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Formulas > Color Correction: Smoky Babylights
July 2, 2018

Color Correction: Smoky Babylights

By Lara C Kay

  • Formula A:

    6 scoops of Kadus Professional Blonding Powder + 20-volume developer + b3 Brazilian Bond Builder

  • Formula B:

    3 scoops of Kadus Professional Blondes Unlimited Lightening Powder + 30-volume developer + b3 Brazilian Bond Builder

  • Formula C:

    1½ oz. Kadus Professional Permanent Color 6N + 20-volume developer

  • Formula D:

    Kadus Professional Demi-Permanent Color 1 oz. 8PA + 1 oz. 10PA + 20-volume developer 

As if perfecting shades of gray and silver wasn’t tricky enough, your client just walked in with months of regrowth and can’t-miss brassy blonde. Don’t panic! BTC Team Member Lara C Kay (@larackay) found herself in this exact situation, so she’s sharing all the deets behind this stunning smoky babylights color correction. Get her color formulas below, then keep scrolling for the how-to steps!

 

Pricing: $275-$350

Who Did It

Products Used

COLOR FORMULAS

  • Formula A:

    6 scoops of Kadus Professional Blonding Powder + 20-volume developer + b3 Brazilian Bond Builder

  • Formula B:

    3 scoops of Kadus Professional Blondes Unlimited Lightening Powder + 30-volume developer + b3 Brazilian Bond Builder

  • Formula C:

    1½ oz. Kadus Professional Permanent Color 6N + 20-volume developer

  • Formula D:

    Kadus Professional Demi-Permanent Color 1 oz. 8PA + 1 oz. 10PA + 20-volume developer 

FORMULA STEPS

1. Divide the hair in to five sections with two in the back and three in front.

 

2. Starting in the back, weave babylights throughout painting Formula A from the roots to the midlengths and Formula B on the ends. 

 

Note: Lara likes to use two lighteners simply because different lighteners have different results. “Kadus Professional Blondes Unlimited is clay-based, making it perfect for balayaging and free hand-painting,” she says.

 

3. Once you reach the front hairline, start at her forehead and take three subsections. Then, weave, slice, tease and apply Formula A. Process for 45 minutes.

 

4. Rinse, then stay at the bowl and break her base by applying Formula C in diagonal sections going down about 1½ inches from the roots. Process for 15 minutes.

 

5. Rinse again, apply Formula D and then process for 15 to 20 minutes.

 

“I like to use Kadus Professional Permanent Color to lift her roots because its formula does a great job at covering the most stubborn of gray hairs,” shares Lara. “But I like to apply their Demi-Permanent Color throughout the rest of the hair because it tones without lifting her color and it won’t fade too quickly on my client.”

 

6. After about 20 minutes, rinse and towel-dry the hair. Then, freehand-paint Formula B from the midlengths to the ends on any remaining pieces that were not highlighted.

 

7. Let process, rinse, blow-dry and then style as desired.

 

Finished look.