Redken Brand Ambassador Johnny Ramirez @johnnyramirez gives us a look at the steps he takes when creating his trademarked Lived In Color™.
Teasylights: 1 Pod (15g) Flash Lift Pods Bonder Inside + 1 oz. (30ml) 20 Volume Pro-Oxide Developer
Global Highlights: 3 Pods (45g) Flash Lift Pods Bonder Inside + 3 oz. (90ml) 20 Volume Pro-Oxide Developer
Gloss (Zone 1): 1 oz. (30ml) Shades EQ Gloss 05N Walnut + 1 oz. (30ml) Shades EQ Gloss 07N Mirage +2 oz. (60ml) Shades EQ Processing Solution
Gloss (Zone 2): 2 oz. (60ml) Shades EQ Gloss 010VG Baby +2 oz. (60ml) Shades EQ Processing Solution
1: Separate the front from the back with a vertical parting from the top of the head to the top of the ear. Repeat on the opposite side. Divide the back equally with a vertical parting from the top of the head to the center of the nape, and from the top of the head to the front hairline.
2: Start by determining where you want your highlights placed using the eyebrow, nose or lips as a guide.
3: Working from the part line down, on the front left quadrant, take your first diagonal forward section. To backcomb, take a slice, insert comb horizontally within the section and “push” towards the scalp. Then place foil underneath, and apply Teasylight Formula saturate and secure foil. Working your way down the hairline in 1/4″ sections, repeat technique and application continuously lowering highlight placement further down than the previous section to create the Lived-In Color™ look until the quadrant is complete.
4: Repeat on the opposite right front section until complete.
5: Starting at the back left quadrant, continue technique and application. Placement is determined by last foil in front quadrant, continuing to lower the placement incrementally until quadrant is complete.
6: Repeat on quadrant 4. Once complete, foils should mirror placement on the opposite side for a halo effect around the head.
7: Process at room temperature for up to 50 minutes. Shampoo with Redken Acidic Bonding Concentrate. Dry hair.
Steps (Global Highlight)
1: Separate the hair from the highest points of the hairs recession down to the center back of the nape creating a mohawk section. Separate the remainder of hair from the high point of the head to the top point of the ear, separating the front from the back.
2: Starting at the back nape of the mohawk section, take a fine 1/4″ horizontal section, with a micro slice, and place on a foil. Apply Global Highlight Formula and saturate. Fold and secure. Continue to drop down sections working your way up the back of the head to the top of the crown and complete the entire back mohawk section.
3: Working with the back right vertical side sections, behind the ear, take fine 1/4″ vertical back section with a micro slice, and place on a foil. Apply Global Highlight Formula and saturate. Fold and secure. Continue to drop down sections moving from the left and right section to maintain even lift, leaving hair out in between foil to create dimension. Make sure to not overlap lightener on previously lightened hair from teasylight application. Complete back side sections until you reach the top of each vertical back side sections.
4: Starting at the front mohawk section, take a fine1/4″ horizontal section with a micro slice , starting at the hairline and place on a foil. Apply Global Highlight Formula and saturate. Fold and secure.
5: Next, working from the right to left the vertical back front quadrants take a 1/4″ take diagonal back sections with a micro slice, and place on a foil. Apply Global Highlight Formula and saturate. Fold and secure. Repeat until both front quadrants are complete.
6: Process at room temperature for up to 50 minutes. Rinse and apply Acidic Bonding Concentrate Shampoo to wet hair, lather and rise. Dry hair.
- Apply Gloss Formula 1 to zone one, with a wide tooth comb stretch gloss formula 1 into zone 2.
- Apply Gloss Formula 2 to both zones 2 and 3 using Global Application. Process at room temperature for 20 minutes.
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