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Formulas > Hair Color > COPPER DIMENSIONAL CURLS
February 10, 2021

COPPER DIMENSIONAL CURLS

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  • Formula A (base)

    Schwarzkopf Professional IGORA ROYAL 5-7 + 4-88 + 5-88 + 30-volume developer

     

  • Formula B (clay lightener)

    Schwarzkopf Professional BLONDEME Bond Enforcing Premium Clay Lightener + 40-volume developer + Olaplex No. 1

     

  • Formula C (gloss)

    Schwarzkopf Professional IGORA VIBRANCE 7-77 + 9-55 + 6-volume developer

     

Instagram via @sabrinathehairwitch

Copper hair and curls all on one head? Sign us up! Chicago artist Sabrina Yamani Yamga (@sabrinathehairwitch) is known for being a powerhouse colorist so when we saw her transform a head of curls into a crown of glowing ginger glory, and we have the deets! Scroll through for a peek inside her process of creating this look. 

 

Press play below to watch Sabrina in action!

 
 
 
 
 
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A post shared by Chicago Multicultural Artist (@sabrinathehairwitch)

 

 

Who is the ideal candidate for this technique?

“This technique isn’t exclusive to only curly hair, but it works really well for someone who wants to see pops of contrasted color when curly, while also wanting to experience a blended color melt if they choose to wear that hair straight,” says Sabrina. Press play below to see this blend on a straight finish.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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What in-salon and at-home maintenance is required for this look?

Since her desired result was red and copper, Sabrina only lifted her client to a Level 8 and utilized the natural warmth so her color would last longer. Her client will need her next touch-up in about 12 weeks. 

At home, Sabrina recommends using Olaplex Bond Maintenance Shampoo and Conditioner as well as weekly Olaplex No.3 treatments, followed by Olaplex No.6 and 7 after every wash. Sabrina’s client must also use a heat-protectant when using a hot iron, such as IGK Hair Good Behavior 4-in-1 Prep Spray.

 

 

Price Breakdown:

Base color and balayage: $350 (toner and styling included)
Extra color product charge: $30
Olaplex: $40
Haircut: $90 

 

Total Chair Time: 4 hours

Who Did It

Colorist: Sabrina Yamani Yamga

Products Used

COLOR FORMULAS

  • Formula A (base)

    Schwarzkopf Professional IGORA ROYAL 5-7 + 4-88 + 5-88 + 30-volume developer

     

  • Formula B (clay lightener)

    Schwarzkopf Professional BLONDEME Bond Enforcing Premium Clay Lightener + 40-volume developer + Olaplex No. 1

     

  • Formula C (gloss)

    Schwarzkopf Professional IGORA VIBRANCE 7-77 + 9-55 + 6-volume developer

     

FORMULA STEPS

1. Apply Formula A to the base. 

 

2. Apply Formula B using Hand Touch Balayage in Framar foils.

 

Pro Tip: Even though it’s balayage, using foils helps avoid the clay lightener drying out on curly hair that already lacks moisture. 

 

Psst…want to learn Hand Touch Balayage? Click here for @mickeycolonjr’s course on BTC University!

 

3. Rinse and gently dry with Aquis Rapid Dry Lisse Hair Towel.

 

4. Apply Formula C to damp hair.

 

5. Rinse and apply Olaplex No.2 and let sit for 2-3 minutes.

 

6. Shampoo and condition using Olaplex Bond Maintenance Shampoo and Conditioner.

 

7. Apply Olaplex No.6 and 7 and dry and style as desired.