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Last updated: November 25, 2020

How-To: Smoky Shadow Root

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  • Formula A:

    30-volume Goldwell Oxycur Platin Lightening Powder

  • Formula B:

    60ml Goldwell Colorance Lotion + 20ml Goldwell Color Colorance 10BS + 10ml Goldwell Topchic 8CA

  • Formula C:

    20ml Topchic 10A + 5ml Topchic 6A + 5ml Topchic 8CA + 15ml of water + 15ml 10-volume developer

You guys are seriously loving this smoky shadow root, and we don’t blame you! With more than 15,000 likes on this Instagram post, Sara Yousif (@mrsmichaeil918) a stylist at Public Image Salon in Wayne, N.J., proved that smoky tones aren’t going away anytime soon. Check out this highly-coveted color formula from Sara!


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Start by applying Formula A to the roots, then shampoo and condition the hair.

2. Next, apply Formula B from the roots to the ends and process for 25 minutes. Then, shampoo and condition.
3. Apply Formula C from the roots to about three inches down, combing down with a fine-tooth comb to make the color seamless. Process for 30 minutes, then shampoo and condition. Style the hair as desired.
Bleach out: $80
Root glaze: $67
Total: $147
Finished look


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