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Hair trends come and go each and every season. However, one that has continued to stand the test of time each summer is the desire to go lighter! Currently planning out their summer vacations, clients and probably trying to squeeze in a quick touch-up before they take off. Chances are, most of them will be looking for a lighter, brighter appearance at their next appointment. Read on for a few of our favorite ways to embrace this trend!


Root Touch Up Clients: Create A Face-Frame/Money Piece

If clients are looking for a quick and easy way to add interest to their style, add a face-frame, also known as a “Money Piece,” to their appointment. This is a great option for clients that don’t normally ask for highlights or only come in for root touch-ups. This service will add brightness to their appearance without completely overhauling their look. In addition to this, the upkeep is fairly low-maintenance and has little risk of damage because of the minimal placement.

Product Pick: Wella Professionals Blondor Soft Blonde Hair Lightening Cream

Natural Hair Color: A Touch Of Sun-Kissed


Over the past year, many clients have skipped their usual appointments and have chosen to grow out their natural color. Whether this applies to your client or they simply have never dyed their hair before, consider adding a touch of sun without completely overdoing it. Instead of adding a high contrast or multi-dimensional balayage, consider lifting only 1-2 levels lighter than their natural tone. This will create a subtle glow for summer while creating a low-key look they will love well into fall. 

Product Pick: Wella Professionals Blondor Freelights

One-Dimensional: Modernizing The Glow Up  

Clients everywhere are opting for a single all-over tone, but that doesn’t mean it has to lack dimension or lightness. If your client prefers darker one-dimensional colors, add a subtle glow by painting the edges of their hairline with a formula that is 1/2 to a single shade lighter than the rest. Think of it as a reverse root shadow, this technique softens the hair color and adds the faintest hint of glow while letting their color shine. 


Product Pick: Wella Professionals Koleston Perfect


If you’re looking for more ways to expand your color education or to learn the latest color trends, be sure to tune into @wellaeducation or sign up for an in-depth class on WellaEd.com! There are plenty of color classes to choose from to expand your knowledge and build a deeper understanding of Wella Professional Hair Color Techniques!

Upcoming Classes To Choose From:

  • Color Craft I - Whether you’re just starting out in your career or are looking to revisit the foundations, this seminar introduces Wella Coloring from a universal perspective and touches on the hair’s biology, consultation considerations, and efficient formulation and application techniques. 
  • Color Craft II - Grow your color acumen by taking a deeper look at dimensional color. In this course, you’ll gain insight into foil placement and freehand techniques, while learning to create looks that are both subtle and high-contrast. 
  • Color Craft III - Once you’ve mastered the foundations focus on more advanced techniques such as color correction. With this course, attendees will learn how to identify a color correction during a consultation as well as how to efficiently solve any color challenges behind the chair.