Smudge by Saffy Burton is a mini-collection that catches our eye. A new technique  her clients love. There’s been plenty of time to play with colour during Lockdown and we’ve seen lots of creative techniques… now it’s time to marry your imagination with the reality of colour world in the salon. Cue Safy!

Salon-friendly colour

We asked Saffy to share her process: “This collection was inspired by the technique ‘the smudge’! Essentially, ssmudge is a technique where I used sponges in order to apply and blend the colours, in order to give a wow effect. Imagine the light reflecting through a stained glass window and the offset of the colours – this is exactly what I wanted to encompass in the hair. I wanted people to look at this and think, how did she achieve that!”

Interesting and creative but wearable. Bravo!


Hair: Saffy Burton @saffffy • Assistant: @hairstylistkristopher •  Photographer: @kaiwanphotographer MUA: @abbieboobo0 • Model: @thickbrick_ • Colour: @goldwelluk

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