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September 27, 2019

Gray Coverage: Root Touch-Up & Adding Dimension

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    Prep the hair with Joico Defy Damage ProSeries 1: Bond-Protecting Color Optimizer

  • Formula A

    Joico LumiShine YouthLock Permanent Crème Color 6NN + 20 Volume LumiShine Developer

  • Formula B

    LumiShine Demi-Permanent DD Crème 6N + 5 Volume LumiShine Developer

  • Formula C

    Joico Free Play Clay Lightener + 10 Volume LumiShine Developer

  • Formula D

    Free Play Clay Lightener + 20 Volume LumiShine Developer

  • Formula E

    LumiShine Demi-Permanent Liquid 6NWB + 5 Volume LumiShine Developer

  • Post Treatment

    Defy Damage ProSeries 2: Bond-Strengthening Color Treatment

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Gray Coverage: Root Touch-Up & Adding Dimension

In the salon, gray coverage clients make the world go round. Scheduling root touchups every 4-6 weeks helps keep your book (and wallet) full. And just because these clients come in on the reg, doesn’t mean you can’t bring a fresh technique and product into their service. Enter the Gray Away Overlay technique from Joico Brand Ambassador Larisa Love (@larisadoll) using the NEW LumiShine YouthLock permanent crème haircolor. The first color line infused with collagen, YouthLock gives 100% gray coverage and brings life back to your client’s locks. Scroll down for Larisa’s formula. technique and pro tips! 

Manufacturer: Joico, @joico

COLOR FORMULAS

  • Prep

    Prep the hair with Joico Defy Damage ProSeries 1: Bond-Protecting Color Optimizer

  • Formula A

    Joico LumiShine YouthLock Permanent Crème Color 6NN + 20 Volume LumiShine Developer

  • Formula B

    LumiShine Demi-Permanent DD Crème 6N + 5 Volume LumiShine Developer

  • Formula C

    Joico Free Play Clay Lightener + 10 Volume LumiShine Developer

  • Formula D

    Free Play Clay Lightener + 20 Volume LumiShine Developer

  • Formula E

    LumiShine Demi-Permanent Liquid 6NWB + 5 Volume LumiShine Developer

  • Post Treatment

    Defy Damage ProSeries 2: Bond-Strengthening Color Treatment

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HOW-TO STEPS

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    • Prep

      Prep the hair with Joico Defy Damage ProSeries 1: Bond-Protecting Color Optimizer

    • Formula A

      Joico LumiShine YouthLock Permanent Crème Color 6NN + 20 Volume LumiShine Developer

    • Formula B

      LumiShine Demi-Permanent DD Crème 6N + 5 Volume LumiShine Developer

    • Formula C

      Joico Free Play Clay Lightener + 10 Volume LumiShine Developer

    • Formula D

      Free Play Clay Lightener + 20 Volume LumiShine Developer

    • Formula E

      LumiShine Demi-Permanent Liquid 6NWB + 5 Volume LumiShine Developer

    • Post Treatment

      Defy Damage ProSeries 2: Bond-Strengthening Color Treatment

    1

    Before, starting Level 4/5 with 75% gray.

  • open color formula
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    • Prep

      Prep the hair with Joico Defy Damage ProSeries 1: Bond-Protecting Color Optimizer

    • Formula A

      Joico LumiShine YouthLock Permanent Crème Color 6NN + 20 Volume LumiShine Developer

    • Formula B

      LumiShine Demi-Permanent DD Crème 6N + 5 Volume LumiShine Developer

    • Formula C

      Joico Free Play Clay Lightener + 10 Volume LumiShine Developer

    • Formula D

      Free Play Clay Lightener + 20 Volume LumiShine Developer

    • Formula E

      LumiShine Demi-Permanent Liquid 6NWB + 5 Volume LumiShine Developer

    • Post Treatment

      Defy Damage ProSeries 2: Bond-Strengthening Color Treatment

    2

    Prep the hair with Defy Damage Pro Series 1 from Joico. Shake the can vigorously and spray short bursts into two inch sections throughout the head. Comb through to ensure even distribution. Then, section the head into three sections: down the middle and from the crown to the top of each ear. 

  • open color formula
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    • Prep

      Prep the hair with Joico Defy Damage ProSeries 1: Bond-Protecting Color Optimizer

    • Formula A

      Joico LumiShine YouthLock Permanent Crème Color 6NN + 20 Volume LumiShine Developer

    • Formula B

      LumiShine Demi-Permanent DD Crème 6N + 5 Volume LumiShine Developer

    • Formula C

      Joico Free Play Clay Lightener + 10 Volume LumiShine Developer

    • Formula D

      Free Play Clay Lightener + 20 Volume LumiShine Developer

    • Formula E

      LumiShine Demi-Permanent Liquid 6NWB + 5 Volume LumiShine Developer

    • Post Treatment

      Defy Damage ProSeries 2: Bond-Strengthening Color Treatment

    3

    Starting in the back, apply Formula A to the regrowth area using 1/8 inch partings. 

     

     

  • open color formula
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    • Prep

      Prep the hair with Joico Defy Damage ProSeries 1: Bond-Protecting Color Optimizer

    • Formula A

      Joico LumiShine YouthLock Permanent Crème Color 6NN + 20 Volume LumiShine Developer

    • Formula B

      LumiShine Demi-Permanent DD Crème 6N + 5 Volume LumiShine Developer

    • Formula C

      Joico Free Play Clay Lightener + 10 Volume LumiShine Developer

    • Formula D

      Free Play Clay Lightener + 20 Volume LumiShine Developer

    • Formula E

      LumiShine Demi-Permanent Liquid 6NWB + 5 Volume LumiShine Developer

    • Post Treatment

      Defy Damage ProSeries 2: Bond-Strengthening Color Treatment

    4

    When retouching the top, take diagonal parting using a tear-drop application to create a blended shadow root. Once the regrowth has been applied, use a center parting to section the back in half. 

     

    PRO TIP: Use a comb at the temple area when applying Formula A to ensure complete gray coverage. 

  • open color formula
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    • Prep

      Prep the hair with Joico Defy Damage ProSeries 1: Bond-Protecting Color Optimizer

    • Formula A

      Joico LumiShine YouthLock Permanent Crème Color 6NN + 20 Volume LumiShine Developer

    • Formula B

      LumiShine Demi-Permanent DD Crème 6N + 5 Volume LumiShine Developer

    • Formula C

      Joico Free Play Clay Lightener + 10 Volume LumiShine Developer

    • Formula D

      Free Play Clay Lightener + 20 Volume LumiShine Developer

    • Formula E

      LumiShine Demi-Permanent Liquid 6NWB + 5 Volume LumiShine Developer

    • Post Treatment

      Defy Damage ProSeries 2: Bond-Strengthening Color Treatment

    5

    Take a large diagonal forward parting about 2-3 inches and apply Formula B for a lowlight. Above the diagonal parting, take a fine slice and use a balayage technique to apply Formula C, making sure to fully saturate the section. Repeat on either side until you reach the crown, ending with a balayage section on top and about 3-4 sections on either side depending on the hair type and density. 

     

    PRO TIP: To avoid any color bleeding, keep all balayage sections on one side and lowlight sections on the other. 

  • open color formula
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    • Prep

      Prep the hair with Joico Defy Damage ProSeries 1: Bond-Protecting Color Optimizer

    • Formula A

      Joico LumiShine YouthLock Permanent Crème Color 6NN + 20 Volume LumiShine Developer

    • Formula B

      LumiShine Demi-Permanent DD Crème 6N + 5 Volume LumiShine Developer

    • Formula C

      Joico Free Play Clay Lightener + 10 Volume LumiShine Developer

    • Formula D

      Free Play Clay Lightener + 20 Volume LumiShine Developer

    • Formula E

      LumiShine Demi-Permanent Liquid 6NWB + 5 Volume LumiShine Developer

    • Post Treatment

      Defy Damage ProSeries 2: Bond-Strengthening Color Treatment

    6

    Working in the front, take a diagonal back, 2-inch section that extends from the crown to the temple and repeat the lowlight application. Above the diagonal back section, take a fine slice and apply Formula D using a balayage technique. Repeat working up towards the head. 

     

    PRO TIP: As you work up towards the crown, the balayage partings should start lower on the hair shaft. This will result in more depth and dimension in the final look. 

  • open color formula
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    • Prep

      Prep the hair with Joico Defy Damage ProSeries 1: Bond-Protecting Color Optimizer

    • Formula A

      Joico LumiShine YouthLock Permanent Crème Color 6NN + 20 Volume LumiShine Developer

    • Formula B

      LumiShine Demi-Permanent DD Crème 6N + 5 Volume LumiShine Developer

    • Formula C

      Joico Free Play Clay Lightener + 10 Volume LumiShine Developer

    • Formula D

      Free Play Clay Lightener + 20 Volume LumiShine Developer

    • Formula E

      LumiShine Demi-Permanent Liquid 6NWB + 5 Volume LumiShine Developer

    • Post Treatment

      Defy Damage ProSeries 2: Bond-Strengthening Color Treatment

    7

    For the face frame, take a triangular parting at the front hairline and clip away. Apply Formula B to the remaining hair, and balayage the face frame section using Formula D. Repeat on the opposite side.

     

    PRO TIP: This is the only section that will use a face frame parting instead of a diagonal back section. 

  • open color formula
    close formula
    • Prep

      Prep the hair with Joico Defy Damage ProSeries 1: Bond-Protecting Color Optimizer

    • Formula A

      Joico LumiShine YouthLock Permanent Crème Color 6NN + 20 Volume LumiShine Developer

    • Formula B

      LumiShine Demi-Permanent DD Crème 6N + 5 Volume LumiShine Developer

    • Formula C

      Joico Free Play Clay Lightener + 10 Volume LumiShine Developer

    • Formula D

      Free Play Clay Lightener + 20 Volume LumiShine Developer

    • Formula E

      LumiShine Demi-Permanent Liquid 6NWB + 5 Volume LumiShine Developer

    • Post Treatment

      Defy Damage ProSeries 2: Bond-Strengthening Color Treatment

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    Process for 30-45 minutes for complete gray coverage. Shampoo using Defy Damage Protective Shampoo. Towel dry the hair and apply Formula E from root to ends, allow it to process for 15 minutes. Shampoo with Defy Damage Protective Shampoo and treat with Defy Damage Pro Series 2. Allow Pro Series 2 to process for five minutes and rinse. Dry and style as desired. 

  • open color formula
    close formula
    • Prep

      Prep the hair with Joico Defy Damage ProSeries 1: Bond-Protecting Color Optimizer

    • Formula A

      Joico LumiShine YouthLock Permanent Crème Color 6NN + 20 Volume LumiShine Developer

    • Formula B

      LumiShine Demi-Permanent DD Crème 6N + 5 Volume LumiShine Developer

    • Formula C

      Joico Free Play Clay Lightener + 10 Volume LumiShine Developer

    • Formula D

      Free Play Clay Lightener + 20 Volume LumiShine Developer

    • Formula E

      LumiShine Demi-Permanent Liquid 6NWB + 5 Volume LumiShine Developer

    • Post Treatment

      Defy Damage ProSeries 2: Bond-Strengthening Color Treatment

    9

    After. 

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