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Keratin Complex “Veiling” Color Technique How-To

Elizabeth Jakaitis | May 7, 2015 | 12:54 PM

Keratin Complex International Creative Team Member Abraham Sprinkle introduces a new color technique that offers a more on-trend, sophisticated blend than ombre.

“The inspiration behind Tumbled Jasper is fusion,” Sprinkle says. “Pantone’s color of the year is Marsala (or browned-out maroon), and the goal was to use it in a fluid marriage between tones that normally would look harsh when paired. Freehand placements are strong for 2015, and we are seeing the exit of traditional ombre. Tumbled Jasper is a veiling technique, similar to when fashion designers use sheer overlays on top of solid fabrics.”

FORMULA AND APPLICATION

Natural level 8

Formula 1: It’s a Blonde Thing Keratin Lightening System, IABT lightener with 30-volume developer. Determine amounts based on hair length.

Formula 2: 15 ml (½ oz) Keratin Complex Demi-Glaze 10.2/10V + 15 ml (½ oz) Demi-Glaze 10.32/10NB with 60 ml (2 oz) Demi-Glaze Activator

Formula 3: 30 ml (1 oz) KeraHold 7.0 7/n + 3-inch ribbon KeraHold 5.62 5rv with 45 ml (1½ oz) 10-volume KeraHold developer.

1. Using Formula 1 in a standard virgin application, pre-lighten the hair to a level 10. Shampoo and rinse.

2. Apply Formula 2 to all hair and process 15 minutes. Then dry the hair as straight as possible.

3. Using gloved hands, coat the ends of the hair with Formula 3, feathering it upward in a random pattern. Process to the desired color depth.

Color and styling: Abraham Sprinkle
Makeup: Francisca Saavedra
Creative Direction: Ivie Richman and Kirstin Gundersen
Photography: Carol Plymill

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