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December 22, 2017

11 Metallic Formulas That Served Major Inspo In 2017

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  • Formula A:

    Kenra Professional Simply Blonde Blue Powder Lightener + 30-volume developer + b3 Brazilian Bond Builder

  • Formula B:

    Kenra Simply Blonde Blue Powder Lightener + 20-volume developer + b3

  • Formula C:

    Kenra Demi Rapid Toner SV + 9-volume developer + b3

  • Formula D:

    Equal parts Kenra Color Demi 7SM + 7VM + 9-volume developer + b3

  • Formula E:

    Equal parts Kenra Color Demi 8SM + 10SM + 9-volume developer + b3

  • Starting Level

    natural Level 1

  • Formula A

    L’ANZA Healing Hair Care Powder Decolorizer + 20-volume developer

  • Formula B

    Powder Decolorizer + 30-volume developer

  • Formula C

    L’ANZA Healing Color 30g 6P + .5g V Mix + .5g B Mix + 1g 1N + 32g Translucent + 64g Demi Healing Color Developer

  • Formula D

    L’ANZA Healing Color 15g 8P + .5g V Mix + .5g B Mix + .5g 1N + 32g Demi Healing Color Developer

  • Formula E

    L’ANZA Healing Color 20g 10P + .5g V Mix + .5g B Mix + a dot 1N + 32g Demi Healing Color Developer

  • Formula A (lightener):

    Schwarzkopf Professional BLONDME + 20-volume developer + b3 Brazilian Bond Builder

  • Formula B (base):

    Schwarzkopf Professional IGORA ROYAL 8-29 + E-1 + 9-98 + 0-99 + 7-volume developer + b3 Brazilian Bond Builder

  • Formula C (ends):

    Schwarzkopf Professional IGORAL ROYAL HIGHLIFTS 10-0 + 9.5-49 + 7-volume developer + b3 Brazilian Bond Builder

  • Formula A

    Kenra Color Transparent Lightener System

  • Formula B

    Blue Powder Lightener + 20-volume developer

  • Formula C

    Kenra Color Rapid Toner VP + 9-volume developer

  • Formula D

    10ROM + 10-volume developer (note: ROM (Rose Metallics) is a new tonal family from Kenra Color available July 30.)

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  • Formula A:

    Matrix Light Master + Oil Additive + 40-volume developer + Bond Ultim8

  • Formula B:

    Matrix Light Master + Oil Additive + 30-volume developer + Bond Ultim8

  • Formula C:

    Matrix Color Graphics Light Indigo + Color Graphics Purple + Bond Ultim8 Step 2

  • Formula D:

    Matrix SOCOLOR 6IVM + 5g Matrix SOBOOST Red + 5g SOBOOST Blue + 10-volume developer

  • Formula E:

    Matrix SOCOLOR 8IVM + 5g Matrix SOBOOST Red + 5g SOBOOST Blue + 10-volume developer

     

     

  • Starting Point

    balayaged two months prior with Wella Professionals BLONDOR Freelights + 40-volume developer + Olaplex No.1

  • Formula A

    Matrix UL Metallic Rose Gold + 30-volume developer + Olaplex No.1

  • Formula B

    Joico Metallic Muse Mauve Quarz

  • Formula A:

    Schwarzkopf Professional BLONDME + 20-volume developer

  • Formula B:

    Schwarzkopf Professional BLONDME + 7-volume developer

  • Formula C:

    Wella Professionals Color Touch 25g 7/89 + 4g 2/0 + 2g 3/68 + 6-volume developer

  • Formula D:

    Wella Professionals Color Touch 20g 10/01 + 20g 9/16 + 10g 10/6 + 10g 10/81 + 2g 0/68 + 7-volume developer

  • Formula E:

    Equal parts Pulp Riot Powder + Mercury + 1/2 tube of Lilac + a dollop of Nightfall + a dollop of Velvet

  • Natural/Starting Level

    6

  • Formula A

    Wella Professionals BLONDOR + 20-volume developer + Olaplex No.1

  • Formula B

    1 oz. Wella Professionals Koleston Perfect Innosense 9/8/ + 2 oz. Wella Professionals Koleston Perfect Pastel Developer + Olaplex No.1

  • Formula C

    2 oz. Wella Professionals Koleston Perfect Innosense 10/8/ + 4 oz. Wella Professionals Koleston Perfect Pastel Developer + Olaplex No.1

  • Formula D

    Pulp Riot Mercury (two tubes) 

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  • Formula A (lightener)

    PRAVANA Pure Light Power Lightener + 20-volume developer

  • Formula B (pre-toner)

    equal parts PRAVANA ChromaSilk EXPRESS TONES Violet + Clear

  • Formula C (roots)

    PRAVANA ChromaSilk VIVIDS Violet

  • Formula D (mids to ends)

    PRAVANA ChromaSilk VIVIDS Silver + drops of Violet

  • Starting Level:

    Pre-existing Level 10 with 2 months of regrowth.

  • Formula A:

    1 part #mydentity @guy_tang 7RG + 2 parts 6-volume developer

  • Formula B:

    #mydentity @guy_tang 25g 7RG + 25g Crystal Clear + 6-volume developer

  • Formula C:

    #mydentity @guy_tang 15g 7RG + 35g Crystal Clear + 6-volume developer

  • Formula A (lightener):

    CHI Infra High Lift GB + CHI Color Generator 10-volume developer

  • Formula B (color refresh):

    CHI Ionic Shine Shades Liquid Color 6V + 8V + CHI Color Generator 10-volume developer

  • Formula C (metallic color):

    1½ oz. CHI Shine Shades 9S + 1 cap 1N + 10-volume developer

11 Metallic Formulas That Served Major Inspo In 2017

There’s no doubt that metallics definitely had a moment in 2017. From rooty mauves to rose gold goals to the purest of silvers, clients were on top of this edgy trend. After looking back on a year of some pretty stunning metallic makeovers, we rounded up some of the most notable. Here are our faves.

 

Shining Metallic Silver

From smoky silvers to muted purples, clients everywhere are going crazy for metallics. L.A.-based stylist Brooke Benton (@brookebent) nailed the metallic trend with this purely silver shade. She even won at the 2017 #ONESHOT Hair Awards for Metallic Shot of the Year for this shot,...

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Metallic Silver Charcoal

#ONESHOT color melt finalist Hai Tran (@hai.stylist), owner of Hai Salon in Wichita, Kan., is a master at lush colors and silky,

Read more

Metallic Nude by @bescene

Linh Phan—aka @bescene to his 341k Instagram followers—has mastered the art of creating bold metallic looks on typically resistant Asian hair. So, it’s no surprise that he broke the internet (more than 18,000 likes!) with this Insta-worthy shadow root + metallic nude color that’s beyond cool....

Read more

Metallic Violet Rose

If you’re as obsessed with rose tones as we are, you want to check out this formula from Cleveland-based colorist Cassie Siskovic (@cassielizhair). Cassie took her Level 7 client to this gorgeous metallic shade of pink by pre-toning and then applying Kenra Professional’s soon-to-be-launched Rose Metallic shades....

Read more

Level 2 Black to Mauve Metallic

Going from a Level 2 black canvas to anything metallic might seem like a difficult task, but it's no problem for Matrix Global Artist Constance Robbins! And in one of her recent Instagram posts,

Read more

Rose Gold Goals

If you haven’t checked out #ONESHOT nominee Joie Wallace (@joiewallacehair)’s Instagram yet, you are seriously missing out. The Virginia-based stylist’s extreme transformations are crazy good (plus she’s a big believer in sharing with other stylists,

Read more

Rooty Denim Blue

The '90s called and demin is back in style! Unleash the inner '90s kid in your client with this rooty denim blue formula from Cara Sripattra(@caraisacat), a junior stylist at Jenn Shin Studios in Rockville

Read more

Transformation: Level 6 to Metallic Mercury

When your work is selected from more than 215,000 entries as a finalist for the biggest hair awards show in the world, you’re definitely doing something right—and we want to know what! So we asked Mickey Colón (@mickeycolonjr) how exactly he took his client (@delgashley) from a natural Level 6 to this stunning silver metallic....

Read more

Violet Metallic Melt

Pantone’s color of 2018 is ultra violet, and we’re ready for pretty pops of purple to take over our Insta feeds. So, when Taylor Rae (@taylorrae_hair) painted this color melt that literally matches the trending color swatch—we had to share the deets with the BTC fam!...

Read more

Rooty Metallic Mauve

Crushin' on this rooty metallic mauve from Guy Tang? It turns out it only took two sessions to achieve this smoky blend! He first prelightened his client to a Level 10, then had her come back two months later,

Read more

Violet Metallic

This formula is proof that you don't always need a Level 10 starting point to create a smoky metallic shade! Here's how Farouk Systems International Artist Cynthia Diersen refreshed her client's already-violet color and blended in a smoky metallic hue at the same time.  ...

Read more

Shining Metallic Silver

From smoky silvers to muted purples, clients everywhere are going crazy for metallics. L.A.-based stylist Brooke Benton (@brookebent) nailed the metallic trend with this purely silver shade. She even won at the 2017 #ONESHOT Hair Awards for Metallic Shot of the Year for this shot,...

Read more

Metallic Silver Charcoal

#ONESHOT color melt finalist Hai Tran (@hai.stylist), owner of Hai Salon in Wichita, Kan., is a master at lush colors and silky,

Read more

Metallic Nude by @bescene

Linh Phan—aka @bescene to his 341k Instagram followers—has mastered the art of creating bold metallic looks on typically resistant Asian hair. So, it’s no surprise that he broke the internet (more than 18,000 likes!) with this Insta-worthy shadow root + metallic nude color that’s beyond cool....

Read more

Metallic Violet Rose

If you’re as obsessed with rose tones as we are, you want to check out this formula from Cleveland-based colorist Cassie Siskovic (@cassielizhair). Cassie took her Level 7 client to this gorgeous metallic shade of pink by pre-toning and then applying Kenra Professional’s soon-to-be-launched Rose Metallic shades....

Read more

Level 2 Black to Mauve Metallic

Going from a Level 2 black canvas to anything metallic might seem like a difficult task, but it's no problem for Matrix Global Artist Constance Robbins! And in one of her recent Instagram posts,

Read more

Rose Gold Goals

If you haven’t checked out #ONESHOT nominee Joie Wallace (@joiewallacehair)’s Instagram yet, you are seriously missing out. The Virginia-based stylist’s extreme transformations are crazy good (plus she’s a big believer in sharing with other stylists,

Read more

Rooty Denim Blue

The '90s called and demin is back in style! Unleash the inner '90s kid in your client with this rooty denim blue formula from Cara Sripattra(@caraisacat), a junior stylist at Jenn Shin Studios in Rockville

Read more

Transformation: Level 6 to Metallic Mercury

When your work is selected from more than 215,000 entries as a finalist for the biggest hair awards show in the world, you’re definitely doing something right—and we want to know what! So we asked Mickey Colón (@mickeycolonjr) how exactly he took his client (@delgashley) from a natural Level 6 to this stunning silver metallic....

Read more

Violet Metallic Melt

Pantone’s color of 2018 is ultra violet, and we’re ready for pretty pops of purple to take over our Insta feeds. So, when Taylor Rae (@taylorrae_hair) painted this color melt that literally matches the trending color swatch—we had to share the deets with the BTC fam!...

Read more

Rooty Metallic Mauve

Crushin' on this rooty metallic mauve from Guy Tang? It turns out it only took two sessions to achieve this smoky blend! He first prelightened his client to a Level 10, then had her come back two months later,

Read more

Violet Metallic

This formula is proof that you don't always need a Level 10 starting point to create a smoky metallic shade! Here's how Farouk Systems International Artist Cynthia Diersen refreshed her client's already-violet color and blended in a smoky metallic hue at the same time.  ...

Read more