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February 23, 2015

Tracey Cunningham’s Oscar Winning Formulas

From a deep auburn to an icy blonde babylights  and rich chocolate brown—the shades were decadent and eye-catching. Tracey Cunningham, celebrity colorist, Mèche Salon in Beverly Hills and Redken Creative Consultant breaks down her A-list red carpet hues.

Tracey Cunningham’s Oscar Winning Formulas

Hollywood’s biggest night—the Oscars—might be over, but the gowns, jewels and noteworthy haircolor live on in the minds of all your clients. From a deep auburn to an icy blonde babylights  and rich chocolate brown—the shades were decadent and eye-catching. Tracey Cunningham, celebrity colorist, Mèche Salon in Beverly Hills and Redken Creative Consultant breaks down her A-list red carpet hues. Pay attention—these are soon to become your most-requested shades.

Emma Stone’s Deep Auburn
To get the look, Tracey applied Redken Shades EQ Cream to add shine and achieve a brighter version of Emma’s red color. With all eyes on the Birdman star, Tracey ensured Emma’s hair had maximum shine by finishing with Shades EQ Gloss, a no-ammonia, no-lift formula that acts as a glaze, color refresher and color corrector.

Redken Color Formulas
Formula A (lowlight): 1 oz. 90GC Golden Sienna Shades EQ Cream + 1 oz. 07GC Burnished Copper Shades EQ Cream + 2 oz. 10-volume Pro-oxide Cream Developer

Formula B (base): ½ oz. 90GC Golden Sienna Shades EQ Cream + ½ oz. 06BC Rich Amber Shades EQ Cream + 1 oz. 07GC Burnished Copper Shades EQ Cream + 2 oz. 10-volume Pro-oxide Cream Developer

Formula C (glaze): ½ oz. 08GC Gold Dip Shades EQ Gloss + ½ oz. 09AA Papaya Shades EQ Gloss + ½ oz. 08C Cayenne Shades EQ Gloss + 1/4 oz. Orange Kicker Shades EQ Gloss + 1 3/4 oz. Shades EQ Processing Solution

Naomi Watts’ Golden Blonde
To brighten one of Hollywood’s favorite blondes, Tracey used Rekden’s new Blonde Idol Blue Oil Lightening System Oil Lightener from the Professional Haircolor Collection to create subtle babylights for added dimension.

Redken Color Formulas
Formula A(highlight): 1 oz. Blonde Idol Oil Booster + 1 packette Blonde Idol Customiable Blue Powder Activator + 2 oz. 20-volume Pro-oxide Cream Developer

Formula B (highlight): 1 scoop Flast Lift Maximum Power Lightening Powder + 1 oz. 40-volume Pro-oxide Cream Developer

Formula C (lowlights): 1 oz. 09G Vanilla Cream Shades EQ Gloss + 1 oz. 07NB Chestnut Shades EQ Gloss + 2 oz. Shades EQ Processing Solution

Formula D (glaze): 1 oz. 09G Vanilla Cream Shades EQ Gloss + 1 oz. Crystal Clear Shades EQ Gloss + 2 oz. Shades EQ Processing Solution

Dakota Johnson’s Rich, Chocolate Brown
Adding dimension and richness to the Fifty Shades of Grey star, Tracey used no-ammonia Shades EQ Cream to create Dakota’s lowlights, finishing with a Shades EQ Gloss to provide an added healthy shine.

Redken Color Formulas
Formula A (base): 1 oz. 05WN Sandy Sable Shades EQ Cream + 1 oz. 05NGr Starlight Shades EQ Cream + 2 oz. 10-volume Pro-oxide Cream Developer

Formula B (lowlights): 1 oz. 05WN Sandy Sable Shades EQ Cream + 1 oz. 07G Sequin Chic Shades EQ Cream + 2 oz. 10-volume Pro-oxide Cream Developer

Formula C (glaze): ½ oz. 06GG Midas Touch Shades EQ Gloss + ½ oz. 07NB Chestnut Shades EQ Gloss + ½ 08C Cayenne Shades EQ Gloss + 1½ oz. Shades EQ Processing Solution

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