May 5, 2010

Hair & Hair Color Challenge

HCC Email / Question # 11



When do you use a slice over weaves when doing highlights?
Estella.

It all depends on the look ; weaving is the most common used technique for highlighting hair particularly when you want a natural end result, however when slices are correctly used it can also create a same result. My personal preference is to alternate both a weave and a slice throughout the interior parts of the head, which is in most cases the thickest area of hair on the head as well the darkest and takes the most amount of time to get through in the application process. I do use the slice on the top part of the hair as well remembering that if it’s for a natural look yet slightly stronger highlight effect the slice I take is “paper fine” and creates no lines at the root area where if you’re not careful occurs. . The benefit of using slices when doing highlights is that they are faster, and in today’s world most clients do not have the luxury of having a lot of time just for color, so depending on what the look is a slice is a wonderful easy and a fast approach in delivering a great set of highlights.

31 comments:

  1. I think slices are great, and the results are so beautiful and natural, great post!

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  2. great idea on using slices for the inside of the head, I hardly ever do slices but I will from now, xo

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  3. I have seen horrible results with people using a slice,, for a slice to look good i agree it has to be paper thin.

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  4. Great Post!!! I always learn something new like working the interior,,, love it

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  5. I love slices but they always look like a stripe at roots, I will try to do them finer and just do the a few

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  6. slicing is the greatest invention ever,, great post!

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  7. you are my color guru!!! great suggestion for doing highlites faster ;=)

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  8. As a young stylist these are my favourite posts and I love the info thank you.

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  9. with all my blonde hi-lites i will use a slice, i feel that looks more natural and guests love it

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  10. slicing is so versitile , you can create a soft look and by using back to backs a edgy outcome, i love them
    thx for your insight hcc. -]

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  11. Slicing hair is fantastic but hairdressers forget that more slicing more new growth, alternate!!!

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  12. slicing is a great technique and i use them all the time and it does speed up your time
    love the post!

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  13. Great Post and always insightful, i love the information and challenges

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  14. i think i always put to many slices in a head, roots do get bad, but clients love it

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  15. love your blog and this post, glad i found you ;-]

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  16. on my blonde clients i always do both weaves and slices, it's brighter and beautiful

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  17. I can't say i am good at slices , they always have a sharp line at the roots , I keep trying, :=(

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  18. Great idea about doing slices in the interior part of the head, love it ty.

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  19. I agree it's all about what you are going for, soft , bold, slices are used when i want stronger color

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  20. I love slices but I primarily do them for my bolder edgier hair colors

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  21. before doing slices people need to understand the outcome,, so follow the paper thin density

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  22. a weave and a slice are my staples when ever i do highlights, and it is faster

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  23. i love these posts i truly learn some get tips,,

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  24. makes perfect sense to alternate between weaves and slices for killer highlights, great post!

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  25. at school we were always told to use a slice when we wanted something creative, i think i'm going to start doing what you do hcc, thx

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  26. Love these post!! keep them coming, I always learn tons xo

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  27. excellent post,,, and great idea on alternating both in the thickest part of the head TY.

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  28. I think that when you are doing thick hair you have to use slices , i use 50% weaves and 50% slices

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  29. i have seen some pretty crappy h-lis d with slices, so paper fine is te key!!!!

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  30. people are to scarred to do slices in our salon,, i love the idea of doing them in the interior will give it a go thx ;=]

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  31. Great post! thatt is exactly how I use slices but it all depends on te lookone is going for +)

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