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February 5, 2019

Ribboning Technique

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  • Formula A (prelighten)

    1 part Revlon Professional™ Blonderful™ Blonde Up 8 Levels Powder + 1 part 20-volume Revlonissimo™ Creme Peroxide + 1 part Revlonissimo™ Post-Color Shampoo

  • Formula B (base)

    Revlon Professional™ Revlonissimo™ Colorsmetique 4.65+ 10-volume Revlonissimo™ Creme Peroxide

  • Formula C

    Revlon Professional™ Revlonissimo™ Cromatics™ C60 + 20-volume Revlonissimo™ Creme Peroxide

  • Formula D

    ¾ Revlonissimo™ Colorsmetique 66.66 + ¼ Revlonissimo™ Cromatics C50 + 20-volume Revlonissimo™ Creme Peroxide

  • Formula E

    Revlonissimo™ Colorsmetique 55.20 + 20-volume Revlonissimo™ Creme Peroxide

  • Formula F

    Revlonissimo™ Colorsmetique 4.65+ 20-volume Revlonissimo™ Creme Peroxide

Ribboning Technique

Create serious dimension and shine FAST with this ribboning technique from Revlon Professional™ Global Ambassador Marlo Steenman (@marlosteenmanhair). Large diagonal sections help you complete the look quickly, and your clients will love the results! Check out how Marlo did it when she was LIVE at The BTC House in West Hollywood. 

 

Click here to watch the entire technique on Facebook!

 

Colorist: Marlo Steenman
Manufacturer: Revlon Professional

COLOR FORMULAS

  • Formula A (prelighten)

    1 part Revlon Professional™ Blonderful™ Blonde Up 8 Levels Powder + 1 part 20-volume Revlonissimo™ Creme Peroxide + 1 part Revlonissimo™ Post-Color Shampoo

  • Formula B (base)

    Revlon Professional™ Revlonissimo™ Colorsmetique 4.65+ 10-volume Revlonissimo™ Creme Peroxide

  • Formula C

    Revlon Professional™ Revlonissimo™ Cromatics™ C60 + 20-volume Revlonissimo™ Creme Peroxide

  • Formula D

    ¾ Revlonissimo™ Colorsmetique 66.66 + ¼ Revlonissimo™ Cromatics C50 + 20-volume Revlonissimo™ Creme Peroxide

  • Formula E

    Revlonissimo™ Colorsmetique 55.20 + 20-volume Revlonissimo™ Creme Peroxide

  • Formula F

    Revlonissimo™ Colorsmetique 4.65+ 20-volume Revlonissimo™ Creme Peroxide

Products Used

HOW-TO STEPS

  • before image of model
    • Formula A (prelighten)

      1 part Revlon Professional™ Blonderful™ Blonde Up 8 Levels Powder + 1 part 20-volume Revlonissimo™ Creme Peroxide + 1 part Revlonissimo™ Post-Color Shampoo

    • Formula B (base)

      Revlon Professional™ Revlonissimo™ Colorsmetique 4.65+ 10-volume Revlonissimo™ Creme Peroxide

    • Formula C

      Revlon Professional™ Revlonissimo™ Cromatics™ C60 + 20-volume Revlonissimo™ Creme Peroxide

    • Formula D

      ¾ Revlonissimo™ Colorsmetique 66.66 + ¼ Revlonissimo™ Cromatics C50 + 20-volume Revlonissimo™ Creme Peroxide

    • Formula E

      Revlonissimo™ Colorsmetique 55.20 + 20-volume Revlonissimo™ Creme Peroxide

    • Formula F

      Revlonissimo™ Colorsmetique 4.65+ 20-volume Revlonissimo™ Creme Peroxide

    1

    Before: The model is a Level 4 with previous color.

    • Formula A (prelighten)

      1 part Revlon Professional™ Blonderful™ Blonde Up 8 Levels Powder + 1 part 20-volume Revlonissimo™ Creme Peroxide + 1 part Revlonissimo™ Post-Color Shampoo

    • Formula B (base)

      Revlon Professional™ Revlonissimo™ Colorsmetique 4.65+ 10-volume Revlonissimo™ Creme Peroxide

    • Formula C

      Revlon Professional™ Revlonissimo™ Cromatics™ C60 + 20-volume Revlonissimo™ Creme Peroxide

    • Formula D

      ¾ Revlonissimo™ Colorsmetique 66.66 + ¼ Revlonissimo™ Cromatics C50 + 20-volume Revlonissimo™ Creme Peroxide

    • Formula E

      Revlonissimo™ Colorsmetique 55.20 + 20-volume Revlonissimo™ Creme Peroxide

    • Formula F

      Revlonissimo™ Colorsmetique 4.65+ 20-volume Revlonissimo™ Creme Peroxide

    2

    Start with a zigzag section from occipital bone to nape. Next, take a section from above the ear to the round of the head. Take horseshoe section at the top. Using zigzag and diagonal sections ensures more diffused color.

    • Formula A (prelighten)

      1 part Revlon Professional™ Blonderful™ Blonde Up 8 Levels Powder + 1 part 20-volume Revlonissimo™ Creme Peroxide + 1 part Revlonissimo™ Post-Color Shampoo

    • Formula B (base)

      Revlon Professional™ Revlonissimo™ Colorsmetique 4.65+ 10-volume Revlonissimo™ Creme Peroxide

    • Formula C

      Revlon Professional™ Revlonissimo™ Cromatics™ C60 + 20-volume Revlonissimo™ Creme Peroxide

    • Formula D

      ¾ Revlonissimo™ Colorsmetique 66.66 + ¼ Revlonissimo™ Cromatics C50 + 20-volume Revlonissimo™ Creme Peroxide

    • Formula E

      Revlonissimo™ Colorsmetique 55.20 + 20-volume Revlonissimo™ Creme Peroxide

    • Formula F

      Revlonissimo™ Colorsmetique 4.65+ 20-volume Revlonissimo™ Creme Peroxide

    3

    Begin applying Formula A to the middle section, feathering up to the root but not applying at the root. Repeat the process on the top section. Apply the formula with a brush, then use your hands to ensure even saturation. Process until you reach a light red (about 15 minutes), then shampoo with Revlon Professional Post-Color Shampoo. Apply Revlon Professional Anti-Porosity Milk (do not rinse out) and blow-dry.

     

    Pro Tip: Marlo mixes Revlon Professional Post-Color Shampoo into the lightening formula for control. “We don’t want to overlighten her—we just want to expose the underlying pigment, which is red, since our goal is a shade of red,” Marlo said.

    • Formula A (prelighten)

      1 part Revlon Professional™ Blonderful™ Blonde Up 8 Levels Powder + 1 part 20-volume Revlonissimo™ Creme Peroxide + 1 part Revlonissimo™ Post-Color Shampoo

    • Formula B (base)

      Revlon Professional™ Revlonissimo™ Colorsmetique 4.65+ 10-volume Revlonissimo™ Creme Peroxide

    • Formula C

      Revlon Professional™ Revlonissimo™ Cromatics™ C60 + 20-volume Revlonissimo™ Creme Peroxide

    • Formula D

      ¾ Revlonissimo™ Colorsmetique 66.66 + ¼ Revlonissimo™ Cromatics C50 + 20-volume Revlonissimo™ Creme Peroxide

    • Formula E

      Revlonissimo™ Colorsmetique 55.20 + 20-volume Revlonissimo™ Creme Peroxide

    • Formula F

      Revlonissimo™ Colorsmetique 4.65+ 20-volume Revlonissimo™ Creme Peroxide

    4

    Create a zigzag section around the crown. Apply Formula B from roots to ends on the bottom section, then apply it at the roots only on the top section to create a shadow root. “I like to say a shadow root is like taking a picture and putting a frame on it,” Marlo said. “It really showcases the color technique.”

  • revlon professional ribbon technique how-to step by step process haircolor
    • Formula A (prelighten)

      1 part Revlon Professional™ Blonderful™ Blonde Up 8 Levels Powder + 1 part 20-volume Revlonissimo™ Creme Peroxide + 1 part Revlonissimo™ Post-Color Shampoo

    • Formula B (base)

      Revlon Professional™ Revlonissimo™ Colorsmetique 4.65+ 10-volume Revlonissimo™ Creme Peroxide

    • Formula C

      Revlon Professional™ Revlonissimo™ Cromatics™ C60 + 20-volume Revlonissimo™ Creme Peroxide

    • Formula D

      ¾ Revlonissimo™ Colorsmetique 66.66 + ¼ Revlonissimo™ Cromatics C50 + 20-volume Revlonissimo™ Creme Peroxide

    • Formula E

      Revlonissimo™ Colorsmetique 55.20 + 20-volume Revlonissimo™ Creme Peroxide

    • Formula F

      Revlonissimo™ Colorsmetique 4.65+ 20-volume Revlonissimo™ Creme Peroxide

    5

    Begin the ribbon technique with Formula C at a ¼-inch diagonal section at the hairline. Use Revlon Professional Freedom Papers to separate sections. Blend well between the root shadow and the mids/ends color.

     

    Pro Tip: Diagonal placement diffuses color—for stronger placement, take vertical sections.

  • revlon professional ribbon technique how-to step by step process haircolor
    • Formula A (prelighten)

      1 part Revlon Professional™ Blonderful™ Blonde Up 8 Levels Powder + 1 part 20-volume Revlonissimo™ Creme Peroxide + 1 part Revlonissimo™ Post-Color Shampoo

    • Formula B (base)

      Revlon Professional™ Revlonissimo™ Colorsmetique 4.65+ 10-volume Revlonissimo™ Creme Peroxide

    • Formula C

      Revlon Professional™ Revlonissimo™ Cromatics™ C60 + 20-volume Revlonissimo™ Creme Peroxide

    • Formula D

      ¾ Revlonissimo™ Colorsmetique 66.66 + ¼ Revlonissimo™ Cromatics C50 + 20-volume Revlonissimo™ Creme Peroxide

    • Formula E

      Revlonissimo™ Colorsmetique 55.20 + 20-volume Revlonissimo™ Creme Peroxide

    • Formula F

      Revlonissimo™ Colorsmetique 4.65+ 20-volume Revlonissimo™ Creme Peroxide

    6

    Continue working in ¼-inch diagonal sections around to the back of the head, alternating between Formulas C, D, E and F.

    • Formula A (prelighten)

      1 part Revlon Professional™ Blonderful™ Blonde Up 8 Levels Powder + 1 part 20-volume Revlonissimo™ Creme Peroxide + 1 part Revlonissimo™ Post-Color Shampoo

    • Formula B (base)

      Revlon Professional™ Revlonissimo™ Colorsmetique 4.65+ 10-volume Revlonissimo™ Creme Peroxide

    • Formula C

      Revlon Professional™ Revlonissimo™ Cromatics™ C60 + 20-volume Revlonissimo™ Creme Peroxide

    • Formula D

      ¾ Revlonissimo™ Colorsmetique 66.66 + ¼ Revlonissimo™ Cromatics C50 + 20-volume Revlonissimo™ Creme Peroxide

    • Formula E

      Revlonissimo™ Colorsmetique 55.20 + 20-volume Revlonissimo™ Creme Peroxide

    • Formula F

      Revlonissimo™ Colorsmetique 4.65+ 20-volume Revlonissimo™ Creme Peroxide

    7

    Process for 30 minutes.

  • revlon professional ribbon technique how-to step by step process haircolor
    • Formula A (prelighten)

      1 part Revlon Professional™ Blonderful™ Blonde Up 8 Levels Powder + 1 part 20-volume Revlonissimo™ Creme Peroxide + 1 part Revlonissimo™ Post-Color Shampoo

    • Formula B (base)

      Revlon Professional™ Revlonissimo™ Colorsmetique 4.65+ 10-volume Revlonissimo™ Creme Peroxide

    • Formula C

      Revlon Professional™ Revlonissimo™ Cromatics™ C60 + 20-volume Revlonissimo™ Creme Peroxide

    • Formula D

      ¾ Revlonissimo™ Colorsmetique 66.66 + ¼ Revlonissimo™ Cromatics C50 + 20-volume Revlonissimo™ Creme Peroxide

    • Formula E

      Revlonissimo™ Colorsmetique 55.20 + 20-volume Revlonissimo™ Creme Peroxide

    • Formula F

      Revlonissimo™ Colorsmetique 4.65+ 20-volume Revlonissimo™ Creme Peroxide

    8

    Pull each section out of the Freedom Paper and rinse in cold water. Shampoo with Revlon Professional Post-Color Shampoo. For serious shine, apply Revlon Professional Nutri Color Crème 000. Blow-dry and style as desired.

  • red ribbon haircolor technique revlon professional
    • Formula A (prelighten)

      1 part Revlon Professional™ Blonderful™ Blonde Up 8 Levels Powder + 1 part 20-volume Revlonissimo™ Creme Peroxide + 1 part Revlonissimo™ Post-Color Shampoo

    • Formula B (base)

      Revlon Professional™ Revlonissimo™ Colorsmetique 4.65+ 10-volume Revlonissimo™ Creme Peroxide

    • Formula C

      Revlon Professional™ Revlonissimo™ Cromatics™ C60 + 20-volume Revlonissimo™ Creme Peroxide

    • Formula D

      ¾ Revlonissimo™ Colorsmetique 66.66 + ¼ Revlonissimo™ Cromatics C50 + 20-volume Revlonissimo™ Creme Peroxide

    • Formula E

      Revlonissimo™ Colorsmetique 55.20 + 20-volume Revlonissimo™ Creme Peroxide

    • Formula F

      Revlonissimo™ Colorsmetique 4.65+ 20-volume Revlonissimo™ Creme Peroxide

    9

    Finished look.