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Formulas > Brunette Blend + Fashion Color Accent Pieces
March 20, 2018

Brunette Blend + Fashion Color Accent Pieces

Brunette Blend + Fashion Color Accent Pieces Using Redken Color
  • Formula A:

    1 oz. 5Va Color Fusion + 1 oz. 5T Color Fusion + 2 oz. 10-volume Pro-oxide Cream Developer

  • Formula B:

    1½ oz. 5Va Color Fusion + ½ oz. 5T Color Fusion + 2 oz. 20-volume Pro-oxide Cream Developer

  • Formula C:

    1 scoop Flash Lift Maximum Power Lightening Powder + 2 oz. 20-volume Pro-oxide Cream Developer

  • Formula D:

    1 oz. 09T Chrome Shades EQ Gloss + 1 oz. 09P Opal Glow Shades EQ Gloss + 2 oz. Shades EQ Processing Solution

  • Formula E:

    3 parts City Beats Clear + 1 part City Beats East Village Violet

  • Formula F:

    3 parts City Beats Clear + 1 part City Beats Broadway Blue

There is no such thing as a standard brunette—and Redken Global Color Creative Director Josh Wood proves this by adding fashion color accent pieces throughout a rich brunette base. Check out his formulas and methods for keeping brunettes anything but basic.  

Who Did It

Manufacturer: Redken, @redken

Products Used

COLOR FORMULAS

  • Formula A:

    1 oz. 5Va Color Fusion + 1 oz. 5T Color Fusion + 2 oz. 10-volume Pro-oxide Cream Developer

  • Formula B:

    1½ oz. 5Va Color Fusion + ½ oz. 5T Color Fusion + 2 oz. 20-volume Pro-oxide Cream Developer

  • Formula C:

    1 scoop Flash Lift Maximum Power Lightening Powder + 2 oz. 20-volume Pro-oxide Cream Developer

  • Formula D:

    1 oz. 09T Chrome Shades EQ Gloss + 1 oz. 09P Opal Glow Shades EQ Gloss + 2 oz. Shades EQ Processing Solution

  • Formula E:

    3 parts City Beats Clear + 1 part City Beats East Village Violet

  • Formula F:

    3 parts City Beats Clear + 1 part City Beats Broadway Blue

FORMULA STEPS

Starting Level: Natural Level 4, Light Brown

 

1. Apply Formula A to the roots and midlengths using a global application, then immediately apply Formula B to the ends. Let process at room temperature for 35 minutes. Shampoo with Redken Color Extend Magnetics and dry hair.

 

2. Apply Formula C using a balayage technique. Let process at room temperature until light blonde or up to 50 minutes. Shampoo with Redken Chemistry Extreme for dry hair.

 

3. Before applying Formula E and F, pre-tone with Formula D on all prelightened sections to neutralize any remaining warmth. Process at room temperature for 20 minutes.

 

4. Then, to add pops of color on the prelightened sections, apply Formulas E and F to the midlengths and ends using a checkerboard (or bricklay) blur technique.

 

5. Continue with the same method, alternating the placement of Formulas E and F until all prelightened sections are complete.

 

6. Process at room temperature for 30 minutes, then rinse. Do not shampoo. Then, on towel-dried hair, apply pH-Bonder #2 Fiber Restorative Pre-wash Concentrate for 10 minutes. Rinse and follow with Color Extend Magnetics.

 

Finished look.