Megan Perez, @hairbymeganperez, keeps this brunette hair color completely cool thanks to Schwarzkopf Professional®. After highlighting with BLONDME + 20-volume developer, she performed a color melt using IGORA VIBRANCE 4-33, 9-12 and 6-23 all from the new IGORA COOLS collection.
Many pros believe the ability to create beautiful, realistic cool and neutral hair color shades is the true test of a colorist’s skill. Whether it’s an icy blonde or a rich, brass-free brunette, these shades require serious knowledge of color theory, formulation and placement. It’s also hugely helpful to have cool color shades at the ready--sophisticated shades you can trust to produce the results your clients crave and that you envision. Well now there’s a new range of colors from Schwarzkopf Professional® that does just that!
IGORA COOLS: COOL COLOR RESULTS ON ANY BASE
For this cool blonde result, Lisa Tucker, @rootedwithlisa, used IGORA ROYAL 20g 8-21 + 10g 8-0 for gray coverage on the roots; BLONDME + 20-volume developer to lighten the hair and IGORA VIBRANCE 1-oz. 9-12 + ¼ oz. 9-0 to gloss.
The new IGORA COOLS is a dedicated collection of eight new IGORA ROYAL and IGORA VIBRANCE shades ranging from subtle hues of jade to cendré (the French word for ashy) that allow you to create beautiful, cool color results even on darker bases. All IGORA COOL shades are especially designed to provide strong neutralization when you’re lifting or highlighting. The unique combination of pigments in the formula is tailored to a variety of bases, to counteract unwanted warmth, from red to yellow, offering the beautiful, cool color results your clients demand.
For this cool fall tone, Lisa Tucker used shades from the new IGORA VIBRANCE COOLS Collection as the base shade, lowlight formula and glaze, along with hand-painted highlights using BLONDEME Clay Lightener.
“These tones control warmth without a flat end result,” says Lisa Tucker, @rootedwithlisa. “I find that I get up to 2x more shine with IGORA VIBRANCE, up to 50 percent more white hair blending and it lasts up to 25 shampoos. I also love the fact that I can choose from gel or cream developers so I can easily paint or tone. The possibilities are endless!”
WHAT’S IN THE MIX?
Want a closer look at the IGORA COOLS Collection? Here’s a deep dive into the IGORA ROYAL and IGORA VIBRANCE lineups:
IGORA ROYAL 9-11/Extra Light Ash Blonde: Use it on levels 7 & 8 to counteract unwanted yellow-orange tones.
IGORA ROYAL 9-19/Extra Light Violet Ash Blonde: Use it on levels 8 & 9 to counteract unwanted yellow.
IGORA ROYAL 8-21/Light Ash Blonde: Use it on levels 6-8 to counteract yellow and gold/orange tones.
IGORA ROYAL 7-13/Medium Matte Ash Blonde: Use it on levels 5-7 to counteract unwanted orange tones.
IGORA ROYAL 6-31/Dark Matte Ash Blonde: Use it on levels 4-6 to counteract red/orange tones.
IGORA VIBRANCE 9-12/Extra Light Ash Blonde: Use it on levels 8 & 9 to counteract unwanted yellow.
IGORA VIBRANCE 6-23/Dark Matte Ash Blonde: Use it on levels 5 & 6 to counteract orange-red.
IGORA VIBRANCE 4-33/Medium Extra Matte Brown: Use it on levels 3-5 to counteract red.
IGORA ROYAL permanent color is ideal for high-performance colors with long-lasting results, while IGORA VIBRANCE is your go-to for low-commitment looks, toning, lowlighting and color refresh services. Used together, these formulas offer the Schwarzkopf Professional® Dual-System approach. This system is ideal because the porosity of hair can affect how the color deposits and reflects, so a demi-permanent color will sometimes deposit more evenly, keep the hair healthier and produce more shine. Schwarzkopf Professional® makes Dual-System Application a breeze thanks to matching portfolios in both the IGORA ROYAL and IGORA VIBRANCE collections. “Dual-System Application,” says Lisa Tucker, “is one of the many benefits of working with Schwarzkopf Professional®.”
HOW-TO: COOL FOILAYAGE
Highlights on darker bases pose a real challenge. It’s important to neutralize the warm, lifted sections and provide your clients with a seamless result. Here’s a solution—a foil balayage followed by a root melt via bottle application to blend the roots with the mid-lengths and ends.
Formula 1/balayage - IGORA VARIO BLOND SUPER PLUS lightener + IGORA ROYAL OIL DEVELOPER 6% /20 VOL. (1:2)
Formula 2/root melt 1 - IGORA VIBRANCE 6-23 + IGORA VIBRANCE ACTIVATOR LOTION 1.9% | 6 VOL(1:1)
Formula 3/root melt 2 - IGORA VIBRANCE 7-42 + 9-12 (3:1) + IGORA VIBRANCE ACTIVATOR GEL 1.9% | 6 VOL(1:1)
HOW-TO: COOL LIGHT SPIRAL CURLS
When lifting and neutralizing textured hair, you must not only deal with unwanted warmth, but you also have to be aware of the delicate nature of this hair type. The solution? Prelighten with different developer strengths to create a dimensional base and maintain hair integrity, followed by a full head bottle application of IGORA VIBRANCE to tone and neutralize underlying warmth.
formula 1/prelighten - IGORA VARIO BLOND PLUS LIGHTENER + IGORA ROYAL OIL DEVELOPER 3% | 10 VOL. (1:2)
formula 2/prelighten - IGORA VARIO BLOND SUPER PLUS LIGHTENER + IGORA ROYAL OIL DEVELOPER 6% | 20 VOL. (1:2)
formula 3/tone - IGORA VIBRANCE 9-12 + 0-00 (1:1) + IGORA VIBRANCE ACTIVATOR GEL 1.9% | 6 VOL. (1:1)
With five new permanent shades and three new demi-permanent shades, the IGORA COOLS collection raises your neutralization game and gives you more options than ever for creating rich, natural-looking shades, from light to dark. Bring these shades into your dispensary and get ready to be inspired! https://salonory.com/
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