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October 25, 2018

Color How-To: Root Smudge + Toning Techniques

Redken Color Gels Lacquers Shades EQ Carolynn Judd @styled_by_carolynn Spencer Henry Root Smudge Toning How-To Video

Watch The Color Application How-To Below
How can you create back-to-back subtle ribbons of highs and lows, aka those soft low-maintenance blends clients want? By painting a rich base and alternating several application techniques and colors, of course! We’re sharing a video how-to for a permanent root smudge and high-gloss toning techniques for a bright and rich brunette.

 

BTC Team Member Carolynn Judd (@styled_by_carolynn) and Redken’s Spencer Henry (@spencerhenry) went live from the BTC House to break down these coloring techniques step-by-step, so watch the video and get the formulas below!

 

Products Used

 

Watch The Color Application Below

 

Peep The Finished Look!

 

Tap The Beaker For The Color Formulas!

Redken Color Gels Lacquers Shades EQ Carolynn Judd @styled_by_carolynn Spencer Henry Root Smudge Toning How-To Video
  • Formula A (highlights around hairline):

    Redken Flash Lift Lightener + 10-volume developer

  • Formula B (foils):

    Redken Flash Lift Lightener + 20-volume developer

  • Formula C (root smudge):

    equal parts Color Gels Lacquers 6NA + 5N + 10-volume developer

  • Formula D (mids):

    equal parts Shades EQ 7N + 6NB + Shades EQ Processing Solution

  • Formula E (ends):

    equal parts Shades EQ 9T + 9V + Shades EQ Processing Solution

  • Formula F (hairline toner on roots):

    equal parts Color Gels Lacquers 6NA + 5N + 10-volume developer

  • Formula G (hairline toner on mids to ends):

    equal parts Shades EQ 9T + 9V + Shades EQ Processing Solution

 

Hair Cheat: How to make the color POP?
Spencer styled this braid to showcase that gorgeous dimension!

 

Slide Through The Before & After

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