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July 7, 2011

Ruby Hue Haircolor How-To from Matrix

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Ruby Hue Haircolor How-To from Matrix

If one thing is true, it’s this: reds are irrestible. If you’re itching to play with the ruby hue, we have the perfect chance with this stunning look from Matrix. In this step-by-step, you’ll concoct four color forumulas that blend to create a fiery look bursting with movie star glamour and a slew of versatility – parting it in different ways can mute or enhance the multichromatic appearance of the hair.


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HOW-TO STEPS

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    On damp hair, create a parting from ear to ear across the top of the head. Divide front section by creating diagonal parting from center of left eye to top of head and secure each side. These are sections 3 and 4.

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    Divide the back section vertically at center and secure each side. These are sections 1 and 2.

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    1a. Release section 1. Sub-section horizontally at parietal ridge, secure top of section.
    1b. Create 1″ wide vertical sub-section in center of section 1. Elevate to 90 degrees, allowing perimeter to drop out. Razor cut, creating stationary guide for section. Over-direct vertical sub-sections to guide. Complete section. Mastery Point: Allowing perimeter to drop out prior to cutting helps maintain a strong, more solid shape and outline.

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    Release the section above parietal. Create a 1″ vertical sub-section in the center of the section, directly above the previously cut guideline. Elevate 90 degrees from head and razor cut. Continue taking 1″ wide vertical sub-sections, over-directing them to the stationary guide. Repeat steps 1 and 2 in section 2. Mastery Point: Stationary guides within back sections result in shortest lengths of section.

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    Release section 3. Create a narrow diagonal sub-section parallel to front hair line. Using low elevation, razor cut a face frame extending from chin to perimeter. Continue taking diagonal partings, use established guide and complete section 3. Repeat in section 4. Mastery Point: As you razor cut angle of face frame, be sure to preserve perimeter length.

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    Create a parting across the top of the head extending from ear to ear. Create a narrow triangular sub-section at the high point of the head that extends approximately 2 inches back from the front hairline. Razor cut using length from the crown section as the guide. Continue taking narrow pie-shaped sections, using a traveling guide, pivoting through sections 3 and 4 until complete.

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    Create parting from ear to ear across top of head. Divide front section by creating diagonal parting from center of left eye to top of head and secure each side. These are sections 3 and 4. 

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    Divide back section vertically at center and secure each side. These are sections 1 and 2.

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    Color Formulas – Natural LEVEL 8
    FORMULA A:
    1 1/2 oz. Color Sync 6RC + 1 1/2 oz. 9 Volume Color Sync Activator
    FORMULA B: 1 scoop V-Light De-Dusted Lightener + 1 oz. 20 Volume SOLITE Cream Developer
    FORMULA C: 2 oz. Color Sync 7R + 1/4 oz. Red Booster + 2 oz. 9 Volume Color Sync Activator
    FORMULA D: 1/2 oz. Color Sync 8CG + 1/2 oz. Color Sync 10CG + 1 oz. 9 Volume Color Sync Activator

    Release section 1. Divide section in half horizontally at occipital and secure top half. Next at occipital, create a chunky weave, place foil and apply Formula A from scalp to ends. Fold into C.R.A.F.T. style packet. Working downward and leaving a 1″ sub-section between foils, create another chunky weave and apply Formula A again, scalp to ends.

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     Next leaving a 1″subsection between foils, create a third chunky weave this time using Formula B. Apply scalp to ends and fold into C.R.A.F.T. style packet. Continue throughout section 1 alternating between Formulas A and B. Repeat sectioning and placement from occipital through nape in section 2. Artistry Note: There are several creative ways to approach placement of foils that deliver the same final color result. In this color technique we decided to place foils downwards from top to bottom, using our C.R.A.F.T. standards for application and foil packets.

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    3. At occipital, working upwards, in top half of section 1 drop down 1″ sub-section of hair. Create a chunky weave, apply Formula A scalp to ends. Continue working upwards alternating Formula A and B as shown in diagram, leaving out 1″ sub-sections between your foils.
    4. Continue pattern and alternating Formulas A and B in sections 3 and 4.

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    Apply Formula C to all remaining hair from scalp to ends.

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    Process accordingly, rinse and towel dry. Apply Formula D. Process, cleanse and condition.

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