How To Achieve a Natural-Looking Copper Red

By Alison Shipley Alhamed | 04/13/2012 9:31:00 AM

 

click image to zoom Lighter and brighter, rich and glossy, shimmering tones—hair color is heating up for the new season. Though red is a staple year-round, longer summer days bring lighter tones, intricate dimension and plenty of shine to summer updates and transitions. In this how to, featured in the April issue of MODERN SALON, Kenra Professional Artistic and Technical Director Robb Dubré creates a crave-worthy coppery red blend using a combination of lightening, glazing and Kenra Color.

The Artist
Robb Dubré
Artistic and technical director, Kenra Professional

The Vision
Transition deep winter reds to a natural copper blend. Perfect for the client who wants a natural enhancement with no obvious regrowth.

The Formula
Formula A: Kenra Color Lightening Powder mixed 1:1 with Kenra Color Permanent Coloring Creme Developer 10 volume
Formula B: 1/2 oz. 7CG with 1/2 oz. Kenra 10 volume
Formula C: 2 oz. Kenra Color 9 volume Activator, 3/4 oz. 8C Kenra Demi-Permanent Coloring Crème
and 1/4 oz. 7CG Kenra Demi-Permanent Coloring Crème.

The Application
Step 1: Alternate fine slices of Formulas A and B in back-to-back foils through the crown and fringe.
Step 2: Process 30 minutes to achieve Level 8 with lowlights. Shampoo.
Step 3: Apply demi glaze (Formula C); process 25 minutes.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Alison Shipley Alhamed

Alison Shipley 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.

You can find Alison on Google+ or e-mail her at ashipley@modernsalon.com.

 


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Mitch    
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San francisco  |  April, 14, 2012 at 09:21 PM

Hard to know much about this when one doesn't know the model's natural or beginning color, before and afters are much more useful. ..

Erinn    
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Mass.  |  July, 21, 2012 at 05:42 PM

I agree, I need to know client natural hair color level!!!

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