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how to BREAK UP chunky highlights and correct color patterns

thank you for tuning back in. today we are going to show you how we FIXED jessica’s hair. typically we check the FOILS for COLOR PLACEMENT, but this time we did not cross our t’s or dot our i’s. veronica put in back to back foils when she was supposed to put in a foil, leave a section out, put in another foil, leave a section out, etc.


in result of that, the hair ended up being too blonde and the highlights looked too chunky. being that often it can be a long time in between colors, sometimes we don’t give it a second thought to confirm what the previous color placement was. this was a GOOD LEARNING lesson for us.

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especially when you are a hairdresser, it’s almost like a chore to do your OWN HAIR. we sometimes forget about the small factors like head massages and how often we need our hair done.

let’s start the process

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today we are going to the showing how to CORRECT COLOR, specifically my color. you could also use this blog as a way to correct a client’s hair color when they are TOO BLONDE or when the HIGHLIGHTS are TOO CHUNKY.

selecting a shade

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i’m going to formulate a color for the hair to use on the TOP of my head. using a MIDDLE SECTION of my hair as a GUIDE.


the hair closer to the bottom has not had a lot of SUN CONTACT so it has not LIGHTENED as much as the top. i noticed that this shade has WARMTH to it and has a LITTLE GOLD, which i don’t mind. knowing that my hair already pulls a lot of WARMTH i’m going to select a more NATURAL COLOR.

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using this hair color palette from j beverly hills, i find that this company is very true to shade. 

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i’m going to match up with the MIDDLE SECTION, and use it as a GUIDE. it matches pretty well to a 7. being that i want a little bit LIGHTER of a color on top, i’m going to use half 7 and half 8 to ensure the color doesn’t deposit too dark.


the correction process


if you notice in this section, the HIGHLIGHTS are looking way too chunky for jessica. to adjust that, we are going to do THIN SLICES of the WARMER color. EVERY OTHER section we are going to be putting in a slice of the darker color. this will successfully break up the chunkiness of the highlights.


we are putting more DARKNESS back into her ROOT area. we are not going to pull it through to the ends because we are creating an ombre/balayage effect. since we do not want any harsh lines in the hair, we are going to FEATHER the product into the ends. make sure to feather it downward.

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as i said prior, we are LEAVING one section out in between each foil. use the SAME TECHNIQUE that we were using with the previous foil.

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if you would like to see the FULL-COLOR PROCESS we did before this feel free to click on the link.

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in the front of jessica's head we are going to be starting with a THIN VEIL. the goal is not to see the super chunky highlights whenever she pulls her hair back. we are going to complete the FRINGE section using the same technique. so every other section is going to have a slice of dark.

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here are the foils completed. you can see that is a HORSESHOE PATTERN on the top of the head.


after we let the color process we are going to RINSE IT OUT, WASH and DRY the hair using the nvenn products.

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