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Hair Makeup: 4 Chic Ways To Make Up Your Mane

07 November 2018
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Jessie Amato

Junior Beauty Editor

For as long as she can remember, Jessie has had a passion for all things beauty. As an employee of L'Oréal, she hopes to share her knowledge and inspire Hair.com readers to express themselves—one new cut and color at a time.

Vibrant hair colors are this year’s biggest trend—and we’ve been completely obsessed with them. As much as we love playing with bold shades, we sometimes wish we could wear different hues without the damage and long-term commitment of salon color. hat’s where hair makeup comes in.

Thinking about asking your colorist for a vibrant pink or daring purple hue? Consider using hair makeup as a test run before committing to the real thing. These innovative products allow you to try out hair colors that disappear with one shampoo and leave your strands with absolutely no damage.

Are you ready to give hair makeup a go but don’t know where to begin? We’ve gathered a few of the most stunning hair makeup styles created using Shu Uemura’s Tokyo Vibes Hair Makeup, the first-ever professional, washable hair makeup shades.

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Half Twist Double Ponytail


Begin with clean, dry hair and create a center part. Separate your hair into four even sections. Pour the Tokyo Vibes Pink Hair Makeup into a bowl and apply it from the mid-lengths to ends of each section of hair using a hair color brush. A hair color brush is the flat brush often used by the pros to apply color in-salon, but we recommend using one for best results when working with hair makeup. Use a comb to distribute the product evenly throughout each section. Use a blowdryer to set the hair makeup in place.

Next, create two even sections of hair as if you’re styling a half up ponytail. Secure a low ponytail at the nape of your neck with a hair tie and create a high ponytail with the section at your crown. Split the high ponytail into two segments l and twist them together until you reach your ends. Connect the end of the twisted ponytail with the base of the low ponytail to create a double ponytail look.

 

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Subtle Gold Ombre

Start with clean, dry hair and use a brush to remove any tangles before you begin applying the hair makeup. To create a gold ombre effect, use a hair color brush to add streaks of Tokyo Vibes Gold Hair Makeup evenly from the mid-lengths to the ends of your hair. Use a blow dryer to set the hair makeup in place.

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Balayage Curls

All you’ll need to pull of this look is a hair color brush, a blow dryer, a flat iron, and the Tokyo Vibes Purple Hair Makeup. Beginning with clean, dry hair, use your hair color brush to paint on the makeup from the mid-lengths to ends of your hair. Blow dry to ensure the hair makeup is set in place.

Once you’ve finished painting on the hair makeup, it’s time to get to curling. Working with 2-inch sections at a time, clamp your curling iron at the end of each section and twist the iron away from your face to form loose curls. Lock in the look with a light spritz of Shu Uemura Sheer Lacquer Hair Spray.

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Half Up Twist

For this look, start by separating your hair into four even segments. Blend the Tokyo Vibes Pink and Gold Hair Makeup in a bowl to create a gorgeous rose gold hue. Use a hair color brush to apply the makeup to one section of hair at a time. Use a blow dryer to set your color.

Gather a section of hair at your crown into a half ponytail and create a rope braid at the center of your crown going towards the back of your head. Form a knot at the end of the braid to hold the section in place. Use bobby pins for additional hold and complete the look with a few spritzes of hairspray.

Finally ready to try hair makeup for yourself? Use the hashtag #HairDotCom to share your final looks with us!

Looking for more expert tips on how to use hair makeup? Use our salon locator to book an appointment with a stylist near you.




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