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December 14, 2020

Ruby Copper

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  • Formula A (initial lightener mids & ends)

    Wella Professionals BLONDOR Multi-Blonde Lightening Powder + 20-volume developer

  • Formula B (initial lightener at the root)

    BLONDOR Multi-Blonde Lightening Powder + 10-volume developer

  • Formula C (all-over base shade)

    Joico LumiShine™ Permanent Crème Color 7CC + 10-volume LumiShine™ Crème developer

  • Formula D (all-over gloss)

    Redken Shades EQ 7CC + Shades EQ Processing Solution

  • Formula E (root retouch)

    TIGI® Professional copyright©olour™ Creative 7/46 + a touch of /44 + 20-volume copyright©olour™ Activator

  • Formula F (gloss retouch)

    Shades EQ 7CR + Shades EQ Processing Solution

There are many ways to wear red, and this fiery shade by Danielle Fusco (@_danielledoeshair) starts as a vibrant jeweled tone and fades into natural, golden copper. Yes and YES! Check out her formulas below, plus get the deets on everything from at-home maintenance to retouch formulas!  

 

Total chair time: 5 to 6 hours

 

Pricing:

  • Initial Appointment: $500 to 600
  • Retouch Appointment: $150 

 

 

What you need to know:

 

1. Who is the ideal client for this?

This color is perfect for clients that want a vibrant and versatile shade. “This color is initially a deep ruby but then fades to a natural copper shade,” Danielle explains. “It’s perfect for natural Level 6/7 clients because the grow out is less harsh.” 

 

2. What at-home and in-salon maintenance is required for this look?

Reds tend to fade fast so Danielle recommends her clients use professional shampoo and conditioner at home, switching their regular conditioner for a color-depositing conditioner once a week. Then, she typically brings them in every six to eight weeks for a root retouch and gloss.

 

3. Does this look come with any specific challenges or is there anyone you would not recommend for this look?

“For my clients that like to wash their hair frequently, red shades aren’t for them as red fades quickly. The key to maintenance for this look is spacing out the retouch appointments to avoid banding. So I have them come in every six to eight weeks for a root retouch and gloss,” Danielle explains.

 

Want More Haircolor Inspo? Check Out Our Board On Pinterest For All Things Red!

 

Who Did It

Colorist: Danielle Fusco

Products Used

COLOR FORMULAS

  • Formula A (initial lightener mids & ends)

    Wella Professionals BLONDOR Multi-Blonde Lightening Powder + 20-volume developer

  • Formula B (initial lightener at the root)

    BLONDOR Multi-Blonde Lightening Powder + 10-volume developer

  • Formula C (all-over base shade)

    Joico LumiShine™ Permanent Crème Color 7CC + 10-volume LumiShine™ Crème developer

  • Formula D (all-over gloss)

    Redken Shades EQ 7CC + Shades EQ Processing Solution

  • Formula E (root retouch)

    TIGI® Professional copyright©olour™ Creative 7/46 + a touch of /44 + 20-volume copyright©olour™ Activator

  • Formula F (gloss retouch)

    Shades EQ 7CR + Shades EQ Processing Solution

FORMULA STEPS

Initial Appointment

1. Apply Formula A as a global lightening service, leaving one inch at the root. Let process until the hair lifts to a Level 8 gold, then rinse. 

 

2. Apply Formula B at the root and let process until it matches the prelightened hair before rinsing.

 

3. Apply Formula C from roots to ends on wet hair. Then, let process and rinse.

 

 4. Apply Formula D and let process, then rinse and style as desired.

 

Retouch Appointment (After about six to eight weeks)

1. Apply Formula E on the regrowth and let process for 15 minutes. Then, comb through to the ends to finish processing. 

 

2. Apply Formula F from root to ends and let process. Rinse and style as desired.