March 27, 2017
this week on our #hairblog, we’re taking our good friend rianna's hair from a flat red to beautiful and vibrant COPPER RED HAIR. rianna came into the salon with a lot of at-home hair jobs that have built on top of her hair. in order to get the RICH COPPER RED OMBRE we’re looking for, jessica will have to address the previous colors.
at the top, we’re going to use a darker RED that melts into a COPPER red before finishing into a STRONG COPPER TONE.
the process is pretty simple:
before we jump into LIGHTENING the hair, we need to prepare it by sectioning the hair into 4 QUADRANTS. make sure to section your hair around your PART.
when it comes to OMBRE, MELTING and BLENDING COLORS, you want to make sure you take where you part your hair into account. this allows your to accurately MIRROR the highlights and and create a NATURAL FLOW for the color.
START in the bottom right quadrant about 2 ½ - 3 inches from the ROOT.
take the first section in your hand and BACKCOMB it. backcombing your hair will make the line very diffused. while you’re lightening, remember to hold your brush VERTICALLY and FEATHER the brush to create the same diffused effect. this prevents the hair from looking dip-dyed.
with each new section, start your BACKCOMB a little further or closer to the root. the variation will create a NATURAL BLENDED LOOK.
REPEAT that pattern to the WIDEST POINT of the head.
to lighten rianna’s hair we’re using:
by staying modest with the lightener we’re able to use a lot of rianna’s original red underpigment to MAINTAIN the COPPER COLOR. if you lighten the hair too far, the copper color will fade much faster. by choosing 7 vol, we’re allowing the copper tone to have a good base to hold onto.
a BABYLIGHT is a fine foil that you take pretty close to the root. when you tone the color later, it breaks the SOLID COLOR and create a more BLENDED OMBRE.
to complete the BABYLIGHTS, weave a fine section of the hair with your comb. the sections should be about this small:
APPLY the lightener a little closer to the root and REPEAT this pattern across the entire section of the head.
once her hair was FULLY FOILED we let the color sit for 18 MINUTES and continued to check the hair in 5-10 MINUTE increments afterwards before WASHING and DRYING the hair.
now that we have her hair LIGHTENED, it’s time to move on to everyone’s favorite part: COLORING.
on rianna’s REGROWTH we applied:
MIDWAY through, jessica learned about the use of another product that left part of rianna’s hair lighter than the rest. in order to ensure a smooth and EVEN COLOR, she mixed another formula:
when we were finished with the DARKER REDS, rianna’s hair looked like:
next, we’re moving on to the COPPER RED TONES in the MIDDLE of the hair. for this section we’re using:
REMEMBER to FEATHER your COLOR to diffuse any harsh lines before applying the final color.
for rianna’s COPPER ENDS, we’re using:
now all that’s left to do is LET THE COLOR DEVELOP and wash it out.
BEFORE we blowdry rianna’s hair, we’re going to PROTECT IT from heat damage and MOISTURIZE with nvenn’s REPLENISH. this lightweight HAIR MOISTURIZER features a luxurious blend of oils, extracts, and vitamins that SOFTEN, TAME FLYAWAYS, and ADD SHINE to the hair—immediately and over time.
we’re also going to mist nvenn’s PROTECT throughout the hair to help add an extra layer of protection from the curling iron. remember, HEAT PROTECTANT is a must when it comes to heated styling tools!
with the hair ready for heat, we dryed and styled rianna's hair to reveal BEAUTIFUL COPPER RED HAIR:
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