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November 27, 2019

From Box Dye Black To Pearl Ash

By Jack Martin

Jack Martin @jackmartincolorist Transformation Color Correction Corrective Color From Black To All-Over Smoky Gray Silver Box Dyed
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  • Formula A:

    Oligo Professionnel Blacklight Extra Blonde Lightener + 20-volume developer + Olaplex No.1

  • Formula B:

    Redken Shades EQ ½ oz. 9V + ½ oz. 9B + 1 oz. Clear + 2 oz. Shades EQ Processing Solution

  • Formula C:

    Wella Professionals BLONDOR Permanent Liquid Toner Pale Platinum + BLONDOR Permanent Liquid Toner Brass Kicker + 6-volume developer 

Instagram via @jackmartincolorist

BTC Team Member Jack Martin (@jackmartincolorist) has done it again! By now, you probably know that Jack is a master at transforming box dyed strands into a stunning silver or gray shade that matches his client’s natural grow out. This time, he transitioned box dye black hair into a dimensional pearl ash tone, which he called “the hardest project I have ever done in my whole career” in the Instagram post. Keep scrolling to get all the deets behind this omg-worthy makeover!

 

Total chair time: 12 hours

 

Who Did It

Manufacturer: Olaplex, @olaplex; Oligo Professionnel; PRAVANA, @pravana; Redken, @redken; Wella Professionals, @WellaHairUSA

Products Used

COLOR FORMULAS

  • Formula A:

    Oligo Professionnel Blacklight Extra Blonde Lightener + 20-volume developer + Olaplex No.1

  • Formula B:

    Redken Shades EQ ½ oz. 9V + ½ oz. 9B + 1 oz. Clear + 2 oz. Shades EQ Processing Solution

  • Formula C:

    Wella Professionals BLONDOR Permanent Liquid Toner Pale Platinum + BLONDOR Permanent Liquid Toner Brass Kicker + 6-volume developer 

FORMULA STEPS

1. Start by giving the hair a fresh chop. For this client, Jack went with an A-line bob with layers to accentuate the new color.

 

2. Then, apply PRAVANA Artificial Hair Color Extractor in two rounds to help remove the artificial dye and let each one sit for 20 minutes before rinsing. 

 

3. Taking very thin sections, apply Formula A throughout the whole head from where gray roots start to the ends and place each section in foil. Process for 4 hours. 

 

Note: After an hour and a half, Jack opened each foil and reapplied a new mix of Formula A to any warm areas, repeating this step until the lightest pale blonde shade was reached.

 

4. Rinse, then pre-tone by applying Formula B and let process for 20 minutes.

 

5. Rinse again, blow-dry until the hair is about 70% dry and then apply Formula C all over, leaving her natural roots out. Process for 30 minutes. 

 

6. Next, apply Olaplex No.2 and let sit for 20 minutes to reconstruct the hair.

 

7. Shampoo, then blow-out the hair using round brushes for max volume.