How To: Color Melting and Ombre Formula and Steps

By Alison Alhamed | 09/27/2013 12:47:00 PM


Thanks to Pucci stylist and MODERN Instagram follower @drewjnoreen for sharing this fantastic and MUCH IMPROVED before and after. Here's how he did it:

"So this is one of my regular clients who was in Philly for a month with her mom... They decided to go to a salon and she asked for an ombre with red tones and had a picture as well to clarify what she was looking for.... Clearly, that didn't work out!" he says.

To correct this he used 3 different formulas and the feathering technique Dimitrios Tsioumas demonstrated in his ombre class. "Saw it in the email MODERN SALON sent out!!" he says.

Base: Formula 1: Wella KP (Koleston Perfect) 55/44 + 20 vol. Using a board to help press color in for saturation. "I applied just past the existing line of demarcation."

Mid Shaft: Formula 2: Wella KP 77/43 + 15 vol. Still using the board, he applied to mid shaft area up to formula 1 and then feathered the 2 colors together using the tip of a dry tint brush.

Ends: Formula 3: Wella CT (Color Touch) 0/00 + 6 vol. "Using my hand to press the clear glaze into her ends, I applied up to formula 2 and feathered the 2 colors together with the tint brush."

He processed everything together for 30 minutes with no heat.



Color Inspired by Rachel From "Friends"

COLOR CORRECTION: Dark Brown to Blonde
Hair Extension Before and After







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.

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