COLOR CORRECTION: Blended Ashy Brunette With Soft Balayage

By Lauren Salapatek | 07/16/2014 2:11:00 PM

 

For this color correction, Caitlin Ashjian, hair colorist at Taboo Haircare (Instagram’s @taboohaircare) wanted to make her client’s hair look as blended and natural as possible. “I wanted to give her an ashier, lighter tone all over, but still working with a base color close to her natural color so it wouldn’t involve that much upkeep.”

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STEP 1: “I went through and neutralized her base using 7N (Davines, 20 volume) with pure blue additive to cancel out all the copper in her hair.”

STEP 2: “I pulled it about 6 inches down and let it process for 35 minutes.”

STEP 3: “Then, I washed it off and went through and gave her a full head of balayaged highlights using Wella Blondor Lightener with 40 volume.”

STEP 4: “I let the hair process and toned from her roots 3 inches down with 7,01 and 8N (double 7 volume) and pulled 9V and 10N (double 7 volume) through the rest."

STEP 5: “I combed it all together and let it process for 15 minutes.”

STEP 6: “I washed the hair using Kevin.Murphy Angel Wash. Then, I rinsed and dried it. To finish, I applied Kevin.Murphy Young Again Serum for a sleek blowout."

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Lauren Salapatek

Lauren Salapatek Lauren Salapatek, Web Editor for Modern Salon | Salon Today | First Chair.

(Previous positions: Associate Editor/E-Newsletter Content Production Manager)

Since January 2010, Lauren has worked for Modern Salon Media covering salon style, product and beauty trends, and business editorial for both print and online content. As of October 2013, Lauren’s role changed to Web Editor—now she manages all online editorial content for modernsalon.com, salontoday.com and firstchair.com. As part of her responsibilities, she creates, edits, organizes and curates content for all Modern Salon Media’s websites; manages the creation and production of all Salon e-newsletters; promotes Modern Salon Media’s digital content via several social media accounts (Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest); and maintains an editorial calendar to keep all Modern Salon Media’s websites timely and current.

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