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April 5, 2016

How-To: Pinup Glam Blonde and Long Layer Cutting

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  • Formula A (Base):

    2 scoops Matrix Light Master + 2 oz. 20-volume developer

  • Formula B (Tone):

    1 1/2 oz. Color Sync SPV + 1 1/2 oz. 10-volume developer

How-To: Pinup Glam Blonde and Long Layer Cutting

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Manufacturer: JCPenney Salon

COLOR FORMULAS

  • Formula A (Base):

    2 scoops Matrix Light Master + 2 oz. 20-volume developer

  • Formula B (Tone):

    1 1/2 oz. Color Sync SPV + 1 1/2 oz. 10-volume developer

HOW-TO STEPS

    • Formula A (Base):

      2 scoops Matrix Light Master + 2 oz. 20-volume developer

    • Formula B (Tone):

      1 1/2 oz. Color Sync SPV + 1 1/2 oz. 10-volume developer

    1

    Place four subsections throughout the head. The sections should be two inches apart and on a diagonal placement.

    • Formula A (Base):

      2 scoops Matrix Light Master + 2 oz. 20-volume developer

    • Formula B (Tone):

      1 1/2 oz. Color Sync SPV + 1 1/2 oz. 10-volume developer

    2

    Secure the four sections with a J-knot down the center of the head.

    • Formula A (Base):

      2 scoops Matrix Light Master + 2 oz. 20-volume developer

    • Formula B (Tone):

      1 1/2 oz. Color Sync SPV + 1 1/2 oz. 10-volume developer

    3

    Start at the bottom of the nape. Drop out the entire section and begin color placement. Take small sections from the hairline and gently paint on the color. To prevent lines of demarcation, side-brush while working your way up the area closest to the new growth.

    • Formula A (Base):

      2 scoops Matrix Light Master + 2 oz. 20-volume developer

    • Formula B (Tone):

      1 1/2 oz. Color Sync SPV + 1 1/2 oz. 10-volume developer

    4

    Before moving to the next section, place cotton on the hair in a V-shaped pattern. The cotton protects the next section from laying on the color and causing bleed marks or spottiness.

    • Formula A (Base):

      2 scoops Matrix Light Master + 2 oz. 20-volume developer

    • Formula B (Tone):

      1 1/2 oz. Color Sync SPV + 1 1/2 oz. 10-volume developer

    5

    Move to the next section and repeat the same process from the section above.

    • Formula A (Base):

      2 scoops Matrix Light Master + 2 oz. 20-volume developer

    • Formula B (Tone):

      1 1/2 oz. Color Sync SPV + 1 1/2 oz. 10-volume developer

    6

    Once all sections have been completed, gently side-brush the hairline for brightness around the hairline.

    • Formula A (Base):

      2 scoops Matrix Light Master + 2 oz. 20-volume developer

    • Formula B (Tone):

      1 1/2 oz. Color Sync SPV + 1 1/2 oz. 10-volume developer

    7

    Gently wrap the hair with plastic to keep it from drying out. Place your client in a draft-free area and allow hair to process to the desired level. Then, shampoo and tone to the perfect color.

    • Formula A (Base):

      2 scoops Matrix Light Master + 2 oz. 20-volume developer

    • Formula B (Tone):

      1 1/2 oz. Color Sync SPV + 1 1/2 oz. 10-volume developer

    8

    Create four clean sub-sections and secure each sub-section into a J-knot.

    • Formula A (Base):

      2 scoops Matrix Light Master + 2 oz. 20-volume developer

    • Formula B (Tone):

      1 1/2 oz. Color Sync SPV + 1 1/2 oz. 10-volume developer

    9

    Drop down back two sections, and sub section 1-inch sections to maximize control. Adjust to the desired length using zero elevation. Continue through the back sections.

    • Formula A (Base):

      2 scoops Matrix Light Master + 2 oz. 20-volume developer

    • Formula B (Tone):

      1 1/2 oz. Color Sync SPV + 1 1/2 oz. 10-volume developer

    10

    Sub-section the back two sections once the perimeter line is complete. For more movement and less bulk, take 1-inch vertical sections and slide-cut from the center. Use a traveling guide from the center of the cut to behind the ear. Repeat on the opposite side.

    • Formula A (Base):

      2 scoops Matrix Light Master + 2 oz. 20-volume developer

    • Formula B (Tone):

      1 1/2 oz. Color Sync SPV + 1 1/2 oz. 10-volume developer

    11

    To create interior layering, repeat the sub-sections in the back, but this time take vertical sections, and slide cut from under using a C-shape formation. Continue throughout using a traveling guide.

    • Formula A (Base):

      2 scoops Matrix Light Master + 2 oz. 20-volume developer

    • Formula B (Tone):

      1 1/2 oz. Color Sync SPV + 1 1/2 oz. 10-volume developer

    12

    With the back complete, move to the side sections and repeat the same steps. If you are working with fine hair, slide cutting on the top and bottom of the hair may not be needed. Make sure the hair around the face is not too sparse due to over-cutting.

    • Formula A (Base):

      2 scoops Matrix Light Master + 2 oz. 20-volume developer

    • Formula B (Tone):

      1 1/2 oz. Color Sync SPV + 1 1/2 oz. 10-volume developer

    13

    Add texture as needed by gently working a feather razor through the hair. Start two inches from the perimeter line, and surface plain vertically to remove unwanted weight. Use a razor only to enhance the cut based on hair type. Keep a safe razoring distance from new growth to minimize width and unflattering flyaways.

    • Formula A (Base):

      2 scoops Matrix Light Master + 2 oz. 20-volume developer

    • Formula B (Tone):

      1 1/2 oz. Color Sync SPV + 1 1/2 oz. 10-volume developer

    14

    To create softness around the face, over direct the hair to the right and gently slide your razor from midlengths to ends. Repeat on the other side for versatility.

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