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September 25, 2017

Help Her Rock Her Gray Tones

Formula A (lightener)

Keune Magic Blonde + 20-volume developer

Formula B (lightener)

Keune Magic Blonde + 10-volume developer + Olaplex No.1

Formula C (shadow root)

Kenra Professional Kenra Color 8SM + 9-volume developer + Kenra Professional Violet Booster

Formula D

Kenra Professional Kenra Color 10A + 10V + 9-volume developer

Got an older client who wants to embrace her gray tones, but still look young and chic? Stylist Jackie Hovorka (@fullmetaljaxon) has a solution—this amazing smoky lilac, complete with trendy layers and a modern fringe. This transformation earned Jackie a #ONESHOT nom, so we had to know how she did it! Here’s her formula and how-to.

 

Total chair time: 5 hours

Artist: Jackie Hovorka
Colorist: Jackie Hovorka

COLOR FORMULAS

Formula A (lightener)

Keune Magic Blonde + 20-volume developer

Formula B (lightener)

Keune Magic Blonde + 10-volume developer + Olaplex No.1

Formula C (shadow root)

Kenra Professional Kenra Color 8SM + 9-volume developer + Kenra Professional Violet Booster

Formula D

Kenra Professional Kenra Color 10A + 10V + 9-volume developer

HOW-TO STEPS

1

Lighten the base using Formula A. Process for 45 minutes.

2

Lighten the midlengths to ends using Formula B. Process for 35 minutes, the rinse and towel-dry.

3

Create a shadow root using Formula C, pulling some pieces through to the ends for more dimension. Jackie also applied Formula C to the occipital/undercut area for depth.

4

Tone any pieces left out with Formula D. Process for 25 minutes.

5

Jackie finished by trimming around the occipital to tighten up the cut, making it more even with the front layers. She also point-cut internal layers to create more texture and volume.

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