Glass-pressed hair is becoming all the new fad in hair color and artistic styling.
Using plexiglass and a paintbrush, hair artists literally paint a design onto a piece of glass, lay the flat hair over top if it and press down with a putty knife to make the hair absorb the color.
If you think about the simple process, it’s almost like screen printing onto your hair.
The inspiration behind it all? Redkin hair colorist, Chiala Marvici. In her story with Cosmopolitan,
“I have a painting in my apartment that a friend did for me a while ago that has a lot of colors on it, and I fell asleep one night and dreamt of all these layers of paint living together on one surface. When I woke up, I thought about how beautiful that would be on the hair and how I would translate that vision onto the hair.”
So how long will this process take? Supposedly, it should take less time than a balayage, as less blending is required and hair colorists have more control manipulating shades on a piece of glass than on strands of hair.
Unfortunately, this hasn’t hit the United States yet (nooooooo) but I hope it’ll arrive soon!
Marvici told Good Housekeeping, “I’ve been working on this technique for a long time and trying to make it simple to be able to teach it to other colorists.”
Below is gold and blue hand pressed on platinum hair.
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I most certainly would give it a shot. While I’m not brave enough to get wacky colors, I’d be willing to spend less time processing in the chair with the help of a new technique.
So what are your thoughts? Would you give it a try?