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June 9, 2015

Guy Tang’s Metallic Denim

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  • Formula A (prelighten):

    Crystal Lightener + 20-volume developer

  • Formula B (Base):

    IGORA ROYAL PEARLESCENCE Dark Blonde Emerald + IGORA ROYAL Metallics Dark Blonde Matt Ash + 10-volume developer

  • Formula C (mint):

    IGORA ROYAL PEARLESCENCE Mint + 10-volume developer

  • Formula D (emerald):

    IGORA ROYAL PREALESCENCE Emerald + 10-volume developer

  • Formula E:

    IGORA ROYAL PEARLESCENCE Emerald + Mint + 10-volume developer

  • The Assessment

    Rebecca was sporting an inch of Level 7 regrowth. The ends of her color were fading out, tinting her chic granny gray color slightly blue with yellow bands throughout the roots, but her color wasn’t too drastically faded.

Guy Tang’s Metallic Denim

 When fellow stylist Rebecca Taylor’s Granny Gray began to fade, Guy Tang, social media sensation and haircolor activist, dreamed up a different type of silver—think smoky denim meets steel with a sweet frosty twist. This multidimensional look, created with the help of Schwarzkopf Professional PEARLESCENCE shades, is truly one of a kind. And in case you need some more amazing coloring tips and metallic how-tos, we’ve got you covered! Guy Tang and Rebecca Taylor will be onstage at our COLOR, Cut & Style show this September talking all their haircolor secrets! Don’t miss out!

COLOR FORMULAS

  • Formula A (prelighten):

    Crystal Lightener + 20-volume developer

  • Formula B (Base):

    IGORA ROYAL PEARLESCENCE Dark Blonde Emerald + IGORA ROYAL Metallics Dark Blonde Matt Ash + 10-volume developer

  • Formula C (mint):

    IGORA ROYAL PEARLESCENCE Mint + 10-volume developer

  • Formula D (emerald):

    IGORA ROYAL PREALESCENCE Emerald + 10-volume developer

  • Formula E:

    IGORA ROYAL PEARLESCENCE Emerald + Mint + 10-volume developer

  • The Assessment

    Rebecca was sporting an inch of Level 7 regrowth. The ends of her color were fading out, tinting her chic granny gray color slightly blue with yellow bands throughout the roots, but her color wasn’t too drastically faded.

HOW-TO STEPS

    • Formula A (prelighten):

      Crystal Lightener + 20-volume developer

    • Formula B (Base):

      IGORA ROYAL PEARLESCENCE Dark Blonde Emerald + IGORA ROYAL Metallics Dark Blonde Matt Ash + 10-volume developer

    • Formula C (mint):

      IGORA ROYAL PEARLESCENCE Mint + 10-volume developer

    • Formula D (emerald):

      IGORA ROYAL PREALESCENCE Emerald + 10-volume developer

    • Formula E:

      IGORA ROYAL PEARLESCENCE Emerald + Mint + 10-volume developer

    • The Assessment

      Rebecca was sporting an inch of Level 7 regrowth. The ends of her color were fading out, tinting her chic granny gray color slightly blue with yellow bands throughout the roots, but her color wasn’t too drastically faded.

    1

    Mist the entire head using Schwarzkopf Professional BLONDME Pre-Life Kera Protector to protect the band around the lightener. Don’t be afraid to really get it damp. Run a round brush through the hair until strands are evenly saturated, then blow-dry it into the hair before prelightening.

    • Formula A (prelighten):

      Crystal Lightener + 20-volume developer

    • Formula B (Base):

      IGORA ROYAL PEARLESCENCE Dark Blonde Emerald + IGORA ROYAL Metallics Dark Blonde Matt Ash + 10-volume developer

    • Formula C (mint):

      IGORA ROYAL PEARLESCENCE Mint + 10-volume developer

    • Formula D (emerald):

      IGORA ROYAL PREALESCENCE Emerald + 10-volume developer

    • Formula E:

      IGORA ROYAL PEARLESCENCE Emerald + Mint + 10-volume developer

    • The Assessment

      Rebecca was sporting an inch of Level 7 regrowth. The ends of her color were fading out, tinting her chic granny gray color slightly blue with yellow bands throughout the roots, but her color wasn’t too drastically faded.

    2

    Apply Formula A to regrowth a centimeter or so away from the root. The natural heat generated by the scalp will glide the color to the root—placing it a small distance away ensures that the scalp won’t be brighter than the midsection. Continue sectioning and lightening each quadrant for a cleaner part.

    • Formula A (prelighten):

      Crystal Lightener + 20-volume developer

    • Formula B (Base):

      IGORA ROYAL PEARLESCENCE Dark Blonde Emerald + IGORA ROYAL Metallics Dark Blonde Matt Ash + 10-volume developer

    • Formula C (mint):

      IGORA ROYAL PEARLESCENCE Mint + 10-volume developer

    • Formula D (emerald):

      IGORA ROYAL PREALESCENCE Emerald + 10-volume developer

    • Formula E:

      IGORA ROYAL PEARLESCENCE Emerald + Mint + 10-volume developer

    • The Assessment

      Rebecca was sporting an inch of Level 7 regrowth. The ends of her color were fading out, tinting her chic granny gray color slightly blue with yellow bands throughout the roots, but her color wasn’t too drastically faded.

    3

    To create a shadow at the root part, use a short bristled brush to apply Formula B to the regrowth area. Apply half an inch out of regrowth so hair doesn’t have a band of hot roots. And remember to keep your application light to avoid super brights!  “I only use a minimal amount of product right on that regrowth area. This is the part that’s very crucial,” Guy says, “You don’t want to go too heavy on the product. Less is more.”

    • Formula A (prelighten):

      Crystal Lightener + 20-volume developer

    • Formula B (Base):

      IGORA ROYAL PEARLESCENCE Dark Blonde Emerald + IGORA ROYAL Metallics Dark Blonde Matt Ash + 10-volume developer

    • Formula C (mint):

      IGORA ROYAL PEARLESCENCE Mint + 10-volume developer

    • Formula D (emerald):

      IGORA ROYAL PREALESCENCE Emerald + 10-volume developer

    • Formula E:

      IGORA ROYAL PEARLESCENCE Emerald + Mint + 10-volume developer

    • The Assessment

      Rebecca was sporting an inch of Level 7 regrowth. The ends of her color were fading out, tinting her chic granny gray color slightly blue with yellow bands throughout the roots, but her color wasn’t too drastically faded.

    4

    Start at back of the head, applying Formula D over the shadow root color, making sure it’s well saturated.

    • Formula A (prelighten):

      Crystal Lightener + 20-volume developer

    • Formula B (Base):

      IGORA ROYAL PEARLESCENCE Dark Blonde Emerald + IGORA ROYAL Metallics Dark Blonde Matt Ash + 10-volume developer

    • Formula C (mint):

      IGORA ROYAL PEARLESCENCE Mint + 10-volume developer

    • Formula D (emerald):

      IGORA ROYAL PREALESCENCE Emerald + 10-volume developer

    • Formula E:

      IGORA ROYAL PEARLESCENCE Emerald + Mint + 10-volume developer

    • The Assessment

      Rebecca was sporting an inch of Level 7 regrowth. The ends of her color were fading out, tinting her chic granny gray color slightly blue with yellow bands throughout the roots, but her color wasn’t too drastically faded.

    5

    Blur in Formula E below E on the strands, leaving a space in the middle.

    • Formula A (prelighten):

      Crystal Lightener + 20-volume developer

    • Formula B (Base):

      IGORA ROYAL PEARLESCENCE Dark Blonde Emerald + IGORA ROYAL Metallics Dark Blonde Matt Ash + 10-volume developer

    • Formula C (mint):

      IGORA ROYAL PEARLESCENCE Mint + 10-volume developer

    • Formula D (emerald):

      IGORA ROYAL PREALESCENCE Emerald + 10-volume developer

    • Formula E:

      IGORA ROYAL PEARLESCENCE Emerald + Mint + 10-volume developer

    • The Assessment

      Rebecca was sporting an inch of Level 7 regrowth. The ends of her color were fading out, tinting her chic granny gray color slightly blue with yellow bands throughout the roots, but her color wasn’t too drastically faded.

    6

    Saturate the ends with Formula C.

    • Formula A (prelighten):

      Crystal Lightener + 20-volume developer

    • Formula B (Base):

      IGORA ROYAL PEARLESCENCE Dark Blonde Emerald + IGORA ROYAL Metallics Dark Blonde Matt Ash + 10-volume developer

    • Formula C (mint):

      IGORA ROYAL PEARLESCENCE Mint + 10-volume developer

    • Formula D (emerald):

      IGORA ROYAL PREALESCENCE Emerald + 10-volume developer

    • Formula E:

      IGORA ROYAL PEARLESCENCE Emerald + Mint + 10-volume developer

    • The Assessment

      Rebecca was sporting an inch of Level 7 regrowth. The ends of her color were fading out, tinting her chic granny gray color slightly blue with yellow bands throughout the roots, but her color wasn’t too drastically faded.

    7

    Continue this method (Steps 4-6) working all the way around the head.

    • Formula A (prelighten):

      Crystal Lightener + 20-volume developer

    • Formula B (Base):

      IGORA ROYAL PEARLESCENCE Dark Blonde Emerald + IGORA ROYAL Metallics Dark Blonde Matt Ash + 10-volume developer

    • Formula C (mint):

      IGORA ROYAL PEARLESCENCE Mint + 10-volume developer

    • Formula D (emerald):

      IGORA ROYAL PREALESCENCE Emerald + 10-volume developer

    • Formula E:

      IGORA ROYAL PEARLESCENCE Emerald + Mint + 10-volume developer

    • The Assessment

      Rebecca was sporting an inch of Level 7 regrowth. The ends of her color were fading out, tinting her chic granny gray color slightly blue with yellow bands throughout the roots, but her color wasn’t too drastically faded.

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