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Formulas > Transformation: From Almost Black To Rich Red
November 2, 2018

Transformation: From Almost Black To Rich Red

By Somboun June

  • Starting Level:

    During the first session, Somboun pre-balayaged her client and gave her a red ombré.

  • Formula A (highlights):

    Joico Blonde Life Lightening Powder + 20-volume developer

  • Formula B:

    Blonde Life Lightening Powder + 20-volume developer

  • Formula C (Zone 1):

    Joico LumiShine Demi Liquid 6NC + 5-volume developer

  • Formula D (Zones 2 + 3):

    Equal parts LumiShine Demi Liquid 6NC + 7NC + 1/3 7NG + 1/3 6CC +  5-volume developer

Inspired by Julianne Hough’s decision to go drop dead red earlier this year (peep the formula here!), a client of Somboun June (@sombounjune), owner of Grace Hill Salon in Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada, decided she wanted to rock a rich red this fall. The catch? Her starting level was a dark Level 3/4. Working off a red ombré base—which was created during the first session—Somboun achieved the auburn of her client’s dreams with a second session. Find out how by checking out the formulas and how-to steps below!

 

Who Did It

Colorist: Somboun June
Manufacturer: Joico, @joico

Products Used

COLOR FORMULAS

  • Starting Level:

    During the first session, Somboun pre-balayaged her client and gave her a red ombré.

  • Formula A (highlights):

    Joico Blonde Life Lightening Powder + 20-volume developer

  • Formula B:

    Blonde Life Lightening Powder + 20-volume developer

  • Formula C (Zone 1):

    Joico LumiShine Demi Liquid 6NC + 5-volume developer

  • Formula D (Zones 2 + 3):

    Equal parts LumiShine Demi Liquid 6NC + 7NC + 1/3 7NG + 1/3 6CC +  5-volume developer

FORMULA STEPS

1. At the second session, paint highlights throughout the head using Formula A and let process until she reaches a Level 8.

 

2. Then, apply Formula B in between the foils to soften everything. Process until she reaches a Level 6/7.

 

3. Rinse, then apply Formula C throughout Zone 1 and Formula D throughout Zones 2 and 3. Let process.

 

4. Rinse again, blow-dry and style as desired.

 

Finished look