How-To: Trending Copper Color Melt

Written by Matrix TeamMay 1, 2024

Read time 5 min

Matrix Copper Mega Melt

Clients love copper hair because it looks flattering on all skin tones and has a more low-key feel that is natural-looking and easy to maintain. As we head into spring where warm colors are more in demand, colorists will be getting lots of requests for copper hair from clients. Matrix’s Mega Melt Service is a simple three-step service that colorists can implement to upgrade their current color melt technique to create a variety of color trends including copper. It offers shiny and multidimensional results, maintains clients’ hair health with pre-bonded formulas that reinforce weakened bonds, and ensures longevity with a color service that lasts 24 shampoos.

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Another benefit of the Mega Melt Technique is that two of the products used in the service, Matrix SoColor Pre-Bonded, and Matrix Tonal Control Pre-Bonded come in a 3 oz. tube instead of 2 oz. like most hair color brands, giving colorists more bang for their buck by increasing the number of uses that come with the product so they can service more clients and increase salon revenue.

Matrix’s top-selling formula for ombre copper hair is the Spicy Flare, which consists of 4N for saturated root coverage, 7GM for a rich hold mocha reflect on mids, and 8C on lengths for bold dynamic copper ends. Below are the three simple steps for achieving the Mega Melt Technique for your clients.

Color Melt Service

Step 1: Using a balayage technique, apply Matrix High-Riser Pre-Bonded in foil or free hand to lighten your client's hair

Step 2: Next, select a Matrix SoColor Pre-Bonded shade based on your client’s natural level & percentage of gray. Apply to roots.

Step 3: Using Matrix Tonal Control Pre-Bonded shades, choose a shade slightly lighter than the client’s root formula and apply to the mids, then melt into the lightest shade on the ends. 

To learn more, check out celebrity hair colorist and Matrix global brand ambassador George Papanikolas (@georgepapanikolas) as he demonstrates the full-length Mega Melt Technique in this video.