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Formulas > Tri-Melt: Multi-Toned Ombre
January 13, 2015

Tri-Melt: Multi-Toned Ombre

  • Natural/Starting Level

    3 at the roots, with 10% gray

  • Formula A (base)

    Matrix SOCOLOR 3vr + 20-volume developer

  • Formula B (midshafts)

    Matrix SOCOLOR HD-RV + 20-volume developer

  • Formula C (gloss)

    Matrix Gloss Sync 8CG

A brunette with faded red and blonde ends gets a recharge. Pang Vang, Owner of Style and Grace was approached by a client who complained of haircolor that faded too quickly. The inspiration? A fall-inspired berry ombré sported by Selena Gomez. So Pang formulated this delicious cherry-mango cocktail that enlivens her dull strands with bold colors that would last. “My client wanted to keep her color vibrant and long-lasting without having to put a lot of maintenance into the look,” shares Pang. 

 

 

Who Did It

Colorist: Pang Vang
Manufacturer: Matrix, @matrix

COLOR FORMULAS

  • Natural/Starting Level

    3 at the roots, with 10% gray

  • Formula A (base)

    Matrix SOCOLOR 3vr + 20-volume developer

  • Formula B (midshafts)

    Matrix SOCOLOR HD-RV + 20-volume developer

  • Formula C (gloss)

    Matrix Gloss Sync 8CG

FORMULA STEPS

1. Apply Formula A at the base, 4 inches out.

2. Color melt Formula B over midshafts until a Level 6/7 is achieved. Process Formula A and B for 30 minutes.

3. Gloss with Formula C, starting from the bottom and working your way up to blend with Formula B. The goal is to achieve a Level 8/9 on the ends. Process for the 10 minutes, then rinse. 

 

“I kept her hair darker at the base with a 3vr, and took her midshafts to a Level 6/7 to maintain the vibrancy of  the HD-RV, and toned the ends with 8CG,” shares Pang. “I went with this idea because her natural color is a Level 3 with 10 percent gray. This way it won’t be so noticeable with the regrowth. I picked a VR because when the color bleeds it will maintain the vibrancy of the RV at the midshafts, and the RV will maintain the copper over the underlining Level 8 gold at the ends.”

 

After Care Tips
“I tell all of my color clients that the color processing doesn’t stop after they leave the salon,” share Pang. “The next 24 hours are the final steps to the color process.” So Pang asks her clients not to shampoo their hair for at least 24 hours so the color has a chance to set.