Look & Learn

This technique is great for showing texture and movement through longer front lengths whilst providing strength to a sharp outline and undercut. Building from darker levels through the back and graduating through to lighter levels, this can be adapted to longer or shorter shapes.

As with all techniques colour choice can define your look. I have decided to start with deep damsons, bringing burnt red into the mix through the side sections into copper gold in the fringe.

Top tip

For a natural look, work in the same tonal family and work up a level each section.

For example, start 4.3 into 5.3, then 6.3 and 7.3 and use pre lightener in the fringe. All colours shown here include L’Oréal Professionnel Smartbond.

Step 1:

Section the hair into the desired pattern

Step 2:

Apply Majirel 4.16 20vol Carmaline by L’Oréal Professionnel though the undercut section and isolate with foil

Step 3:

Apply Majirel 5.60 20vol Carmaline by L’Oréal Professionnel through the back triangle and isolate



Step 4:

Apply Majirel 6.64 30vol Carmaline by L’Oréal Professionnel though the side triangles and isolate


Step 5:

Divide the front triangle into four one-inch sections on the diagonal across the head

Step 6:

Take the first section and weave into two; clip up the top weave

Step 7:

Apply Majirel 7.45 30vol by L’Oréal Professionnel to the bottom weave and isolate

Step 8:

Apply Majirel 7.45 30vol by L’Oréal Professionnel two-and-a-half inches down the top section and blend into L’Oréal Professionnel Platinum Plus 30vol. Isolate

Step 9:

Continue through the remaining sections