by Erin Mohr
A color match technique using DIA Richesse with the help of Blond Studio.
“I was inspired to do highly visible color techniques for both curly and smooth looks.”
Formula 1: DIA Richesse 5.01/5NB + 9-vol DIActivateur Developer
Formula 2: Blond Studio Platinium Plus + 30-vol Blond Studio Nutri Developer
Formula 3: DIA Richesse 6.13/6BG + 9-vol DIActivateur Developer
Formula 4: DIA Richesse Metals .24/VC + 9-vol DIActivateur Developer
Section 1: Based off the part line section the hair into 4 quadrants
Section 2: Create a 1-inch section off the front hairline on both sides
Section 3: Create large diamond shapes slightly behind the ears
Apply Formula 1 as a global application retouch.
Once Formula 1 has been applied, working in the 1-inch section at the hairline create 3-4 balayage highlights on each side, with Formula 2, saturating completely using a planchette for control while working, and isolate each section with plastic.
Moving to the diamond sections behind the ears, create 4 balayage lowlights at each point of the diamond with Formula 3, continuing to isolate each section with plastic. Repeat on the other side. Process for 20 minutes, rinse thoroughly to remove and power dry.
Gloss and Treat:
Gloss with Formula 4, process up to 20 minutes, rinse thoroughly. Process for 10 minutes.
Removal and Rinsing:
Wet, emulsify, rinse and shampoo once with L’Oréal Professionnel A-OX Vitamino Color shampoo. Condition and preserve color radiance with a Serie Expert Powermix Color A-OX in-salon treatment.
Photography: Courtesy of L’Oréal Professionnel