DJ Riggs created this color with meche
strips rather than foil, “because they don’t conduct heat the
way foil does,” he says. “They are gentle and maintain the integrity of
the hair.” He and his team gave the model this cut to diminish her wide face. “My
goal was to narrow the face to the chin,” he says.
- Section the
hair as shown, with two rectangles from the front hairline along
the parietal in a diagonal back to the parietal ridge. The
rectangles are connected with a “V” shape to form a diamond in the center of the
- Begin the
color below the rounds of the head. Outline the section and go
into the regrowth in ½-inch sections working vertically. Permanent shade
formula: TIGI Colour Creative equal parts 9/02 with 8/3, blended with
20-volume TIGI Colour activator to make a butterscotch shade.
- Pull the
color through horizontally with a golden honey shade: TIGI Colour
Creative equal parts 10/0 with 8/34, blended with 30-volume developer.
- Cover the
lengths with Colour Meche strips.
- In the
rectangles at front, apply the butterscotch shade in back-to-back
slices on regrowth.
- Introduce a
third shade (cream blonde) through the lengths and ends.
Formula: TIGI Colour Modern Lightener with 20-volume developer.
through the rectangles.
- Fold the
meche strips and place as shown.
- In the
diamond section at the crown place the butterscotch shade
at the root.
diagonally, alternate the cream blonde and golden honey shades
through the lengths.
- Process at
room temperature for 35 minutes; shampoo and condition.