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October 14, 2020

Berry Color Correction Formula

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  • Formula A (Zone 2 Lightener)

    Matrix Lightmaster Lightening Powder + 20-volume developer

  • Formula B (Zone 1 & Zone 3 Lightener)

    Matrix Lightmaster Lightening Powder+ 30-volume developer + Lightmaster Oil Additive

  • Formula C (Zone 1 Color)

    Matrix So Color Cult Flamenco Fuchsia + 1-inch of So Color Cult Black 

  • Formula D (Zone 2 Color)

    Matrix So Color Cult Flamenco Fuchsia + So Color Cult Blooming Orchid 

  • Formula E (Zone 3 Color)

    Matrix So Color Cult Flamenco Fuchsia + So Color Cult Bubblegum Pink⠀

Instagram via @pati_rodrigz

Have you ever cut a corner and just KNEW it was going to come back to haunt you later? We have all done it. Recently, Pati Rodriguez (pat.rodrigz) started a very open and honest conversation about fixing our own mistakes and we were intrigued. Scroll through to hear how she found herself fixing her own work and the details of her process.

 

The Rundown:

When her client came to her with a chemical relaxer in her hair, Pati was uncomfortable using a lightener to lift her hair. “In an effort to cut corners and try a less aggressive option, I opted for permanent hair color to lift her. It obviously was not enough to create the look I wanted to achieve,” says Pati. The hair lifted, but not to the desired level. When her client came back, she had a band of darker color and it was then that Pati addressed the band and the result is flawless. Press play below to see her actual application process.

 

 

1. Who is this technique for?

“This technique is great for clients that have banding that occurred from previous color services and are looking for a more seamless look,” explains Pati. This process can also be performed for the client who is looking for a more vibrant vivid color. 

 

2. How long does this process generally take and how long does it last?

Depending on the density of the hair, the texture, and application speed skills in general, this process usually takes 1 to 1.5 hours. With proper at-home care, this look can last up to 25 washes. 

 

 

3. What at-home care and in-salon maintenance are required for this look?

“At home care would consist of washing with a color-protecting shampoo like Matrix Total Results Keep Me Vivid Shampoo and Conditioner and cold water. I recommend a weekly treatment of Matrix Total Results Keep Me Vivid Lamination Spray for longevity and of course the less you wash the longer it will last,” explains Pati. For in-salon maintenance, Pati recommends scheduling 8 to 12-week root touch-ups to keep up with the outgrowth. A color glaze to freshen up the color is also recommended when necessary. 

 

4. What does pricing look like for something like this?

Depending on the hair density, texture, length, and actual result, a look like this can cost anywhere between $250 to $550.

 

Who Did It

Manufacturer: Matrix, @matrix

COLOR FORMULAS

  • Formula A (Zone 2 Lightener)

    Matrix Lightmaster Lightening Powder + 20-volume developer

  • Formula B (Zone 1 & Zone 3 Lightener)

    Matrix Lightmaster Lightening Powder+ 30-volume developer + Lightmaster Oil Additive

  • Formula C (Zone 1 Color)

    Matrix So Color Cult Flamenco Fuchsia + 1-inch of So Color Cult Black 

  • Formula D (Zone 2 Color)

    Matrix So Color Cult Flamenco Fuchsia + So Color Cult Blooming Orchid 

  • Formula E (Zone 3 Color)

    Matrix So Color Cult Flamenco Fuchsia + So Color Cult Bubblegum Pink⠀

FORMULA STEPS

1. Pre-lighten Zone 2 with Formula A. Process until lift reaches a Level 7.

 

2. Pre-lighten Zone 3 & Zone 1 with Formula B.

 

3. Rinse and shampoo with Matrix Total Results Pro-Solutionist Alternate Action Clarifying Shampoo

 

4. Apply Formula C to Zone 1.

 

5. Apply Formula D to Zone 2.

 

6. Apply Formula E to Zone 3.

 

7. Rinse, condition, and style as desired.