TRANSFORMATION: Going For A Subtle Brown Sombre

Maggie Mulhern | May 31, 2015 | 4:09 PM

Susie Pham (@hairbysusiepham), a freelance artist based in San Jose, California, had fun with a first time client. "She found me on Instagram and booked the appointment," says Pham. "She wanted a dimensional subtle brown shade on her dark brown virgin hair with light, reddish ends. She had not colored her hair for a very long time after years of bleached highlights. She was looking for a healthy outcome."

Here Pham shares the HOW TO:

Step 1: Balayage her hair with 20 volume starting in the front and sides, then switch to 30 volume in the back. Blend with 40 volume for the top layers.

Step 2: Process in plastic wrap for 20 minutes. Rinse and shampoo.

Step 3: Tone with Schwarzkopf Igora (2 part 7/65 + 1 part 7/55 + 10 volume ). Process for 10 minutes.

Step 4: Finish with lose curls using 1 1/5 curling iron and loosen up with fingers.   

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