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How-Tos > Level 2 Black to Mauve Metallic
September 19, 2017

Level 2 Black to Mauve Metallic

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  • Formula A:

    Matrix Light Master + Oil Additive + 40-volume developer + Bond Ultim8

  • Formula B:

    Matrix Light Master + Oil Additive + 30-volume developer + Bond Ultim8

  • Formula C:

    Matrix Color Graphics Light Indigo + Color Graphics Purple + Bond Ultim8 Step 2

  • Formula D:

    Matrix SOCOLOR 6IVM + 5g Matrix SOBOOST Red + 5g SOBOOST Blue + 10-volume developer

  • Formula E:

    Matrix SOCOLOR 8IVM + 5g Matrix SOBOOST Red + 5g SOBOOST Blue + 10-volume developer

     

     

Going from a Level 2 black canvas to anything metallic might seem like a difficult task, but it’s no problem for Matrix Global Artist Constance Robbins! And in one of her recent Instagram posts, she shared exactly how she made the transformation happen (including a sneak peek of a new metallic Matrix line, maybe?!). Watch the video below, plus get the color formulas and steps for this lightning-inspired lavender.

 

Manufacturer: Matrix, @matrix

COLOR FORMULAS

  • Formula A:

    Matrix Light Master + Oil Additive + 40-volume developer + Bond Ultim8

  • Formula B:

    Matrix Light Master + Oil Additive + 30-volume developer + Bond Ultim8

  • Formula C:

    Matrix Color Graphics Light Indigo + Color Graphics Purple + Bond Ultim8 Step 2

  • Formula D:

    Matrix SOCOLOR 6IVM + 5g Matrix SOBOOST Red + 5g SOBOOST Blue + 10-volume developer

  • Formula E:

    Matrix SOCOLOR 8IVM + 5g Matrix SOBOOST Red + 5g SOBOOST Blue + 10-volume developer

     

     

Products Used

HOW-TO STEPS

  • 1

    Prelighten the hair using Formula A and leaving the roots out. Let process. 

     

    Know this: the oil additive allows the lightener to stay saturated and work through the hair easier to get better lift, plus it eliminates scalp irritation during the on-scalp application process!

  • 2

    Shampoo and apply Formula B from the roots to the midlengths. Then reapply Formula A from the mids to the ends and let process until desired lightness is achieved. 

  • 3

    Rinse and pretone the hair using Formula C. This formula is designed to create a solid base for the next color application and treat the hair at the same time. 

  • 4

    After pre-toning and treating the hair, it’s time for the color melt! Apply Formula D at the base and melt into Formula E, saturating through to the ends. Constance uses a lighter formula for the midlengths and ends because that hair is always more porous and accepts color differently than hair closer to the scalp.

  • 5

    Let the hair process. Then rinse, shampoo, blow-dry and style as desired.