COLOR CORRECTION: From Brassy Orange to Tawny Brunette

By Lauren Quick | 06/10/2014 2:58:00 PM


Los Angeles colorist and stylist Sema Conde takes us through a step-by-step color correction from brassy orange to a tawny brunette--PLUS styling! Brassy hair is no joke; here is how she fixed one client's orange-hued hair:

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STEP 1: Base is Redken Cover Fusion 6NA + 15vol, two inches out.

STEP 2: Six lowlights on each side with Redken Cover fusion 6NA + 9vol, then Redken Cover Fusion 6N + 9vol mid-section, ends out.

STEP 3: Balayage with 40vol.


STEP 1: Blow out with no brush, 100 percent dry.

STEP 2: Smooth ends with a flat iron in big sections.

STEP 3: Use a 1-inch curling iron to curl the root and leave the ends out.

Gloss if you need to; Conde didn't have to. To see more of Sema Conde's work, check out her Instagram account.



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Lauren Quick, Assistant Editor for Modern Salon | Salon Today | First Chair

Lauren has been Assistant Editor since January 2014. Lauren attended the University of Missouri School of Journalism and is an avid Tigers fan. Her emphasis area was magazine journalism, specifically editing, and she obtained minors in sociology and Spanish. Lauren was a department and web editor for Vox magazine and a reporter for the Columbia Missourian newspaper before she worked at Modern Salon.

She grew up in Springfield, Mo., and now lives in the Chicago area with her wheaten terrier, Lucy. You can e-mail Lauren at or connect on Google+.


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Mel Stevens    
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June, 19, 2014 at 02:57 AM

Love the hair color! I might try this out with my Karmin G3 flat iron :)

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