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May 4, 2022

Level 3 High-Contrast Brunette Color Melt

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    Matrix SoColor Pre-Bonded Blended 4M + 10-volume cream developer

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  • Formula C

    SoColor Pre-Bonded Blended 6W + 10-volume cream developer

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Level 3 High-Contrast Brunette Color Melt

Struggle with high-contrast and high-shine melts on dark hair? Learn how to achieve a perfect blend with three formulas on Level 3 hair WITHOUT warm splotches! Matrix global educator Pati Rodriguez (@pati.rodrigz) takes us through her quick technique to transform her dark-haired clients lighter and brighter. 

 

Find the PERFECT shades for your dark-haired clients! Mix and match Matrix’s SoColor Pre-Bonded Permanent Color Line for custom melting tones.

COLOR FORMULAS

  • Formula A

    Matrix SoColor Pre-Bonded Blended 4M + 10-volume cream developer

  • Formula B

    SoColor Pre-Bonded Blended 9G + 10-volume cream developer

  • Formula C

    SoColor Pre-Bonded Blended 6W + 10-volume cream developer

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HOW-TO STEPS

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    • Formula A

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    • Formula B

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    • Formula C

      SoColor Pre-Bonded Blended 6W + 10-volume cream developer

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    Begin by applying Formula A at the base, painting down about three inches from the scalp. Once the roots are saturated, angle your color brush to paint on a slight diagonal. This creates a dimensional base to blend the other formulas into! 

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    • Formula A

      Matrix SoColor Pre-Bonded Blended 4M + 10-volume cream developer

    • Formula B

      SoColor Pre-Bonded Blended 9G + 10-volume cream developer

    • Formula C

      SoColor Pre-Bonded Blended 6W + 10-volume cream developer

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    Pro Tip: To maintain brightness through the face-frame sections, only apply Formula A one inch from the scalp. This will not only create a natural-looking gradient through the rest of the hair but make the front most pieces pop against the other shades. 

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    • Formula A

      Matrix SoColor Pre-Bonded Blended 4M + 10-volume cream developer

    • Formula B

      SoColor Pre-Bonded Blended 9G + 10-volume cream developer

    • Formula C

      SoColor Pre-Bonded Blended 6W + 10-volume cream developer

    3

    Next, apply Formula B down the hair shaft and all the way through the ends. Be sure to saturate each strand to avoid any splotches. 

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    • Formula A

      Matrix SoColor Pre-Bonded Blended 4M + 10-volume cream developer

    • Formula B

      SoColor Pre-Bonded Blended 9G + 10-volume cream developer

    • Formula C

      SoColor Pre-Bonded Blended 6W + 10-volume cream developer

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    Here’s where the magic happens! Moving back toward the root, apply Formula C one inch from where Formula A was first applied. Using your fingers, blend Formula C into Formula A and B, creating a seamless color gradient. 

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    • Formula A

      Matrix SoColor Pre-Bonded Blended 4M + 10-volume cream developer

    • Formula B

      SoColor Pre-Bonded Blended 9G + 10-volume cream developer

    • Formula C

      SoColor Pre-Bonded Blended 6W + 10-volume cream developer

    5

    For the finishing touch, pick strands throughout the head to create lowlights. Using a color board, paint Formula A through the mids and ends on these strands for extra pops of dimension. Process for 30 minutes at room temperature. 

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    • Formula A

      Matrix SoColor Pre-Bonded Blended 4M + 10-volume cream developer

    • Formula B

      SoColor Pre-Bonded Blended 9G + 10-volume cream developer

    • Formula C

      SoColor Pre-Bonded Blended 6W + 10-volume cream developer

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    Finished melt.