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Last updated: May 14, 2021

3 Toning Tips To Use On Every Client

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3 Glossing Tips For Healthy, Dimensional Color

Toning a fresh blonding service can bring a whole look together, but don’t limit a glossing service to a universal application. Strategic placement and applications can help add depth and even correct pesky lines of demarcation. To help up your glossing game, we snagged three need-to-know tips from Redken Artists as they celebrated the launch of Redken Shades EQ Bonder Inside. Keep scrolling and bring these tips back to your salon ASAP!



Tip #1: Add Clear To Toner Formulas For Curly Clients For Maximum Brightness

“Curly hair has both high porosity and a raised cuticle. Which can make the finished result appear darker,” explains curl expert and Redken Ambassador Leysa Carrillo (@leysahairandmakeup). So she adds EQ Bonder Inside Clear to her gloss formulas to counteract the toner from processing too dark. 


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Tip #2: Use Zigzag Partings To Add Dimension

Add depth back into over-processed blondes by taking zigzag partings when applying a gloss. “Zigzag partings will also help create a seamless blend when using different toner formulas,” explains Redken Master Artist Lori Zabel (@lorizabel). 


Pro Tip: Give damaged hair some TLC with the NEW Shades EQ Bonder Inside to repair bonds and strengthen the hair. Use with Flash Lift Bonder Inside along with the Acidic Bonding Concentrate Shampoo and Conditioner to keep hair healthy during every step of service


Tip #3: Blend Lines Of Demarcation + Create Dimension With This Sectioning Technique  

Blending harsh lines of demarcation is one of the biggest challenges when servicing color correction clients—but they don’t have to be. Redken Global Artist George Garcia (@georgegarciaredken) shared his go-to sectioning technique for blending and brightening color corrections: 


  • Working off of the client’s part, take a one-inch horizontal section.
  • Using tight tension, take the tail end of a comb and pull up small threaded subsections and clip away.
  • Apply a lowlight formula on the line of demarcation blending slightly up and down to soften.
  • Take the threaded subsection and apply a lightener formula directly on the regrowth line. Use the side of the color brush to blend the lightener up towards the scalp. Leave out the ends to avoid over processing. 
  • After allowing those formulas to process, apply an all-over gloss to blend everything together. 


Pro Tip: To create more piece-y dimension, bring the lowlight formula all the way down to the ends for added depth.


Swipe Through See George’s Color Correction Process!

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