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How To Achieve a Natural-Looking Copper Red

Alison Alhamed | April 13, 2012 | 7:48 AM

How To Achieve a Natural-Looking Copper Red 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, Kenra Professional Artistic and Technical Director Robb Dubré creates a crave-worthy coppery red blend using a combination of lightening, glazing and Kenra Color.

The Artist
Robb Dubré
Artistic and technical director, Kenra Professional

The Vision
Transition deep winter reds to a natural copper blend. Perfect for the client who wants a natural enhancement with no obvious regrowth.

The Formula
Formula A: Kenra Color Lightening Powder mixed 1:1 with Kenra Color Permanent Coloring Creme Developer 10 volume
Formula B: 1/2 oz. 7CG with 1/2 oz. Kenra 10 volume
Formula C: 2 oz. Kenra Color 9 volume Activator, 3/4 oz. 8C Kenra Demi-Permanent Coloring Crème
and 1/4 oz. 7CG Kenra Demi-Permanent Coloring Crème.

The Application
Step 1: Alternate fine slices of Formulas A and B in back-to-back foils through the crown and fringe.
Step 2: Process 30 minutes to achieve Level 8 with lowlights. Shampoo.
Step 3: Apply demi glaze (Formula C); process 25 minutes.

CLICK HERE FOR A FULL LOOK AT KENRA COLOR—HEAR FROM ROBB, AND CHECK OUT FINISHED MODELS!

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