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Formulas > High-Contrast Ombré
March 14, 2018

High-Contrast Ombré

By Alex Kennedy

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  • Formula A:

    1 part Davines Mask Hair Bleaching Powder + 1½ parts 30-volume developer

  • Formula B:

    1 part Mask Hair Bleaching Powder + 2 parts 10-volume developer

  • Formula C:

    Equal parts Davines Mask With Vibrachrom 6.0 + 7.1 + 5-volume developer

  • Formula D:

    Mask With Vibrachrom 15g 9.0 + 15g 9.1 + 15g 10.01 + 5-volume developer

For clients requesting ultimate dimension, this stunning high-contrast ombré from Alex Kennedy (@alchemyxartistry), a stylist at Aquilibrium Salon & Spa in Ontario, Canada, just might be the answer. Her secret to seamlessly melting a dark root into icy ends? Five sessions, nearly a year of appointments and a combo of backcombed foilayage, babylights and toning. Get the steps for the final session below!

 

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Total chair time: 5 sessions about 8 to 10 weeks apart.

 

Pricing (per session)
Color: $140
Haircut: $60
Toning: $20
Treatments: $30
Total: $250
Grand total: $1,250

Who Did It

Colorist: Alex Kennedy
Manufacturer: Davines

Products Used

COLOR FORMULAS

  • Formula A:

    1 part Davines Mask Hair Bleaching Powder + 1½ parts 30-volume developer

  • Formula B:

    1 part Mask Hair Bleaching Powder + 2 parts 10-volume developer

  • Formula C:

    Equal parts Davines Mask With Vibrachrom 6.0 + 7.1 + 5-volume developer

  • Formula D:

    Mask With Vibrachrom 15g 9.0 + 15g 9.1 + 15g 10.01 + 5-volume developer

FORMULA STEPS

1. Alternating between backcombed foilayage and babylights, apply Formula A to the new growth and any warm areas. Keep the sections fine to get maximum lift and be sure to heavily saturate each. “We maintained her natural color at the root for an easy grow-out,” notes Alex.

 

2. Then, apply Formula B to the previously lightened ends and process for 45 minutes.

 

3. Rinse, shampoo with Davines NOUNOU Shampoo, then apply Davines NOUNOU Hair Mask to equalize porosity and help with detangling.

 

4. Rinse again, towel-dry, then tone by applying Formula C from the roots to the midlengths and Formula D to the ends. Rinse, then apply Davines Naturaltech Nourishing Restructuring Miracle to replenish nutrients in her hair.

 

5. Give her a long-layered cut, blow-dry and refine the cut. Then, style with a 1½-inch curling iron.

 

Finished look

 

Have tons of clients requesting high-contrast hair? Check out this rooty, high-contrast dimension how-to!