While the idea of untouched, virgin hair is endlessly appealing, lightening up your lengths with sun-kissed balayage and ombre caramel tones means brunettes can still embrace new season shades without sacrificing their natural roots. But what if the top half of your hair needs a little boost too? Enter the colour smudge technique. Taking a brunette shade and smudging from the roots to mid-lengths will add colour depth and richness, without affecting your beloved ombre. SCHWARZKOPF Brilliance makes it super simple to smudge, watch now. 

Video credit: E. Michael Wolf 

STEP ONE Start with dry hair
STEP TWO Split the hair into two from the part line to the nape of your neck
STEP THREE Starting from the part line take a 5cm wide section and apply the colour
to the roots
STEP FOUR Smudge the colour through using your fingers for full coverage
STEP FIVE Continue applying colour throughout the rest of your hair, working in small, 5cm wide sections to ensure full coverage
STEP SIX Check carefully that you have applied the colour evenly to both sides
STEP SEVEN Allow the colour to process for up to 30 minutes
STEP EIGHT Rinse well with water and condition
STEP NINE Style as usual
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SCHWARZKOPF Brilliance in #30 Romantic Brown, $14.99. SHOP NOW

Styling :

on sara:
Dress, lover, $795. SHOP NOW
ON : chloe

top, one teaspoon, $199. SHOP NOW

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VIDEO PRODUCTION
MOTION: E. Michael Wolf  (SHOOT)

TALENT:  Chloe

HAIR: THERESA DOYLE for SCHWARZKOPF

MAKEUP: Elsa Morgan

 
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