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Blondes > Foils > Highlights

- Sunday, March 14, 2021

Blondes  > Foils  > Highlights

.....and doing without using a toner. Like this foil application

We see problems almost weekly with new clients coming to see us for foil work. Some in the industry may not like what we’re about to highlight (excuse the pun) But we’re here for our clients We have a bit of a reputation for no toner blondes, and to some extent bagging toners. But we use toners too.

We use when we need too. Unnatural tones, ash, silver. Colour corrections counteracting unwanted tones. Creative ombre effects etc. BUT for every blonde ? No. Thats just wrong.

Full head foils and Olaplex. No toner

If you can place a foil well enough, fine enough and close enough, or exactly where its needed with the right product within. Once you take the foil out the results there. You won’t need to then place a toner over the top. Why ?

Why a lot of toners are used is because all of the above has not been achieved. Namely achieving the desired result. We often see a lot of stylists whose foil placement is too far from scalp, too squared off, bleeding colour and poor angles. Put the right toner over and all that's covered up. That's why most toners get used. Because no ones taking the time to train the techniques to do it right.

Because bleach foiling and toning over is easier. But what about the client ?

Half foils with base colour at roots. No toner. Cold rinse do Base does not muddy the foils.

We have blondes returning 6-8 weeks (even longer) later and their blonde is still bright and clean. They’re only back because of regrowth. Because no toner was used. You can tell a toned blonde after a while. Flat, murky and dull. A toner is literally a colour. They will wear off before your regrowth is due in most cases and if the toner was covering up not so good foil placement its going to look worse.

Its sad that some stylists root fade every blonde to cover up bleeding foils. We said “some” and yes we root fade too. But for effect not cover up 😉

Three quarter foils. Base colour at roots. All one application. Cold rinse so Root colour does not dirty the foils. No toner. PCC Bond repair used

We just had a new stylist start a month ago. We put a lot into education and this stylist can foil. But has always toned every blonde. This result (first picture in this post) is a half head foil application and no toner was required. It will grow out beautifully and not end up flat and murky.

Now this is foiling and stylist now has her A game on with foiling

Below half head foils. No toner 

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