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March 13, 2017

Taupe Brunette

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  • Natural Level

    5, with about 75 percent gray

  • Formula A

    Joico VeroLight Lightening Powder + 10-volume Veroxide Developer

  • Formula B

    Joico Vero K-PAK Age Defy Permanent Crème Color 7NN + 7NPA + 20-volume Veroxide Developer

Taupe Brunette

We know your gray coverage business is a major moneymaker, so here’s something to try on those clients—dimensional, youthful and perfect for spring.

Inspired by California’s Mojave Desert, Joico Color Specialist Eric Mayes combined the coolness of Joico Vero K-PAK Age Defy Natural Platinum Ash Series with the warmth of highlights.

Colorist: Eric Mayes
Manufacturer: Joico, @joico

COLOR FORMULAS

  • Natural Level

    5, with about 75 percent gray

  • Formula A

    Joico VeroLight Lightening Powder + 10-volume Veroxide Developer

  • Formula B

    Joico Vero K-PAK Age Defy Permanent Crème Color 7NN + 7NPA + 20-volume Veroxide Developer

Products Used

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HOW-TO STEPS

    • Natural Level

      5, with about 75 percent gray

    • Formula A

      Joico VeroLight Lightening Powder + 10-volume Veroxide Developer

    • Formula B

      Joico Vero K-PAK Age Defy Permanent Crème Color 7NN + 7NPA + 20-volume Veroxide Developer

    1

    Before

    • Natural Level

      5, with about 75 percent gray

    • Formula A

      Joico VeroLight Lightening Powder + 10-volume Veroxide Developer

    • Formula B

      Joico Vero K-PAK Age Defy Permanent Crème Color 7NN + 7NPA + 20-volume Veroxide Developer

    2

    This model has short hair, so instead of sectioning, analyze where the hair falls naturally and apply the foils in a customized pattern based on the desired end result.

    Start on the heavy side of the hair. Working off the natural part, take a ¼-inch slice and apply Formula A from the roots to the ends.

    • Natural Level

      5, with about 75 percent gray

    • Formula A

      Joico VeroLight Lightening Powder + 10-volume Veroxide Developer

    • Formula B

      Joico Vero K-PAK Age Defy Permanent Crème Color 7NN + 7NPA + 20-volume Veroxide Developer

    3

    Continue taking slices in an eclectic bricklay pattern following the natural shape of the head. Leave out a ¼- to ½-inch section of hair between each section.

    • Natural Level

      5, with about 75 percent gray

    • Formula A

      Joico VeroLight Lightening Powder + 10-volume Veroxide Developer

    • Formula B

      Joico Vero K-PAK Age Defy Permanent Crème Color 7NN + 7NPA + 20-volume Veroxide Developer

    4

    Once this section is complete, take a ¼-inch section from the crown and pin it out of the way—this creates a veil over the lightened sections. Repeat the process on the opposite side (since there is less hair, you’ll need fewer foils).

    • Natural Level

      5, with about 75 percent gray

    • Formula A

      Joico VeroLight Lightening Powder + 10-volume Veroxide Developer

    • Formula B

      Joico Vero K-PAK Age Defy Permanent Crème Color 7NN + 7NPA + 20-volume Veroxide Developer

    5

    Next, weave a few foils in the back crown area to blend the light in the front with the back for a seamless transition. Apply Formula B to regrowth, then to the rest of the hair in ¼-inch sections.

    Process for 45 minutes, remove foils, rinse color and shampoo with K-PAK Color Therapy Shampoo. Apply K-PAK Cuticle Sealer for 5 minutes, then rinse. Apply K-PAK Color Therapy Luster Lock Instant Shine and Repair Treatment for 2 to 5 minutes, then rinse and style.

    • Natural Level

      5, with about 75 percent gray

    • Formula A

      Joico VeroLight Lightening Powder + 10-volume Veroxide Developer

    • Formula B

      Joico Vero K-PAK Age Defy Permanent Crème Color 7NN + 7NPA + 20-volume Veroxide Developer

    6

    Finished Look