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Formulas > Ashy Brunette Blend
November 17, 2017

Ashy Brunette Blend

  • Starting Level:

    Pre-existing Level 7 balayage from 8 months prior.

  • Formula A:

    Schwarzkopf Professional IGORA Vario Blond Cream Lightener + 15 to 20-volume developer + Olaplex No.1

  • Formula B:

    Kenra Professional Kenra Permanent Color 3N + 6-volume developer

  • Formula C:

    Kenra Professional Kenra Permanent Color 6B + 6-volume developer 

  • Formula D:

    Kenra Professional Kenra Permanent Color 8B + 6-volume developer

Achieving that perfect, Insta-worthy ashy tone can be tricky, but it’s not impossible. One colorist who’s got it down? #ONESHOT finalist Sarmad Najem (@hairbysarmad). Want to know how he masterfully created this ashy brunette blend? Check out his color formulas and steps below!

 

Total Chair Time: 4 hours

Pricing: Sarmad is based in Canada, so the total price was $500 which would be equal to about $392 in the U.S.

 

Who Did It

Products Used

COLOR FORMULAS

  • Starting Level:

    Pre-existing Level 7 balayage from 8 months prior.

  • Formula A:

    Schwarzkopf Professional IGORA Vario Blond Cream Lightener + 15 to 20-volume developer + Olaplex No.1

  • Formula B:

    Kenra Professional Kenra Permanent Color 3N + 6-volume developer

  • Formula C:

    Kenra Professional Kenra Permanent Color 6B + 6-volume developer 

  • Formula D:

    Kenra Professional Kenra Permanent Color 8B + 6-volume developer

FORMULA STEPS

1. Prelighten by applying Formula A and place in between foils.

 

2. Rinse, then shampoo with Fanola No Yellow Shampoo.

 

3. Then, apply Olaplex No.2 and process for 15 minutes. Rinse, and towel-dry.

 

4. Next, apply Formula B to the roots, Formula C to the midlengths and Formula D to the ends. Process for 20 minutes.

 

5. Rinse with cold water, then shampoo with KEVIN.MURPHY ANGEL.WASH and condition with KEVIN.MURPHY ANGEL.RINSE.

 

6. Towel-dry, then apply KEVIN.MURPHY YOUNG.AGAIN. Then, apply Design.ME PowderDry.ME and create loose waves with a 2-inch Hot Tools curling iron.