Celebrate the Jubilee with the Union Jack Technique!

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Pulp Riot Artist, Christabel Legrand uses the Union Jack technique to add interest to long hair, using pastel tones for a softer pink with pieces of muted blues and greys, but it would also be great if you wanted to use red, white and blue!

By taking a section either side of the parting, you are creating a veil section that will lay over the underneath sections of colours. This means hair may be bright but is super wearable. It’s ideal for someone who wants that peekaboo colour and by adjusting the tones to a more pastel version, you can create a super soft, more commercial look which is great for clients dipping their toes into having a more creative colour.

Get the look
  1. Separate the hair into quadrants.
  2. Take equal parts 1cm deep each side of the quadrant sections to create a cross that runs down the centre parting and from ear to ear.
  3. This will be your ‘red’ section, so choose the tones you want, I used Semi Permanent Fireball and Cupid.
  4. Down the middle of each quadrant take a triangular section and paint it red.
  5. Either side working outwards, create a light section, this will be your ‘white’ section, I used Mercury and Lilac.
  6. Finally on the last section paint it blue, such as Nightfall or Nemesis. When you look at it from above it is the Union Jack!

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