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Roundups > Dimensional Dreams: 9 Ways To Master High Contrast Color
January 24, 2018

Dimensional Dreams: 9 Ways To Master High Contrast Color

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  • Formula A (base color)

    Wella Professionals Koleston Perfect 6/74 + 13-volume developer 

  • Formula B (balayage)

    Scruples POWER BLONDE Balayage Clay Lightener + 20-volume developer 

  • Formula C (toner)

    Redken Shades EQ 1 oz. 7NB + ¼ oz. 7CC

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  • Formula A

    Wella Professionals BLONDOR + 25-volume developer + 1/8 oz. Olaplex No.1

  • Formula B

    Wella Professionals Color Touch 7/1 + 13-volume developer

  • Formula C

    Wella Professionals ILLUMINA 9/60 + 6/16 + Wella Koleston Perfect Pastel Crème Developer

  • Formula D

    Wella Professionals ILLUMINA 10/ + 10/1 + 1 drop of 9/60 + Wella Koleston Perfect Pastel Crème Developer

  • 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:

    Over-Processed Level 8

  • Formula A:

    Paul Mitchell The Color XG 7OR + 10-volume developer

  • Formula B:

    Paul Mitchell The Color XG 4NN + 10-volume developer 

  • Formula C:

    Redken Free Hand Blonde Idol Lightener + 20-volume developer + Olaplex No.1

  • Formula D:

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

  • Natural Level

    6

  • Formula A

    Joico FreePlay Clay Lightener + 30-volume developer

  • Formula B

    Eufora Color 7.01 + 6.0 + 6.32 + 7-volume developer doubled (1:2)

  • Formula C

    Eufora Color 9.01 + 10.0 + 10.32 + 7-volume developer   

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  • Formula A

    Redken Shades EQ 3NB + Shades EQ Processing Solution

  • Formula B

    Redken Shades EQ 9NB + Shades EQ Processing Solution

  • Formula C

    Redken Shades EQ 3N + Shades EQ Processing Solution

  • Formula D

    Redken Shades EQ 9V + equal parts Clear + Shades EQ Processing Solution

  • Formula A (base color)

    Wella Professionals Koleston Perfect 6/74 + 13-volume developer 

  • Formula B (balayage)

    Scruples POWER BLONDE Balayage Clay Lightener + 20-volume developer 

  • Formula C (toner)

    Redken Shades EQ 1 oz. 7NB + ¼ oz. 7CC

  • Formula A

    Schwarzkopf Professional 3-0 + 10-volume developer

  • Formula B

    Redken Free Hand Lightener + 30-volume developer

  • Formula C

    Redken Shades EQ ½ oz. 9P + ½ oz. 9G

Dimensional Dreams: 9 Ways To Master High Contrast Color

At the end of 2017 we saw dimensional haircolor take off, and moving into the new year we don’t anticipate the trend stopping anytime soon. Colorists can expect requests of rich hues and high contrast shades in blonde, brunette and red, and to inspire your color palette, we pulled some of our best dimensional formulas, how-tos and articles to master the trend. Click each photo below and dive into dreamy dimensional color. 

 

Box Dye Correction: Dimensional Blonde

There is so much to love about Briana Cisneros (@brianacisneros)—her dimensional California blondes, her amazing educational videos, her unbelievable transformations...speaking of, here’s Briana’s how-to for the makeover that earned her a #ONESHOT nomination for Transformation Shot of the Year....

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Dimensional Brunette Balayage

It's safe to say Mika Rogerson (@mikaatbhc), owner of The Boulevard Hair Co. in Greenville, N.C., and the 2017 #ONESHOT Hair Awards winner for Hair Paint Shot of the Year,

Read more

Dimensional, Rooty Balayage

Rich, rooty dimension created with the ever-popular balayage technique makes for one stunning combo as seen on this look from Rebecca Henderson (@beccawith_the_goodhair), an Arizona-based styling and color specialist. Find out how she created this beautiful blend in the formulas and steps below....

Read more

Deep, Dimensional Waves

Thanks to Ashley Lewis (@the_blondologist), we have a constant feed of dimensional balayage inspiration at our disposal…which is exactly where we find gems like this rich, high-contrast color melt. Need to know how she did it?

Read more

Updating Balayage for Fall: High-Contrast Dimension

You’ve been taking your client blonder and blonder for a while, but she’s ready to transition to a deeper balayage for fall. Reverse balayage (working with lowlights as you would lightener) is a great way to create super dimensional balayage by enhancing the contrast between her already-lightened pieces. ...

Read more

WATCH 2 Balayage Insta Stars Create High-Contrast Dimension

Jamie Sea (@prettylittleombre) and Briana Cisneros (@brianacisneros) are two of the biggest balayage tastemakers in the biz—each with a massive Insta following and killer education. Here are two quickies for how they create this season’s hottest color trend—high-contrast balayage....

Read more

3 Color Secrets to High-Contrast Balayage

Heavy, high-contrast looks are hotter than ever right now, so we rounded up some balayage education from a few of our favorite painters. Here are three useful tips from @paintedhair, @lizhaven and @jayrua_glam.

 

Read more

High Contrast Balayage + 18 Formulas

Box Dye Correction: Dimensional Blonde

There is so much to love about Briana Cisneros (@brianacisneros)—her dimensional California blondes, her amazing educational videos, her unbelievable transformations...speaking of, here’s Briana’s how-to for the makeover that earned her a #ONESHOT nomination for Transformation Shot of the Year....

Read more

Dimensional Brunette Balayage

It's safe to say Mika Rogerson (@mikaatbhc), owner of The Boulevard Hair Co. in Greenville, N.C., and the 2017 #ONESHOT Hair Awards winner for Hair Paint Shot of the Year,

Read more

Dimensional, Rooty Balayage

Rich, rooty dimension created with the ever-popular balayage technique makes for one stunning combo as seen on this look from Rebecca Henderson (@beccawith_the_goodhair), an Arizona-based styling and color specialist. Find out how she created this beautiful blend in the formulas and steps below....

Read more

Deep, Dimensional Waves

Thanks to Ashley Lewis (@the_blondologist), we have a constant feed of dimensional balayage inspiration at our disposal…which is exactly where we find gems like this rich, high-contrast color melt. Need to know how she did it?

Read more

Updating Balayage for Fall: High-Contrast Dimension

You’ve been taking your client blonder and blonder for a while, but she’s ready to transition to a deeper balayage for fall. Reverse balayage (working with lowlights as you would lightener) is a great way to create super dimensional balayage by enhancing the contrast between her already-lightened pieces. ...

Read more

WATCH 2 Balayage Insta Stars Create High-Contrast Dimension

Jamie Sea (@prettylittleombre) and Briana Cisneros (@brianacisneros) are two of the biggest balayage tastemakers in the biz—each with a massive Insta following and killer education. Here are two quickies for how they create this season’s hottest color trend—high-contrast balayage....

Read more

3 Color Secrets to High-Contrast Balayage

Heavy, high-contrast looks are hotter than ever right now, so we rounded up some balayage education from a few of our favorite painters. Here are three useful tips from @paintedhair, @lizhaven and @jayrua_glam.

 

Read more

High Contrast Balayage + 18 Formulas