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Last updated: September 29, 2010

Redken Disrupted Softeness by Ann-Christin Nilsen

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Redken Disrupted Softeness by Ann-Christin Nilsen

The haircolor for Ann-Christin’s Inspiring World of Redken look was inspired by the color of oil—a valuable resource for her native land. For the style she mixed roughness with softness and a heavy fringe for a finished look that has volume and movement. Keyword search: colorglobal educationredken


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    Formula 1
    -1 ¾ oz. (52.5 ml) 5T Color Fusion
    – ¼ oz. (7.5 ml) Hi-Fusion Blue
    – 2 oz. (60 ml) 20 volume Pro-oxide Cream Developer
    Formula 2
    – 1 oz. (30 ml) Hi-Fusion Violet
    – 1 oz. (30 ml) 20 volume Pro-oxide Cream Developer
    Formula 3
    – 2 oz. (60 ml) 04WG Sun Tea Shades EQ
    – 2 oz. (60 ml) Shades EQ Processing Solution

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    Start on the side. Take a diagonal forward slice and place onto a foil. Apply Formula 1 from the scalp area through the mid-shaft. At the ends, do not saturate completely, diffuse the color to transition from dark to light. Following the hairline, alternate Formulas 1 and 2 in foils leaving ½” in between. Repeat on the opposite side.

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    In the back, brick-lay foils with horizontal slices and diagonal back slices. Alternate formulas
    and softly diffuse the color onto the ends. Process at room temperature for 30 minutes. Rinse and shampoo with Extreme. Dry the hair

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    Apply Formula 3 from scalp to ends. Process at room temperature for 20 minutes. Rinse and shampoo with Color Extend. Follow with Redken Chemistry.

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    On towel-dried hair, apply rootful 06 root lifting spray and follow with blown away 09 protective blow-dry gel. Rough-dry. Lightly mist dry hair with wool shake 08 gel-slush texturizer
    and diffuse dry to build texture.

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    Section the hair horizontally and create a brick-lay pattern of sub-sections starting at the nape working your way up to the front and sides.

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    Before placing in the set with an iron, add some texture to each sub-section. Take the first sub-section and elevate at a 45° angle below horizontal 90° and lightly backcomb the section
    to create a “lacy” texture.

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    Keeping the tines of the comb pointed towards the scalp, lightly smooth the surface of the section.

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    Use a ¾” iron, and begin by pulling the iron through the ends to smooth, then root tong leaving the ends out. (The lacing in the hair will create further texture for the final shape.)

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    Fringe—Make a triangle section using the corners of the eyes as reference points and extend 2” behind the hairline.

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    Backcomb the entire section. Lightly smooth the surface making sure to leave some texture. Elevate the hair to horizontal 90° and roll from the ends toward the hairline and pin.

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    Drop the set and lightly brush the hair. Work in horizontal sections from the nape up, use a “ruching” technique to increase movement and texture. To ruche the hair, insert the wide teeth of the comb into the strand about 8” from the scalp then push about 4” back toward the scalp. Repeat several more times starting further away from the scalp each time.

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    To create a stronger looking perimeter, pinch the ends of large sections and insert the wide teeth of the comb through the strand just above your fingertips. Ruche from the ends to a few inches past the desired finished length. Repeat all over the head until the perimeter is at the desired length then with the fine teeth of the comb, backcomb the remaining ends giving them a frothy texture that will act as a halo for the perimeter of the style.

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