Mixed Blends – Difference Between Soft Blends and Contrast Blends

mixedA new addition to our colour range are our new and exciting mixed blend selection.

Available in a choice of 12 colours which is set to continue to grow over the coming months, our mixed blends are available in 18” for both stick tip and nano tip options.

What makes our mixed colour so special?

Our mixed blends are unique as we are one of the first to offer soft blends as well as contrasting blends.  Created and designed to make matching your clients simpler than ever, our mixed blends will help you to focus on creating truly natural finishes for even your most challenging colour matches.

What is a soft blend?

24waterA soft blend refers to the pairing of 2 very similar colours, to create a multi-dimensional new shade.

How often have you found yourself matching a client’s hair who isn’t quite dark enough for #2, but #4 is too light?  Our stuck between whether to go for more #18 to accentuate the ashy tones, or a #613 to match the lightest tones? Our soft blends aim to put an end to these challenges, by creating fully mixed duel colours.

Our initial range consists of 12 colours in total, 4 of which are soft blend and the final 8 are contrast blends.

Our soft blends include 1b/2, 2/4, 4/6 and 18/613, with this set to increase in the next few months.

alessandra-summer-highlightsWhat is a contrast blend?

A contrast blend is the complete opposite to a soft blend, in that it is the combination of 2 more distant shades, to create a natural highlighted effect.

Contrast blends are perfect for clients who have highlighted/lowlighted hair, as they offer a direct match to these sometimes tricky to replicate colours.  Let’s take a client such as Alessandra Ambrosio who has a highlighted style in the image to the left.  Normally for highlighted clients, the only option who be to purchase colours #6 and #16 for example, and to use your placements to create a mix of colours that replicate the client’s style.  The number one problem with this however, is that many hair dressers use fine weaving techniques, and using 2 individual contrasting colour will not always match the fine mix of your client’s hair.  Now with the option to select colour #6/16, these are finely blended together to replicate how a client’s highlights will actually look, making these clients no longer challenging, but a pleasure to work with.

In addition to colour 6/16, we also have 1b/6, 2/8, 4/14, 4/22, 8/22, 14/22 and 16/613.

Click here to view our full mixed blend range.