Our friends over at behindthechair.com have shared some hot new hair color formulas. The new year is inspiring big changes among our clients, and these new formulas will have plenty of ideas swimming through your always creative mind. From reds, blondes, to rich beautiful browns, have some fun with these formulas!
1. Rich Tobacco Brown
This formula comes to you from Edoardo Paludo, the Davies International Color Ambassador. His pick for this season is a rich, brown tobacco tone. Try out his favorite formula below.
Natural Level: 6 Midlengths and ends: Davines A New Colour 30g 5,14 + 30g A New Colour Cream Base + 60g A New Colour Activator 30-volume. Process for 15 minutes.
Scalp area: A New Colour 20g 5,14 + 10g A New Colour 5,0 + 30g A New Colour Cream Base + 60g A New Colour Activator 20-volume. Apply to the root area and process for 35 minutes. Add some water to the color, rinse thoroughly and dry the hair.
Flamboyage highlights: 20g A New Colour bleaching powder + 60g A New Colour Activator 10-volume. Apply using Flamboyage Meche strips (20/24 strips). Process for 20 minutes. Remove strips by rinsing with warm water. Shampoo and towel dry the hair. Toner: 30g 6,73 Davines Mask + 45g Activation Source 10-volume. Apply as a toner, process for 10 minutes.
2. Multi-dimensional Reds
We're going to be seeing a lot of multi-dimensional reds this season. Below is a formula from celebrity colorist Marie Ferro.
Base: Goldwell Topchic 7K 40mls + 40mls 10-volume peroxide
Formula A (for vibrancy): Topchic 7OR 10 mls + 8GG 10mls + 7KG 10mls + 30mls 20-volume peroxide
Formula B (for depth): Topchic 7KG 10mls + 8GG 10mls + 7KR + 30mls 20-volume peroxide
Formula C (highlights): Topchic 8KG 10mls + 9G 10mls + 20mls 40-volume peroxide
3. Brown, Red Combo
An unexpected color pairing that's been popping up is a brown and red combination. Deep, rich browns with copper highlights creates and unexpected look. This is a great option for anyone who's looking to go red, but they're not quite ready to take the full plunge. Below is a formula from Angelo Seminara.
Formula A: Flamboyage Meche + 30g A New Colour Bleaching Powder + 90g A New Colour Activator 10-volume
Formula B: Flamboyage Meche + 30g A New Colour Bleaching Powder + 90g A New Colour Activator 30-volume
Formula C: 30g A New Colour 7,4 + 30g A New Colour Cream Base + 60g A New Colour Activator 20-volume.
4. Caramel Brown and Blonde
From a deep brown base with caramel highlights to a lighter more Jennifer Anniston version, caramel brown/blonde will be a big look this season. These kind of highlights are a bit more grown up than bright, platinum blonde, and it's also suitable for more skin tones. Below you'll find a formula from Nick Stenson, jcp salons Artistic Director.
Existing level: 5
Formula A: Matrix SoColor 1 oz. 8 W + ½ oz. 9 CG + 1½ oz. 30-volume developer.
Formula B: Matrix SoColor 1 oz. 5G + 10-volume developer.
Formula C: Matrix SoColor 1 oz. 5G + 10-volume developer. Beginning at the parietal ridge and working on an angle, toward the hairline, apply Formula A in 3-5 weave sections and secure with foil. Apply Formula B to remaining new growth and Formula C to remaining midlengths and ends.
5. Multi-dimensional Blondes
A new take on blonde is fast becoming a favorite look of mind. Blonde highlights take on more dimension with the addition of strawberry and golden blonde hues. This creates a rich blonde that compliments lighter to medium skin tones.
BLONDME Premium Lift 9+ 1 part (30g) + 2 parts (60g) 2% or 7-volume
BLONDME Toning Cream 3 parts Caramel (30g) + 1 part (10g) Strawberry + equal parts (40g) 2% Premium Care Developer
BLONDME Toning Cream 2 parts (20g) Sand + 1 part (10g) Ice + equal parts (30g) 2% 7-volume Premium Care Developer
BLONDME Toning Cream 1 part (10g) Caramel + 2 parts (20g) Sand + equal parts (30g) 2% Premium Care DeveloperMore Hair Color Formulas