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Last updated: August 15, 2007

Clairol Professional “Blazin’ Intense Red” Technical

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Clairol Professional “Blazin’ Intense Red” Technical

Try this blazin’ red hot step-by-step on your next va-va-voom client.  She’ll love the shiny, intense color, and you’ll love the way it will reflect back on you!

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    Model’s hair: Natural Level 3.

    STEP 1:
    Create vertical triangle partings, alternating the direction of points from top to bottom around head form. Leave out hair below occipital.
    B. Next, create texture and dimension. On points facing up, slice partings in half vertically. Prelighten one half to Orange contributing pigment with Basic White Powder Lightener mixed with 10-volume developer. Prelighten the other half to Dark Red-Orange. When degrees of lightening have been achieved, remove lightener from each section with a damp cloth.

    STEP 2:
    While lightener is processing, comb Basic White mixed with 10-volume developer through fringe for 5 minutes to break-up texture.
    B. Mix Formula 1: 2 oz. Premium Crème 3RR mixed with 2 oz. 20-volume Premium Crème Developer. Apply to all free hair. Process 30 minutes. Shampoo, condition and towel dry.

    STEP 3:
    Mix Overlay Formula: 2 oz. Premium Crème 4RR mixed with 2 oz. 10-volume Premium Crème Developer. Apply to entire head. Process 15 minutes.

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    MIXING GUIDE: Premium Crème color is for bowl-and-brush application. Use with Premium Crème Dedicated Developer. Choose from 10-, 20-, 30- and 40*-volume strengths. To mix all shades except high-lifts: 2 oz. Premium Crème with 2 oz. Premium Crème Developer. To mix high-lift shades (12N, 12A, 12GN, 12G): 2 oz. Premium Crème color with 4 oz. 40*-volume Premium Crème Developer.

    APPLICATION: Apply in either a virgin or a retouch application. (High-lift shades: Do not pull through to ends on a retouch application.)

    TIMING: Up to 30 minutes. High-lift shades (12N, 12A, 12GN, 12G), Red (R), High-Intensity Reds (RR), resistant gray: up to 45 minutes.

    NOTE: If hair has been relaxed or permed, wait at least one week and one
    shampoo before applying. Less timing may be needed. Strand test first.
    *40-volume developer is not recommended for permed or relaxed hair.