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Formulas > Steel Violet
November 17, 2016

Steel Violet

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  • Natural/Starting Level:

    9/10 with 1 inch of natural Level 2 regrowth. This client comes in every eight weeks for a root touch-up and fashion color

  • Formula A:

    Schwarzkopf Professional BLONDME + 30-volume developer + OlaplexNo.1

  • Formula B:

    Kenra Professional Guy Tang Metallics 7VM + 7SM + 1 dot 1A + Violet Booster

  • Formula C:

    Kenra Guy Tang Metallics 9VM + 10SM + Violet Booster

Still having trouble getting those steely grays and purples exactly right? We feel ya, which is why you should check out this formula from Anja Milotic (@anja.milo), owner of Milo Salon in Vancouver, Canada. We had to get the how-to because Anja has clearly mastered the art of smoky, metallic shades, and this is one of our favorites.

 

Pricing: Root touch-ups range from $250 to $300

Total process time: 4 hours

 

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COLOR FORMULAS

  • Natural/Starting Level:

    9/10 with 1 inch of natural Level 2 regrowth. This client comes in every eight weeks for a root touch-up and fashion color

  • Formula A:

    Schwarzkopf Professional BLONDME + 30-volume developer + OlaplexNo.1

  • Formula B:

    Kenra Professional Guy Tang Metallics 7VM + 7SM + 1 dot 1A + Violet Booster

  • Formula C:

    Kenra Guy Tang Metallics 9VM + 10SM + Violet Booster

FORMULA STEPS

1. Lift outgrowth to a Level 9 using Formula A. Then rinse, shampoo and blow-dry.

2. Apply Formula B to the roots, dragging the color down a few inches to create a rooty effect.

3. Apply Formula C to the rest of the hair and process for 20 minutes.

4. Rinse and apply Olaplex No.2 with a dash of purple booster added.

5. Shampoo, condition and style as desired.