As a colorist, gray coverage is an extremely important service to understand, because the question isn’t whether hair will gray or not… it is “when”? In this COLORIST CONFESSION we learn about how to cover gray hair while simultaneously adding highlights during the processing time. Perfecting this service will not only save you time, but will leave your clients with more color depth, style accentuation, and a yourthful appearence. Hear what David Stanko, Redken Educator and sought after colorist worldwide, has to say about the products he chose to use and why.


COLORIST CONFESSION: GRAY BE GONE

"Gray coverage is the priority. Keeping this in mind, 10 minutes into full processing, I mix Up to 7 + 10 vol. Pro-oxide Developer and randomly place foil highlights throughout the fringe and top layers of the hair. I stay away from Zone 1 and gently blend Up to 7 to create a softly grown-in look. This also allows the re-touch and highlight formulas to complete processing at the same time."
-David Stanko

 

 

THE CLIENT

Gloria is a Natural Level 3 with 75% gray. She wants to cover her gray and add lighter pieces, but to save money, she only gets the lighter pieces during every other salon visit. 
 

THE FORMULA

Cover gray with Cover Fusion and highlight with Up to 7 De-Dusted Lightener

FOR ZONE 1:
Cover Fusion 4NN + 20 Vol. Pro-oxide Cream
Developer to cover resistant gray. This must process for a full 35-40 minutes.

FOR HIGHLIGHTS:
Up to 7 De-Dusted Lightener + 10 Vol. Pro-oxide Cream Developer
 

OPTIONAL GLAZE

1 ¾ oz. Crystal Clear Shades EQ Gloss 
¼ oz. 08GN Ivy Shades EQ Gloss
2 oz. Shades EQ Processing Solution

 

In this 8 part series you’ll hear COLORIST CONFESSIONS for all types of shades and scenarios. If you missed part one: "Endless Summer", or part two: "High Drama Highlights" check them out here! & be sure to stalk Redken to see when part four - "DIY REDO" arrives. 

For more education and information about the COLORIST CONFESSION series take a peek at Redkenpro.com and learn more about Blonde Idol here!


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