L'Oreal Professionnel Color How-To: Red, Blonde, Brunette

By Alison Alhamed | 10/26/2012 11:17:00 AM


There are few things a colorist enjoys more than truly transforming a client from drab to fab. Making your client feel like a new person through using your own skills, creativity, talent and imagination can feel very powerful--and rewarding.

MODERN Facebook fan Carly Seaton, a stylist at Salon Elle in La Jolla, California, knows the transforming power she has as a colorist, and loves using L'Oreal Professionnel color to wow her clients.

In these three real-client images, Seaton shows off her mixing magic--AND the formulas she used to create these gorgeous results! "My inspiration for each of these was fall!" she says. "I love making drab color rich when a new season comes around."

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"This is a before-and-after of my client who had grown out, faded color," Seaton says. "I used L'Oreal Professionnel Richesse Semi Permanent Color in 4.62 (4 Red Violet) and 4.15 (4 Blue Red Violet) with extra red shots. Her hair was sooo much softer and shinier!"


"My client in this photo was a natural Level 5, who had 100-percent virgin hair," she says. "So we created an all-over 6.1 and 7.1 L'Oreal Professionnel Majirel with 20-volume developer, and added some highlights using 10-volume L'oreal Professionnel Platinium. Her hair is thick and naturally long and gorgeous!"

"This client of mine is a natural Level 5-6. We used L'Oreal Professionnel Platinium with 30-volume developer, and then toned her hair with L'Oreal Professionnel Richesse P10 and P02."


WE WANT TO SEE YOUR WORK! Want to be modernsalon.com's next featured artist? Send your work, and info on how you did it (color formulas, steps on styling or cutting method, etc) to MODERN's Alison Shipley ashipley@vancepublishing.com.






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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