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August 7, 2012

Somptueux Velvety Plume How-To

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Somptueux Velvety Plume How-To

Get inspired by L’Oréal Professionnel’s Somptueux Collection. The color technique done by stylist Jennifer MacDougall is based on the idea of the bias cut—working through the different layers of the shape so that it sweeps with the cut.


For more information visit www.lorealprofessionnel-us.com



 

HOW-TO STEPS

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    Section the hair for a clean, organized application. Begin approximately 1 inch back from the center back hairline and create a halo parting extending to just in front of the ears. Take a second halo parting a 1/2 inch behind this, extending to the ears. This is HALO SECTION 3.

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    Isolate into 3 subsections for control. Create another radial parting a 1/2 inch behind creating HALO SECTION 2.

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    Create HALO SECTION 1, one 1/2 section behind the last as a final section.

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    Formula 1 – 15grams(or 1/4 tube) of 4.20 INOA ODS2 Intense Violet with equal parts of 10-volume INOA Rich developer
     
    Formula 2 contains 30 grams(or 1/2 tube) of 4.20 INOA ODS2  Intense Violet with equal parts of 20-volume INOA Rich developer.
     
    Formula 3 contains 15grams (or 1/4 tube) 2.10 INOA ODS2 Intense Blue with equal parts of 10-volume INOA Rich developer.
     
    Formula 4 contains 15grams (or 1/4 tube) of 5.56 INOA ODS2 Red-Violet with equal parts of 10-volume INOA rich developer
     
    Formula 5 contains 15grams (or 1/4 tube) of 5.56 INOA ODS2 Red-Violet Red with equal parts of 20-volume INOA Rich developer.

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    Begin by coloring the loose hair behind the halo sections. Take fine, diagonal back subsections in the bottom of the left side and apply formula 1 to the regrowth area. Push and paint the formula into the hair. This will ensure proper saturation and even color results. Try using your tail comb and color brush in tandem. Being efficient with your tools and developing professional habits can ensure speed of technique and set you apart.

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    Continue the application moving upward and complete this section. Once both back sections are complete apply Formula 2 to the mid-lengths and ends. Use a Sweet Mèches to protect the skin. Take fine diagonal sections apply color and work in thoroughly with your color brush. Complete this section and REPEAT on the opposite side.

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    Overdirect sections back and use the head as a surface to paint against.  Allow the hair to remain flat against the head to ensure proper penetration. Isolate the back sections into Sweet Mèches Release the left subsection of HALO 1 using fine vertical sections apply formula 3 from the base of the hair through the ends.  Saturate thoroughly and complete the sub section. Isolate with a Sweet Mèches strip. Complete HALO Section 1 by coloring the center and right subsections in the same manner.

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    Start HALO Section 2 in the left subsection. Take fine vertical slices, apply Formula 1 to the re-growth and Formula 3 to the mid lengths and ends. Turn the brush and use vertical strokes to blend the transition of the two tones. Isolate with Sweet Mèches. Complete HALO Section 2 by coloring the remaining subsections using the same formulas and technique. Starting with the center subsection of HALO section 3. Take fine section and apply Formula 4 to the re-growth area.  Apply Formula 5 through the mid-lengths and ends.

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    Take fine section and apply Formula 4 to the re-growth area.  Apply Formula 5 through the mid-lengths and ends.

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    Complete the subsection. Then complete subsection 3 by coloring the front left and right subsections in the same manner. Proceed with the remaining loose hair in the front with Formula 2 at the re-growth area and Formula 3 on the mid-lengths and ends. Repeat on the opposite side. Work with fine sections and over direct away from the face. Process for a complete 35 min.

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     At the end of the full processing time, at the shampoo basin, add a small amount of warm water, and emulsify and rinse thoroughly. After thoroughly rinsing the hair, shampoo twice with INOA Post Color Shampoo. INOA Post Color Shampoo Optimizes the action of Ionène G in L’Oréal Professionnel haircolor.  It eliminates traces of oxidation, neutralizes residual alkalinity, restores the hair’s natural PH, and cleanses the hair gently and completely.

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    To help preserve, protect and add shine to color treated hair, perform a Powerdose Color Application after the INOA post-shampoo. First spray entire powerdose bottle on towel-dried hair, section by section. Leave on for up to 3 minutes, then rinse thoroughly then dry and style as usual.

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