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February 20, 2020

Midlights: Blend Warm and Cool Tones For Seamless Dimension

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  • Formula A (highlights)

    Redken Flash Lift Bonder Inside + 20-volume Redken Pro-Oxide Cream Developer (1:1)

  • Formula B (midlights)

    Redken Chromatics™ + 10-volume Redken Chromatics™ Oil in Cream Developer (1:1)

  • Formula C (root shadow)

    Equal parts Redken Shades EQ Cream Color 6N + Shades EQ Cream Color 3NA + Redken Shades EQ Processing Solution (1:2)

  • Formula D (all over gloss)

    Shades EQ 1.5 oz. Crystal Clear + .5 oz. 09V + 4 oz. Shades EQ Processing Solution (1:2)

Midlight Education: Tips for Creating Tonal Dimension

You’ve heard of a highlight and lowlight, so now it’s time for the midlight–and here to break it all down is Redken Brand Ambassador Matt Rez (@colorbymattrez) This transitional tonal shifting technique is the answer to blending fresh highlights with old color, and Matt taught it live on BTC University. Click here to purchase the course, and keep scrolling to see what you’ll learn!

 

 

What is a Midlight?

“A midlight is a transitional tone applied between a highlight and the client’s existing color,” explains Matt. “This creates a dimensional, tonal shift that connects everything together.” 

 

Products Used

 

Slide For The Gorgeous Before & After!

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  • Formula A (highlights)

    Redken Flash Lift Bonder Inside + 20-volume Redken Pro-Oxide Cream Developer (1:1)

  • Formula B (midlights)

    Redken Chromatics™ + 10-volume Redken Chromatics™ Oil in Cream Developer (1:1)

  • Formula C (root shadow)

    Equal parts Redken Shades EQ Cream Color 6N + Shades EQ Cream Color 3NA + Redken Shades EQ Processing Solution (1:2)

  • Formula D (all over gloss)

    Shades EQ 1.5 oz. Crystal Clear + .5 oz. 09V + 4 oz. Shades EQ Processing Solution (1:2)

 

What You’ll Learn:

In this online course, Matt breaks down everything you need to know for perfecting midlights, including:

 

  • All things placement → creating tonal contrast → balancing warm & cool tones.

 

  • Matt’s go-to color formulation using Redken lightener for highlights and Shades EQ for midlights.

 

  • Application tips for building high contrast dimension that blends depth and brightness. 

 

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Matt and his assistant teaching at The BTC House.

 

Tap The Beaker For Matt’s Formula Deets!

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  • Formula A (highlights)

    Redken Flash Lift Bonder Inside + 20-volume Redken Pro-Oxide Cream Developer (1:1)

  • Formula B (midlights)

    Redken Chromatics™ + 10-volume Redken Chromatics™ Oil in Cream Developer (1:1)

  • Formula C (root shadow)

    Equal parts Redken Shades EQ Cream Color 6N + Shades EQ Cream Color 3NA + Redken Shades EQ Processing Solution (1:2)

  • Formula D (all over gloss)

    Shades EQ 1.5 oz. Crystal Clear + .5 oz. 09V + 4 oz. Shades EQ Processing Solution (1:2)

 

Click Through The Slideshow To See More Of Matt’s Day At The BTC House!

 

Click Here To Learn More About Matt’s Midlights Technique On BTC University!