Strobing: Color Techniquefeaturing Kadus Professional
Illuminate your clients’ best facial features with color techniques
Face definition continues to be the trend in makeup, with light and shadows emerging as critical factors in shaping the facial appearance. It started with contouring and has now evolved into strobing, a new way to sculpt the face by illuminating targeted features. As hair artists adapt the concept for hair color clients, the hair and makeup work together to not only enhance natural beauty but actually create it.
The principles are simple:
• Light shades open up and widen a space,
augmenting depth and highlights.
• Dark shades make the area look smaller,
creating a shrinking effect.
Kadus Professional's Blondes Unlimited is the ideal strobing tool. With Blondes Unlimited, you can precisely place your color without the use of foils. The Creative Lightening Powder contains Kaolin, a porcelain clay activated by special ingredients in the Creative Developer. Together, the products minimize swelling*
*65% less swelling vs. Kadus Blonding Powder
Three Strobing Techniques for Hair Stylists
Achieve the effect through color placement mainly at the neck and shoulder level, using zigzag patterns that create asymmetry and soften the transition between the blonde and copper areas.
Place color asymmetrically into the hair in order to balance a square face shape. Target strobing for the middle of the fringe to highlight the eyes and soften the fringe area. Insert lighter shades around the jawline to accentuate the cheeks and below to the right of the neck area to balance the total look.
Alternate blonde shades at the eyes and cheekbones to create contrast. The shades will both offset each other and gently blend together.