HOW TO: Brunette Ombre to Copper Using Joico Vero K-PAK

By Alison Alhamed | 11/28/2012 12:20:00 PM


click image to zoom MODERN Facebook fan Megan Allen, a stylist at Salon 29:11 in Smithfield, North Carolina, sent us this before and after picture of her client Sarah who, she says, often requests a dramatic change.

"She always wants to go bold," Allen says. "Here is one change where we went from a dark brown with ombré tips to a vibrant copper red."

Step one: Pre-lighten the hair with Joico Vero K-PAK cream lightener with 30-volume Vero developer. Beginning at the mid-shaft, apply the lightener through the scalp and the ends last.

Step two: After shampooing, use 3 oz. of 6RC Joico Vero K-PAKcolor with 3 oz. of 10-volume Vero developer!

Step three: Process according to manufacturer's instructions.

Step four: After shampooing and conditioning, style the hair using a 3/4" barrel curling iron and separate the curls to give it a soft wave.

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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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