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Male Speaker: Yeah, a pretty dark color underneath. Do we really only have time for half lits?
Female Speaker: No you can do it full.
Male Speaker: So I might have done it full. Yeah, I have just got them down. Here they have been growing up quite -- so I could still -- So what I am going to do in this full head, and after I have done all of foils then I am going to start painting this natural color, not the gray, but the natural color back in between foils. So you get a better balance from top to bottom. It sounds good? Okay.
Female Speaker: You look after it.
Male Speaker: I am going to get a K. I am going to it right back.
Okay, this is my normal section for a fuller hair. So I am going to start right here. I am also going to start with 20 volume crop side until I get up to about here. Then I am going to switch to 30 until I get to top. Then I am going to switch to 40 there, hopefully labeling me to take it out all the same time. When I start a foil; I usually start it right from the hairline, because when she pulls her hair up, I want streaks here, here, here, here, and here.
If I start from down here I am only going to streak right here. My next foil might be up there. My next foil might be up there, I am not really going have my streaks before I pull this all the way up.
This would give me a good amount of color to cover that piece. When I make my streaks, my sections thin enough, I can get that foil right up against this scalp and get those streaks as close as possible.
Next foil is going to going on a pivot. So I am going to do up around here. I am also going to pull the foil back just a little bit, so I have already got streak there, so I don't double it.
I always put my hand underneath the foil, so that I am not squeezing this foil against that causing bleach to come out and making a mesh. I am just starting the other side, because in case this gets done before this does, I don't want to have to just rinse this side, I would rather rinse the hair down. Same thing, I am going to follow that hairline. Pivoting again.
I leave all this up. It's a very good streak there. Okay, now I am going to make up some more for only 30 part.
Different foil color indicates different shape or different volume. It just lets me know where I am. Cut some blondes here, so perhaps if I try close up again. I tend it to do half foils in between so that's part of the last foil missing some several months ago.