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Last updated: May 24, 2018

Lea Michele’s Go-To Brunette

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  • Formula A

    Goldwell Silk Lift 35ml 30-volume developer + 1 scoop Silk Protein Fluid

  • Formula B

    Goldwell Elumen 40ml NA@8

Lea Michele—she first graced our screens as the queen of Glee Club, and last year she was back as a major wanna-be-Chanel in “Scream Queens.” Even if this Hollywood gal changes her cut or color…we know we can always count on Lea to get back to her classic, go-to brunette. Here’s how Color Pro John Simpson makes this bombshell hue happen.


Manufacturer: Goldwell, @goldwellus



Section the hair into quadrants. Beginning in the nape, create a diagonal slice. Using a “dry brush technique” saturate one-half of the brush with Formula A and leave the other side dry.


Draw the flat brush along the section, flip the brush to the dry side, then back to the color-loaded side and pull through the ends. This creates a natural-looking, diffused effect.


Work through diagonal subsections up to the face frame in this manner, separating each section with plastic film. (If necessary, isolate each section in a compact foil for maximum lift.)


Process 30 minutes, rinse, shampoo and condition. Tone all strands with Formula B, then process for 10 minutes.