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Formulas > Hair Color > Watercolor Brunette
April 13, 2022

Watercolor Brunette

By Cassie Siskovic

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  • Formula A (base color)

    Alfaparf Milano Color Wear Cream color 5 + 10-volume Alfaparf Milano Oxid’o developer

  • Formula B (colormelt watercolor toner)

    Color Wear Cream 10g 7.32 + 5g 6.53 + 5g 7 + 3 pumps Bronze Pigment + 10-volume Oxid’o developer (1:2) 

  • Formula C (overall watercolor toner)

    Color Wear Gloss Toner 5g 08.32 + 5g 08N + 3 pumps Bronze Pigment + 9.5-volume Oxid’o developer

Low maintenance hair is THE trend of 2022—and that includes color. If your clients are requesting tones that enhance their natural shade, this watercolor technique from Alfaparf Milano National Artistic Director Cassie Siskovic (@cassiskovic) does just that. Keep scrolling for the full formulas and steps to create this dimensional brunette. 

 

Create the perfect tone: Click here to find out how!

 

What is watercolor toning?

Inspired by the painting technique, watercolor toning enhances the client’s natural base color and creates a natural reflection similar to the tones in a watercolor painting. To achieve this, Cassie melts Alfaparf Milano Color Wear Cream and Color Wear Gloss toners together, resulting in a sun-kissed brunette tone. 

 

Who is the ideal client for this technique?

“Clients are looking to incorporate more of their natural color into their highlight and balayage services,” Cassie explains. “Watercolor is the perfect solution for those natural color appointments.”

 

Related: 5 Tips To Add Depth To Brunettes! 

Who Did It

Artist: Cassie Siskovic
Colorist: Cassie Siskovic

Products Used

COLOR FORMULAS

  • Formula A (base color)

    Alfaparf Milano Color Wear Cream color 5 + 10-volume Alfaparf Milano Oxid’o developer

  • Formula B (colormelt watercolor toner)

    Color Wear Cream 10g 7.32 + 5g 6.53 + 5g 7 + 3 pumps Bronze Pigment + 10-volume Oxid’o developer (1:2) 

  • Formula C (overall watercolor toner)

    Color Wear Gloss Toner 5g 08.32 + 5g 08N + 3 pumps Bronze Pigment + 9.5-volume Oxid’o developer

FORMULA STEPS

1. Always start any appointment with a thorough consultation. Cassie shared her go-to questions for a successful appointment: 

 

  • “Are you OK with the darkest shade being your natural color?” 
  • “Do you know your skin undertone? If not, let’s do a wrist test!” 
  • “How do you wear your hair?” Make sure to know where they part for an accurate face frame placement!

 

Before

 

2. After lightening, cleanse the hair using Semi Di Lino Brunette Shampoo to soften the raw lift. Then, detangle and section the hair for the base application. 

 

 

3. Apply Formula A to the base. After five minutes, gently comb the product down to blend any harsh lines. 

 

4. Color melt Formula B into Formula A, blending down to create a soft tonal progression. 

 

 

5. Apply Formula C all over for a cohesive finished result. Process for 10 to 15 minutes. 

 

 

6. Rinse and style as desired using the Semi Di Lino Cristalli line.

 

Finished look.

 

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