“This guest had a 4 plus month grow out level 3 darkest brown and the ends were a fade vivid at a level 10 with a mint stain,” says Franco Hernandez (@hairbyfranco) of Colour Luxe Salon, Huntington Beach, California. “She requested a ‘creation’ of a deep to vibrant red.”

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WHAT FUN!!!

Here Hernandez shares the details for the dramatic makeover/color correction:

STEP 1: Lift natural regrowth using Goldwell Silk lift (no ammonia) and 20 vol (6%). Process for 15 minutes. (The result was a gold blonde, a perfect base palette). Shampoo and dry the hair.

STEP 2: Apply a base formula along the pre-lifted area from scalp to the line of demarcation using Goldwell 6RR/Max and 20 volume (6%) also adding 10 ml of Pure Pigments Red (for added red intensity). 

STEP 3: To the rest of the strand (which was the most lightened from previous lifting) apply Goldwell Elumen Play Red (“for a direct dye vibrancy.”) Process for 30 minutes.

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PRO NOTE: “The result was a cherry treat. I chose to show the before in the pre-lightened stage as many ask me what is the ideal pre-lighting needed as often the hair is extremely too dark for a vibrant red result.”

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