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April 10, 2017

How-To: Smoky Shadow Bob

So your client wants to go gray for the summer, but is hesitant to commit. Show her how cool that smoky gray hue would be paired with an on-trend shadow root and she won’t be able to say no! That’s exactly what Jackie Hovorka (@fullmetaljaxon) recently did for her client—and the look received more than 7,000 likes on our Instagram! Check out the color formula and how-to below.


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Natural/Starting Level: ½-inch of regrowth




Color Formulas
Formula A (lightener): Keune Magic Blonde Lightener + 25-volume developer


Formula B (shadow root): #mydentity 3 oz. 8DL + 2 oz. Dark Shadows


Formula C (midlengths/ends): Kenra Professional Demi-Permanent Color 1 oz. 10A + 1 oz. 10V + 4 oz. 9-volume developer


1. First, touch up her base by applying Formula A with a small brush. Process for 35 minutes. “I used a smaller brush to prevent lightener from overlapping because my client’s hair was very fine and fragile,” shares Jackie.


2. Mix shampoo into the remainder of Formula A and bleach bathe any warmth on her ends leftover from a previous color application. Process for about 5 to 10 minutes. Wash, then dry the hair.


3. Create a shadow root by applying Formula B to the roots only. Then, apply Formula C from the midlengths to the ends.


4. Rinse the hair, then blow-dry. Style using a Bio Ionic® flat iron and finish with L’ANZA Keratin Healing Oil Hair Plumper.



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