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Color Formulas: 8 Versions of Jessica Alba's Creamy Ombré

'Tis the season for the perfect creamy ombré! Jessica Alba showed off her stunning color walking down the red carpet of the Kid's Choice Awards in Los Angeles, California. With a little help from top color artists from Wella Professionals, Pravana, Goldwell, Scruples, Matrix, Davines, Kenra Professional and Redken-you can get this season's look, too!

Edoardo Paludo-Davines Formula
Davines Color Director
Natural Level:
6
Formula A/highlights: Davines A New Colour Bleach + A New Colour Activator 20-volume
Formula B/highlights: Davines Mask Colour 12.7 + A New Colour Activator 40-volume
Formula C/toner: Davines Mask Colour 11.2 + A New Colour Activator 7-volume
Application: Alternate Formula A and B using the Flamboyage meche classic highlight technique. Process, remove and tone with Formula C.

Robb Dubré-Kenra Professional Formula
Kenra Professional Artistic and Technical Director
Natural Level:
5
Formula A: Kenra Color 1 oz. 6A + 1 oz. 20-volume developer
Formula B: Kenra Color 1 oz. 7A + 1 oz. 30-volume developer
Formula C: 1 oz. Kenra Color Lightener + 10-volume developer
Application: Create seamless diffusion in flat foils with fine slices. In each foil, apply Formula A from base to midshaft, blend Formula B into Formula A, stopping three inches from the ends. Apply Formula C from B to ends. Work in this manner through the crown and sides. Apply Formula A through the entire foil in every fourth foil. In every second foil, blend Formula C closer to the midshaft.

Vadre Grigsby-Pravana Formula
Pravana Director of Color
Natural Level:
4
Formula A/base: Pravana ChromaSilk 5.1 + 20-volume developer
Formula B/ombre´ highlights: Pravana Pure Light + 30-volume
Formula C/glaze: Pravana ChromaSilk 10.02 + Zero Lift Color Activator
Application: Apply Formula A to regrowth—this level 5 green ash will counteract natural warmth. Process, remove and create subtle ombre´ highlights on midlengths and ends with Formula B. Lift to level 9/10 and remove. Glaze with Formula C to create a beige blonde finish on the highlights with wheat undertones.

John Simpson-Goldwell Formula
Goldwell North America Lead Artistic Director
Natural
Level: 6
Formula A/highlights: 35 ml Goldwell Silk Lift 30-volume (9%) + 1 scoop Silk Lift Strong
Formula B/toner: 40 ml Goldwell COLORANCE Lotion + 15 ml 10BS + 5 ml 7BG
Application: Separate the hair into quadrants. Create diagonal, 2-inch subsections. With a comb, backcomb each section, starting in the center. “Push” the hair toward the scalp with three strokes so that it doesn’t become impossible to detangle. Apply Formula A to lengths on three diagonal sections in each zone, from nape to front, omitting the backcombed portion. Apply plastic film between each section and process 30 minutes. Rinse, shampoo, condition, apply Formula B and process for 10 minutes.

Kris Sorbie-Redken Formula
Redken Education Artistic Director 
Natural Level:
4
Formula A/base: Redken Chromatics 2 oz. 6Ig (6.23) + 2 oz. 10-volume Chromatics Oil in Cream Developer
Formula B/midshaft: Redken Chromatics 2 oz. 6Ig (6.23) + 2 oz. 30-volume Chromatics Oil in Cream Developer
Formula C/ombre´: 1 oz. Redken Flash Lift + 2 oz. 30-volume Redken ProOxide
Application: Beginning in the nape, apply Formula A to scalp and immediately apply Formula B to midshaft and ends. Continue applying in this manner until application is complete. Process at room temperature for 35 minutes. Shampoo and dry completely. Create four random sections above the parietal and occipital area. Gather the sections into four ponytails, 90-degrees to the head. Gently backcomb the ends to ensure a soft ombre´ shadow effect without hard lines. Apply Formula C to the ends. Process at room temperature for 45 to 60 minutes until desired result is achieved.

Nicole Leal-Wella Professionals Formula
Wella Professionals Portfolio Artist
Natural Level:
5
Formula A/regrowth: Wella Koleston Perfect 7/1 + 0/28 + 20-volume developer
Formula B/balayage highlights: Wella Blondor + 4% developer
Formula C/glaze: Wella Color Touch 9/73 + 1.9% developer
Application: Apply Formula A to new growth and process 30 minutes. Create a fine highlight pattern at the top of the head and on the sides. Apply balayage highlights with Formula B to the ends of the highlight sections. Process, remove and glaze all hair with Formula C.

Mia Liguori-McHugh-Scruples Formula
Scruples Co-President/Creative
Natural Level:
4
Formula A/base: Scruples High Definition Custom Mixing Gel Color System 2 oz. 4G + Demi Permanent Developer
Formula B/highlights: Scruples Blazing Highlights Toner Infused Gel Color System Caramel + 1 scoop Blazing Highlights X-light Booster Concentrate + 10-volume Clear Developer
Formula C/highlights: Scruples Blazing Highlights Toner Infused Gel Color System Soft Golden Blonde + 3 scoops Blazing Highlights X-light Booster Concentrate + 20-volume Clear Developer
Application: Apply Formula A 3 to 4 inches off of the scalp. Divide hair into panels, backcomb at the midshaft, and apply Formula B to the next three inches of each strand. Backcomb the remaining hair and apply Formula C to the ends. Place each backcombed panel in color papers and continue until all hair is colored. Process 20 to 30 minutes, remove the papers, shampoo and gently smooth the backcombed strands.

Nick Stenson-Matrix Formula
Matrix Artistic Director
Natural Level:
6
Formula A/balayage highlights: Matrix ColorInsider 2-oz. Clear + 2 oz. 20-volume ColorInsider Oil-Cream Developer.
Formula B/glaze: 1 oz. Matrix Gloss Sync 9V + 10-volume Matrix Cream Developer
Application: Apply balayage highlights with Formula A to fine and medium slices of hair. Process, remove and tone with Formula B.

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