Hand-pressed hair colour is now a thing
If you thought foils, balayage or popping bright or pastel hues were as experimental as hair colouring could get, prepare to be amazed by the latest trend to hit salons. It’s called ‘hand-pressed colour’, and it’s created with a shard of glass.
The brains behind the technique is New York City-based stylist Chiala Marvici, and she literally dreamed up the idea and decided to put it into practice. “I know it sounds strange, but I had a dream where I saw multiple layers of patterns and sheets of colour, one in front of the other,” she said. “The technique allows the colourist to create multiple layers and patterns for a multi-dimensional feel."
To create the colour, she paints blobs and swirls of different shades of colour onto a piece of plexiglass, lays the section of hair onto the glass and uses a plastic putty knife to ‘press’ the hair down onto the glass. This creates a blend of colour onto the hair, which results in a multi-tonal, shiny finish!
Check out the videos below to watch the process in action…
It looks gorgeous, right? Would you like to try hand-pressed hair colour?