Marina Diakatos (@Marinaandthesummerday) of Lavish Body & Home, Scranton, PA., was thrilled her new client found her through Instagram. "She had asked her previous stylist for something similar to Kylie Jenner's teal hair but was never really happy with the outcome," says Diakatos. "It was over processed, not in good shape and she was so 'over' the color. She still wanted her hair to be vibrant so I decided on a color that would be more flattering for her and her skin tone. Plus her name is Ruby so I thought red was very fitting. I knew I'd have to remove the existing color, so I did it in the least damaging way."

Here she shares the HOW TO:

Step 1: Blend 40mls Goldwell Blonding cream with 80mls 20vol developer. Apply to colored sections of the hair, starting with the most pigmented parts.

Step 2: Process for 20 minutes and rinse.

Step 3: Towel dry and spray Goldwell Dualsenses Color Structure Equalizer evenly onto hair.

Step 4: Blend 40mls 5VV, 20mls 5R with 120mls Colorance lotion. Apply to mid shaft and ends. Then roots.

Step 5: Process for 30 minutes. Rinse and towel dry.

Step 6: Apply Joico Color Intensity in Ruby Red.

Step 7: Process for 10 minutes.Wash and apply Moroccanoil Intense Hydrating Mask for 10 minutes.


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