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January 16, 2018

7 Ashy Brunette Formulas For Clients Embracing The Dark Side

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  • Formula A (highlights):

    Schwarzkopf Professional BLONDME + 30-volume developer + b3 Brazilian Bond Builder

  • Formula B (base):

    Schwarzkopf Professional IGORA ROYAL 5-1 + 6-volume Schwarzkopf Professional IGORA ROYAL Developer

  • Formula C (ends):

    Redken Shades EQ 7NB + 7P + Shades EQ Processing Solution

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  • Formula A:

    PRAVANA ChromaSilk 6N + 20-volume developer + 2 inches of blue additive

  • Formula B

    Oligo Professionnel Blacklight Cool Toned Blonde Lightener + 30-volume developer + Olaplex No.1

  • Formula C

    Equal parts Redken Shades EQ 9P + Shades EQ Processing Solution

  • Formula A:

    Wella Professionals Color Touch 5/97 + 6-volume developer (Gentle) + b3 Brazilian Bond Builder 

  • Formula B:

    Wella Professionals BLONDOR FREELIGHTS + a dash of Schwarzkopf Professional BLONDME + FREELIGHTS 30-volume developer + b3 Brazilian Bond Builder

  • Formula C

    Wella Professionals Color Touch 10/6 + 10/01 + 6-volume developer (Gentle) + b3 Brazilian Bond Builder

  • Formula A (highlights):

    Schwarzkopf Professional BLONDME + 30-volume developer + b3 Brazilian Bond Builder

  • Formula B (base):

    Schwarzkopf Professional IGORA ROYAL 5-1 + 6-volume Schwarzkopf Professional IGORA ROYAL Developer

  • Formula C (ends):

    Redken Shades EQ 7NB + 7P + Shades EQ Processing Solution

  • Natural Level:

    Level 3 Asian hair

  • Formula A:

    Schwarzkopf Professional IGORA COLOR10 7-12 + 25-volume developer + b3 Brazilian Bond Builder

  • Formula B:

    Schwarzkopf Professional IGORA ROYAL 7-16 + IGORA ROYAL 8-4 + 7-volume developer + b3 Brazilian Bond Builder

  • Formula C:

    Schwarzkopf Professional IGORA ROYAL 9.5-4 + Schwarzkopf Professional IGORA ROYAL Nude Tones 10-46 + 7-volume developer + b3 Brazilian Bond Builder

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  • Formula A:

    PRAVANA Pure Light Power Lightener + 10-volume developer + b3 Brazilian Bond Builder

  • Formula B:

    PRAVANA ChromaSilk Natural + a few drops 6.66 Intense Red Blonde

  • Formula C (toner):

    PRAVANA ChromaSilk Express Tones Pearl

  • Starting Level:

    Pre-existing Level 7 balayage from 8 months prior.

  • Formula A:

    Schwarzkopf Professional IGORA Vario Blond Cream Lightener + 15 to 20-volume developer + Olaplex No.1

  • Formula B:

    Kenra Professional Kenra Permanent Color 3N + 6-volume developer

  • Formula C:

    Kenra Professional Kenra Permanent Color 6B + 6-volume developer 

  • Formula D:

    Kenra Professional Kenra Permanent Color 8B + 6-volume developer

  • Formula A:

    Redken Flash Lift Lightener + 25-volume developer

  • Formula B:

    Redken Flash Lift Lightener + 30-volume developer

  • Formula C:

    Equal parts Redken Shades EQ 6T + 7V + a drop of 1B + Shades EQ Processing Solution

  • Formula D:

    Equal parts Redken Shades EQ 8V + 9P + 9T + Shades EQ Processing Solution

7 Ashy Brunette Formulas For Clients Embracing The Dark Side

For clients who want a taste of the dark side but aren’t ready to commit to rich, brunette locks, there’s ash-toned brunette. Whether it’s painted all over or applied on the ends only, this lighter brunette tone is perfect for clients transitioning to darker locks, or for brunette babes who want to lighten things up. We grabbed seven stunning ashy brunette formulas and put them in one place so you can easily swipe through for inspo. Check ’em out, then click the beakers for the formula!

 

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Ashy Brunette Balayage

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Creamy Beige Babylights

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Ashy Brunette Blend

Achieving that perfect, Insta-worthy ashy tone can be tricky, but it's not impossible. One colorist who's got it down? #ONESHOT finalist Sarmad Najem (@hairbysarmad). Want to know how he masterfully created this ashy brunette blend?

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Dark To Ashy Brunette Melt

Looking for a way to transform your client's grown out blonde balayage into a more seasonly appropriate shade? Check out this dark to ashy brunette color melt from Bea Requerme (@hairbybeareq), a stylist at The Loft in Winnipeg,

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We know you’ve had your fair share of client hair emergencies, but we bet you’ve never had a client fly all the way from London to fix one. Jack Martin (@jackmartincolorist), owner of Jack Martin Salon in Trustin,

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Cool for the Fall

Looking for a way to usher your summer blondes into the cooler months? Here's your answer. A deep, dimensional, lowlight balayage from #ONESHOT winner Megan Schipani (@shmeggsandbaconn). 

 

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Ashy Brunette Balayage

Even though she splits her time between San Diego and Portland, Ore., Cindy Thongrivong (@therealcindyth0ngs) always creates the most beautiful and dimensional natural shades. Get the color formula for this stunning look below!

 

Read more

Creamy Beige Babylights

When the dimension just hits in all the right places, it feels as if you've created a masterpiece. This multidimensional creation comes from #ONESHOT finalist and California-based colorist Jeffrey Robert (@jeffreyrobert_),

Read more

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Here’s to the clients who are over colorful hair and want their natural, lower-maintenance looks back! This amazing transformation by Las Vegas-based stylist Jay Rua (@jayrua_glam) earned him a 2017 #ONESHOT nomination for Transformation Shot of the Year,

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Achieving that perfect, Insta-worthy ashy tone can be tricky, but it's not impossible. One colorist who's got it down? #ONESHOT finalist Sarmad Najem (@hairbysarmad). Want to know how he masterfully created this ashy brunette blend?

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Dark To Ashy Brunette Melt

Looking for a way to transform your client's grown out blonde balayage into a more seasonly appropriate shade? Check out this dark to ashy brunette color melt from Bea Requerme (@hairbybeareq), a stylist at The Loft in Winnipeg,

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