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Formulas > Ashy, Cool-Toned Brunette
November 13, 2018

Ashy, Cool-Toned Brunette

By Farhana Premji

  • Natural/Starting Level:

    Natural Level 5 with pre-existing Level 8/9 blonde and about 5 inches of regrowth.

  • Formula A:

    Schwarzkopf Professional IGORA VIBRANCE® 5-0 + IGORA VIBRANCE Activator Gel 1.9%/6-volume

  • Formula B:

    IGORA VIBRANCE® 7-1 + IGORA VIBRANCE Activator Gel 1.9%/6-volume

  • Formula C:

    IGORA VIBRANCE® 8-46 + IGORA VIBRANCE Activator Gel 1.9%/6-volume

Say goodbye to golden dimension and hello to all-over ash! Winter is coming which means cool tones are about to be in high demand. Get ahead of the season by checking out how BTC Team Member Farhana Premji (@xo.farhana.balayage) achieved this classic (and stunning!) cool-toned brunette. But first, peep her genius trick for toning cooler brunettes:

 

“The only way to achieve a true cool-toned brunette is to lift higher than the desired end result and to deposit down at least two levels,” shares Farhana. “It’s almost like doing a tint-back without using a filler formula. You’ll get a more matte result, which is essentially what ash-brown tones are!”

 

Got it? Good! Now keep scrolling for her color formulas and application steps.

Who Did It

Products Used

COLOR FORMULAS

  • Natural/Starting Level:

    Natural Level 5 with pre-existing Level 8/9 blonde and about 5 inches of regrowth.

  • Formula A:

    Schwarzkopf Professional IGORA VIBRANCE® 5-0 + IGORA VIBRANCE Activator Gel 1.9%/6-volume

  • Formula B:

    IGORA VIBRANCE® 7-1 + IGORA VIBRANCE Activator Gel 1.9%/6-volume

  • Formula C:

    IGORA VIBRANCE® 8-46 + IGORA VIBRANCE Activator Gel 1.9%/6-volume

FORMULA STEPS

1. Paint a root smudge/retouch by applying Formula A to the roots.

 

2. Section the front hairline out of the way and then apply Formula B throughout the midlengths, pulling the formula through on alternating sections. Process for 20 minutes. 

 

3. Rinse and towel-dry the hair, then gloss all over with Formula C.

 

Check out the before & after below!