Grey coverage clients are looking for two things when managing their color — flawless results and low-maintenance upkeep. Up until recently, many relied on simple single-process touch-up techniques. However, as new education has suggested, there are better ways to service your grey coverage clients. Wella Professionals Grey Blending and Mirror Lights are two of the top techniques that are ideal for covering or blending greys. At the same time, adding Wella Professionals Shinefinity to every appointment is the key to more brilliance, shine, and better condition with less upkeep.
Ideal for clients that are just starting to see greys and are looking for a more blended finish. Grey Blending utilizes Wella Professionals' demi-permanent range Color Touch to achieve up to 70% grey coverage. This service is ideal for those who aren't ready for permanent color and are looking for a low-commitment, ammonia-free option. In addition to blending greys, this option also refreshes and revives the radiance and shine of mid-lengths and ends.
Get The Look: Sahara Blonde
Step 1: Apply the base shade of Wella Professionals Color Touch 8/3 to the new growth.
When using Mirror Lights, you can expect high-definition color, grey coverage, and precise yet supremely blended multi-tonal reflections. This technique aims to create a lighter foreground shade on a darker background to help hide regrowth. The result is full grey coverage which allows for a more diffuse 100% grey coverage result. The look can be tailored to multiple shades using Wella Professionals BlondorPlex and Wella Professionals Koleston Perfect.
Get The Look: Mirror Lights Amber
Step 1: Apply the lighter root color at the front section and the deeper one in the background. For this warm neutral, we used 10g Wella Professionals Koleston Perfect 6/91 + 10g Wella Professionals Koleston Perfect 7/0 + 20g 6% in the foreground and 30g Wella Professionals Koleston Perfect 6/91 + 30g 6% in the background.
Step 2: Use horizontal sections to paint in highlights. Weave the lights around the face and freehand paint other areas to create soft separation and dimension between the new growth color and ends. To create the painted lights, 20g Wella Professionals BlondorPlex + 30g 6% was used.
Step 3: Once developed and rinsed, tone the hair with 20g Wella Professionals 7/36 + 40G 1.9% to blend the colors from root to tips. Then, develop for up to 15 minutes, rinse and style!
Get The Look: Mirror Lights Chocolate
Step 2: Apply the darker root color of 20g Wella Professionals Koleston Perfect 5/18 + 20g Wella Professionals Koleston Perfect 6/0 + 40g 6% in the background. Then apply the lighter root color, 10g Wella Professionals Koleston Perfect 6/91 + 10g Wella Professionals Koleston Perfect 7/0 +20g 6% in the foreground around the face frame.
While the Grey Blending and Mirror Lights techniques are low-maintenance and help stretch the time between touch-up appointments, stylists should come up with an ideal timeframe — anywhere from 3-6 weeks — to book retouches, a Wella Professionals Shinefinity is the ideal service to pair with your grey blending or grey coverage appointments. With sheer coverage, high shine finish, and pH balancing innovation, a Shinefinity treatment can be added to any root touch-up appointment or in between appointments to refresh mids to lengths or add a conditioning, shiny finish from roots to tips.
Between appointments, clients are recommended to utilize the following care products:
Wella Professionals Fusion to repair damaged hair and achieve up to 95% more resilience against breakage and a silky smooth finish.
Wella Professionals ColorMotion+ for color protection and strength. This range is formulated with WellaPlex bonding agent and ensures vibrance, shine, and strong hair with up to 8 weeks of color protection.
Wella Professionals Invigo Brilliance for color vibrancy and color protection.
Get to know Wella Professionals Shinefinity
Wella Professionals Shinefinity is a glossing treatment that improves tone while creating a shine you can feel. In addition to creating unbeatable shine and beautiful true-to-tone results, you can look forward to the following with Shinefinity:
- 37 Demi-Permanent Shades that are intermixable for endless color options
- Tones that last up to 6 weeks
- Innovative formula regulates the pH of the hair to ensure it doesn’t fall below 6.5 for balanced, optimal color results
- Can be used on natural hair color, after lightening, or in addition to grey coverage services.
- Pick from 2 developers: Bowl and Brush Activator or Bottle Activator
- Pick from Cool, Warm, Naturals or Booster color palettes or the just-launched Signature Naturals collection featuring 5 shades ideal for counteracting warmth or creating root shadows.
- Use Shinefinity to create shine, refresh color and highlights, add tone, enhance dimension or correct color.