Fuchsia and Citrus: Purple, Red and Orange Formula

By Alison Alhamed | 04/10/2012 10:57:00 AM


click image to zoom Lighter and brighter, rich and glossy, shimmering tones—hair color is heating up for the new season. Though red is a staple year-round, longer summer days bring lighter tones, intricate dimension and plenty of shine to summer updates and transitions. In this how to, featured in the April issue of MODERN SALON, Goldwell North American Lead Art Director John C. Simpson creates a fuchsia- and citrus-inspired finish using triangular sections, micro-thin slices and back-to-back foils.

The Artist:
John C. Simpson
Goldwell North American Lead Art Director

The Vision:
For spring/summer, a new twist: reds that radiate with intense shine and cool sophistication. Elegance with illumination!

The Formula:

Formula A: Topchic 40 ml Lotion 6% + 40 ml 6RR MAX
Formula B: Topchic 40 ml Lotion 6% + 40 ml 7RR MAX
Formula C: Topchic 40 ml Lotion 6% + 40 ml 6VV MAX

The Application:
Step 1:
From recession at hairline to mid lid fringe fall, create an eyelet curve section. From mid lid, create a horizontal central zone within the parietal rounds to the crown. From crown to one inch past the crown round, create an arrow point.

Step 2: Apply background base Formula A to all hair not within sections.

Step 3: Starting in the triangular point at the round of the crown and utilizing back-to-back foils, alternating Formulas A, B and C in horizontal micro-thin slices, diffusing at the scalp. Repeat alternating formulas until the fringe fall.

Step 4:
In front recession, take diagonal micro slices diffusing at the scalp, alternating Formulas A, B and C. Repeat until opposite recession. Process for 30 minutes.


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ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Alison Alhamed

Alison Alhamed, Editor in Chief of Modern Salon Magazine | Editor of First Chair

Since July 2008, Alison has worked across all brands under the MODERN SALON Media umbrella, including MODERN SALON, SALON TODAY, FIRST CHAIR and MODERN SALON TV. Alison’s passion for the beauty industry grew even deeper after she enrolled in beauty school, working as an editor by day and a student by night. Alison earned her cosmetology degree from Pivot Point International in Bloomingdale, Illinois, in May 2011.

You can find Alison on Google+ or e-mail her at aalhamed@vancepublishing.com.


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Darlena Vitangeli    
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California  |  April, 15, 2012 at 09:09 PM

The past couple weeks you have rocked out modernsalon. The chalk colors, the braids, styles, the artists and my favorite color. Thanks from, Dieci Perfetto

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