How To: Create BOLD Orange, Blue and Red Color Formulas

By Alison Alhamed | 10/07/2013 10:28:00 AM

 

Hair, color and fashion styling: Chrystofer Benson
Photography: Joseph Cartright
Make-up: Danielle Donahue

Matrix Artistic Director Chrystofer Benson created this high-fashion color collection drawing inspiration from the color-motion picture process invented in 1916 known as “Technicolor,” celebrated for its saturated levels of color and finishes to the films.

“I took an old school idea of color with a modern, high-fashion approach of where the color and shine hits,” Benson says, who used Matrix Logics for this collection.

“This is a story all about strong color saturation to enhance the strong cuts.”

click image to zoom Natural level: 2
Prelightening: Logics Light Reactions Lightener + 30-volume developer
Base: 1 oz. Logics Colorcremes 1B + 1 oz. 10 volume developer

Formulas
Formula A: 1 oz. ColorSync 3V + ½ oz. clear + 2 oz. 10-volume developer
Formula B: ½ oz. Logics Primary Yellow Concentrate + ¼ oz. Logics Primary Red Concentrate + ¾ oz. 10-volume developer
Formula C: ¼ oz. Logics Primary Blue Concentrate + ¼ oz. clear + ½ oz. 10-volume developer
Formula D: 1 oz. Logics Colorcremes 1B + 1 oz. 10-volume developer

 

 

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Natural level: 6
Prelightening: Logics Light Reactions Lightener + 20-volume developer
Base: 1 oz. Logics Colorcremes 4RO + 3 drops of 1B + 1 oz. 10-volume developer

Formulas
Formula A: 1 oz. Logics Primary Red Concentrate + 1 oz 10-volume developer
Formula B: 1 oz. Logics Primary Yellow Concentrate + 6 drops Logics Primary Red Concentrate + 1 oz. 10-volume developer
Formula C: 1 oz. Logics Colorcremes 4RO + 3 drops of 1B + 1 oz. 10-volume developer

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Natural level: 4
Prelightening: Logics Light Reactions Lightener + 30-volume developer
Base: 1 oz Logics Colorcremes 2RV + 1 oz. 20-volume developer

Formulas
Formula A: 1oz. ColorSync 3V + ½ oz clear + 2 oz. 10-volume developer
Formula B: 1 oz. Logics Primary Red Concentrate + 1 oz. 10-volume developer
Formula C: 1 oz. Logics Colorcremes 2RV + 1 oz. 10-volume developer

 

 

 

 

 

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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.

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

 


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