Create your Own Root Shadow at Home


New and improved professional colour technique’s are always being developed in the hair industry. It’s really exciting to see what comes next and what proves most popular. At the end of 2019 the root shadow became a big hitter and it looks like it’s going to stick around as a 2020 favourite too Blending the natural root colour, it creates a tonal, multi-dimensional look to the hair.

Softening bright blonde or adding depth to warm shades, it helps adapt most to flatter any skin tone as stylists are mixing bespoke colour to work seamlessly into the root without detection. If you’re not quite ready to visit the salon but are still keen to try the look, I have the perfect solution. My ‘Phil Smith Be Gorgeous Root Touch Up’ is a product I developed to help disguise root regrowth.

It’s multifunctional and can be used in so many ways, like allowing you to create yourown root shadow at home. With first or second day hair, comb through and tie half up leaving the rest down.

Choose a colour one or two shades darker than your own and from around 10cm distance spray in a light, steady stream from the root 1 or 2 inches down the hair, depending on the length. Be careful not to overspray as a small amount is enough for coverage and you can always add more if you want to deepen the colour. The quick drying formula means you don’t have to wait long for the hair to dry, once you’ve done this leave another layer of hair down and repeat.

When you bring the last of your hair down, brush through and apply from slightly further away for a seamless finish. While this isn’t a permanent solution, it does allow you to test the look before you commit to an appointment with your stylist who will tailor your colour and application for truly unique results.

Phil x

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