Kenra Color Formula by Robb Dubre: Cool and Warm Blonding How To

By Alison Alhamed | 03/25/2013 10:34:00 AM


This blonde beauty, as seen in the April issue of MODERN SALON, was created by Kenra Artistic and Technical Director Robb Dubre. With a vision of "Blonde Contradiction," Dubre wanted to maintain the intergity of the hair while still showcasing cool and warm tones for a look that definitely turns heads.

“Today’s blondes are not interested in having just cool or just warm tones. They demand both,” Dubre says. “Creating a shimmering contradiction blond is easily replicated with a dimensional toning service, using Kenra Color Rapid Toners.”

The Artist
Robb Dubre, Kenra Artistic and Technical Director

All using Kenra Color

Existing Level: 6
Formula 1: Permanent 1 oz. 9A+ 1 oz. 40-volume developer
Formula 2: Lightener + 10-volume developer
Formula 3: Rapid Toner 1 oz. VP + 2 oz. 9-volume Activator
Formula 4: Rapid Toner 1 oz. GC + 2 oz. 9-volume Activator

Step 1: Apply Formula 1 to existing natural hair. Process 30 minutes, shampoo and condition.
Step 2: Create connecting marquis shapes through the front hairline and recession areas.
Within each marquis, foil slices of Formula 2.
Step 3: Immediately apply Formula 3 to hair between foils.
Step 4: Using an applicator bottle, alternate diagonal slices of Formulas 3 and 4 through
remaining hair. Process up to 5 minutes, then protect color for up to 40 shampoos with Kenra
Platinum Reparative Shampoo and Conditioner



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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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