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June 30, 2017

3 Formulas From Instagram’s Coolest Colorists

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Formula A (lightener)

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

Formula B (base)

Schwarzkopf Professional IGORA ROYAL 8-29 + vE-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

Redken City Beats Midtown Magenta + b3 Brazilian Bond Builder

Formula B

Redken City Beats Chelsea Coral + b3 Brazilian Bond Builder

Formula C

Redken City Beats Yellow Cab + b3 Brazilian Bond Builder

Formula D

Redken City Beats High Line Green + b3 Brazilian Bond Builder

Formula E

Redken City Beats Brooklyn Blue + b3 Brazilian Bond Builder

Formula F

Redken City Beats East Village Violet + b3 Brazilian Bond Builder

Formula A

Pulp Riot Velvet + Jam + Mercury + Smoke + b3 Brazilian Bond Builder

Formula B

Pulp Riot Lilac + Mercury + dot of Velvet + b3 Brazilian Bond Builder

Formula C

Pulp Riot Powder + Mercury + b3 Brazilian Bond Builder

Formula D

Pulp Riot Seaglass + Mercury + b3 Brazilian Bond Builder

3 Formulas From Instagram’s Coolest Colorists

Metallics, color melts and rainbows—we’re giving you three of the coolest color formulas on the Insta feeds. Linh Phan (@bescene), Rebecca Taylor (@rebeccataylorhair), Iris Smith (@glamiris) and Alfredo Lewis (@alfredo_lewis) always kill it on social media and behind the chair,...

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Metallics, color melts and rainbows—we’re giving you three of the coolest color formulas on the Insta feeds. Linh Phan (@bescene), Rebecca Taylor (@rebeccataylorhair), Iris Smith (@glamiris) and Alfredo Lewis (@alfredo_lewis) always kill it on social media and behind the chair, creating Insta-worthy shots of picture-perfect hair. Start recreating these trending looks now!

 

Come get MAJOR education from all of these artists (and many more!)
at COLOR, Cut & Style August 20-22 in Austin, Texas!

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Metallic Nude by @bescene

Linh Phan—aka @bescene to his 293,000 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 (over 18,000 likes!) with this Insta-worthy shadow root + metallic nude color that’s beyond cool....

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Linh Phan—aka @bescene to his 293,000 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 (over 18,000 likes!) with this Insta-worthy shadow root + metallic nude color that’s beyond cool.

 

Want more of @bescene? See him onstage
at COLOR, Cut & Style August 20-22 in Austin, Texas!

 

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Rainbow Balayage by @rebeccataylorhair

Rebecca Taylor (@rebeccataylorhair) is known as the queen of fashion colors to her 491,000 Instagram followers. Her signature color creation is a balayage using vibrant colors—the “valayage.” Recreate the look with these color formulas and watch how it's done below!

Read more

Rebecca Taylor (@rebeccataylorhair) is known as the queen of fashion colors to her 491,000 Instagram followers. Her signature color creation is a balayage using vibrant colors—the “valayage.” Recreate the look with these color formulas and watch how it’s done below!

 

Get more major education from Rebecca
at COLOR, Cut & Style August 20-22 in Austin, Texas!

 

 

With rainbow colors, it’s all about the fade and giving the haircolor longevity. Look how Rebecca’s client fades from bold + bright to a more subtle rainbow!

 

 

Check out the whole process below!

 

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Cool-Toned Violet Color Melt

What do you get when b3’s Global Director of Education Alfredo Lewis and Instagram sensation Iris Smith (@glamiris) team up behind the chair? A shadow root + violet color melt that’s beyond cool.

Read more

What do you get when b3’s Global Director of Education Alfredo Lewis and Instagram sensation Iris Smith (@glamiris) team up behind the chair? A shadow root + violet color melt that’s beyond cool. We have the color formula you need to recreate this festival-ready look!

 

Want more of Alfredo Lewis and Iris Smith? Get your tickets for COLOR, Cut & Style, August 20-22, in Austin, Texas!

 

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6 Common Creative Color Questions—Answered!

Creative color has never been chicer, as evidenced by the amazing looks you’re seeing all over Instagram. These creations take a lot of time and require some serious care, so we talked to the queen of artistic colors,

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Creative color has never been chicer, as evidenced by the amazing looks you’re seeing all over Instagram. These creations take a lot of time and require some serious care, so we talked to the queen of artistic colors, Rebecca Taylor (better known as @rebeccataylorhair to her nearly 500k Instagram followers) to get answers to our questions on pricing, process and more! And this is just a preview, because Rebecca will be at COLOR, Cut & Style, Aug. 20-22 in Austin, Texas! Get tickets here!

 

 

1. How Much Should I Charge?
“What I do is a base rate of $250 to $350 for that three-hour block to get started, which includes your prelightening, drying and application. And then every hour beyond that, charge as you would a corrective color service. Maybe an additional $50 to $75 per hour after that.”

 

2. What Should I Start With?
“If you have a lot of activated texture, the hair may be more porous so you might use more product. You might want to blow it straight, but be mindful of where the hair lays. As far as color, it depends on your end goal. For very pastel looks, you must lighten quite a lot. If you want more of a vintage vibe, you can work with a Level 7 or 8 for a more lived-in feel.”

 

 

Formula A

Redken City Beats Midtown Magenta + b3 Brazilian Bond Builder

Formula B

Redken City Beats Chelsea Coral + b3 Brazilian Bond Builder

Formula C

Redken City Beats Yellow Cab + b3 Brazilian Bond Builder

Formula D

Redken City Beats High Line Green + b3 Brazilian Bond Builder

Formula E

Redken City Beats Brooklyn Blue + b3 Brazilian Bond Builder

Formula F

Redken City Beats East Village Violet + b3 Brazilian Bond Builder

 

3. How Should My Client Care For Her Color?
“If you did a solid color or something that’s dominantly blue or purple, you can send the home with a pigmented shampoo. But use color-safe products for sure, nothing clarifying, and use freezing cold water.”

 

4. How Can I Prevent Bleeding?
“When I started doing multiple colors on one head, I would always freak out because the second you wash, it’s mud. I stopped foiling because at the bowl, as you isolate, the water gets trapped in a foil and can muddy it up. Also, dilute your colors. If you use the dark ones straight out of the tube, they are almost too pigmented and can take over everything. It makes a massive difference. Use freezing cold water at the bowl and don’t shampoo, just condition. If you shampoo, all those fresh tones that you just applied get completely worked together.”

 

Starting Level

9/10

Formula A

Kenra Professional Color Creative Charcoal + Color Creative Blue + a small amount of Color Creative Yellow + b3

Formula B

Color Creative Charcoal + b3

Formula C

Color Creative Charcoal + a small amount of Color Creative Pink + Clear + b3

 

5. What’s The Best Way To Blend?
“I don’t like using a brush. I’ll use it to apply shadow root but when I’m working down the hair, I use my hands to blend and blur. That’s how I get that seamless diffusion.”

 

6. How Do I Get Started In Creative Color?
“Don’t overthink it. Just go with your gut and try to create something new and innovative. Half the stuff I’ve come up with were happy accidents. Stop freaking out about it so much and go with your gut, because you’ll create cool stuff.”

Read less

Metallic Nude by @bescene

Linh Phan—aka @bescene to his 293,000 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 (over 18,000 likes!) with this Insta-worthy shadow root + metallic nude color that’s beyond cool....

Read more

Linh Phan—aka @bescene to his 293,000 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 (over 18,000 likes!) with this Insta-worthy shadow root + metallic nude color that’s beyond cool.

 

Want more of @bescene? See him onstage
at COLOR, Cut & Style August 20-22 in Austin, Texas!

 

Read less

Rainbow Balayage by @rebeccataylorhair

Rebecca Taylor (@rebeccataylorhair) is known as the queen of fashion colors to her 491,000 Instagram followers. Her signature color creation is a balayage using vibrant colors—the “valayage.” Recreate the look with these color formulas and watch how it's done below!

Read more

Rebecca Taylor (@rebeccataylorhair) is known as the queen of fashion colors to her 491,000 Instagram followers. Her signature color creation is a balayage using vibrant colors—the “valayage.” Recreate the look with these color formulas and watch how it’s done below!

 

Get more major education from Rebecca
at COLOR, Cut & Style August 20-22 in Austin, Texas!

 

 

With rainbow colors, it’s all about the fade and giving the haircolor longevity. Look how Rebecca’s client fades from bold + bright to a more subtle rainbow!

 

 

Check out the whole process below!

 

A post shared by Kyvanni Lanise Tavarez (@mamakyvs) on

Read less

Cool-Toned Violet Color Melt

What do you get when b3’s Global Director of Education Alfredo Lewis and Instagram sensation Iris Smith (@glamiris) team up behind the chair? A shadow root + violet color melt that’s beyond cool.

Read more

What do you get when b3’s Global Director of Education Alfredo Lewis and Instagram sensation Iris Smith (@glamiris) team up behind the chair? A shadow root + violet color melt that’s beyond cool. We have the color formula you need to recreate this festival-ready look!

 

Want more of Alfredo Lewis and Iris Smith? Get your tickets for COLOR, Cut & Style, August 20-22, in Austin, Texas!

 

Read less

6 Common Creative Color Questions—Answered!

Creative color has never been chicer, as evidenced by the amazing looks you’re seeing all over Instagram. These creations take a lot of time and require some serious care, so we talked to the queen of artistic colors,

Read more

Creative color has never been chicer, as evidenced by the amazing looks you’re seeing all over Instagram. These creations take a lot of time and require some serious care, so we talked to the queen of artistic colors, Rebecca Taylor (better known as @rebeccataylorhair to her nearly 500k Instagram followers) to get answers to our questions on pricing, process and more! And this is just a preview, because Rebecca will be at COLOR, Cut & Style, Aug. 20-22 in Austin, Texas! Get tickets here!

 

 

1. How Much Should I Charge?
“What I do is a base rate of $250 to $350 for that three-hour block to get started, which includes your prelightening, drying and application. And then every hour beyond that, charge as you would a corrective color service. Maybe an additional $50 to $75 per hour after that.”

 

2. What Should I Start With?
“If you have a lot of activated texture, the hair may be more porous so you might use more product. You might want to blow it straight, but be mindful of where the hair lays. As far as color, it depends on your end goal. For very pastel looks, you must lighten quite a lot. If you want more of a vintage vibe, you can work with a Level 7 or 8 for a more lived-in feel.”

 

 

Formula A

Redken City Beats Midtown Magenta + b3 Brazilian Bond Builder

Formula B

Redken City Beats Chelsea Coral + b3 Brazilian Bond Builder

Formula C

Redken City Beats Yellow Cab + b3 Brazilian Bond Builder

Formula D

Redken City Beats High Line Green + b3 Brazilian Bond Builder

Formula E

Redken City Beats Brooklyn Blue + b3 Brazilian Bond Builder

Formula F

Redken City Beats East Village Violet + b3 Brazilian Bond Builder

 

3. How Should My Client Care For Her Color?
“If you did a solid color or something that’s dominantly blue or purple, you can send the home with a pigmented shampoo. But use color-safe products for sure, nothing clarifying, and use freezing cold water.”

 

4. How Can I Prevent Bleeding?
“When I started doing multiple colors on one head, I would always freak out because the second you wash, it’s mud. I stopped foiling because at the bowl, as you isolate, the water gets trapped in a foil and can muddy it up. Also, dilute your colors. If you use the dark ones straight out of the tube, they are almost too pigmented and can take over everything. It makes a massive difference. Use freezing cold water at the bowl and don’t shampoo, just condition. If you shampoo, all those fresh tones that you just applied get completely worked together.”

 

Starting Level

9/10

Formula A

Kenra Professional Color Creative Charcoal + Color Creative Blue + a small amount of Color Creative Yellow + b3

Formula B

Color Creative Charcoal + b3

Formula C

Color Creative Charcoal + a small amount of Color Creative Pink + Clear + b3

 

5. What’s The Best Way To Blend?
“I don’t like using a brush. I’ll use it to apply shadow root but when I’m working down the hair, I use my hands to blend and blur. That’s how I get that seamless diffusion.”

 

6. How Do I Get Started In Creative Color?
“Don’t overthink it. Just go with your gut and try to create something new and innovative. Half the stuff I’ve come up with were happy accidents. Stop freaking out about it so much and go with your gut, because you’ll create cool stuff.”

Read less