The Perfect Mix of Cool Reds: Formula by Rusk's Gerard Caruso

By Alison Alhamed | 03/25/2013 10:54:00 AM


Ah, red. It seems this color, now more than ever, is in the spotlight. From the cover of MODERN's April issue, to the award-winning Jessica Chastain, red is a classic color! However, it is a color that opens the door time and time again with new variations on tone. In this red, seen in the April issue of MODERN, Rusk Artistic Director Gerard Caruso created a stunning finish full of shine, topped off with a full fringe and a smoky eye.

Caruso says a perfect mix of cool reds is the ideal choice for green eyes and light skin--with color results like this, wouldn't you agree?

The Artist
Gerard Caruso
Rusk Artistic Director

Natural Level: 7 Medium Blonde

Mix Deepshine Conditioning Cream Haircolor ¾ parts 6.R Brilliant Red + ¼ part 7.66RR Intense Red Blonde with 1½ parts Shine Enhancing 10-volume developer. Apply to re-growth area. Immediately mix ¾ parts 7.RR Intense Red Blonde + ¼ part 6.R Brilliant Red with 1½ parts Shine Enhancing
20-volume developer
. Pull through mid-shaft and ends. Process 35 minutes. Shampoo and condition with Rusk Deepshine Color Care, then use Hydrate. Finish with Rusk Designer Collection products.


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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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