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HOW-TO: Brown Hair with Dimensional Caramel Using Scruples Color

Jamie Newman | May 17, 2016 | 1:37 PM
Creative director: Mia Liguori, Scruples co-president creative, Session styling: Katie Nielsen, Scruples lead design team member, Cut: Katie Nielsen, Scruples lead design team member, Color: Amanda Evans, Scruples artist, Photography: Jake Thompson, Makeup: Kumi (photo credit: Scruples)
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For an ’80s inspiration, use texture as the base of the technique, highlighting the surface of each wave to create dimension throughout the twists and bends using Scruples haircolor.



Natural level 4


Formula 1: 1 oz 4N Scruples True Integrity Opalescent Crème Colour Level 4 Neutral with 1½ oz Pure Oxi 10-volume Crème Developer

Formula 2: 1 oz 6C Level 6 Copper + 1½ oz Pure Oxi 10-volume Creme Developer

Formula 3: 1 oz 6AN Illusionist Brilliant Crème Highlights Spiced Rum + 1 scoop Illusionist Brilliant Crème Highlights Accelerator

Powder with 1½ oz Pure Oxi 20-volume Crème Developer


1. Apply Formula 1 to the base area only.

2. Apply Formula 2 to the midshaft and ends. Process 30 minutes. Rinse and shampoo, then rinse again until the water runs clear

and condition. Dry thoroughly.

3. Backcomb the hair from base to ends. Wearing gloves, saturate your hands with Formula 3 and scrunch it into the backcombed hair until color is evenly saturated.

4. Process 30 minutes. Rinse, shampoo, then rinse again until water runs clear and condition.

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