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March 8, 2019

From Black To Smoky Silver Platinum

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  • Starting/Natural Level

    Level 2/3

  • Formula A (lightener)

    30g Goldwell Silk Lift High Performance Lightener + 60g Silk Lift 25-volume developer

  • Formula B (base)

    30g Goldwell Colorance Demi-Permanent 6SB + 30g 8SB + 4 drops of Goldwell @Pure Pigments Violet + 1 drop of @Pure Pigments Blue + 60g 10-volume developer 

  • Formula C (ends)

    30g Goldwell Colorance Demi-Permanent 8SB + 30g 10V + 3 drops of Goldwell @Pure Pigments Violet + 1 drop of @Pure PigmentsBlue + 60g 10-volume developer 

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From Black To Smoky Silver Platinum

Your Level 3 client wants to leave the salon with silver platinum hair THE SAME DAY—are you up for it? Cali colorist and BTC Team Member Jeffrey Robert (@jeffreyrobert_), known for his dreamy blondes and pastel melts, created this black→smoky gray transformation with seven hours, a lot of lightener, an assistant AND a camera. That’s right, Jeffrey documented the entire process on Youtube (below!).

 

If you’re going to recreate this dramatic process in the salon, save this post and we’ll guide you through every single step👏 Tap any beaker to snag the color formulas, watch the techniques and create your own viral transformation.

 

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Jeffrey starts by outlining what he needs to achieve in the lifting process and the different possible outcomes. “To get any icy, silver or light blonde tones, the hair needs to be a Level 9,” shares Jeffrey. “So we will color her hair according to how it lifts.” 

Jeffrey Robert @jeffreyrobert_ Black To Silver Hair Transformation How To Color Steps
Youtube via Jeffrey Robert

 

COLOR FORMULAS

  • Starting/Natural Level

    Level 2/3

  • Formula A (lightener)

    30g Goldwell Silk Lift High Performance Lightener + 60g Silk Lift 25-volume developer

  • Formula B (base)

    30g Goldwell Colorance Demi-Permanent 6SB + 30g 8SB + 4 drops of Goldwell @Pure Pigments Violet + 1 drop of @Pure Pigments Blue + 60g 10-volume developer 

  • Formula C (ends)

    30g Goldwell Colorance Demi-Permanent 8SB + 30g 10V + 3 drops of Goldwell @Pure Pigments Violet + 1 drop of @Pure PigmentsBlue + 60g 10-volume developer 

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HOW-TO STEPS

  • Jeffrey Robert @jeffreyrobert_ Black To Silver Hair Transformation How To Color Steps
    open color formula
    close formula
    • Starting/Natural Level

      Level 2/3

    • Formula A (lightener)

      30g Goldwell Silk Lift High Performance Lightener + 60g Silk Lift 25-volume developer

    • Formula B (base)

      30g Goldwell Colorance Demi-Permanent 6SB + 30g 8SB + 4 drops of Goldwell @Pure Pigments Violet + 1 drop of @Pure Pigments Blue + 60g 10-volume developer 

    • Formula C (ends)

      30g Goldwell Colorance Demi-Permanent 8SB + 30g 10V + 3 drops of Goldwell @Pure Pigments Violet + 1 drop of @Pure PigmentsBlue + 60g 10-volume developer 

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    Before // YouTube via Jeffrey Robert

  • Jeffrey Robert @jeffreyrobert_ Black To Silver Hair Transformation How To Color Steps
    open color formula
    close formula
    • Starting/Natural Level

      Level 2/3

    • Formula A (lightener)

      30g Goldwell Silk Lift High Performance Lightener + 60g Silk Lift 25-volume developer

    • Formula B (base)

      30g Goldwell Colorance Demi-Permanent 6SB + 30g 8SB + 4 drops of Goldwell @Pure Pigments Violet + 1 drop of @Pure Pigments Blue + 60g 10-volume developer 

    • Formula C (ends)

      30g Goldwell Colorance Demi-Permanent 8SB + 30g 10V + 3 drops of Goldwell @Pure Pigments Violet + 1 drop of @Pure PigmentsBlue + 60g 10-volume developer 

    1

    Section the hair into quadrants. Starting in the nape and leaving out the roots, take super-fine sections and apply Formula A.

  • Jeffrey Robert @jeffreyrobert_ Black To Silver Hair Transformation How To Color Steps
    open color formula
    close formula
    • Starting/Natural Level

      Level 2/3

    • Formula A (lightener)

      30g Goldwell Silk Lift High Performance Lightener + 60g Silk Lift 25-volume developer

    • Formula B (base)

      30g Goldwell Colorance Demi-Permanent 6SB + 30g 8SB + 4 drops of Goldwell @Pure Pigments Violet + 1 drop of @Pure Pigments Blue + 60g 10-volume developer 

    • Formula C (ends)

      30g Goldwell Colorance Demi-Permanent 8SB + 30g 10V + 3 drops of Goldwell @Pure Pigments Violet + 1 drop of @Pure PigmentsBlue + 60g 10-volume developer 

    2

    Continue working up the head and applying Formula A as quickly as possible. Stay half an inch away from the scalp to avoid overprocessing and causing hot roots.

  • Jeffrey Robert @jeffreyrobert_ Black To Silver Hair Transformation How To Color Steps
    open color formula
    close formula
    • Starting/Natural Level

      Level 2/3

    • Formula A (lightener)

      30g Goldwell Silk Lift High Performance Lightener + 60g Silk Lift 25-volume developer

    • Formula B (base)

      30g Goldwell Colorance Demi-Permanent 6SB + 30g 8SB + 4 drops of Goldwell @Pure Pigments Violet + 1 drop of @Pure Pigments Blue + 60g 10-volume developer 

    • Formula C (ends)

      30g Goldwell Colorance Demi-Permanent 8SB + 30g 10V + 3 drops of Goldwell @Pure Pigments Violet + 1 drop of @Pure PigmentsBlue + 60g 10-volume developer 

    3

    After the initial application is complete, wrap the hair in foils to help separate the lightener and incubate the hair.

  • Jeffrey Robert @jeffreyrobert_ Black To Silver Hair Transformation How To Color Steps
    open color formula
    close formula
    • Starting/Natural Level

      Level 2/3

    • Formula A (lightener)

      30g Goldwell Silk Lift High Performance Lightener + 60g Silk Lift 25-volume developer

    • Formula B (base)

      30g Goldwell Colorance Demi-Permanent 6SB + 30g 8SB + 4 drops of Goldwell @Pure Pigments Violet + 1 drop of @Pure Pigments Blue + 60g 10-volume developer 

    • Formula C (ends)

      30g Goldwell Colorance Demi-Permanent 8SB + 30g 10V + 3 drops of Goldwell @Pure Pigments Violet + 1 drop of @Pure PigmentsBlue + 60g 10-volume developer 

    4

    Process for 30 to 45 minutes, or until the ends lift to a Level 8. Then, start applying Formula A to the root area.

  • Jeffrey Robert @jeffreyrobert_ Black To Silver Hair Transformation How To Color Steps
    open color formula
    close formula
    • Starting/Natural Level

      Level 2/3

    • Formula A (lightener)

      30g Goldwell Silk Lift High Performance Lightener + 60g Silk Lift 25-volume developer

    • Formula B (base)

      30g Goldwell Colorance Demi-Permanent 6SB + 30g 8SB + 4 drops of Goldwell @Pure Pigments Violet + 1 drop of @Pure Pigments Blue + 60g 10-volume developer 

    • Formula C (ends)

      30g Goldwell Colorance Demi-Permanent 8SB + 30g 10V + 3 drops of Goldwell @Pure Pigments Violet + 1 drop of @Pure PigmentsBlue + 60g 10-volume developer 

    5

    After the roots are done, allow the entire head to process for 30 minutes.

  • Jeffrey Robert @jeffreyrobert_ Black To Silver Hair Transformation How To Color Steps
    open color formula
    close formula
    • Starting/Natural Level

      Level 2/3

    • Formula A (lightener)

      30g Goldwell Silk Lift High Performance Lightener + 60g Silk Lift 25-volume developer

    • Formula B (base)

      30g Goldwell Colorance Demi-Permanent 6SB + 30g 8SB + 4 drops of Goldwell @Pure Pigments Violet + 1 drop of @Pure Pigments Blue + 60g 10-volume developer 

    • Formula C (ends)

      30g Goldwell Colorance Demi-Permanent 8SB + 30g 10V + 3 drops of Goldwell @Pure Pigments Violet + 1 drop of @Pure PigmentsBlue + 60g 10-volume developer 

    6

    Rinse, blow-dry and section the hair into quadrants for the second lifting session. 

  • Jeffrey Robert @jeffreyrobert_ Black To Silver Hair Transformation How To Color Steps
    open color formula
    close formula
    • Starting/Natural Level

      Level 2/3

    • Formula A (lightener)

      30g Goldwell Silk Lift High Performance Lightener + 60g Silk Lift 25-volume developer

    • Formula B (base)

      30g Goldwell Colorance Demi-Permanent 6SB + 30g 8SB + 4 drops of Goldwell @Pure Pigments Violet + 1 drop of @Pure Pigments Blue + 60g 10-volume developer 

    • Formula C (ends)

      30g Goldwell Colorance Demi-Permanent 8SB + 30g 10V + 3 drops of Goldwell @Pure Pigments Violet + 1 drop of @Pure PigmentsBlue + 60g 10-volume developer 

    7

    To get through the golden tones and lift to a pale blonde, start in the front of the head—where you left off at the end of the first session—and repeat the lifting process using Formula A. Process and rinse.

  • Jeffrey Robert @jeffreyrobert_ Black To Silver Hair Transformation How To Color Steps
    open color formula
    close formula
    • Starting/Natural Level

      Level 2/3

    • Formula A (lightener)

      30g Goldwell Silk Lift High Performance Lightener + 60g Silk Lift 25-volume developer

    • Formula B (base)

      30g Goldwell Colorance Demi-Permanent 6SB + 30g 8SB + 4 drops of Goldwell @Pure Pigments Violet + 1 drop of @Pure Pigments Blue + 60g 10-volume developer 

    • Formula C (ends)

      30g Goldwell Colorance Demi-Permanent 8SB + 30g 10V + 3 drops of Goldwell @Pure Pigments Violet + 1 drop of @Pure PigmentsBlue + 60g 10-volume developer 

    8

    Starting on damp hair, outline quadrants by applying Formula B to the base and dragging the color down 2 to 3 inches. Jeffrey recommends adding Goldwell @Pure Pigments to both melting formulas to neutralize warmth and enhance ashy tones for silver results. BONUS: Every @Pure Pigments dye reflects its own color to create holographic effects that shine with intense dimension.

  • Jeffrey Robert @jeffreyrobert_ Black To Silver Hair Transformation How To Color Steps
    open color formula
    close formula
    • Starting/Natural Level

      Level 2/3

    • Formula A (lightener)

      30g Goldwell Silk Lift High Performance Lightener + 60g Silk Lift 25-volume developer

    • Formula B (base)

      30g Goldwell Colorance Demi-Permanent 6SB + 30g 8SB + 4 drops of Goldwell @Pure Pigments Violet + 1 drop of @Pure Pigments Blue + 60g 10-volume developer 

    • Formula C (ends)

      30g Goldwell Colorance Demi-Permanent 8SB + 30g 10V + 3 drops of Goldwell @Pure Pigments Violet + 1 drop of @Pure PigmentsBlue + 60g 10-volume developer 

    9

    Then, apply Formula C to the ends. Start applying at the ends, working up the strands and blend using a color melting technique. Process for 20 minutes, then rinse.

  • Jeffrey Robert @jeffreyrobert_ Black To Silver Hair Transformation How To Color Steps
    open color formula
    close formula
    • Starting/Natural Level

      Level 2/3

    • Formula A (lightener)

      30g Goldwell Silk Lift High Performance Lightener + 60g Silk Lift 25-volume developer

    • Formula B (base)

      30g Goldwell Colorance Demi-Permanent 6SB + 30g 8SB + 4 drops of Goldwell @Pure Pigments Violet + 1 drop of @Pure Pigments Blue + 60g 10-volume developer 

    • Formula C (ends)

      30g Goldwell Colorance Demi-Permanent 8SB + 30g 10V + 3 drops of Goldwell @Pure Pigments Violet + 1 drop of @Pure PigmentsBlue + 60g 10-volume developer 

    10

    Finished Look // Instagram via @jeffreyrobert_

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