For a look created exclusively for the Sept. 2013 issue of Modern Salon, Deb Gavin applied striking shades of red-violet and pearly copper via diagonal lines that allow for a subtle blending. The modern, tousled hairstyle goes perfectly with the bold, graphic lines of the accompanying fashion.
It’s a Blonde Thing™
10 vol. It’s a
20 vol. KeraHold
30 vol. KeraHold
Starting level: 6
Color Therapy™ formulations:
Formula A (lightener):
30 mL/1 oz. It’s a Blonde Thing™ Keratin Lightening System® powder
60 mL/2 fl. oz. 10 vol. It’s a Blonde Thing Developer
Formula B (background):
30 mL/1 fl. oz. KeraHold® 8.6/8R
20 mL/.67 fl. oz. KeraHold 7.62/7RV
50 mL/1.7 fl. oz. 20 vol. KeraHold Developer
Formula C (detail 1):
20 mL/.67 fl. oz. KeraHold 4.3/4G
20 mL/.67 fl. oz. KeraHold 4.6/4R
40 mL/1.35 fl. oz. 20 vol. KeraHold Developer
Formula D (detail 2):
10 mL/.33 fl. oz. KeraHold 90.3/11G
30 mL/1 fl. oz. KeraHold .48/CP
40 mL/1.35 fl. oz. 30 vol. KeraHold Developer
If needed, cleanse the canvas by applying Formula A, using a Color Therapy Technique Board.
Note: Start where the hair is deepest, and be sure to stay away from the new growth at the scalp area. Process to level 10 (approximately 5 to 10 minutes), and then shampoo and condition the hair with Keratin Complex® shampoo and conditioner.
Section a diamond shape at the top of the head. Create another diamond below it that is about 1 inch wide. From this smaller diamond, create vertical sub-sections to the perimeter.
Apply Formula B from scalp to ends in the first diamond section.
In the smaller diamond sub-section, take a slice and apply Formula B at the scalp, tilting the brush at a diagonal and then marrying Formula C to the ends. In the next slice, repeat the application, but marrying Formula D to the ends. The third slice should be painted with Formula B from scalp to ends. Finish the sub-section with this pattern.
Working on the vertical sub-sections to the perimeter of the head, apply Formula B scalp to ends, alternating Formula C and Formula D in the same manner as step 4. Proceed in this manner around the head, alternating the sub-sections between the three-slice pattern.
Process for 35 minutes, and then cleanse and condition with Keratin Complex shampoo and conditioner.
Add a Vitalshot™ to formulas to strengthen and rebuild the bonds of the hair.
Apply Infusion Keratin Replenisher to damp hair and work through to ends.
Apply Lift Off Root Amplifying Styling Gel to the root area.
Blow-dry with the HydraDry Dual Ion + Ceramic Professional Smoothing Dryer and a round brush.
Use MoldMe Matte Texturizing Cream to add texture, and finish with a spritz of Flex Flow Flexible Shaping Hairspray.