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HOW-TO: Parisian Brunette Featuring Alexa Chung

by Lauren Salapatek | March 1, 2018
Parisian Brunette featuring Alexa Chung, L'Oreal Professionnel Brand Ambassador and International Fashion Designer, Model, Host and Author
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L'Oréal Professionnel introduces Color Me French: The Parisian Nudes collection. Brought to life by Alexa Chung, L'Oréal Professionnel’s newest brand ambassador, this collection highlights the more subtle, natural, Parisian- inspired hair colors. This perfectly Parisian palette includes 20 beautiful shades, ranging from the softest beige to the richest browns.

With Color Me French, you can create a sophisticated balance of depth, dimension and shine.

Shop The Collection here. 

 

GET THE LOOK:

For Virgin Hair:

Formula 1INOA 5N and 20-vol INOA Rich Developer with Smartbond Step 1

Formula 2 – INOA 6.13 and 30-vol INOA Rich Developer with Smartbond Step 1

STEP 1: Sectioning

  • Create a horseshoe section from the corner of each eyebrow around the head.
  • Secure all hair above and below the horseshoe section.

STEP 2: Application

  • Apply Formula 1 as a global application at the regrowth area, maintaining established sections.
  • Set timer for appropriate processing time.
  • Release the section at the nape, apply Formula 2 to the mid-lengths and ends of this section, smudging where the two formulas meet.
  • Release the section at the crown, apply Formula 1 to the mid-lengths and ends.
  • Allow to process until development time is complete.
  • Rinse thoroughly and apply Smartbond Step 2, process for up to 10 minutes.

STEP 3: Removal and Rinsing

For Previously Colored Hair:

Formula 1Majirel 6.13 and 20-vol Majicreme Developer with Smartbond Step 1
Formula 2Freehand Techniques Powder with 20-vol Majicreme Developer with Smartbond Step 1
Formula 3DIA Light 7.31 and 6-vol DIActivatuer Developer with Smartbond Step 1

STEP 1: Sectioning

  • Create a horseshoe section from the corner of each eyebrow around the head. 
  • Secure all hair above and below the horseshoe section.

STEP 2: Application:

  • Apply Formula 1 as a global application at the regrowth area, maintaining established sections.
  • Set timer for appropriate processing time.
  • Release the section at the nape.

STEP 3: Balayage

  • Using the L’Oréal Professionnel Balayage technique, create subtle highlights on a few select pieces using Formula 2.
  • Apply Formula 1 throughout the remaining midlengths and ends in this section.
  • Release the section at the crown; continue balayage technique to create soft highlights on a few select pieces using Formula 2.
  • Apply Formula 1 throughout the remaining midlengths and ends in this section.
  • Allow to process until development time is complete.

STEP 4: Glossing

  • Gloss with Formula 3 to desired level and tone.

STEP 5: Removal and Rinsing

Register for an Academy class today!

L'Oreal Professionnel offers education in disciplines such as balayage, styling, color, cutting and development.

Visit: www.pro.us.lorealprofessionnel.com/academy for our 2018 class offerings and registration page!