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January 13, 2015

Color Formulas on the Red Carpet

Awards season has officially begun in Hollywood—The Golden Globes—kicked off the flirty dresses; elegant upstyles and retro waves and stunning natural-looking haircolor. From a creamy blonde to an apricot red and a ravishing, fiery auburn—the shades were eye-catching and are sure to be among the most-requested from your clients.

Color Formulas on the Red Carpet

Awards season has officially begun in Hollywood—The Golden Globes—kicked off the flirty dresses; elegant upstyles and retro waves and stunning natural-looking haircolor. From a golden blonde to an apricot red and a lush, strawberry ombré—the shades were eye-catching and are sure to be among the most-requested from your clients. Wella Professionals Celebrity Color Ambassador, Jennifer J. recreates these in-demand A-list formulas.

Emma Stone’s Dimensional Apricot Red

 

Emma Stone’s color has enough depth (darkness) that it doesn’t wash her out,” notes Jennifer. “Anything too light might make her look too washed out. It is also a perfect blend of copper and red so it is evenly balanced for her skin tone.”

root formula: Wella Koleston Perfect 1½ oz. 6/4 + ½ oz. 6/03 +  equal parts 20-volume developer

base formula: 1 oz. 6/4 + ½ oz. 77/43 + double process Pastel Developer.

Allow the base formula to process for 15 minutes.

Sienna Miller’s Multidimensional Golden Blonde

“Sienna’s color gives her enough depth at the base,” notes Jennifer. “The base color is so important because it is the foundation for the whole color. If the foundation isn’t right, it will never look right.  So, the fact that her base is a bit deeper allows her to carry really light highlights without making her look washed out.  I also love that she has a few platinum highlights that pop—giving her color lots of dimension”

root formula: Wella Professionals ILLUMINA 1½ oz. 8/ + ½ oz. 7/3 + 20-volume developer

foil highlight formula: Wella Professionals Blondor Multi Blonde Powder Lightener + 20-volume developer

between foil formula: Wella Professionals Blondor Multi Blonde Powder Lightener + 40-volume developer

Jessica Chastain’s Strawberry Ombré

“Jessica’s color is great because she has just enough of a neutral base in her red in order for the color to look really natural,” observes Jennifer. “The highlights on her vibrant color make it look very natural because her hair is usually lighter on the bottom.”

root formula: Wella Professionals ILLUMINA 1½ oz. 7/43 + 3/4 oz. 8/ + 20-volume developer

base formula: 2 oz. 7/43 + ½ oz. 7/3  + double 6-volume developer

highlight formula: Wella Professionals Blondor Multi Blonde Powder Lightener + 30-volume developer

Once all color is rinsed, apply the highlight formula in painted highlights to just the ponytail area and allow the color to process for 10 minutes for shine, movement and vibrancy.

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