Expert Advice

Cool Blonde: Deborah Gavin Uses Keratin Complex Color Therapy

Alison Alhamed | March 25, 2013 | 12:51 PM

Cool Blonde: Deborah Gavin Uses Keratin Complex Color Therapy Keratin Complex built its reputation in the smoothing category, continued with a complete range of products and styling tools, and now celebrates its sixth year in the professional beauty industry with the launch of Color Therapy KeraHold permanent crème hair color.

Formulated with three components of protection for color longevity, radiant shine and beautiful, healthy results—including Keratin Complex’s proprietary natural keratin—KeraHold provides a rich palette of 70 shades for vibrant color.

In this how-to, featured in the April issue of MODERN SALON, Keratin Complex's International Artistic Director for Color Deborah Gavin creates a dimensional blonde that showcases the results achievable through the color line.

“Who says dimension in a blonde has to be boring and always brown? This model is an example of using a cool slate to create dimension, while enhancing the cool tone of our blonde canvas,” Gavin says.

The Artist
Deborah Gavin
International Artistic Director for Color Keratin Complex Color

Natural Level: 6 with grown-out highlights Formula 1: Keratin Complex It’s a Blonde Thing Lightening System + 20-volume developer
Formula 2: Keratin Complex Color Therapy Demi Glaze 30 ml./1 oz. Clear + 30 ml./1 oz. 10V + 60 ml./2 oz. Demi Glaze Activator
Formula 3: Color Therapy Kerahold 27 ml. 10VP + 3 ml. 1N + 45 ml. Zero Lift Developer

Step 1: Apply Formula 1 to compact, layered foils, placed throughout the head, except on previously created highlights. Process to Level 10, rinse and shampoo.

Step 2: Working off the part, take 1-inch subsections or micro slices through the rounds of the head. Apply Formula 2 near the base, from the scalp to about an inch down. Tilt the tint brush in various angles as you apply Formula 1. Then, apply Formula 3 from the midlengths and ends of the subsections.

Step 3: Apply Formula 2 to all the remaining hair. Process for 35 minutes.


Wella Illumina Blonding: Soft Dimension by Dean Roybal
Show-Stopping Blonde
Sexy Summer Blonde Formula
Formula for a Bright, Healthy Blonde

Facebook Comments

More from Expert Advice

Hair Color Trends
Hair Color Trends

Teal To Big Chop To Tasteful Brunette Bob

Maggie Mulhern | February 8, 2017

When we saw this makeover on Instagram, we had to know more. Hairdresser Nicole Boccio of Cactus Salon and Spa  (@cactussalonsmithtown), Smithtown, New York, says "I had been doing a doubled processed blonde on Kelly Sampson for some time now. She came requesting 'mermaid hair'. She had 2 inches of level 5 roots." Here Boccio shares the details for this makeover.

Hair Color Trends Four session to silver
Hair Color Trends

MAKEOVER: Four Sessions To Silver

Maggie Mulhern | February 5, 2017

Kim Bruce (@themisfitblonde), co-owner of Monroe on Mane (@monroeonmane), Sturbridge, MA., specializes in blondes and hairdressing. "This guest has been a client of mine for almost a year now. It has taken four sessions to achieve our desired shade of silver blonde." Here Bruce shares the details for the transformation.

Hair Color Trends
Hair Color Trends

MAKEOVER: Basic Blonde To Purple/Lilac Melt

Maggie Mulhern | February 9, 2017

Marianne Lohr (@mannie_mak), a freelance artist based in Bethlehem,PA., says "My new client came in to see me because she was never happy with her blonde and how gold/yellow it was. She wanted to be an all over platinum blonde at first, but then had mentioned how she's always wanted to have purple hair. Her dream came true that day." Details here.

Load More