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June 22, 2016

Black and White: 3 Extreme Color How-Tos

What is extreme color? It’s a perfect storm really. It’s curious, technically astute, experimental artists colliding with clients who long to declare their individuality. And because extreme haircolor no longer equals unwearable haircolor, we rounded up a collection of images to inspire you next time a daring client sits in your chair.

Black & White:
3 Extreme Color How-Tos

What is extreme color? “It’s a perfect storm really,” says Mary Rector-Gable, Founder and Creative Director of BTC. “It’s curious, technically astute, experimental artists colliding with clients who long to declare their individuality.” So. True. And because extreme haircolor no longer equals unwearable haircolor, we rounded up a collection of images to inspire you next time one of those clients sits in your chair. Here’s a look at three of our favorite extreme color looks of the black and white variety, and their color formulas to boot!


Color by Alexander Turnbull
Alexander Hair and Beauty Hull, East Yorkshire, UK

Formula A (prelighten): Matrix LIGHTMASTER + 6% developer

Formula B (toner): Matrix ULA + ULP + developer

Formula C (definition for stenciled spots): Matrix SOCOLOR 1N + 3% developer


Color by Alexander Turnbull
Alexander Hair and Beauty Hull, East Yorkshire, UK

Formula A (prelighten): Matrix LIGHTMASTER + 6% developer

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ormula B (toner): Matrix ULA + ULP + developer

Formula C (dip dyed ends): Matrix SOCOLOR 1N + 3% developer


Color by Roger Persson
Cybtekk Hairstudio, Sweden

Formula A (white): 40ml Schwarzkopf Professional BlondMe Premium Lift 9+ + 5ml BlondMe Blue Concentrate + 80ml 30-volume developer

Formula B (black): Schwarzkopf Professional IGORA ROYAL 1-0 + 10-volume developer

Check out 7 more of our favorite extreme color looks!

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