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December 23, 2016

Cheek Strobe

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Natural Level

3

Formula A

1 oz. Matrix SOCOLOR High Impact Brunettes JN + 2 oz. 20-volume Matrix Cream Developer

Formula B

2 scoops Matrix Light Master Lightener + 2 oz. 40-volume Matrix Cream Developer

Formula C

2 oz. Color Sync 10A + 2 oz. 10-volume Matrix Cream Developer

Cheek Strobe

The concept of strobing is simple—a pop of light illuminates a target area like a strobe light illuminates its subject on a photo set. In the new Rock ‘N’ Strobe Collection, the artists at Matrix have embraced strobing as a highlighting technique by strategically placing highlights to illuminate eyes, jawline, cheekbones, etc. Here, Cheek Strobe embeds dove gray highlights within a coal base at cheek level to spotlight and enhance a chiseled bone structure.

Artist: Christian Chiffi; Mila Belova
Photographer: Sebastian Kim
Makeup Artist: Maud Laceppe
Manufacturer: Matrix, @matrix

COLOR FORMULAS

Natural Level

3

Formula A

1 oz. Matrix SOCOLOR High Impact Brunettes JN + 2 oz. 20-volume Matrix Cream Developer

Formula B

2 scoops Matrix Light Master Lightener + 2 oz. 40-volume Matrix Cream Developer

Formula C

2 oz. Color Sync 10A + 2 oz. 10-volume Matrix Cream Developer

Products Used

HOW-TO STEPS

Natural Level

3

Formula A

1 oz. Matrix SOCOLOR High Impact Brunettes JN + 2 oz. 20-volume Matrix Cream Developer

Formula B

2 scoops Matrix Light Master Lightener + 2 oz. 40-volume Matrix Cream Developer

Formula C

2 oz. Color Sync 10A + 2 oz. 10-volume Matrix Cream Developer

1

Before

Natural Level

3

Formula A

1 oz. Matrix SOCOLOR High Impact Brunettes JN + 2 oz. 20-volume Matrix Cream Developer

Formula B

2 scoops Matrix Light Master Lightener + 2 oz. 40-volume Matrix Cream Developer

Formula C

2 oz. Color Sync 10A + 2 oz. 10-volume Matrix Cream Developer

2

Create a U-shaped section that begins at the corner of each eye and extends to the crown. Secure. This is Section 1.

Natural Level

3

Formula A

1 oz. Matrix SOCOLOR High Impact Brunettes JN + 2 oz. 20-volume Matrix Cream Developer

Formula B

2 scoops Matrix Light Master Lightener + 2 oz. 40-volume Matrix Cream Developer

Formula C

2 oz. Color Sync 10A + 2 oz. 10-volume Matrix Cream Developer

3

Create a parting two inches below the previous section, crafting a horseshoe-shaped section around the parietal ridge, and secure. This is Section 2. All remaining hair is Section 3.

Natural Level

3

Formula A

1 oz. Matrix SOCOLOR High Impact Brunettes JN + 2 oz. 20-volume Matrix Cream Developer

Formula B

2 scoops Matrix Light Master Lightener + 2 oz. 40-volume Matrix Cream Developer

Formula C

2 oz. Color Sync 10A + 2 oz. 10-volume Matrix Cream Developer

4

Release Section 2. Take a ¼-inch diagonal slice parting, create a macro-weave and place on foil. Apply Formula A from scalp to ends.

Natural Level

3

Formula A

1 oz. Matrix SOCOLOR High Impact Brunettes JN + 2 oz. 20-volume Matrix Cream Developer

Formula B

2 scoops Matrix Light Master Lightener + 2 oz. 40-volume Matrix Cream Developer

Formula C

2 oz. Color Sync 10A + 2 oz. 10-volume Matrix Cream Developer

5

Repeat this application throughout the entire section.

Natural Level

3

Formula A

1 oz. Matrix SOCOLOR High Impact Brunettes JN + 2 oz. 20-volume Matrix Cream Developer

Formula B

2 scoops Matrix Light Master Lightener + 2 oz. 40-volume Matrix Cream Developer

Formula C

2 oz. Color Sync 10A + 2 oz. 10-volume Matrix Cream Developer

6

Release the top section. Beginning ¼ inch from the hairline, take a ¼-inch slice. Apply Formula A approximately two inches from scalp to midlengths. Continue applying Formula A in this manner in back-to-back slices until the section is complete. Process 35 minutes at room temperature, then rinse, shampoo and dry the hair.

Natural Level

3

Formula A

1 oz. Matrix SOCOLOR High Impact Brunettes JN + 2 oz. 20-volume Matrix Cream Developer

Formula B

2 scoops Matrix Light Master Lightener + 2 oz. 40-volume Matrix Cream Developer

Formula C

2 oz. Color Sync 10A + 2 oz. 10-volume Matrix Cream Developer

7

Repeat the sectioning. Release Section 2. To create additional dimension in this section, place a few random foils and apply Formula B to midlengths and ends.

Natural Level

3

Formula A

1 oz. Matrix SOCOLOR High Impact Brunettes JN + 2 oz. 20-volume Matrix Cream Developer

Formula B

2 scoops Matrix Light Master Lightener + 2 oz. 40-volume Matrix Cream Developer

Formula C

2 oz. Color Sync 10A + 2 oz. 10-volume Matrix Cream Developer

8

Release the top section. Beginning ½ inch from the hairline, take a ¼-inch slice. Apply Formula B to the midlengths. Continue working in this manner, using back-to-back foils, until the section is complete. Process at room temperature until the desired level is achieved or up to 50 minutes. Rinse thoroughly, cleanse and towel-dry.

Natural Level

3

Formula A

1 oz. Matrix SOCOLOR High Impact Brunettes JN + 2 oz. 20-volume Matrix Cream Developer

Formula B

2 scoops Matrix Light Master Lightener + 2 oz. 40-volume Matrix Cream Developer

Formula C

2 oz. Color Sync 10A + 2 oz. 10-volume Matrix Cream Developer

9

Apply Formula C to the prelightened hair. Process up to 20 minutes. Rinse thoroughly, cleanse and condition using Matrix Biolage.

Natural Level

3

Formula A

1 oz. Matrix SOCOLOR High Impact Brunettes JN + 2 oz. 20-volume Matrix Cream Developer

Formula B

2 scoops Matrix Light Master Lightener + 2 oz. 40-volume Matrix Cream Developer

Formula C

2 oz. Color Sync 10A + 2 oz. 10-volume Matrix Cream Developer

10

Finished Look

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