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August 16, 2017

3 Formulas. 2 Hours. 1 Major Transformation.

Starting Level

6/7 ash, with 5 inches of natural growth and existing highlights on the rest. 

Formula A (roots)

L’Oreal Professionnel INOA 20g 5.45 + 10g 6.40 + 25-volume developer

Formula B

L’Oreal Professionnel INOA 10g 7.43 + 15g 8.04 + 5g 7.40 + 30-volume developer

Formula C (gloss)

L’Oreal Professionnel DIA Light 40g 7.43 + 10g 7.40 + 10g 9.02 + 9-volume developer

If you needed any more convincing of the MASSIVE effect haircolor has on complexion and skin tone, check out this transformation from Jimmy Hilton (@jimmyhilton), a stylist at Christophe Salon in Newport Beach, Calif. Jimmy spent just two hours giving his client a gorgeous new red color that left us speechless! Luckily, the results speak for themselves.

 

“She came to me with a very drab color that exposed the redness in her skin,” shares Jimmy. “When I saw her, I thought copper, which would tone down the redness and bring out the pink in her skin, which is more flattering.”

 

“This is proof that you don’t always have to resort to bleach…you can customize a client’s look with just color! All she did was put on light makeup—nothing crazy—and the color did the rest.”

 

Total chair time: 2½ hours  

 

Pricing: $325

Colorist: Jimmy Hilton
Manufacturer: L’Oréal Professionnel, @lorealpro; Prive

COLOR FORMULAS

Starting Level

6/7 ash, with 5 inches of natural growth and existing highlights on the rest. 

Formula A (roots)

L’Oreal Professionnel INOA 20g 5.45 + 10g 6.40 + 25-volume developer

Formula B

L’Oreal Professionnel INOA 10g 7.43 + 15g 8.04 + 5g 7.40 + 30-volume developer

Formula C (gloss)

L’Oreal Professionnel DIA Light 40g 7.43 + 10g 7.40 + 10g 9.02 + 9-volume developer

Products Used

HOW-TO STEPS

Starting Level

6/7 ash, with 5 inches of natural growth and existing highlights on the rest. 

Formula A (roots)

L’Oreal Professionnel INOA 20g 5.45 + 10g 6.40 + 25-volume developer

Formula B

L’Oreal Professionnel INOA 10g 7.43 + 15g 8.04 + 5g 7.40 + 30-volume developer

Formula C (gloss)

L’Oreal Professionnel DIA Light 40g 7.43 + 10g 7.40 + 10g 9.02 + 9-volume developer

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Before.

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Apply Formula A to the roots. With his leftover root color, Jimmy added L’Oreal Professionnel Inoa 6.46, then picked up random pieces and pulled this color through to the ends.

3

On the remainder of the hair, apply Formula B to create dimensional pieces. Process for 40 minutes. 

4

Apply Formula C, and process for 10 minutes.

5

After coloring her hair, Jimmy trimmed his client’s bangs and styled using Prive Vanishing Oil, Prive Finishing Texture Spray and Prive Firm Hold Hair Spray.  

Starting Level

6/7 ash, with 5 inches of natural growth and existing highlights on the rest. 

Formula A (roots)

L’Oreal Professionnel INOA 20g 5.45 + 10g 6.40 + 25-volume developer

Formula B

L’Oreal Professionnel INOA 10g 7.43 + 15g 8.04 + 5g 7.40 + 30-volume developer

Formula C (gloss)

L’Oreal Professionnel DIA Light 40g 7.43 + 10g 7.40 + 10g 9.02 + 9-volume developer

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Finished look. 

Starting Level

6/7 ash, with 5 inches of natural growth and existing highlights on the rest. 

Formula A (roots)

L’Oreal Professionnel INOA 20g 5.45 + 10g 6.40 + 25-volume developer

Formula B

L’Oreal Professionnel INOA 10g 7.43 + 15g 8.04 + 5g 7.40 + 30-volume developer

Formula C (gloss)

L’Oreal Professionnel DIA Light 40g 7.43 + 10g 7.40 + 10g 9.02 + 9-volume developer

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