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How-Tos > Falling Leaves Color Melt
October 5, 2017

Falling Leaves Color Melt

  • Formula A:

    1.5 oz. Matrix COLOR SYNC Vinyls Copper Mahogany + 3 dots Gilded Gold + 10-volume MATRIX cream developer

  • Formula B (soap cap):

    Matrix Light Master +10-Volume MATRIX cream developer

  • Formula C:

    Matrix Color Graphics Lacquers Yellow

We know you have those clients…the ones who just. love. fall. Well, this color melt is the perfect hue for any October-obsessed guest. Here’s how Ursula Goff (@uggoff) created the fire shade using the new demi-permanent Vinyls line from Matrix.

 

Colorist: Ursula Goff
Manufacturer: Matrix, @matrix

COLOR FORMULAS

  • Formula A:

    1.5 oz. Matrix COLOR SYNC Vinyls Copper Mahogany + 3 dots Gilded Gold + 10-volume MATRIX cream developer

  • Formula B (soap cap):

    Matrix Light Master +10-Volume MATRIX cream developer

  • Formula C:

    Matrix Color Graphics Lacquers Yellow

Products Used

HOW-TO STEPS

  • 1

    Client started with an inch of neutral Level 6 regrowth, faded Level 7 copper red at the midlengths and scattered old highlights toward the ends.

  • 2

    Apply Formula A all over with no heat, let process for 20 minutes and then rinse. Because the Vinyls are demi-permanent, they deposited pigment at her new growth, giving her a shaded root, and a more blended look with increasingly brighter copper pieces toward the ends.

     

    (Remember, the Vinyls will come out very bright on blonde hair.)

  • 3

    After rinsing, apply Formula B (the soap cap) at the bowl and on the bottom third of the client’s (still wet) hair. Blend the formula upward adding water to soften the line of color. Let process for 10 minutes. This lifted the client to a Level 8 golden blonde. Then shampoo, do not condition and blow-dry the hair to prep for direct dye.

     

  • 4

    Then apply Formula C to the ends and blend into the midlengths. Let process for 20 minutes with heat, 10 minutes without heat, then rinse with cold water and condition.

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