Mapping it out & connecting the pieces of a puzzle.🧩 when a client shows me a pic of what they like, i ask them what they like about it and most say “the color.” when i see the pic, i’m looking at the placement, where the lighter and darker pieces live, the details of what you’ll see when it’s finished. then, i look at the tone, the color you see in that pic. this is when i have to decide what technique will give you that level of lightness. this is a pic of a natural medium/dark brown that was lifted to a light blonde with foilayage. she wanted light blonde but taking her to that level could only be achieved with bleach and foils. she wanted to have a brighter blonde around her face, but overall, she wanted to be a blonde. zoom in and look at the thousands of tiny blonde hairs that live between her thicker pieces, these are baby lights and they’re all over her head. this technique gave her the look she wanted, but because they’re so finely applied, the softness and blend is incredible! it took me 90 minutes to foil her, she processed for about 25 minutes after that. this also requires a lot of bleach because the sections are so fine and have to be completely saturated. i then melted her natural color, her root color, into the light blonde. this is a tedious, time consuming service and is priced accordingly...more than balayage or just a traditional foil service and will allow her to go anywhere from 4-8 months between touch ups. this is a beautiful way to go from dark to light in one to two sessions with maximum longevity...which makes the price worth it!!