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Formulas > Lush Merlot
February 5, 2018

Lush Merlot

By Elena Rosas

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  • Natural Level:

    3/4

  • Formula A:

    Schwarzkopf Professional 25g IGORA ROYAL PEARLESCENCE P6-89 + 25g Schwarzkopf IGORA ROYAL 4-68 + 50g 15-volume Schwarzkopf IGORA ROYAL Oil Developer

  • Formula B:

    Equal parts Schwarzkopf IGORA ROYAL FASHION LIGHTS L-89 + 40-volume IGORA ROYAL Oil Developer

  • Formula C:

    40g Schwarzkopf IGORA VIBRANCE Gloss & Tone 0-00 + 40g Schwarzkopf IGORA VIBRANCE 6-89 + 20g IGORA ROYAL 0-89 + 200g 13-volume Schwarzkopf IGORA VIBRANCE Cream Developer

  • Formula D:

    Equal parts IGORA ROYAL VIBRANCE Gloss & Tone 6-88 + 6-99 + 13-volume Schwarzkopf IGORA VIBRANCE Gloss & Tone Developer Lotion

Still in love with shades of plum? Good, because this top trend isn’t going anywhere. The latest inspo is courtesy of California-based colorist Elena Rosas (@hair.by.elenarosas) and it got more than 22k likes when we posted it to our Instagram! Dying to know how to recreate this luscious merlot? Find out how Elena did it below.

 

Total time: 2½ to 3 hours

 

Who Did It

Colorist: Elena Rosas

Products Used

COLOR FORMULAS

  • Natural Level:

    3/4

  • Formula A:

    Schwarzkopf Professional 25g IGORA ROYAL PEARLESCENCE P6-89 + 25g Schwarzkopf IGORA ROYAL 4-68 + 50g 15-volume Schwarzkopf IGORA ROYAL Oil Developer

  • Formula B:

    Equal parts Schwarzkopf IGORA ROYAL FASHION LIGHTS L-89 + 40-volume IGORA ROYAL Oil Developer

  • Formula C:

    40g Schwarzkopf IGORA VIBRANCE Gloss & Tone 0-00 + 40g Schwarzkopf IGORA VIBRANCE 6-89 + 20g IGORA ROYAL 0-89 + 200g 13-volume Schwarzkopf IGORA VIBRANCE Cream Developer

  • Formula D:

    Equal parts IGORA ROYAL VIBRANCE Gloss & Tone 6-88 + 6-99 + 13-volume Schwarzkopf IGORA VIBRANCE Gloss & Tone Developer Lotion

FORMULA STEPS

1. Start by applying Formula A to the root. Then, weave Formula B throughout the entire head, staying away from the root area to create a blended, grown-out look.

 

2. Paint Formula C in between the foils, and process for 30 minutes.

 

3. Rinse, towel-dry, then glaze with Formula D.