Wicks contour: the technique that illuminates and enhances every type of hair

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Initially, the Contour technique emerged in makeup, abusing the illuminator to enhance facial contours, but today is also incorporated by leading hair stylists around the world.

The locks, the technique seeks to realize a game with light and shadow, blending light strands with dark threads. João Franco Hairdressing sets the counter as "a technique that uses light and dark to create depth, illuminating strategic points hair around the face."

The contour strands can be applied in different types of hair being more suitable for medium to thick wire, and match different shades can be applied to blond, auburn and also brown. They have become trend when it comes to color and gained more and more women.

Franco says that the purpose of the technique is smooth facial contours and bring lightness to the hair and it is made, usually in the front of the hair. However, it is necessary to know the face, the hair and the woman's profile to apply the locks in a personalized way, defining which wires should be illuminated and which should be darkened.

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The right contour for each face shape

The contour locks can match with different women, just knowing the best way to apply them, highlighting the features and style of each. To define the points of light fuses, it is important to know what traits should be accentuated or softened, seeking harmony and beauty. Check then tips to roll with this independent technical of your face shape.

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Round face

Wicks contour: the technique that illuminates and enhances every type of hair

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Who have a round face, usually search lengthen it by cutting and hair color. "For this format, indicate clear strands throughout the length and darkened locks just below the ear, to fine tune the chin," suggests João Franco.  

vertical light spots along the hair can enhance the face and bring the desired effect.

Square face

Wicks contour: the technique that illuminates and enhances every type of hair

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square faces express a strong face and a wider jaw. To balance these features, you can play with the locks and bring effects of texture and depth to the hair.

Hairdresser says "ideal for square faces, is to soften the area of ​​the temples and jaw."

long face

Wicks contour: the technique that illuminates and enhances every type of hair

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"To reach a face decreased sensation, the roots must have darker tones that blend with the lights delicately," indicates Franco.

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Professional adds that hair divided in the middle are also a good choice to look for this type of face. "Next to the hair split, you can also apply small dots of light that starts above the ear," he adds.

face heart

Wicks contour: the technique that illuminates and enhances every type of hair

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The heart-shaped face is wider close to the scalp and also on the cheeks, while the chin is thin and slightly pointed. According to the professional for this type of face, it is customary to leave the dark and small root light strands along the hair.

Moreover, as the contour locks help to harmonize the face, "in the area between the ears and jaw, for example, should seek a darker tone to smooth over sharp chins," suggests professional.

Proper use of this technique, respecting each face shape and hair type, expands, illuminates and enhances the features.

Hair with beautiful counter for you to inspire

If you are thinking of changing your look, the counter locks can be a good option. Check out different hair with contour for inspiration and finding the right locks for you.

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1. The contour strands combine with long hair

Wicks contour: the technique that illuminates and enhances every type of hair

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2. They are beautiful in medium length hair

Wicks contour: the technique that illuminates and enhances every type of hair

3. And bring much emphasis on shorter hair

Wicks contour: the technique that illuminates and enhances every type of hair

4. These strands can give an incredible shine to the brown wire

Wicks contour: the technique that illuminates and enhances every type of hair

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5. Can help you achieve the desired blonde

Wicks contour: the technique that illuminates and enhances every type of hair

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6. Also look beautiful in the most striking shades

Wicks contour: the technique that illuminates and enhances every type of hair

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7. They can be a clearer outline

Wicks contour: the technique that illuminates and enhances every type of hair

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8. Or bring a more discreet lighting

Wicks contour: the technique that illuminates and enhances every type of hair

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9. Leave the blond tresses with more personality

Wicks contour: the technique that illuminates and enhances every type of hair

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1. And bring charm to the dark-haired

Wicks contour: the technique that illuminates and enhances every type of hair

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11. They can bring a lot of light to red hair

Wicks contour: the technique that illuminates and enhances every type of hair

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12. Or they may be mild and discreet these shades

Wicks contour: the technique that illuminates and enhances every type of hair

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13. contour wicks leave any brighter blonde

Wicks contour: the technique that illuminates and enhances every type of hair

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14. Or they can create a wonderful gradient

Wicks contour: the technique that illuminates and enhances every type of hair

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15. The light brown is also accentuated by streaks

Wicks contour: the technique that illuminates and enhances every type of hair

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16. And they bring contrast to the hair

Wicks contour: the technique that illuminates and enhances every type of hair

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17. Contour is the right technique to get a new look without drastic changes

Wicks contour: the technique that illuminates and enhances every type of hair

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18. It can also be used for a major transformation

Wicks contour: the technique that illuminates and enhances every type of hair

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19. The strands bring light and movement to the hair

Wicks contour: the technique that illuminates and enhances every type of hair

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20. In addition to collaborate with the cut personality

Wicks contour: the technique that illuminates and enhances every type of hair

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21. They are beautiful in very curly hair

Wicks contour: the technique that illuminates and enhances every type of hair

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22. harmonize wavy hair

Wicks contour: the technique that illuminates and enhances every type of hair

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23. And enhance straight hair

Wicks contour: the technique that illuminates and enhances every type of hair

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24. They can give a sense of stretching both the face as the hair itself

Wicks contour: the technique that illuminates and enhances every type of hair

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25. and may also create a visual stripped

Wicks contour: the technique that illuminates and enhances every type of hair

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26. The contour is well on colored hair

Wicks contour: the technique that illuminates and enhances every type of hair

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27. Especially in shades of pink

Wicks contour: the technique that illuminates and enhances every type of hair

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28. You can choose to very dark roots and brighter tips

Wicks contour: the technique that illuminates and enhances every type of hair

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29. Or by lighting that starts from the top and go to the end of hair

Wicks contour: the technique that illuminates and enhances every type of hair

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30. The important thing is to find the right application for you!

Wicks contour: the technique that illuminates and enhances every type of hair

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The contour technique leaves as clear and bright hair, seeking ease and lightness. Also, as you may have noticed, it can be applied in various ways, depending on the profile and characteristics of each woman. And you've decided how you will incorporate these locks on your look?