Local Influence

Teal Salon's Color Customization
In Oregon,
the Teals add local flavor to hair color
with wood-grained looks.
Hair: Teals for Teal Salon, Portland, Oregon
Make-up: Denise D’Angelo;
Photography: Laura Domela;
Production: Teaching ARTistry

Color customization’s cool—why not
add local influences, too? Ryan and
DeAnnalyn Teal, educators and
owners of Teal Salon in Portland,
Oregon, transformed a natural Level 6 with
Level-8 grown-out highlights by taking inspiration
from their surrounding Oregon woods.
Ryan carved out the strong shape, then
DeAnnalyn added wood-inspired tonality in
the interior.


1: 1 oz. L’Oréal Professionnel Richesse 6.13
with 1.5 oz. 9-volume Richesse Developer

2: 2 scoops Platinium Lightener with 2
scoops 20-volume Platinium Developer

3: 1 oz. L’Oréal Professionnel Majirel 8.01
and 1.5oz. 30-volume Majirel Developer

4: 1 oz. Majirel 10.01 and 1.5 oz. 9-volume
Majirel Developer

Steps to Success:

1. Apply Formula 1 to the previously lightened
hair in the nape area only.

2. Take two, 1/2-inch, vertical zigzag partings on
both sides, placing one in front and one in back of each ear. Apply Formula 1 to the
previously colored hair only and seal in foil. This emulates “cracks” in wood.

3. Take a football-shaped section on top, and apply Formula 2 to the regrowth.

4. Through the rest of the hair, take 1/8 to 1/4-inch vertical sheets and alternate Formulas
2 and 3 on the regrowth only.

5. In the fringe, alternate 1/8- and 1/4-inch, vertical slices, applying Formulas 1 through
3 in a 2, 3, 1, 3, 2, 1 placement pattern. This creates a lighter feeling with a hint of

6. Return to any areas with Formula 2 at the roots and pull it through the ends. Process
to Level 10. Then shampoo, rinse and apply Formula 4 as a toner to all the hair
except the nape. Process for three minutes, then rinse.