ignited the December 2011 cover of Vanity Fair with multi-faceted ruby
tones streaming through her hair. The holistic exuberance of Scarlett's
uncompromisingly timeless beauty is accentuated with youthful vitality
of the pure reflections from the accents of her vibrant hair color. This
work by Jessica Diehl, the Fashion and Style Director for Vanity Fair,
stands as an archetypical paradigm of the exceptional results that
Organic Color Systems is capable of.
After seeing the final
work-product of this cover, I felt inspired to design and share some
formulations around these rich colors using the Organic Color Systems
non ammoniated color line. By mixing several of these formulations
together and placing them in various combinations, your hair color can
take on a natural beauty and reflection all to its own. Play with the
creative possibilities whether it is your application, placement, or
formulation but remember to always consider your starting level prior to
your formulation choice.
For a multi-tonal color,
pick at least 3 formulas to work through the entire head. Keep in mind
that when choosing these color levels that if there are 2 levels between
them, the result will be subtle in dimension while 3 or more level
differences will result in more dramatic results.
Organic Color Systems Formulation Ideas:
Formula 1/ Base Color:
Deep Scarlett Red: 1/4 oz 4FR, 1/4 oz 7FR, 1/4 oz 6BC, 1/4 oz 6RC, 1/4 oz XBO, 1 1/4 oz 20 volume Cream Activator
Formula 2/ Base Color:
Lighted Scarlett hue: 1/4 oz 6RC, 1/4 oz 5GD, ¼ oz XBO, 1/4 oz XBY, 1 oz 20 volume Cream Activator
Formula 3/ Mids and Ends:
Bright Copper Orange Pop: 1/2 7BC, 1/2 oz 6BC, 1/2 oz XBO, 1 1/2 oz 20 volume Cream Activator
Formula 4/ Mids and Ends:
Spicy Orange Copper: 1/2 oz 5RC, 1/2 oz XBO, 1 oz 20 volume Cream Activator
Unleash your Flair!
Part hair from ear to
ear separating the lower portion of the head from the top. Apply the
base color (Formula 1) to the entire root area of the lower portion of
the head, feathering slightly down random pieces of the mid-lengths and
ends of hair.
Apply your base color
(Formula 2) to the root area of the top portion of the head, feathering
out slightly to the mid-length portion of the hair with some flickering
through to the ends, until all of the root area of the head is covered.
After you have
successfully applied the chosen root formula to the entire head,
continue to work up the head form in a random circular pattern (See
Diagram 1), starting at the right back corner. Apply (Formula 3 + 4) to
the mid shaft and ends alternating between both formula choices in
sections/panels (See Diagram 2). Place foil over the previous section to
keep each colored section isolated from the previously colored hair.
Continue moving upward on the head form, laying the foil in rotation and
continuing to color the mids and ends alternating each formula choice.
Also, randomly add in root base color (Formula 1 and 2) to these mids
and end panels in your rotation, as you work your way up to the top of
the head. This will add in some of the base root color chosen throughout
your stunning new Scarlett color. Once you reach the top of the head
continue to grab sections/panels pulling through your multiple color
formulations until the entire head is saturated.
This technique is
perfect for either bowl & brush or bottle application. Always
consider density of hair in this color application technique.
With Organic Color
Systems, you no longer have to pre-pigment your blondes and thus your
sexy blondes are transformed to their new outrageous reds today in one
These warm, luscious reds are still hot for summer
2012 and with your own creativity you can take them to new heights of
I hope this Tech Tip has been helpful.
Organic Salon Systems
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