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Brilliant Brunette, Color How-To

July 10, 2011 | 11:58 PM
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Hair: Julien Farel Color: Michael Liang Photography: Roberto Ligresti Make-up: David Maderich, Fashion styling: Elodie Ozanne
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When I create a look, it’s not about what’s in fashion, but what’s going to look great after she leaves the salon. —Julien Farel
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Begin with the lightener. Blend L’Oréal Professionnel Pure Platinium with 30-volume developer in a bowl. Brush the lightener onto a color comb.
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Using the baliage technique, apply lightener from roots to line of demarcation. Work in two-inch partings from the nape to crown.
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Cotton and clear plastic are used to separate the sections.
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Continue working forward, applying to finer sections around the face.
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Use heat from a blow dryer to speed up the processing to the last applications.
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While the front is processing, rinse the back that has lifted to the desired shade. Once the front processes, shampoo and condition the hair.
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Follow with a demi perm as a toner all over. Blend dark blonde with its own processing lotion.
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Apply in one-inch sections from roots to ends.
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Process for 10 minutes, shampoo and condition.
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Michael Liang, Julien Farel salon colorist, completes the look with a natural, dimensional brunette.
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