Vertical Teardrop Includes:
Hour 1, 32 Minutes of Video
Includes 5 Downloads
Pros Own This Course 1,188
This Foilayage technique for darker bases is a super low maintenance client fave. Learn multiple foiling techniques, and tips for perfect placement of highs & lows to achieve this rooty, chunky and totally on-trend look
LA color star, Tabitha Dueñas breaks down her most detailed Foilayage placement. She shows its versatility and how it can be customizes for brunettes or bRondes.
Cool Stuff You’ll Learn
- How to incorporate stretching the root for a tapered effect.
- Learn where to tip out/and where not to.
- Thoughtful placement for taking a client darker & keep dimension
- Nailing the prettiest money piece
- Give your work longevity
Tabitha Dueñas, a California native, has been practicing hair since 2003. She began her career at Carlton Hair in Orange County, Ca. There, for five years, she focused heavily on her education. It was an opportunity with Bumble & Bumble which presented her first trip to NYC to attend BBU for educator training. Two very big aspirations were born on that trip….. a love for NYC and becoming an educator.
In 2010, Tabitha, with her husband Tim Dueñas, moved to the big Apple. There they began to working together at ARROJO Studio. They both picked their specialties, Tabitha for color and Tim for cut, and began a new apprenticeship program. Over the course of five years they worked their way up to a master level stylist. Flew to just about every state teaching classes and toured the hair show circuit presenting on stage. Nick Arrojo also gave Tabitha her first international travel opportunity to Berlin for the Goldwell Color Zoom event.
It was Tabitha’s dream of homeownership and a family that pulled them back to California. Their current business partner, Cory Mook, who worked with Tabitha at her first salon back in Orange County, introduced Tabitha and Tim to salon owners Nikki Lee and Riawna Capri. They hit it off and begin the next chapter of their career at Nine Zero One Salon in West Hollywood. From 2015 to 2020, Tabitha and Tim continued to specializing in their craft and once again started over building a new clientele. This was the perfect place for Tabitha to continue honing her skills as an educator at 901 Academy. Teaching over 100 classes and developing multiple techniques.
Today, she and her husband have begun a new chapter as salon owners in West Hollywood. And will continue to share all they have learned through collaborations and on their own platform www.Essentialhairacademy.com.
66 Reviews for Vertical Teardrop
“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.