Vertical Teardrop Includes:
1 Hour, 32 Minutes of Video
Includes 5 Downloads
1,696 Pros Own This Course
A client favorite because of its on-trend versatility and lived-in look, the Vertical Teardrop foilyage technique from Tabitha Dueñas is perfect for low-maintenance brondes and brunettes.
You Will Learn:
- How to create a rooty, chunky look using multiple foiling techniques
- How to incorporate stretching the root for a tapered effect
- Tips for perfect highlighting and lowlighting placement
- Customizable tips and techniques
- Where and why to tip out
- Thoughtful placement for taking a client darker while keeping dimension
- How to nail the prettiest money piece
- How to give your work longevity
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Tabitha Dueñas (@hairbytabitha) has been practicing hair since 2003, and has a long history in education. She started a new apprentice program at ARROJO Studio in NYC, and in 2015 began working at Nine Zero One Salon in West Hollywood, California. Tabitha continued honing her skills as an educator at 901 Academy, teaching more than 100 classes and developing multiple techniques. Today Tabitha and her husband are proud salon owners in West Hollywood and continue to share all they have learned through collaborations and on their own platform www.essentialhairacademy.com.
110 Reviews for Vertical Teardrop
“Such an AHA tutorial all the way through!! Technique, information, questions, formulation...just super important knowledge learned here! Thankyouuu”
— LISA G.
“I'm a senior stylist with nearly 40 years in our industry and I have to say, Tabitha is one great educator. She's very easy to listen to and she hits all the most important things necessary to achieve stellar color results time and time again. I learned a lot from watching this Vertical Teardrop segment. Bravo, Tabitha and Thank You for sharing your awesomeness.”
— STEVEN B.
“I absolutely love this class . I just have a question if you used any toner after bleach”
— JALEH F.
“What a great class Tabitha!”
— BERTHA F.
“Such a great, useful class! With so many classes I've never really used the full technique I've learned, maybe just a few tips and tricks that I've been able to implement. But this class I've literally used this entire foil pattern dozens of times now and it works on blondes, brunettes, anyone who wants depth at the root and brightness on the ends, and comes out great every time! It's been over a year since I purchased this class and I had to come back and tell more stylists to BUY THIS CLASS, you will love it and use it over and over!”
— ASHLEY P.
“I'm in love with this technique. It's spot on and makes it easy to do the tear drop look!!! Thank you!!!”
— NICOLE G.
“Awesome class and I loved the technique and absolutely I’m going to try it out”
— ABBY A.
“I am so impressed with this !! Thanks so much Tabitha!!”
— PEARSON A.
“Absolutely loved this class and i cant wait to try it. I have been hairdressing for over 20 years now and you never stop learning great lesson.”
— RACHAEL M.
“Great technique, simple, effective and beautiful.”
— CHU E.
“Awesome/ usable technique! Tabitha is easy to follow, thank you”
— BILL S.
“I just used this technique today!!! I’m in love! Thank you for your education!!”
— ASHLEY B.
“Awesome technique! I can't wait to use it in the salon. Thanks”
— ISAURA R.
“Fantastic class! I took lots of notes, and can’t wait to take this to the salon!”
— JENNIFER G.
“Tabitha had me on full glam! So when I see a class that she’s teaching I’m ALL IN! She’s a giver and doesn’t hold back on her knowledge bombs! THANK YOU hairbrained for having her on here!!!!!”
— CRUZ M.
“Great class ! Thank you! ♥️✨”
— MELISSA A.
“This was an excellent class…so informative, easy to follow, very detailed, can be used in multiple ways and fun to watch! Tabitha was awesome…engaging, clear on every aspect and detail, all questions answered, nothing left to wondering! I will definitely use this technique, thanks for such a great class!!! A Must View!”
— MARIANN S.
“Tabitha's the best blonding educator out there- thorough, realistic, time/salon friendly. She answers all the questions you have without you even asking. a+++”
— ALEX E.
“This course is amazing! I am 18 years behind the chair but first really diving into other techniques than your typical foiling. Although free-hand painting is something I have started doing, I really love the old school control of foilyage. This technique seems so effortless that its something I won't overcomplicate and I can't wait to try it in the salon!”
— RACHAEL H.
“fantastic class!!! Tabitha explains in detail, not only what she's doing , but why she's doing it, and how it will affect the end result. This was a class I will make $ with!!!!! Thank you Tabitha and hb!”
— TRICIA C.
— KATHRYN K.
“Epic details with placement and end result! LOVED this class! Thank you!”
— BREANNA G.
— KIM V.
“Thank You for an inspiring class! I learned a lot. Love the way Tabitha teaches. Very Simple.
She teaches to be Disipline with her creative techniques, that are so usable and efficient. Can be used on all hair colors
Brunnette, Blondes and Gingers. Im always Taking with me a lot of solid and helpful information, every time I watch .. ;)
Learn. Grow. Shine
Thank You Tabitha and hb Live!!”
— SHERI C.
“Amazing class! Loved all the information that is practical for use in the salon.”
— CHARISSA P.
“Great class! Thorough breakdown and completely usable in the salon. Thank you !!”
— BETH H.
“Amazing class, so many helpful techniques!”
— FELINA M.
— KASARA J.
“Great video, I love Tabitha!! This is the second class I have watched with Tabitha and I just love how she explains everything as she goes. I have seen "Tear drop" colors but never understood just how they were done and Tabitha broke it all done and explained it how she does them.She points out what she is going to do where and why and then shows you. She keeps the technique simple and easy but with a high impact finished look. I find her easy to listen to, she keeps the dialogue to the project and doesnt stray off topic as some others do. There were great questions asked and answered well. I am very pleased I purchased this video and I feel her technique will be easily done for my clients. If you are looking for highlighted videos that don't require a ton of time to accomplish and look beautiful when done please check this one out, Tabitha is awesome!!”
— CECELIA P.
“Best class ever! Everything explained and broken down. This is what has been missing in my color toolbox!”
— NICKI S.
“Great class! Thank you Tabitha and hb academy!”
— HECTOR Q.
“Amazing work, and very thorough. I learned a lot. Thank you.”
— BEHROUZ M.
— DEANNA M.
— GARY H.
“So much value in this class! Thank you!”
— CASEY W.
“Amazing class! Great technique learned a bunch o new tricks! Cant wait for more content from her!!!”
— RAYMOND C.
“Thanks so much, Tabitha!! I’ve watched this twice and wrote down tips on each section so I can read over them and remember. You don’t realize how much you don’t retain from one viewing! I want to do this on a mannequin while your video is replaying so I don’t miss anything. I have been looking and looking and LOOKING for a technique that will give me this look that I can easily understand, and yours is by far the easiest and so beautiful! I can’t wait to do this in the salon and I will definitely tag you when finished ❤️ This is money more than well spent and I so appreciate you!”
— TOBI B.
“Cannot wait to try this in salon!! Great class! Loved all the info and the instruction was spot on.”
— WENDY P.
“Barbara .f ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️”
— BARBARA F.
“Awesome, game-changing class. She's a great educator.”
— LINDA T.
“This was so helpful, but why is Gerard so obsessed with Tim when it's Tabitha's class? She is a wonderful teacher really explained it so well! Trying it today will tag her.”
— JOEY S.
“Loved this vid. Tabitha is a genius. Watching went by fast. So interesting. Thanku so much for showing us your wizardry and knowledge. HK. ( I did my 1 st one on Instagram and tagged you. 🍒”
— HANI K.
“This technique is easy, versatile, and loos great. Especially for clients coming in with quarantine regrowth this has been invaluable!!! I cannot recommend enough.”
— WILLIAM V.
“Amazing class! Great tips and explained very well. Can't wait to do this in the Salon, thanks!”
— LISA S.
“WOW ! Tabitha put the smack down on this technique .... super thorough : her teaching ability is educational gold ! THANKS A MILLION ! Super shout out to Hairbrained for its community of heavy hitter artists !”
— GARRETT M.
“Great class! So thorough! Can’t wait to try”
— BETH H.
“Wonderful class! I can't wait to use this technique on my brunettes. Thank you, Tabitha for sharing your ride and true method!”
— SARA R.
“Definitely giving this a try on my curly clients! What a way to get some pops in the back!”
— COURTNEY E.
“Such an excellent, clear class. Mahalo, gang.”
— ISAYAS M.
“LOVED EVERYTHING ABOUT THIS!!! Thank you Tabitha! Can’t wait to try it❤️”
— HORTENCIA R.
“This was fantastic in every way! Thank you so much Tabitha!”
— CHARLOTTE G.
“A must see! This class is jam packed with both technical explanations as well as visual/ creative ways of working. There are so many details of the process you can learn with this one. I would say that the end result is deceptively simple when in fact there was a lot of strategy and technical foundation used to create the look! Very impressive! Very fun way of working. Gorgeous look!”
— BRETT F.
“Thank you for such a brilliant explanation of achieving this fantastic look. Can work on short hair too. You rock!!!! Education is the key.”
— LORI M.
“This is a game changer. I do mostly blondes, but when fall approaches, the trend is to transition into something in between, and keep that rich depth at the root. I feel like this is fool proof, whereas, most of my balayage attempts feel like I am "winging it." Money well spent for this technique. Thank you!”
— LINDA T.
“This was such a great lesson! Tabith did such a great job breaking everything down and explaining. I feel like this will be such a game changer in the salon! Can’t wait to try it out on my client tomorrow”
— KATIE P.
“Excellent! So informative and the camera angles were perfect so that you could see exactly what was being done”
— MINDY S.
“OMG!!! So excited to do this for my beautiful brunettes! 😍 Trying it out today!!! So many great tips in this!! Thanks so much Tabitha!!!!😘”
— CARLY G.
“Really great! I always tend to over blonde and lose the contrast, Tabitha gave very simple and specific details in keeping that contrast that I will use in many different situations! I can’t believe that was priced the way it was. I’ve paid way more for way less. Incredible value!”
— AMBER R.
“I LOVED this class!!! Tabitha is a talented educator and I appreciated her attention to the details. Sometimes things become so rote for teachers that that they forget to explain the little things that make all the difference. Tabitha taught me so much in one class!!!”
— HILARY R.
“Tabitha is amazing i have had the privilege to learn from her at arrojo bootcamp and always delivers 110%! Great class 👏 cant wait to use this technique!”
— ROSIE S.
“Awesome class ❤️and awesome educator ❤️👍”
— GEETA T.
“Amazing! Tabitha explains the technique and the reasons behind everything so well! I honestly feel like this is the best educational color video I have purchased! The quality of the video and diagrams are excellent. Well done, Tabitha and HB! ❤️”
— DENISE D.
“What an awesome class!!! I can't wait to do this on my clients with dark hair.”
— ELIZABETH G.
“Great class!! Wonderful instruction!! Can’t wait to try this technique!!”
— MARK M.
“Very useful class! I love the large foils!”
— IDA W.
“MONEY WELL SPENT!! THANK YOU FOR SHARING TABITHA!! (:”
— DIANDRA G.
“Very useful class. Everything from technic to formula, is very clear and understandable. I really enjoy the class. The money is all worth it. Thank you!”
— MARGARITKA N.
“I’ve been doing hair for 30 years and still continue my training. This was an incredible class! Definitely worth buying!!! Enjoyed every minute of it!!”
— SUZANNE C.
“This was an awesome class !!! I can not wait to use it in the salon ! thank you”
— MICHELE F.
“Perfection! Thanks for breaking it all down.”
— JAIME L.
“A Must See! Excellent class! Logically demonstrated very clearly. Fantastic technique, wonderfully explained by Tabitha. One of the best demonstrations I have ever seen! And of course, hosted by Gerard always cool!!!”
— ROBERT D.
“AMAZING!!!!!! Thank you.!!!!!!”
— DALILA G.
“I've taken a ton of color classes for Lived in Looks, Salt Society, BTC w. Carleigh, BTC University, Gina Bianca, Alan MJ, so many I honestly almost didn't even buy this one. BUT WOW!!! BY FAR THE BEST ONE EVER!!!! Love Tabitha's tips & explanations. AMAZING!!!”
— AUDREY H.
“Great class! I’ve been doing hair for almost 30 years and enjoy seeing new and fresh techniques. Great style in her teaching, very thorough, and touches on everything. Very helpful. Thanks you!”
— MINDY H.
“Thanks for letting us know we have updated the headset file and it is now downloadable.”
— HBLIVE .
“I could not download PDF #3 it went to 505 not found. Can you tell me why it’s not downloading like the other four?”
— DEBRA R.
“This video is the best I have seen so far. Tabitha was so detailed in her technique and most importantly to students, her explanation of what and why she is doing it. Best instructor I've seen in the 10 years of education I have taken. Video quality was amazing as well. Thank you!”
— ANDIE G.
“Loved it and once I saw the word Tear drop and the finished look, I knew I had to try her technique. Great video and camera work..”
— MARTHA D.
“An AMAZING CLASS!!!! I learned so much! I can’t wait to try this at the Salon”
— ALLISON P.
“An AMAZING CLASS!!!! I learned so much!”
— ALLISON P.
“Great class & explained perfectly!! Can’t wait to try the technique!! 🙏”
— KAREN V.
“I've been doing hair for 20 years this year and every time I watch Tabitha educate, I learn something new. Her teaching style is fresh breath of air, so humble and knowledgeable. Thank you Tabitha, Tim & HB!”
— MUNE T.
“Game changer! So simplified and predictable 🙏🏼”
— ALICE C.
“I used the tip out method today , teased , weaved and over directed in the front LOVED IT!!!!”
— ADRIANA R.
“I’ve been doing hair for 10 years now and specialize in color. Learned way more than I expected from this class. Thank you Tabitha!”
— JESSICA H.
“So friggin amazing . Tabitha is so talented, and so great at breaking down and explaining every step and the reason behind it. She is super pretty and easy to follow . I can’t wait to try this on a mannequin first !
Thank you so much Tabitha, Tim and of course Gerard !”
— CATHERINE C.
“Such a great class. Cant wait to try this technique out ASAP!!! Tabetha is such a talented stylist and such a great teacher!”
— LINDSAY H.
“Tabitha Dueñas is an amazing educator and her classes will ALWAYS be top technique for me. Thanks Tab and HB!”
— KEELY C.
“Great class! Tabitha is an awesome teacher and did a fantastic job explaining the why behind her placement and technique.”
— HEATHER L.
“I absolutely love the way Tabitha teaches. She’s very concise and does such a great job explaining why she taking the sections she does and how they will look in the final result. I can’t wait to try this technique!”
— JAMIE E.
“Amazing class!! Tab not only explains what she is doing but WHY and if the technique is done a different way how it could look. She has a classic style of application but makes it modern and super salon friendly. I have taken a few in person classes with Tabitha and Tim, if you ever get the opportunity I would highly recommend. They are both extremely talented and willing to share all their knowledge without making you feel like you couldn’t do it too. Thank you Tab and HairBrained for this video!!”
— TONI R.
“Amazing class!! Tab not only explains what she is doing but WHY and if the technique is done a different way how it could look. She has a classic style of application but makes it modern and super salon friendly. I have taken a few in person class with Tabitha and Tim, if you ever get the opportunity I would highly recommend. They are both extremely talented and willing to share all their knowledge without making you feel like you could do it too. Thank you Tab and HairBrained for this video!!”
— TONI R.
“Best class I've seen in a very long while. Great technique and great camera work!!”
— CHRIS R.
“This is the class that I have looking for to help me out with my dark hair girls!!! I have the hardest time getting the results that I am looking for with balayage. I have take many classes but I never get the hair bright enough or I get blotch marks... I am so grateful to have found this!!! I can't wait to get back into the salon and start practicing this on my clients. Thank you thank you thank you!!!! <3”
— GARRETT H.
“Such an AMAZING class filled with so many gems!”
— MARY A.
“GREAT CLASS! Tabitha is so good at explaining the why behind what she is doing. Awesome, straight forward technique that creates a beautiful result, can't way to try it out!”
— STEPHANIE K.
“A very informative video. Thank you for sharing your valuable knowledge and all the details you went through.”
— AZI E.
“I love whatever she thought. All the details , tools, and points were so helpful. A very informative video. Thank you for sharing your valuable knowledge .”
— AZI E.
“Sooooo helpful ! I did this technique on a client immediately and I was stunned at the results in a good way. Love Tabitha and how knowledgeable she is, this is a must see !”
— STEFANIE D.
“Fabulous learning experience! I wish I would’ve had this earlier I can’t wait to try it!”
— KELLY K.
“Beautiful. Amazing class.”
— OLGA P.
“Excellent video. A lot of light bulb moments with the "money piece'”
— REN S.
“Second time learning this technique and I absolutely love it. Super informative and such a flattering technique. I absolutely love it!”
— NATASCHA R.
— SHANNON W.
“During quarantine Tabitha and Tim gave a lot of free education on their IG page. I love the way they teach. The way they explain the what and why to what they’re doing makes it so easy to learn.
This course is such a nice refresher to what she taught during quarantine.
My go to color technique for a lot of my clients now. Thank you!”
— FAM S.
“BUY THIS CLASS. Seriously. It is packed with so much value. Tabitha is PHENOMENAL at teaching and explaining the steps and techniques using her vast experience and knowledge. Such a great technique to get a beautiful, blended balayage effect on brunette clients that want lift and dimension in there hair! More classes with Tabitha, please!!!”
— VICTORIA M.
“LOVE LOVE LOVE!!! Tabitha is the best! Her techniques and the way she explains what/why she doing it makes learning spot on!! Thank you for sharing, xoxo”
— NIKI M.