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December 18, 2017

8 Brunette Formulas Every Colorist Should Know

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Formula A

Joico LumiShine 6BA + 10-volume developer

Formula B

Redken Shades EQ 7NB + Shades EQ Processing Solution

Formula C

Scruples Power Blonde Balayage Clay Lightener + Scruples 40-volume developer + b3 Brazilian Bond Builder

Formula D

Shades EQ 9V + Shades EQ Processing Solution

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Formula A

Joico LumiShine 6BA + 10-volume developer

Formula B

Redken Shades EQ 7NB + Shades EQ Processing Solution

Formula C

Scruples Power Blonde Balayage Clay Lightener + Scruples 40-volume developer + b3 Brazilian Bond Builder

Formula D

Shades EQ 9V + Shades EQ Processing Solution

Natural/Starting Level:

Level 5 base with previously balayaged ends

Formula A:

IT&LY Colorly 20/20 2N + 10-volume developer

Formula B:

Redken Shades EQ 8V + 8N + Shades EQ Processing Solution + b3 Brazilian Bond Builder

Formula A

PRAVANA Pure Light Balayage Lightener + High Activator + 16 oz. Olaplex No.1

Formula B (roots)

Redken Shades EQ 7V + Shades EQ Processing Solution

Formula C (hairline and ends)

Shades EQ equal parts 8V + 9P + Shades EQ Processing Solution

Formula A

L'Oréal Professionnel Dia Richesse 6N + 9-volume developer

Formula B

1 oz. Dia Richesse 8.3 + ½ oz. 8N + 9-volume developer

Formula C

1 oz. Redken Shades EQ 8GI + ½ oz. 9V + ½ oz. 8N + Shades EQ Processing Solution + Olaplex No.1

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Formula A

equal parts Redken Shades EQ 8C + 9AA + Shades EQ Processing Solution

Formula B

L'Oréal Professionnel Inoa 2oz. 5.5 + .75oz 5N + 10-volume developer

Formula C

L'Oréal Professionnel Dia Richesse 1oz. 5.5 + .5oz 5N + 9-volume developer + Olaplex No.1

Formula A:

Wella Professionals BLONDOR Multi Blonde Powder Lightener + 30-volume developer + b3 Brazilian Bond Builder

Formula B:

Scruples Power Blonde Balayage Clay Lightener + 40-volume developer + b3 Brazilian Bond Builder

Formula C:

Redken Shades EQ ½ oz. 9V + ½ oz. 9B + 1 oz. 9P + Shades EQ Processing Solution

Formula D:

Shades EQ 6N + Shades EQ Processing Solution

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 (base)

Framesi Professional Framcolor Futura 6C + 10-volume developer

Formula B (hairline)

Framesi Professional Framcolor Futura 7.01 + 10-volume developer

Formula D (root gloss)

Redken Shades EQ 8N + 6N + Shades EQ Processing Solution

Formula E (gloss on ends)

Redken Shades EQ 8N + 6N + 9N + Shades EQ Processing Solution

8 Brunette Formulas Every Colorist Should Know

There’s a different brunette for every type of client, and that’s why we’re putting them all in one place. So, you can sit back and scroll through eight rich, multi-tonal formulas that are total perfection. Then, go and work some color magic behind the chair!

 

Beautiful Brunette Balayage

This brunette balayage is giving us major hair envy...as most of @prettylittleombre's work does! So, if you're crushing on this color as much as us, check out the formula deets below.

 

Dark Roast Blend

Maybe it's the coffee addict in us, but we are seriously loving this dark roast blend—which got 30k(!) likes on Insta—from Ashlee Allen (@aaashleee), owner of ASH Studio in Ferndale,

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Cool Brunette Balayage

After a long, blonde summer, Raven Camacho’s (@soraverly) client was ready for a fall update. So Raven—owner of Raven Row Salon in Austin, Texas—chopped off all her blonde,

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Face-Framing Bronde Lights

We are crushing on this brunette glow up by Nikki Lee (@nikkilee901), celebrity colorist and co-founder of Nine Zero One Salon. So, next time your client comes in requesting a sun-kissed vibe—recreate these subtle ribbons of face-framing light,

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Sarah Hyland’s Cinnamon Chocolate

Fall is more than Pumpkin Spice Lattes and colder weather—it’s the perfect time for your clients to experiment with darker shades. So, when celeb stylist Nikki Lee created this cinnamon chocolate haircolor for actress Sarah Hyland,

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Dimensional Brunette Balayage

It’s safe to say Mika Rogerson (@mikaatbhc), the 2017 #ONESHOT Hair Awards winner for Hair Paint Shot of the Year, is a master at taking natural hues and kicking them up a notch by adding warmth and dimension.

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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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Chocolate and Honey Balayage

Warm, dimensional tones for fall? Absolutely. Celeb blonder Justin Anderson (@justinandersoncolor) warmed up his brunette client with a gorgeous honey balayage, plus he painted a golden money piece to highlight her face—and the result? This fall-worthy, chocolate and honey haircolor!...

Read more

Beautiful Brunette Balayage

This brunette balayage is giving us major hair envy...as most of @prettylittleombre's work does! So, if you're crushing on this color as much as us, check out the formula deets below.

 

Read more

Dark Roast Blend

Maybe it's the coffee addict in us, but we are seriously loving this dark roast blend—which got 30k(!) likes on Insta—from Ashlee Allen (@aaashleee), owner of ASH Studio in Ferndale,

Read more

Cool Brunette Balayage

After a long, blonde summer, Raven Camacho’s (@soraverly) client was ready for a fall update. So Raven—owner of Raven Row Salon in Austin, Texas—chopped off all her blonde,

Read more

Face-Framing Bronde Lights

We are crushing on this brunette glow up by Nikki Lee (@nikkilee901), celebrity colorist and co-founder of Nine Zero One Salon. So, next time your client comes in requesting a sun-kissed vibe—recreate these subtle ribbons of face-framing light,

Read more

Sarah Hyland’s Cinnamon Chocolate

Fall is more than Pumpkin Spice Lattes and colder weather—it’s the perfect time for your clients to experiment with darker shades. So, when celeb stylist Nikki Lee created this cinnamon chocolate haircolor for actress Sarah Hyland,

Read more

Dimensional Brunette Balayage

It’s safe to say Mika Rogerson (@mikaatbhc), the 2017 #ONESHOT Hair Awards winner for Hair Paint Shot of the Year, is a master at taking natural hues and kicking them up a notch by adding warmth and dimension.

Read more

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?

Read more

Chocolate and Honey Balayage

Warm, dimensional tones for fall? Absolutely. Celeb blonder Justin Anderson (@justinandersoncolor) warmed up his brunette client with a gorgeous honey balayage, plus he painted a golden money piece to highlight her face—and the result? This fall-worthy, chocolate and honey haircolor!...

Read more