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October 17, 2019

Repigmenting 101: Everything You Need To Know About Filling The Hair

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  • Formula A

    Schwarzkopf Professional IGORA VIBRANCE® 7-77 + IGORA VIBRANCE® 0-77 + 6-volume IGORA VIBRANCE® Activator Gel 1.9%

  • Formula B

    Equal parts IGORA VIBRANCE® 6-78 + 7-77 + 20 grams IGORA VIBRANCE® 0-77 + 13-volume IGORA VIBRANCE® Activator Lotion 4%

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  • Formula A (1st filler):

    2 oz. Joico LumiShine Demi-Permanent Liquid 8NC + 1 oz. 10NC + equal parts 5-volume LumiShine Developer

  • Formula B (2nd filler):

    2 oz. LumiShine Demi-Permanent Liquid 8NC + 1 oz. 7NC + equal parts 5-volume LumiShine Developer

  • Formula C (base color):

    1.5 oz. LumiShine Permanent Crème 8NRG + 1.5 oz. 8N + equal parts 20-volume LumiShine Developer

  • Formula D (ends):

    1.5 oz. LumiShine Demi-Permanent Liquid 8NC + .5 oz. 7NC + .25 oz. 6RR + equal parts 5-volume LumiShine Developer

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  • Formula A

    60g Wella Professionals BLONDOR + 15g Wella MAGMA by BLONDOR /65 + Wella Color Touch Emulsion 1.9% + Olaplex No.1

  • Formula B

    Wella Koleston Perfect /44 + Koleston Perfect 0/5 + Koleston Perfect Crème Developer 6% + Olaplex No.1

  • Formula C

    Wella Color Touch 66/45 + Color Touch 4/0 + Color Touch Emulsion 4% + Olaplex No.1

  • Formula D

    Color Touch 77/45 + Color Touch 66/44 + Koleston Perfect Special Mix 0/45 + Color Touch Emulsion 1.9% + Olaplex No.1

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  • Formula A (filler)

    1/2 oz. Redken Shades EQ 07CC + 1/2 oz. 08GG + 1/4 oz. 06NB + Shades EQ Processing Solution

  • Formula B (target areas)

    3/4 oz. Shades EQ 05N + 1/4 oz. 04N + 1/8 04NB + Shades EQ Processing Solution

  • Formula C (glaze)

    3/4 oz. Shades EQ Crystal Clear + 1/4 oz. 04N + Shades EQ Processing Solution

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  • Formula A (fill):

    Redken Shades EQ 9AA + 8C + 8WG + Redken Shades EQ Processing Solution

  • Formula B (lowlights):

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

  • Formula C (base color):

    L’Oréal Professionnel DIA Richesse 6.01 + 6N + 9-volume developer

  • Formula D (hairline base color):

    DIA Richesse 6N + 7N + 9-volume developer

  • Formula E (gloss front):

    Shades EQ 7NB + 8WG + 9AA + Shades EQ Processing Solution

  • Formula F (gloss back):

    Shades EQ 7NB + a splash of 8C + Shades EQ Processing Solution

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  • Formula A (Filler #1)

    Malibu C Concentr8 Colours Primary Yellow + a hint of Primary Red + distilled water

  • Formula B (Filler #2)

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

  • Formula C (Roots)

    Kenra Professional Kenra Color 40 g 6BC + 10 g 4BC + 10-volume developer

  • Formula D (lowlight #1)

    Kenra Color 6C + 6B + 20-volume developer

  • Formula E (lowlight #2)

    Kenra Color 6CN + 10-volume developer

  • Formula F (lowlight #3)

    Kenra Color 6BC + a bit of 4BC + 10-volume developer

  • Formula G (front border base/new growth)

    Kenra Color 7CN + 20-volume developer

  • Formula H (Ends)

    Shades EQ 8C + 9AA + Shades EQ Processing Solution

Repigmenting 101: Everything You Need To Know About Filling The Hair

Something about the switch in seasons has clients ditching their bright blonde locks in favor of something radiantly red or dark and sultry. But you can’t just apply the darker color and call it day. You first need to fill the hair in order to replace pigments that were either previously removed or don’t exist naturally—or you risk muddy, drab results. So filling, repigmenting, tint-back…whatever you know it as, keep scrolling because we rounded up five articles that break down why this step is crucial during blonde to brunette (or red) transformations PLUS five formulas that show you how it’s done.

 

Don’t Skip This Crucial Step When Going From Blonde To Brunette

Failing To Fill Will Create Green Hair!

Bella Hadid, Lucy Hale, Meghan Markle, Selena Gomez…proof that rich brunettes can be crazy on-trend, and probably your clients’ brunette #hairgoals too.

Read more

Repigmenting Hair: What You Should Know

Your Guide To Repigmenting The Hair

Your double-process, Level 10 blonde is DONE with the maintenance and wants to go back to her natural Level 4. Do you apply a global application of color and call it a day?

Read more

One-Step Repigment Technique: The Pigment Lock

Learn More About This One-Step Repigment Technique!

You know that to take blonde hair back to a natural dark shade, you must fill the hair, and you also know that this two-step technique—called a tintback or repigmenting the hair—results in warmer hues....

Read more

Why Filling Blonde Hair Is A MUST Before Going Darker

Back To Black Transformation: Why You Should Pre-Fill The Hair First

When it comes to the ash blonde trend, your client has been there, done that so she’s ready to try something a little darker (OK way darker).

Read more

Watch: Repigmenting Red Hair

Facebook Live: Repigmentation On A Redhead How-To

Adding pigment or filling the hair can be a scary task for colorists. Thankfully, Schwarzkopf Professional Artistic Team Member Amy McManus (@camouflageandbalayage) took the time to show us the way LIVE on our Facebook from her shop,...

Read more

Julianne Hough’s Drop Dead Red

THIS JUST IN! One of our fave Hollywood blondes just went red! That’s right, Julianne Hough said goodbye to her classic California blonde and upgraded to a cool copper color for Valentine’s Day. Here are the formulas Amber Maynard (@alchemistamber),...

Read more

Color Correction: Neutralizing & Filling Green Hair

When a client like this sits in your chair, your top thought is probably, “OMG.” Your second thought? “How do I fix this without doing more damage?” We got the deets from @colourmesue at Salon B Amsterdam,

Read more

This Just In! Kim Kardashian’s Back-To-Brunette Color Formula

BREAKING NEWS: Kim Kardashian is back to brunette and we have her color formula! Kim was totally bleached out by her go-to colorist and hair guru Chris Appleton (@chrisappleton1) earlier this year before playing with pink—this rosy shade has been trending in celebrity color since 2017—and now,...

Read more

WATCH: Blair Waldorf (AKA Leighton Meester) Goes From Blonde To Brunette

Hey Upper East Siders BTC fam, you know there is nothing we love more than a total color transformation, and celeb colorist Justin Anderson (@justinandersoncolor) just took our fave Queen B back to her brunette roots.

Read more

Red Hot Dimension

Salon owner and colorist Elena Gatzios (@hairbyelena) transformed her assistant from buttery blonde to rich red and we LOVE it! You guys did too based on the 23k likes on our Insta, so we asked Elena to spill the tea on this color transformation....

Read more

Don’t Skip This Crucial Step When Going From Blonde To Brunette

Failing To Fill Will Create Green Hair!

Bella Hadid, Lucy Hale, Meghan Markle, Selena Gomez…proof that rich brunettes can be crazy on-trend, and probably your clients’ brunette #hairgoals too.

Read more

Repigmenting Hair: What You Should Know

Your Guide To Repigmenting The Hair

Your double-process, Level 10 blonde is DONE with the maintenance and wants to go back to her natural Level 4. Do you apply a global application of color and call it a day?

Read more

One-Step Repigment Technique: The Pigment Lock

Learn More About This One-Step Repigment Technique!

You know that to take blonde hair back to a natural dark shade, you must fill the hair, and you also know that this two-step technique—called a tintback or repigmenting the hair—results in warmer hues....

Read more

Why Filling Blonde Hair Is A MUST Before Going Darker

Back To Black Transformation: Why You Should Pre-Fill The Hair First

When it comes to the ash blonde trend, your client has been there, done that so she’s ready to try something a little darker (OK way darker).

Read more

Watch: Repigmenting Red Hair

Facebook Live: Repigmentation On A Redhead How-To

Adding pigment or filling the hair can be a scary task for colorists. Thankfully, Schwarzkopf Professional Artistic Team Member Amy McManus (@camouflageandbalayage) took the time to show us the way LIVE on our Facebook from her shop,...

Read more

Julianne Hough’s Drop Dead Red

THIS JUST IN! One of our fave Hollywood blondes just went red! That’s right, Julianne Hough said goodbye to her classic California blonde and upgraded to a cool copper color for Valentine’s Day. Here are the formulas Amber Maynard (@alchemistamber),...

Read more

Color Correction: Neutralizing & Filling Green Hair

When a client like this sits in your chair, your top thought is probably, “OMG.” Your second thought? “How do I fix this without doing more damage?” We got the deets from @colourmesue at Salon B Amsterdam,

Read more

This Just In! Kim Kardashian’s Back-To-Brunette Color Formula

BREAKING NEWS: Kim Kardashian is back to brunette and we have her color formula! Kim was totally bleached out by her go-to colorist and hair guru Chris Appleton (@chrisappleton1) earlier this year before playing with pink—this rosy shade has been trending in celebrity color since 2017—and now,...

Read more

WATCH: Blair Waldorf (AKA Leighton Meester) Goes From Blonde To Brunette

Hey Upper East Siders BTC fam, you know there is nothing we love more than a total color transformation, and celeb colorist Justin Anderson (@justinandersoncolor) just took our fave Queen B back to her brunette roots.

Read more

Red Hot Dimension

Salon owner and colorist Elena Gatzios (@hairbyelena) transformed her assistant from buttery blonde to rich red and we LOVE it! You guys did too based on the 23k likes on our Insta, so we asked Elena to spill the tea on this color transformation....

Read more