Red By Choice

Maggie Mulhern | May 26, 2015 | 5:41 AM

These 5 redheads are all members of the same family (nieces, cousins, that kind of thing).  All but one has been blessed with this natural shade. Can you guess which one?

The NOT natural red head (what we call "Red By Choice") went to famed and fabulous celeb colorist Rona O'Connor (@ronacolor), co-owner (with husband Luke) of Lukaro Salon and Spa, Beverly Hills, California, for some red magic. O'Connor call this shade "California Sun kissed Red" and here she shares the how to:

Applied to a previously colored and faded Red with no dimension, on a natural level 7 base. All color by Goldwell:

Regrowth base formula, formula #1: (Goldwell Top Chic) 30 mls 8K ,15 mls 7K,5 mls 8G,1 ml GG mix, blended with equal parts 10 volume peroxide.

Red lights and highlights: formula #2 , #3, and #4
red lights 2 and 3
#2, foil
20 mls 8kg ,3 mls GG mix with equal partst 20 volume peroxide
#3 foil
20 mls 8K ,5 mls 8G, 2 mls GG mix 1 ml KK mix = 10 volume peroxide
#4 Silk Lift lightener/regular with 10 volume Silk Lift peroxide.
#5 Toning gloss/ Goldwell Colorance regular:
10 mls 10 G ,10 mls 9KG, 5 mls 8G, 5 mls GG mix, 60 mls Colorance developer


Step 1: Apply foils, 1” apart, with #2 and #3 on the crown through the nape.

Step 2: Using #4, balayage the mid lengths through the ends randomly to create a sun kissed result.

Step 3: Add 2 slivers on the hairline in foils of #4 from ear to ear.

Step 4: Process all at the same time until formula #4 is golden apricot. In this case, 15 minutes after the last application.

Step 5: Rinse and shampoo with Goldwell Dual Senses Color Fade Stop Shampoo.

Step 6: Apply #5 (toning gloss) on towel blotted hair and proces for 10 minutes. Rinse and condition with Extra Rich Fade Stop Color Conditioner.


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