THE PERFECT BLEND

WITH COLORAGE MECHES

INTRODUCTION

WHY COLORAGE MECHES? COLORAGE MECHES ARE THE LATEST TOOL FOR THE NEW PROCESS AND THE EVOLVING TECHNIQUES FROM BALAYAGE. COLORAGE MECHES REPLACE THE NEED FOR SPATULAS, COTTON WOOL, CLING FILM, HEAT AND CONTINUALLY CLEANING THE BLEACH FROM YOUR HANDS. A COMPLETE APPLICATION ONLY TAKES 20 MINUTES AND THE ACTIVATION PROCESS IS USUALLY WITHIN 20 MINUTES.

THE ALREADY EXPERIENCED HAIR COLOURISTS AMONGST YOU WILL SAY THAT THE TEMPLATE GIVES HARSH LINES, OR THAT THE TEMPLATE LIMITS THE CREATIVITY THAT I ACHIEVE WITH A FREEHAND TECHNIQUE. NOT TRUE THE TEMPLATE IS JUST A GUIDE. THE LESS EXPERIENCED WILL USE THE TEMPLATE TO THE FULL AND ACHIEVE AMAZING RESULTS EVERY TIME. THE MORE EXPERIENCED WILL BENEFIT FROM COMPLETE CONTROL AND SEGREGATION OF THE HAIR SECTION THAT THEY WISH TO COLOUR. THEY WILL BENEFIT FROM THE SPEED OF APPLICATION, THEY WILL BENEFIT FROM HE SPEED IN PROCESSING. 

AFTER USING COLORAGES MECHES WASH AND REUSE UP TO SIX TIMES BEFORE DISPOSING IN THE RECYCLE BIN.  DURING COVID 19 IT IS KNOWN THAT ALL BLEACH KILLS THE VIRUS INSTANTLY SO TRANSFERING THE VIRUS IS UNLIKELY. HOWEVER, IT IS RECOMMENDED AFTER WASHING COLORAGE MECHES THEY ARE SPRAYED WITH AN ANTIBACTERIAL SPRAY BEFORE RE-USING. 

OUR MODEL LAURA BEFORE THE PROCESS SHE HAS COMPLETELY VIRGIN HAIR AND ONLY REQUIRES THE MOST SUBTLE LIGHTS ADDED.

TAKE THE FIRST SECTION IN THE NAPE OF THE NECK AS SHOWN ABOVE.

NOW TAKE A THIN SUBSECTION. AS THE PROCESS WE ARE DOING IS A SURFACE TECHNIQUE WE ONLY NEED TO TAKE A THIN SECTION. VARY THE THICKNESS TO INCREASE THE AMOUNT OF COLOUR DESIRED.

REMOVE THE SUBSECTION OF HAIR FROM THE TAIL COMB.

HOLD THE SUBSECTION OF HAIR BETWEEN YOUR FOREFINGER AND SECOND FINGER WHILE OPENING THE COLORAGE MECHE.

NOW PULL THE SUBSECTION THROUGH THE SLOT IN THE COLORAGE MECHE.

HOLD THE COLORAGE MECHE IN PLACE WITH A SECTIONING CLIP.

MIX BLEACH STIFF BUT MOIST TO A CLAY LIKE CONSISTENCY.

APPLY THE BLEACH AROUND AND OVER THE TEMPLATE IN A DOWNWARD MOTION TO SUIT YOUR REQUIREMENTS.

KEEP APPLYING THE BLEACH BEYOND THE TEMPLATE COVERING ALL THE ENDS OF THE SUBSECTION.

NOW PLACE COLORAGE  "B" MECHE ON TOP OF THE BLEACH.

NOW PLACE A SECOND COLORAGE "B" MECHE OVER THE BLEACH ON THE EXTENDER MECHE. 

CONTINUE WORKING IN SECTIONS UP THE BACK OF THE HEAD.

CONTINUE WORKING IN SECTIONS UP THE SIDE OF THE HEAD.

THE FINISHED APPLICATION IN ONLY 20 MINUTES.

ONCE THE DEVELOPMENT TIME IS OVER SIMPLY SLIDE THE COLORAGE MECHES OUT OF THE HAIR AND SHAMPOO OFF THE BLEACH. AT THIS POINT MOST HAIR COLOURISTS APPLY A TONER AS A MELT TO TONE DOWN THE BLEACH LOOK. THIS IS OF COURSE COMPLETELY OPTIONAL DEPENDING ON THE LOOK THAT YOU ARE GOING FOR. HOWEVER,FOR LAURA'S HAIR WE DID NOT DO THAT BECAUSE WE WANTED TO SHOW HOW A SUBTLE AND BEAUTIFUL BLEND CAN BE ACHIEVED WITH JUST BLEACH AND COLORAGE MECHES. 

ONCE BLOW DRIED AND STYLED IT IS PLAIN TO SEE JUST A BEAUTIFUL BLEND EVEN WITHOUT A TONER.

EVEN BLOWED DRY STRAIGHT YOU CAN SEE THAT IT IS A PERFECT BLEND.

HAIR COLOURIST: TANYA GABRIEL-BIRD.

HAIR STYLIST: JOHN LEWIS MOORE

LEWIS MOORE SALONS.

IF THE HAIR IS LONGER THAN THE COLORAGE MECHE YOU CAN USE THE COLORAGE "B" MECHE AS AN EXTENDER MECHE AS SHOWN ABOVE.