0
How-Tos > Soft, Golden Ombré
July 20, 2017

Soft, Golden Ombré

close formula
  • Formula A

    Fanola 40g 6.11 + 10g Argento + 10-volume developer (1:1.5)

  • Formula B

    Oligo Professionnel Extra Blonde + Oligo Professionnel Cool Toned Blonde (equal parts) + 20-volume developer (1:2) + ¼ oz. b3 Brazilian Bond Builder

  • Formula C

    Oligo Professionnel Cool Toned Blonde + 10-volume developer + ¼ oz. b3

  • Formula D

    Fanola 20g 8.1 + 10g 9.1 + 10g 9.0 + 10-volume (1:1.5)

  • Formula E

    Fanola 20g 10.1 + 10g 10.0 + 10g 10.14 + 20-volume developer (1:1.5) + ¼ oz. b3

  • Formula F

    Fanola 20g 12.7 + 20g 12.0 + 30-volume developer (1:2)

#dimensiongoals. This gorgeous, warm golden blonde from BTC fam Sadie Gray (@sadiejcre8s) is the hair SO many of your clients want…so Sadie broke it down step by step for us.

 

“Our objective was to achieve a soft, dimensional color that would complement her existing ombré that had faded 4 to 6 inches down into a very golden Level 7 and then a golden Level 8,” says Sadie. “And we wanted to make her warmth look a little more intentional, as it had begun to take on a brassy appearance.”

 

Keep reading to see how she did it!

 

 

 

 

Natural level: 5 with 25% gray

 

Total chair time: 5½ hours

 

Pricing

Retouch: $50

Partial foil highlight: $85

Color melt: $200

Total: $335 

Colorist: Sadie Gray
Manufacturer: b3 Brazilian Bond Builder, @brazilianbondbuilder; Fanola; Oligo Professionnel

COLOR FORMULAS

  • Formula A

    Fanola 40g 6.11 + 10g Argento + 10-volume developer (1:1.5)

  • Formula B

    Oligo Professionnel Extra Blonde + Oligo Professionnel Cool Toned Blonde (equal parts) + 20-volume developer (1:2) + ¼ oz. b3 Brazilian Bond Builder

  • Formula C

    Oligo Professionnel Cool Toned Blonde + 10-volume developer + ¼ oz. b3

  • Formula D

    Fanola 20g 8.1 + 10g 9.1 + 10g 9.0 + 10-volume (1:1.5)

  • Formula E

    Fanola 20g 10.1 + 10g 10.0 + 10g 10.14 + 20-volume developer (1:1.5) + ¼ oz. b3

  • Formula F

    Fanola 20g 12.7 + 20g 12.0 + 30-volume developer (1:2)

Products Used

HOW-TO STEPS

  • 1

    First, Sadie retouched her client’s ½ inch of regrowth using Formula A.

  • 2

    As the base was processing, she applied Formula B using her Faded Foiling technique (feathering the product in peaks, sweeping the applicator brush up toward the root but not all the way up to the scalp) horizontally at the front hairline around her client’s forehead. This prevents a line of demarcation.

  • 3

    She used the same technique on the sides, but in a diagonal back direction, starting from the ear and working her way upward toward the eyebrow. “I had about ¾ of an inch between each of those sections on the sides and about 1/8 inch between the foils at her forehead,” says Sadie.

  • 4

    Sadie then placed a horizontal foil parallel to her part and used the same Faded Foiling technique, keeping the product about 1- to 1½-inches from her roots.

  • 5

    Using foils, Sadie applied Formula B in zones 1 and 2 and Formula C in zone 3 through the ends.

  • 6

    Sadie processed for 20 to 30 minutes. “As some of the foils started to reach a nice, pale yellow as I checked them, I used a wet towel to wipe off the lightener to stop the processing and let the other foils catch up,” says Sadie. She then rinsed and shampooed with Saints & Sinners Divine Shampoo.

  • 7

    Back at the chair, on towel-dried hair, Sadie applied MoringapleX® PreStyle Leave-In Spray to detangle and even porosity.

  • 8

    She sectioned into quadrants and, starting in the nape, applied in diagonal back ½-inch subsections:

    • Zone 1: Formula D
    • Zone 2 + hairline: Formula E
  • 9

    Sadie alternated pulling Formula E through the ends and then every other section, she melted Formula D into Formula E and then into Formula F.

  • 10

    She styled with an Olivia Garden Ceramic Ion Brush and Bio Ionic’s 10X Pro Dryer. She finished with Saints & Sinners Velvet Divine Styling Potion.

More from
Fanola