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How-to Get Chrissy Teigen's Rich, Brunette Hair Color

Chandler Rollins | March 2, 2015 | 1:23 PM
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As flocks of celebs go lighter for spring, one dares to go bold.

Chrissy Teigen, the 29-year-old Sports Illustrated model and wife to Oscar-winning singer John Legend, showed off her new brown locks during a photoshoot in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. A total contrast to the beauty's signature "bronde" waves, the vampish, dark hue drew attention from over 70,000 followers on Instagram with the caption "ARRRRR."

MODERN spoke to the mastermind behind Teigen's color transformation, David LopezT3 lead hairstylist. "Because the color change was so last minute and not meant to be a permanent change, I used a demi permanent color," he says.  Lopez began by applying Kenra's Color Demi Permanents in 5NB from the roots to about half way down the hair length. He then melted a formula of 15g of 5NB with 25G of 7NB Demi on the last four inches of hair. To create added dimension, he hand painted conditioner onto pieces around the hairline and interior and left them out. At the sink, he ran the color though all of the hair for about three minutes before rinsing. 

Want to create this look on your clients? Lopez has three expert tips for making the transition from light to dark hair. 

1. Pre-pigment hair according to your final desired shade to make sure the color holds and lasts. 

2. Always use a porosity equalizer like Kenra Professional's Porosity Equalizer to help prepare the hair to absorb color evenly. 

3. Avoid flat, overly saturated color when taking someone from the blonde family into the world of brunettes. Mixing shades and utilizing the existing blonde will help create a natural, dimensional look that will always be flattering. 

For those who are fans of Teigen's sun-kissed strands, fear not. Lopez says she plans on going lighter soon. Whether it's blonde, bronde or brown, we think the supermodel can pull off just about any hue. 


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