Hand-Pressed Hair Coloring

Listen up gals! Pro-stylist all around the country are changing the way they color hair, fast, and the results are stunning. Most women out there know that there are only two methods that the pros use to apply hues: balayage (color painted on with a brush) and foiling (colored hair wrapped in foil). But now, there’s a new hand-pressing technique to hit the scene where coloring-stylists are using glass and paintbrush to catch fine-tune color results.

Hair Coloring photoColorist Chiala Marvici, is the genius behind this new color application, which she unveiled at Redken fashion week last spring. What makes the hairdresser’s new method so avant-garde is hair can now take on multiple colors within the same style and maintain a faultless and natural appearance. Another perk is that hand-press coloring cuts the salon time nearly in half.

So, how does it work?

Coloring with glass and a paintbrush takes only twenty minutes to process. This innovative coloring application is the preferred choice, in 2015, for women who desire subtle hues like trendy pinks or blues incorporated into their current hairstyle.

It all starts with your stylist painting different patterns like waves, diamonds, and circles onto small sheets of plexiglass. Each design will have its own hue, so when a section of hair is pressed onto the glass flat, it will transfer the mirage of colorful tints against the backside of the hair.

Afterwards, your colorist will use a putty knife to press the hair into the hue pattern, saturating the top side so that color seeps through each tress. The result is a unique blend of tints that truly cannot be accomplished by coloring with baylage or foil.

Who it works for?

Glass and paintbrush coloring will work best on healthy hair that hasn’t been overly damaged, since well-nourished hair absorbs color better on glass. Curls are not impossible to hand-press color, if the stylist can manage to lay the hair flat enough on the glass so the waves don’t pop back up. Stretching out curls using a round brush, beforehand, helps encourage the swirls to lay flat.

Are there any follow-ups?

Most clients, especially those with wavy hair, will need to make a quick retouch, follow-up appointment four to eight weeks after their first glass coloring. Also, there is no need worry about color-clash after the follow application because your stylist will only glass-press new hues at the roots, which means you won’t need to repaint the entire length of your hair as your hair grows out.


For hair color in Oklahoma City with low ammonia and low fade, call me (Anastasia) for an appointment.