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Formulas > Dark Roast Blend
November 16, 2017

Dark Roast Blend

  • Natural/Starting Level:

    Level 5 base with previously balayaged ends

  • Formula A:

    IT&LY Colorly 20/20 2N + 10-volume developer

  • Formula B:

    Redken Shades EQ 8V + 8N + Shades EQ Processing Solution + b3 Brazilian Bond Builder

Maybe it’s the coffee addict in us, but we are seriously loving this dark roast blend—which got 30k(!) likes on Insta—from Ashlee Allen (@aaashleee), owner of ASH Studio in Ferndale, Mich. The secret? Keep the base darker overall, but add a subtle touch of light to the face-framing sections only to avoid giving your client a one-dimensional tone. Find out how she did it in the steps below!

 

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Pricing: $130 for a color deposit

Who Did It

Products Used

COLOR FORMULAS

  • Natural/Starting Level:

    Level 5 base with previously balayaged ends

  • Formula A:

    IT&LY Colorly 20/20 2N + 10-volume developer

  • Formula B:

    Redken Shades EQ 8V + 8N + Shades EQ Processing Solution + b3 Brazilian Bond Builder

FORMULA STEPS

1. Deepen her base by applying Formula A and pull the formula through with a thick weave for an overall darker look.

 

2. While that processes, foil out the previous balayage by applying Formula B. Focus more on the face-framing sections. 

 

3. Rinse, then apply Design.ME PowerDry.ME and blow-dry. 

 

4. Curl the hair with a 1 ¼ inch Hot Tools iron, then break up the curls a bit by applying a small amount of CHI Silk Infusion. Finishing by spraying Kenra Professional Shaping Spray 21.