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HOW-TO: A Sophisticated Swirl of Brown Hues on a Level 1-2 Base

Lauren Salapatek | December 17, 2014 | 1:34 AM
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Look at this sophisticated swirl of light brown and caramel shades on level 1-2 base. We fell in love at first sight with this look by colorist Shonda Broadus (@shondabroadus) and had to share the formula!

This look is perfect for your dark-haired clients (level 1-2) looking to add some “punch” to their solid hair color. It's also an example of how to add a little flair without taking highlights too far. It’s all about meshing the right shades together to create a masterpiece!


STEP 1: “I began by cutting her layers for color placement,” says Broadus.

STEP 2: "After cutting my client’s hair, I applied Schwarzkopf Professional hair color 4-0, 5-35 with 20 volume on her roots."

STEP 3: “I balayaged the hair with Schwarzkopf Igora Royal Lightener with 30 volume."

STEP 4: "I let the hair process for 25 minutes and then I toned the hair with Schwarzkopf 8-65 and a pinch of 8-7 processing for 10 minutes."

STEP 5: After shampooing and conditioning, I blow dried her hair and styled.

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