Constance Robbins (@constancerobbins), an independent salon owner at her own private studio in Upland, Ca., has been an artistic educator at Matrix for 12 years and is a certified Matrix CRAFT Color Master. Her passion is hair painting and color correction and has an deep love for redheads of any shade. "This guest was a ready for a big change and gave me creative freedom as long as I kept her in the copper family," says Robbins. "I jumped at the chance to give her an attention grabbing, yet still wearable red. She came in with about an inch of natural level 7 new growth, level 6 warm brown demi permanent through the mid lengths, and blonde balayage ombre through the ends. Instead of adding more lightener or doing a color remover, I wanted to work with the depth and dimension she already had and utilized Matrix Socolor Sored boosters to do my color correction work for me."

Formula 1- Matrix Socolor 3 parts 5W + 1 part 5RC + Matrix 10 volume developer.

Formula 2- Matrix Socolor 6RC + Sored Red Copper + Matrix 20 volume developer

Formula 3- Matrix Colorsync 2 parts HDCR + 1 part HDRR + Matrix 10 volume developer.


Step 1: Apply Formula 1 at the scalp onto the new growth only.

Step 2: Immediately apply Formula 2 through the mid lengths onto the brown band, making sure to fully saturate each section. 

Step 3: Apply Formula 3 to the previously lightened ends. Process 20 minutes. Shampoo and condition with Biolage Advanced Keratindose. 

Step 4: Cut into long inverted layers. Apply Style.Link Smooth Setter with Gloss Booster and blow-dry with a large round brush. For curls, spray with Style.Link Heat Buffer and curl hair in opposing directions with a 1.25” marcel, leaving the ends out for a beachy finish and spray with Style.Link Texture Builder.




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