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How-Tos > How-To: Fierce Red Color Melt
February 28, 2016

How-To: Fierce Red Color Melt

  • Formula A:

    Keune Tinta Color 5.67 (Level 5 Red Violet) + 10-volume developer

  • Formula B:

    Keune Semi Clear + Semi-developer

  • Formula C:

    Direct Dye Red + 1” of Violet

  • Formula D:

    2 Parts Direct Dye Red to 1 Part Direct Dye Orange

Reds—always a hot shade that turns heads. But, sometimes acing the perfect red requires a little extra help, especially when corrective color is involved. Malibu C Platform Artist and Salon Owner, Nicole Emiliani (ABCH) has the key to corrective color and for a gorgeous finished look that is the ultimate version of reds on fire. The top tool in her corrective color toolbox? Emiliani always recommends CPR Color Pigment Remover by Malibu C Professional to serve the dual purpose of gently removing permanent oxidative color without compromising the integrity of the hair and also acting as a primer to create a clean canvas to create her masterpiece. Emiliani also swaps out a clarifier for Malibu C Un-Do-Goo > pH 9 Shampoo to remove product build-up without over-drying. Keep reading to learn how to get this look!

 

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Colorist: Nicole Emiliani
Manufacturer: Malibu C, @malibucpro

COLOR FORMULAS

  • Formula A:

    Keune Tinta Color 5.67 (Level 5 Red Violet) + 10-volume developer

  • Formula B:

    Keune Semi Clear + Semi-developer

  • Formula C:

    Direct Dye Red + 1” of Violet

  • Formula D:

    2 Parts Direct Dye Red to 1 Part Direct Dye Orange

Products Used

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HOW-TO STEPS

  • 1

    Color Removal Process: First, combine CPR Color Pigment Remover by Malibu C Professional with 4 oz. water in an applicator bottle. Shake to mix until a gel is formed. Set aside.

  • 2

    Next, shampoo with Un-Do-Goo > pH 9 Shampoo by Malibu C Professional to gently remove resin and build-up from styling products.

  • 3

    Towel-dry the hair and thoroughly apply CPR Color Pigment Remover by Malibu C Professional from root to tip, ensuring even distribution and complete saturation.

    • Formula A:

      Keune Tinta Color 5.67 (Level 5 Red Violet) + 10-volume developer

    • Formula B:

      Keune Semi Clear + Semi-developer

    • Formula C:

      Direct Dye Red + 1” of Violet

    • Formula D:

      2 Parts Direct Dye Red to 1 Part Direct Dye Orange

    4

    Bag and process under heat for 45 minutes, then rinse and shampoo out 3 times with Un-Do-Goo > pH 9 Shampoo by Malibu C Professional.
    Tip: CPR Color Pigment Remover is most effective when processed for the full 45 minutes.

  • 5

    Application: Apply Formula A from scalp to midshaft, then apply Formula B from midshaft to ends, massaging the midshaft area thoroughly to blend the two colors.

  • 6

    Process for 30 minutes then shampoo out with Color Wellness Shampoo by Malibu C and towel-dry.

  • 7

    Alternate Formula C and Formula D from midshaft to ends.

  • 8

    Process for 20 minutes, then rinse.

  • 9

    Combine CONCENTR8 Mixers by Malibu C Professional in equal parts to create a custom cocktail as follows: REHYDR8 Moisture Conditioner and ILLUMIN8 Shine Conditioner. Process for 10 minutes at room temperature then rinse and finish.