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Formula How-To: Caramel Swirl by Aloxxi

Victoria Wurdinger | October 16, 2015 | 2:10 PM

Color adds texture and dimension to the model’s natural base.




Natural level 6


Formula 1: 10 g Aloxxi Tones 7N + 10 g Tones 6N with 40 g 7-volume developer


Formula 2: 15 g Dimensions .0 with 15 g 40-volume developer


Formula 3: 15 g White Lightener with 30 g 20-volume developer


Formula 4: 15 g Tones 9NA with 30 g 7-volume developer


1. Apply Aloxxi ColourPrime Pre-Color Treatment. Create a wave section on the top and secure. Secure the front perimeter directly in front of the wave section. Apply Formula 1 to all remaining hair.


2. Starting at the back of the wave section, and working toward the face, apply Formula 2 in diagonal slices. Apply Formula 1 in-between the foils. Process 20 minutes, then rinse.


3. Balayage the front perimeter section with Formula 1 and Formula 3. Utilize Formula 3 to accent the natural fall of the hair. Process 30 minutes, then rinse thoroughly and apply ColourLock Post-Color Finisher.


4. Glaze all the hair with Formula 4. Process 10 minutes, then rinse thoroughly and apply ColourLock Post-Color Finisher.


Hair: Marilyn Cole, Erin Nelson, Peggy Wright for Aloxxi

Makeup: Noel Nichols

Photography: Dani Brubaker

Fashion styling: Lisa Peckham


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