3 Tips For Refreshing Red Hair Color
How To Refresh + Add Rich Dimension To Faded Red Hair Color
Looking to refresh faded reds? Try this this speedy technique for building dimensional fiery hues that last from Ulta Beauty Design Team member Leonardo Valencia (@leo.valencia). Watch the full tutorial above and keep scrolling for three tips on formulation, how to prevent fast fading and a traditional balayage placement that works for reds.
Who Is The Ideal Client For This Technique?
This is perfect for retouch clients with faded or browned-out color. This technique will create a tonal change without having to lighten or use permanent color. It’s also great for blonde clients who want to go red.
Tip #1: Use Balayage Placement + Triangular Sections
Think about traditional balayage placement. Leo works in triangular sections with zigzag partings for FAST seamless blends. By using diagonals and elevating each section, this will prevent any harsh lines in the color application.
Take a horseshoe section at the top to create a veil that lays over the sections underneath to build dimension. Get creative with this section: Decide if you want to take weaves and alternate multiple shades OR experiment with only using the base color at the top, so the different colors underneath shine through.
How To Get A Money Piece Effect:
Leo creates a money piece with the lightest color for an extra bright pop, then he adds depth right behind the ear to frame the face.
Tap The Beaker For Leo’s Color Formulas!
- Formula A (base)
Matrix SOCOLOR Cult Semi-Permanent Hair Color Red Hot + Orange Alert
- Formula B (alternating)
SOCOLOR Cult Red Hot + Orange Alert
- Formula C (alternating)
SOCOLOR Cult Flamenco Fuchsia
- Formula D ( money piece + alternating)
SOCOLOR Cult Orange Alert + Lucky Duck Yellow
Tip #2: Double-Red Application Trick
Here’s a tip for vibrant, long-lasting reds: Instead of simply extending the processing time on semi colors, do TWO separate applications. Start with a demi or permanent color first. Process, rinse and dry. Go back in and double-pack the red pigment on top with the semi-permanent technique for more longevity and shine.
Here are a few tips to prevent fast fading:
- Apply Matrix SOCOLOR Cult to dry hair
- 20 minutes is the sweet spot for processing
- Finding dry spots in bigger sections? Go back, use sub-sections and heavily saturate.
Formulation Pro Tip: Mix orange with red for the most vibrant coppers. Mix fuchsia with with red for cooler tones.
Tip #3: How To Fill The Hair Before Applying Reds
When filling blonde hair for reds, use the lightest semi-permanent shade in the color scheme. For this client, Leo suggests filling with SOCOLOR Cult Orange Alert + Lucky Duck Yellow + Clear so there’s something for the red to catch onto. He fills the hair as the base color processes to speed up the application. Shampoo, skip the conditioner and dry the hair. Go back in and start with technique.
Click Through More Finished Pics Below
How To Avoid Muddy Tones When Mixing Creative Color
Ulta Beauty Announces Anna Manukyan As Senior Director, Education & Creative
Pekela Riley & Michelle O’Connor On Making The List: 100 Most Influential Black Voices In Beauty
Ulta Beauty Highlights The 100 Most Influential Black Voices
Fast + Efficient Foiling Techniques To Start Using ASAP!
Ulta Beauty at #thebtcshow 2021
Connection Center at #thebtcshow 2021
4 Blow Dry Tips For Textured Hair To Use Every Time
10 Ways To Service Your Textured Clients
Michelle O’Connor Joins Ulta Beauty Pro Team
Watch: 3 Styling Tricks To Enhance Volume
Tracee Ellis Ross Joins Ulta Beauty As Diversity Advisor
7 Makeup Trends You’re About To See EVERYWHERE In 2021
The Top 10 Foil Tips We Learned In 2020
Holiday Hair: Twisted Topknot
Timesaving Haircolor Technique: Organic Twists
3 Foil Problems & How To Prevent Them
#mydentity @guy_tang Launches Styling Products At Ulta Beauty
Watch: Express Chunky Highlights Technique
4 Color Placement Tips To Work Smarter, Not Harder
Blonding & Styling: 5 Tips & Tricks From The Ulta Beauty Pro Team
5 Foil & Paint Tips For Faster Blonding
Watch: K-Pop Two-Block Haircut Tutorial