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Formulas > Color Transformation: Jet Black to Multidimensional Red
March 26, 2015

Color Transformation: Jet Black to Multidimensional Red

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  • Formula A:

    Equal parts Wella Blondor + 40-volume developer

  • Formula B:

    Equal parts Wella Blondor + 40-volume developer + clarifying shampoo

  • Formula C:

    Wella 44/65 KP Medium Intense Violet Red

  • Formula D:

    Wella 66/45 ColorTouch Intense Red Red Violet

  • Formula E:

    Wella ColorTouch 77/45 Intense Medium  Red Violet

Kevin Green of Luigi Bruni Salon in Birmingham, MI has a client who loved her jet black locks—until a few weeks ago when she decided that, with spring in the air, it was time for a change. So she asked Kevin to switch it up! “The goal was for her color to be a gorgeous, all-over red that also had dimension and shine,” says Kevin. Here’s his exclusive color formula for his client’s multidimensional red makeover.

 

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Who Did It

Colorist: Kevin Green

COLOR FORMULAS

  • Formula A:

    Equal parts Wella Blondor + 40-volume developer

  • Formula B:

    Equal parts Wella Blondor + 40-volume developer + clarifying shampoo

  • Formula C:

    Wella 44/65 KP Medium Intense Violet Red

  • Formula D:

    Wella 66/45 ColorTouch Intense Red Red Violet

  • Formula E:

    Wella ColorTouch 77/45 Intense Medium  Red Violet

FORMULA STEPS

1. Highlight with Formula A to strip the black from the hair, leaving out new growth and some of her ends until hair reaches a Level 6 orange.

2. Rinse and perform a bleach wash on roots and ends using Formula B, then rough-dry until about 80 percent dry.

3. Apply Formula C to roots and drag out about 6 inches, creating a color melt.

4. Apply Formula D to mid-shaft and ends, leaving out a few pieces.

5. Blend Formula E into the few pieces left out from the previous application. Process for 25 minutes.