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Formulas > Color Blocking Technique: Brunette With Tones Of Copper
March 20, 2018

Color Blocking Technique: Brunette With Tones Of Copper

redken brunette with tones of copper short hair color blocking technique
  • Formula A:

    1 oz. 4Gr Color Fusion + 1 oz. 4N Color Fusion + 2 oz. 10-volume Pro-oxide Cream Developer

  • Formula B:

    1 part Blonde Idol Free Hand Clay-Based Lightener + 1.5 parts 20-volume Pro-oxide Cream Developer

  • Formula C:

    1 part Blonde Idol Free Hand Clay-Based Lightener + 1.5 parts 30-volume Pro-oxide Cream Developer

  • Formula D:

    ½ oz. 07C Curry Shades EQ Gloss + ½ oz. 09AA Papaya Shades EQ Gloss + ¼ oz. 06R Rocket Fire Shades EQ Gloss + 1¼ oz. Shades EQ Processing Solution

Short-haired clients call for more creative coloring techniques. To add layers of dimension on shorter strands, Redken Global Color Creative Director Josh Wood uses a color blocking application—elevating sections and using a teasing product to add texture before coloring—to show multiple tones in a small area with less length. Get the technique details, plus the formulas and steps below!

Who Did It

Manufacturer: Redken, @redken

Products Used

COLOR FORMULAS

  • Formula A:

    1 oz. 4Gr Color Fusion + 1 oz. 4N Color Fusion + 2 oz. 10-volume Pro-oxide Cream Developer

  • Formula B:

    1 part Blonde Idol Free Hand Clay-Based Lightener + 1.5 parts 20-volume Pro-oxide Cream Developer

  • Formula C:

    1 part Blonde Idol Free Hand Clay-Based Lightener + 1.5 parts 30-volume Pro-oxide Cream Developer

  • Formula D:

    ½ oz. 07C Curry Shades EQ Gloss + ½ oz. 09AA Papaya Shades EQ Gloss + ¼ oz. 06R Rocket Fire Shades EQ Gloss + 1¼ oz. Shades EQ Processing Solution

FORMULA STEPS

1. Apply Formula A using a global application and process at room temperature for 35 minutes. Shampoo and condition with Redken Color Extend Magnetics for dry hair.

 

2. Working from a deep right side part, create a triangle-shaped section and secure the remaining hair for control, using a Redken Creative Color Meche to protect and isolate.

 

3. To start the color blocking application, take ½-inch to 1-inch diagonal forward slices in the triangle-shaped section and elevate and isolate each slice away from the scalp. Lightly mist the sections with Redken Quick Tease 15 and hold the hair up as it dries to create added texture and tease before balayaging.

 

Note: Using Quick Tease 15 eliminates the need for doing a backcomb balayage technique, and it should leave the section looking somewhat like a spiky Mohawk.

 

4. Then, starting at the point of the triangle section and working in the established sections from Step 3, use a balayage technique to apply Formula B to the mids and saturate Formula C through to the ends. Continue working to the front of the head, completing the triangle-shaped section.

 

5. Process at room temperature for 40 minutes (or until Formulas B and C have reached the desired level and tone). Then, shampoo with Redken Chemistry Extreme for dry hair.

 

6. In the prelightened section, apply Formula D at the mids and saturate through to the ends. Then process at room temperature for 20 minutes, rinse, towel-dry and apply Redken pH-Bonder #2 Fiber Restorative Pre-wash Concentrate for 10 minutes. Rinse and shampoo with Color Extend Magnetics.

 

redken brunette with tones of copper short hair color blocking technique
Finished look.