5 Rock Star Celebrity Formulas
Fabulous pipes, rockin’ style and amazing hair. These ladies don’t just rule the music scene—they’ve also made a name for themselves as bonafide style stars. With the whole world watching—and emulating—their every move, you better believe their unique color formulas are on the top of your clients’ must-have lists. From Hayley Williams’ electric red to Adele’s warm and soothing blonde, Sherry Ratay, owner of Sherry Ratay Salon in Lake Mary, FL, provides the pro scoop on how to recreate rock royalty chart-topping hues.
Starting Level: 3 with 80% gray
Retouch: L’Oréal Professionnel INOA 8 g 5.56/5.RvR + 8 g 5.0/5.N + 60 g 20-volume + 40 g Oleo Gel
Midlengths and Ends: INOA 8 g 5.56/5.RvR + 30 g 30-volume + 20 g Oleo Gel. Process for 35 minutes, cleanse and dry.
Glaze: 16 g 6.60/6.RRR + 60 g 10-volume + 40 g Oleo Gel. Process for 20 minutes, cleanse and dry.
Starting Level: 5
Retouch: Joico K-PAK 2 oz 9A + 2 oz 20-volume. Process for 45 minutes, shampoo and dry.
Highlights: Alternate Joico Vero-Lights + 20-volume and Joico Chrome B6 + Activator. These formulas create a soft shade on shade gold. Process, shampoo and dry.
Glaze: Joico Chrome 2 oz G9 + 2 oz Activator. Process for 10 minutes, cleanse and dry.
Starting Level: 6
Retouch: Wella Koleston Perfect 2 oz 77/44-77/RR + 2 oz 6%
Midlengths and Ends: Wella Color Touch 1 oz + 7/43-7/RG + ½ oz 0/34-0/GR + 3 oz 1.9%. Process for 45 minutes, cleanse and dry.
Starting Level: 4
Retouch: Clairol 7th Stage Lightener + 4oz of Clairol 20-volume + 3 packets Lightening Activators + 2oz Crème Hair Lightener.
Midlengths and Ends: Clairol 7th Stage Lightener + 4 oz Clairol 20-volume + 2 packets Lightening Activators + 2 oz Crème Hair Lightener. Apply only to midlengths and ends after retouch, process 50-70 minutes to a pale yellow, shampoo and dry.
Glaze: Redken Shades EQ 2 oz 09T + 1 cap Blue Kicker + 2 oz SEQ Processing Solution. Process for 10 minutes, cleanse and dry.
Starting Level: 6
Retouch: INOA 16 g 8.33/8.GG + 60 g 20-volume + 40 g Oleo Gel
Midlengths and Ends: 16 g 8.34/8.GC + 60 g 30-volume + 40 g Oleo Gel. Process for 35 minutes, cleanse and dry.
Highlights: L’Oreal Platinium Ammonia Free + 20-volume. Starting at the nape, create soft pieces running throughout the hair, creating the most lightness around the face. Process to a pale yellow, cleanse and dry.
Glaze: L’Oreal Dia Lights 1.7 oz 9.3/9.G + 2.6 oz 6-volume. Process for 10 minutes, cleanse and dry.
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