How-To: Teasylights Technique
There’s a reason teasylights are one of the hottest hair color trends right now - they’re natural looking and low maintenance, perfect for virgin-haired clients and they grow out seamlessly.
Eager for some teasylights tips and tricks, we turned to Fromm Squad Stylist and teasylights pro Kenzie Tereault (@hairbykenzie.t), who demoed how to achieve soft, shimmery teasylights on brunette hair during a @marlobeautysupply Instagram Live. Missed the event? Here are the top takeaways.
How to Start Your TeasylightFor a finer, sheer teasylight, start the tease 3/4 of the way down. For bolder pops of dimension, start 1/4 or 1/2 of the way down so you’re left with more hair to paint, creating a ribbon of color.
How to Protect Your Client’s HairBefore Kenzie applies lightener, she adds a hair oil (she used Kadus Velvet Oil here) through the midlengths and ends to give the hair hydration and protection before lightening.
How to Create a Soft Grow-Out
When doing back to back teasylights at the bottom hairline, make sure to leave out some of your client’s hair (Kenzie refers to this as a “veil”), so when your client puts their hair in a ponytail, they won’t have a harsh highlight. Bonus! This makes for a super soft grow-out.
How to Achieve an Even Lift
Particularly with thicker slices, it’s important to make sure all the hair is saturated so it lifts evenly. To achieve complete saturation, Kenzie applies the lightener to the midlengths and feathers upward, then goes back to the mids and ends and uses a back and forth motion.
How to Avoid Brassy Color
To avoid a dreaded orange color at the roots, make sure to cover your teased section completely with your second foil, even overlapping the two foils to ensure an even lift.
How to Make Money Piece Magic
How does Kenzie create a soft blend in the money piece? By doing two things: teasylighting at an angle against her client’s parting for more dimension and leaving out some of her client’s hair, creating a veil.
Bonus Tip: How to Create High-Contrast Dimension
If you have a brunette client who wants high-contrast dimension, after you teasylight, tone their ends with a Level 7, which will give them even more contrast by richening up their natural color.
teasylights Tool List
- Fromm Color Studio Soft Tint Brush 2.25"
- Fromm Color Studio Pop-Up Silver Foil 9" x 10.75", 500 Sheets
- Fromm Color Studio Roll Foil Silver 5" x 250'
- Fromm Color Studio Mixing Bowl, 16 oz
- Fromm Color Studio Balayage Boards, 2 Pack
- Fromm Style Artistry Gator Clips, 6 Pack
- Fromm Style Artistry Proglide Tail Comb
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