product.
  2. Do not wash your hair for 2-3 days before application. You want the natural oils of the hair to come through to protect your scalp from irritation and having your hair slightly dirty allows the colour to cling better to the hair follicles.
  3. Wear old clothes or cover yourself with a towel. The dye can get on your clothes, so make sure whatever you’re wearing you don’t mind if it gets a little messy.
  4. Divide your hair into manageable sections. Start at the top of each ear and run your fingers through to section the bottom area of your hair. Use a clip to pin the rest of your hair up so you have room to apply the colour. Once the colour has been applied to this area, continue to go up the head dividing hair into even sections as you distribute the colour.
  5. First, apply your dye half an inch away from your scalp and work toward the mid-lengths and ends of your hair. The heat from your scalp means that the colour on your roots develops faster so it is important to let the rest of your hair get a head start. Repeat on all divided sections of the hair until your mid-lengths and ends are thoroughly coated.
  6. Halfway through the development time, determined by the hair strand test, go back and cover all of your roots. Then leave for the rest of your development time.
  7. Rinse hair till it runs clear and then apply any shampoo or conditioner included in your kit. Dry and style as normal to reveal salon quality colour!

 

Highlights

First conduct steps 1-3 from All Over Colour.

  1. There are 2 different techniques we recommend for highlighting. The first is the easiest and uses the highlighting cap enclosed in your Jerome Russell Bblonde Highlighting Kit. Pull your hair through the holes in the cap and apply your bleach mixture thoroughly. This will give more coverage and therefore result in more highlights and a blonder look.
  2. For more natural, dispersed highlights then take fine sections of hair and apply your bleach mixture. The finer the sections of hair, the more subtle the results will be. An effective way to get these sections is to take a small section of hair and then backcomb the hair upwards using a comb. Then apply your bleach mixture to the remaining hair. Pro tip – add highlights to small hairs around the front of your hair for flattering face framing! Leave hair to develop for the time determined by the hair strand test
  3. Rinse hair till it runs clear and then apply any shampoo or conditioner included in your kit. Dry and style as normal to reveal salon quality colour!

 

Root Touch-Up

Conduct steps 1-3 from All Over Colour first.

  1. Divide your hair into manageable sections. Start at the top of each ear and run your finger through to section the bottom area of your hair. Use a clip to pin the rest of your hair up so you have room to apply the colour. Once the colour has been applied to this area, continue to go up the head dividing hair into sections as you distribute the colour.
  2. Apply the dye to your root area. Be sure to keep the mixture primarily on the area that needs colouring, as if you take it too far down this could result in uneven colour.
  3. Repeat on all divided sections of the hair until your roots are thoroughly coated. Leave for development time determined by the hair strand test.
  4. Rinse hair till it runs clear and then apply any shampoo or conditioner included in your kit. Dry and style as normal to reveal salon quality colour!
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