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Formulas > Ombré Shadow
February 16, 2016

Ombré Shadow

  • Formula A (Root Area):

    Goldwell 5 ml 6GB + 20 ml 6NN + 5 ml of 5A + 40 ml 10-volume developer

  • Formula B (End Lightener):

    Paul Mitchell Synchro Lift + 30-volume developer + Olaplex

  • Formula C (Regrowth Lightener):

    Paul Mitchell Synchro Lift + 30-volume developer 

  • Formula D (Toner):

    Goldwell Colorance 10BS + Colorance Lotion

Smooth caramel melting into a creamy blonde—this hair color creation by hairstylist Ashley Pac @hairby.ashleypac is delicious! “My guest’s goal was for me to deepen her root area with a rich warm brown and lighten her ends even more then they were to give her an even brighter blend,” she says. Looking for ideas on how to update your client’s color? Ashley shared with us how she tackled this look. Check it out!

Who Did It

Colorist: Ashley Pac

COLOR FORMULAS

  • Formula A (Root Area):

    Goldwell 5 ml 6GB + 20 ml 6NN + 5 ml of 5A + 40 ml 10-volume developer

  • Formula B (End Lightener):

    Paul Mitchell Synchro Lift + 30-volume developer + Olaplex

  • Formula C (Regrowth Lightener):

    Paul Mitchell Synchro Lift + 30-volume developer 

  • Formula D (Toner):

    Goldwell Colorance 10BS + Colorance Lotion

FORMULA STEPS

1. Section where the client parts the hair. Apply Formula A to the root area and bring the color down to the mid-shaft by lightly feathering. Work in three sections: the two front sides and the back.
2. When coloring in the back section, use one-inch partings from the neck up (clip the rest of the hair away gently to avoid any haircolor getting on the blonde).
3. Next, use Formula B for the ends since the hair is prelightened and to avoid damage. Use a balayage board to blend the root color and bleach together for that perfect three-toned blend—make sure to generously saturate the ends. To avoid getting product on the cape, use a foil and place it under that first bottom section when finished with the board. Continue this pattern all the way up the head until there are about three 1/2-inch sections left for the back and sides.
4. Next, to add dimension use Formula C with a weaving highlight technique and foils, but don’t bring the lightener all the way to the root. (Formula C is for the healthy, new re-growth hair!) Make sure to feather the lightener to avoid a line of demarcation.
5. Process for 30 minutes.
6. Rinse hair well and tone with Formula D for 15 minutes.
7. Last, cut the hair into a long blunt bob with layers. After, blow-dry and curl the hair with two irons for style dimension: a 1-inch and a 1/4-inch ceramic iron.