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Formulas > Kim Kardashian’s Blonde-Chocolate Transformation
June 6, 2014

Kim Kardashian’s Blonde-Chocolate Transformation

  • Formula A:

    Redken Shades EQ Cream 6NA + 5WN + equal parts 10-volume developer

  • Formula B:

    Redken Shades EQ Cream 7WN 3/4 oz. + 9GC 1/4 oz. + Shades EQ Processing Solution

  • Formula C:

    Redken Shades EQ Cream 5N + 6B + Shades EQ Processing Solution

  • Formula D:

    Redken Shades EQ Cream 7NB + 9N + Shades EQ Processing Solution

  • Formula E (gloss shade):

    Redken Shades EQ 8GN + 7NB + 8N

  • Formula F (base color):

    Redken Chromatics 5Ab + 6Aa + 10-volume developer

After making headlines with her honey blonde hue, Kim Kardashian told Celebrity Colorist Tracey Cunningham from Meche Salon in Beverly Hills, that she was ready to return to the dark side before shooting her buzzed about Vogue cover with then fiancé, Kanye West. “Don’t rush this process,” advises Tracey. “It requires a few extra steps to be sure the results don’t appear inky and cheap.” For Kim, Tracey performed double lowlights to fill the hair before retouching and glossing. She added some golden copper to the formula to prevent the ends from appearing green, and used an NB shade in several of her formulas for superior coverage and depth. Here’s how she did it!

Who Did It

Colorist: Tracey Cunningham
Manufacturer: Redken, @redken

COLOR FORMULAS

  • Formula A:

    Redken Shades EQ Cream 6NA + 5WN + equal parts 10-volume developer

  • Formula B:

    Redken Shades EQ Cream 7WN 3/4 oz. + 9GC 1/4 oz. + Shades EQ Processing Solution

  • Formula C:

    Redken Shades EQ Cream 5N + 6B + Shades EQ Processing Solution

  • Formula D:

    Redken Shades EQ Cream 7NB + 9N + Shades EQ Processing Solution

  • Formula E (gloss shade):

    Redken Shades EQ 8GN + 7NB + 8N

  • Formula F (base color):

    Redken Chromatics 5Ab + 6Aa + 10-volume developer

FORMULA STEPS

Lowlight all strands in large panels. Apply Formula A from scalp to midlengths; apply Formula B to the remaining strands. Process and remove. Lowlight all strands once more, applying Formula C from scalp to midlengths and Formula D from midlengths to ends. Process, remove and apply Formula E to all strands. Process, remove and dry the hair. Apply Formula F to the growth and Formula E once more to all remaining strands.