Hair Color Trends

Covering Up Gray Gracefully

July 10, 2011 | 10:29 PM
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Brian and Sandra Smith used real women with at least 50-percent gray to demonstrate SoColor Dream.Age from Matrix. Products Color: Matrix SoColor Dream.Age Shampoo and conditioner: Biolage rejuvatherapie Age Rejuvenating Stylers: Vavoom Height Of Glam Volumizing Mousse and ShapeMaker Shaping Spray; Design Pulse Messy Couture Molding Paste Blower: Hai Elite Brush: Nicholas French Comb: YSPARK Shears: FanOut Concealor: Smart Cover Bronzer: Your Name Cosmetics Curling iron: Infrashine Flatiron: Ergo Nails: OPI, Essie Rejuvenate hand creams Eyebrow shaping: Jane Iredale Bitty Brow Kit
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Examine the color against skin tone, at regrowth and against eye shade.
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Begin with the cut at the nape. Hold down and cut straight across to desired length.
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Blend up over the rounds. Take 1/2-inch vertical sections and pull up slightly. Cut to follow shape.
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Comb down and chip into ends at zero projection.
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At the fringe, lift up and chip to desired length.
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Bring 1/2-inch vertical sections up to this point and cut to guide.
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Pull up sections and point cut to soften.
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Dry the hair. Then point cut into ends for texture.
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Begin color application at regrowth. Using 6BC and 6NA (to make a brown copper) with 20-volume developer, apply in 1/4-inch sections.
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Blend through, coloring to line of demarcation. Process for 30 minutes.
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Now blend one part 6NA and two parts 6BC with 20 volume and draw through to the ends. Process for an additional 10-15 minutes. Total processing time is 45 minutes.
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