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October 4, 2016

9 Custom Color Formulas You HAVE to See

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It’s always a treat when three-time COLOR, Cut & Style (Early bird hotel deals are AVAILABLE NOW for COLOR, Cut & Style 2017 in AUSTIN, TEXAS!) presenters Richard Jordan, Patrick Kalle and Maurice den Exter (aka the men of Farouk Systems) hit our COLOR stage. And this year, they were joined by the inimitable Anna Cantu, so you know we picked up some great color tips.

 

Onstage, the Farouk Systems crew presented looks inspired by their “Shade Collection,” which features rich, ruby reds; smoky violets and dusty rose golds created with CHI’s Ionic Shine Shades and Color Illuminate lines.  

 

They also gave us advice on how to customize colors to match a client’s personality. One of our favorite looks? A pastel mint shade inspired by the detailing on a neck tattoo! Here’s a look at the nine color creations (plus the formulas!) demo’d onstage.

 

Smoky Violet

Formula A (prelighten): CHI Blondest Blonde Crème Lightener + 20-volume developer

 

Formula B (fringe and face framing): Shine Shades 8S + 1 drop 1N +10-volume developer

 


Formula C (scalp to ends)
: Shine Shades  2 oz. 9S + ½ oz. Clear + 1 inch ribbon violet additive + 1 drop 1N + 10-volume developer

 

Vibrant Indigo 

Formula A (prelighten): Infra High Lift CB + BB + 30-volume developer

 


Formula B
: Chromashine Rich Blue + Vibrant Violet             

 

 

Purple Haze

Formula A (prelighten): Blondest Blonde Crème Lightener + 20-volume developer

 


Formula B
: Chromashine Pastel Pink + Pastel Purple + Vibrant Violet

 

Metallic Rose Gold

Formula A (prelighten): Blondest Blonde Crème Lightener + 20-volume developer

 


Formula B (rose gold)
: Chromashine 9I + 1/8 oz. 8RV + 10-volume (in panels)

 


Formula C (shadow root)
: Chromashine 8S + 1 drop 1N + 10-volume developer

 


Formula D (midshaft to ends)
: Chromashine 10S + 1 drop 1N + 10-volume developer 

 

Oil Slick

Formula A (prelighten): Blondest Blonde Crème Lightener + 20-volume developer (in panels)

 

Formula B (shadow roots): Ionic Permanent Shine Color 4N + 4CM + 10-volume developer

 


Formula C (midshaft to ends)
: Ionic Permanent Shine Color 7C + orange additive + 10-volume developer

 


Formula D (prelightened panels)
: Chromashine True Teal, CHI Red and Vibrant Violet 
  

 

Frozen Pastel Blend

Formula A (prelighten): Blondest Blonde Crème Lightener + 20-volume developer

 


Formula B (shadow root)
: Shine Shades 8S + ½ cap 1N + 10-volume developer

 


Formula C
: Chromashine Hot Fuchsia, Pastel Purple and Pastel Blue (in foils)

 


Formula D
: Shine Shades 9S + 10-volume developer (in foils)      

 

 

Rich, Ruby Red

Formula A (midshaft through ends): Ionic Permanent Shine Color 9CG +  20-volume developer

 


Formula B (full head application)
: Chromashine Red + ½ inch Violet                     

 

Orange Chrome

Formula A (prelighten): Blondest Blonde Crème Lightener + 20-volume developer

 


Formula B
: Chromashine Red + Yellow  

 

Pastel Mint

Formula A (prelighten): Blondest Blonde Crème Lightener + 20-volume developer      

 


Formula B
: Chromashine Pastel Mint + 1 inch Teal

 

See all the pics from Farouk’s presentation!