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August 31, 2017

Skin Tone-Matching Gray Coverage

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Formula A

1 part Schwarzkopf Professional IGORA ROYAL ABSOLUTES AGE BLEND 8-01 + 1 part 9% IGORA ROYAL OIL DEVELOPER

Formula B

1 part IGORA ROYAL ABSOLUTES AGE BLEND 9-560 + 1 part 9% IGORA ROYAL OIL DEVELOPER

Formula C

1 part IGORA ROYAL ABSOLUTES AGE BLEND 8-01 + 1 part IGORA ROYAL D-0 + 2 parts 3% IGORA ROYAL OIL DEVELOPER

Formula D

1 part IGORA ROYAL ABSOLUTES AGE BLEND 9-560 + 1 part IGORA ROYAL D-0 + 2 parts 3% IGORA ROYAL OIL DEVELOPER

Skin Tone-Matching Gray Coverage

What’s the one color service that always makes you that coin? Gray 👏  coverage 👏  100 👏 percent 👏 !  Clients that request gray coverage are discerning and certainly will spend if the service is luxurious and the result is natural. This technique checks both boxes and uses the IGORA ROYAL ABSOLUTES range, promising 100 percent white coverage. The beige and gold tones are perfect for neutralizing gray hair, which is missing orange pigment (enter to win a try-me kit with four new shades!). Schwarzkopf Professional Global Color Ambassador Lesley Jennison also spilled some of her best consultation tips for gray coverage clients…here are our faves:

 

1. Complete the consultation with the cape or gown off so you can see her total look before you make any recommendations.

2. Speak to her at eye level, which is less intimidating and won’t feel patronizing.

3. Complement her features to make her feel at ease.

COLOR FORMULAS

Formula A

1 part Schwarzkopf Professional IGORA ROYAL ABSOLUTES AGE BLEND 8-01 + 1 part 9% IGORA ROYAL OIL DEVELOPER

Formula B

1 part IGORA ROYAL ABSOLUTES AGE BLEND 9-560 + 1 part 9% IGORA ROYAL OIL DEVELOPER

Formula C

1 part IGORA ROYAL ABSOLUTES AGE BLEND 8-01 + 1 part IGORA ROYAL D-0 + 2 parts 3% IGORA ROYAL OIL DEVELOPER

Formula D

1 part IGORA ROYAL ABSOLUTES AGE BLEND 9-560 + 1 part IGORA ROYAL D-0 + 2 parts 3% IGORA ROYAL OIL DEVELOPER

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HOW-TO STEPS

Formula A

1 part Schwarzkopf Professional IGORA ROYAL ABSOLUTES AGE BLEND 8-01 + 1 part 9% IGORA ROYAL OIL DEVELOPER

Formula B

1 part IGORA ROYAL ABSOLUTES AGE BLEND 9-560 + 1 part 9% IGORA ROYAL OIL DEVELOPER

Formula C

1 part IGORA ROYAL ABSOLUTES AGE BLEND 8-01 + 1 part IGORA ROYAL D-0 + 2 parts 3% IGORA ROYAL OIL DEVELOPER

Formula D

1 part IGORA ROYAL ABSOLUTES AGE BLEND 9-560 + 1 part IGORA ROYAL D-0 + 2 parts 3% IGORA ROYAL OIL DEVELOPER

1

Before

Formula A

1 part Schwarzkopf Professional IGORA ROYAL ABSOLUTES AGE BLEND 8-01 + 1 part 9% IGORA ROYAL OIL DEVELOPER

Formula B

1 part IGORA ROYAL ABSOLUTES AGE BLEND 9-560 + 1 part 9% IGORA ROYAL OIL DEVELOPER

Formula C

1 part IGORA ROYAL ABSOLUTES AGE BLEND 8-01 + 1 part IGORA ROYAL D-0 + 2 parts 3% IGORA ROYAL OIL DEVELOPER

Formula D

1 part IGORA ROYAL ABSOLUTES AGE BLEND 9-560 + 1 part IGORA ROYAL D-0 + 2 parts 3% IGORA ROYAL OIL DEVELOPER

2

Create a face-framing parting as shown, using your judgment and desired final result to determine how deep the parting should be. Clip this section out of the way.

Formula A

1 part Schwarzkopf Professional IGORA ROYAL ABSOLUTES AGE BLEND 8-01 + 1 part 9% IGORA ROYAL OIL DEVELOPER

Formula B

1 part IGORA ROYAL ABSOLUTES AGE BLEND 9-560 + 1 part 9% IGORA ROYAL OIL DEVELOPER

Formula C

1 part IGORA ROYAL ABSOLUTES AGE BLEND 8-01 + 1 part IGORA ROYAL D-0 + 2 parts 3% IGORA ROYAL OIL DEVELOPER

Formula D

1 part IGORA ROYAL ABSOLUTES AGE BLEND 9-560 + 1 part IGORA ROYAL D-0 + 2 parts 3% IGORA ROYAL OIL DEVELOPER

3

Apply Formula A to the roots of the rest of the hair.

Formula A

1 part Schwarzkopf Professional IGORA ROYAL ABSOLUTES AGE BLEND 8-01 + 1 part 9% IGORA ROYAL OIL DEVELOPER

Formula B

1 part IGORA ROYAL ABSOLUTES AGE BLEND 9-560 + 1 part 9% IGORA ROYAL OIL DEVELOPER

Formula C

1 part IGORA ROYAL ABSOLUTES AGE BLEND 8-01 + 1 part IGORA ROYAL D-0 + 2 parts 3% IGORA ROYAL OIL DEVELOPER

Formula D

1 part IGORA ROYAL ABSOLUTES AGE BLEND 9-560 + 1 part IGORA ROYAL D-0 + 2 parts 3% IGORA ROYAL OIL DEVELOPER

4

Apply Formula B to the roots of the face-framing section.

 

Pro tip: In this formula, IGORA ROYAL D-0 was added to dilute the intensity of the depth and tone, allowing for a more seamless and natural blending of delicate lengths and ends.

Formula A

1 part Schwarzkopf Professional IGORA ROYAL ABSOLUTES AGE BLEND 8-01 + 1 part 9% IGORA ROYAL OIL DEVELOPER

Formula B

1 part IGORA ROYAL ABSOLUTES AGE BLEND 9-560 + 1 part 9% IGORA ROYAL OIL DEVELOPER

Formula C

1 part IGORA ROYAL ABSOLUTES AGE BLEND 8-01 + 1 part IGORA ROYAL D-0 + 2 parts 3% IGORA ROYAL OIL DEVELOPER

Formula D

1 part IGORA ROYAL ABSOLUTES AGE BLEND 9-560 + 1 part IGORA ROYAL D-0 + 2 parts 3% IGORA ROYAL OIL DEVELOPER

5

Apply Formula C to the midlengths and ends of the first section.

Formula A

1 part Schwarzkopf Professional IGORA ROYAL ABSOLUTES AGE BLEND 8-01 + 1 part 9% IGORA ROYAL OIL DEVELOPER

Formula B

1 part IGORA ROYAL ABSOLUTES AGE BLEND 9-560 + 1 part 9% IGORA ROYAL OIL DEVELOPER

Formula C

1 part IGORA ROYAL ABSOLUTES AGE BLEND 8-01 + 1 part IGORA ROYAL D-0 + 2 parts 3% IGORA ROYAL OIL DEVELOPER

Formula D

1 part IGORA ROYAL ABSOLUTES AGE BLEND 9-560 + 1 part IGORA ROYAL D-0 + 2 parts 3% IGORA ROYAL OIL DEVELOPER

6

Work Formula D through the midlengths and ends of the face-framing section. Process, then shampoo with Schwarzkopf Professional BC EXCELLIUM Plumping Shampoo. Apply BC EXCELLIUM Plumping Tonic onto the scalp, section by section. Style with BC EXCELLIUM Plumping Soufflé.

Formula A

1 part Schwarzkopf Professional IGORA ROYAL ABSOLUTES AGE BLEND 8-01 + 1 part 9% IGORA ROYAL OIL DEVELOPER

Formula B

1 part IGORA ROYAL ABSOLUTES AGE BLEND 9-560 + 1 part 9% IGORA ROYAL OIL DEVELOPER

Formula C

1 part IGORA ROYAL ABSOLUTES AGE BLEND 8-01 + 1 part IGORA ROYAL D-0 + 2 parts 3% IGORA ROYAL OIL DEVELOPER

Formula D

1 part IGORA ROYAL ABSOLUTES AGE BLEND 9-560 + 1 part IGORA ROYAL D-0 + 2 parts 3% IGORA ROYAL OIL DEVELOPER

7

Finished look.

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