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This New Beauty Trend Uses Pieces Of Plexiglass To Color Hair

Oh, and a knife too.

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Redken colorist Chiala Marvici invented the new coloring technique in her sleep.

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"I have a painting in my apartment that a friend did for me a while ago that has a lot of colors on it, and I fell asleep one night and dreamt of all these layers of paint living together on one surface," she told Marie Claire. "When I woke up, I thought about how beautiful that would be on the hair and how I would translate that vision onto the hair."

To achieve this look, she paints geometric patterns on 6-inch wide sheets of plexiglass in multiple shades of hair color.

"You place the section of hair flat onto the glass, which transfers the design from the plexiglass onto the underside of your hair," she tells Marie Claire. "Then, you use a 6-inch-long putty knife and then press the hair into the pattern to saturate the top side of the hair as the color seeps through your strands."


And, yes, all those crazy shapes get blended together once she presses the putty knife onto the hair.

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"Because we are imprinting the hair, the strength and detail will appear in the section imprinted," Chiala said. "Depending on the number of times the hair color is pressed, depends on how detailed or blurred the outcome will be."


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