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Premiere Orlando 2012: Sea Sponge Highlights

by Cassadie on Friday, June 8th, 2012

Paul Mitchell Samantha Tanis

We discovered this stylist’s swoon-worthy curls over at the Paul Mitchell stage at Premiere Orlando. At first we were eyeing her amazing ringlets and then her awesome golden/auburn ombre hue so we decided to ask how she got her color. The answer was shocking: A SEA SPONGE!

Sea sponges

Rather than using foils to highlight individual strands of curls, Samantha got her golden flecked highlights by applying color forumla using a sea sponge along the length of her hair.  ”I think we’re seeing a lot more organic coloring and this technique gives great but more subtle highlights,” she explained.  Samantha recommends controlling the highlights by applying the dye with different pressures in different areas; for more saturated hues press harder and for lighter tones press more softly.

Another way she recommended getting more organically distributed highlights is to first braid the hair and spot lighten different sections within the braid.

Paul Mitchell Samantha Tanis

Devachan co-founder Launches Highlighting Kit

by Michelle Breyer on Tuesday, May 5th, 2009

Highlighting your textured tresses takes time and money—and we’re talking long-term maintenance! Recognizing that many women can’t always make it to the salon or afford to constantly refresh their locks with sun-kissed hues, Devachan Salon co-owner Dennis DaSilva developed a highlighting system, HC Color Fantasies, that clients can use to achieve salon results at home.

“I put a salon in a box,” says DaSilva, noting that 65 percent of consumers use at-home hair color products but are often frustrated with the tools they’re given to apply color. “If you’re going to do highlights at home you actually have to be able to do it.”

The new at-home system features a unique application tool, which DaSilva showcased to beauty editors at an Oct. 24 press event in New York. Providing demonstrations of the new “Preciso” highlighting tool, DaSilva showed how it differs from other home-highlighting kits that often offer awkward combs or brushes to apply color. The new and reusable tool resembles a clamp, that’s designed with space to insert color and precisely apply it to sections of hair.

The HC Color Fantasies kit provides a salon-level color solution, as well as a color-locking cleanser and conditioner infused with the antioxidant Acai berry. And as event-goers sipped Acai-infused cocktails sprinkled with tiny, brightly colored flowers, a model illustrated the tool’s user-friendly features by applying highlights to her own hair. An instructional DVD is included in each at-home kit to ensure that consumers use it correctly.

In addition to the home-coloring kit, the HC Color Fantasies product line includes a daily moisturizing cleanser, leave-in conditioner and styling gel–all containing Acai.

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