Business Card Makeover PLUS Elumen and Colorance Formulas

By Alison Alhamed | 05/20/2013 1:46:00 PM


click image to zoom MODERN Facebook fan Nicholas Moore-Perez, a colorist at Glitz Salon in Orion, Michigan, created this photoshoot to use on his business cards, as a way to showcase his color skills.

“I decided when I began doing hair that I would always use my own work on my cards,” he says. “For this collection I wanted to create something that would intrigue different types of clientele. Something edgy, modern but still wearable for the everyday client.”

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Base: Goldwell Topchic 35ml 10P + 15 ml 10A + 50ml Goldwell Topchic Lotion 30-volume
Ends: Goldwell SilkLift + 20-volume developer
Glaze: Goldwell Colorance 30ml 10P + 60ml Goldwell Colorance Lotion­

Before: 8K new growth, previously highlighted
Apply base color process for 35 minutes. Shampoo, apply SilkLift through ends process to a clean Level 9-10, then glaze.


Base: Goldwell Topchic 50ml 6VV + 50ml Goldwell Topchic Lotion 40-volume
Highlight: Goldwell SilkLift + 30-volume developer
Red: Goldwell Elumen 105ml RR@all + 15ml KK@all
Pink: Goldwell Elumen 30ml PK@all
Violet: Goldwell Elumen 15ml PK@all + 15ml VV@all

Before: 3N (new growth), 5R (ends)
Apply highlights in diagonal-back foils off the part. In fringe, create six back-to-back foils. Apply base in between foils, process. Shampoo, prepare with Elumen Prepare. Blow dry, then section out back-to-back slices in the fringe. Apply the pink and violet back to back, alternating every two foils. There should be two foils of pink, two foils of violet, then two foils of pink again. Apply the red formula throughout remaining hair and process under heat.


Base: Goldwell Colorance 30ml 4BP + 10ml 4V + 80ml Goldwell Colorance lotion
Ends: Goldwell Silk Lift + 30-volume developer
Glaze: Goldwell Colorance 30ml 7G + 60ml Goldwell Colorance lotion

Before: 4N
Apply the base color using a wide-tooth comb through the midlenths. Process 25 minutes. Shampoo and dry. Backcomb the entire head (using diagonal back sections around the face), the ends left from the backcombing are then lightened to a Level 7-8 and glazed at the bowl.






ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Alison Alhamed

Alison Alhamed, Editor in Chief of Modern Salon Magazine | Editor of First Chair

Since July 2008, Alison has worked across all brands under the MODERN SALON Media umbrella, including MODERN SALON, SALON TODAY, FIRST CHAIR and MODERN SALON TV. Alison’s passion for the beauty industry grew even deeper after she enrolled in beauty school, working as an editor by day and a student by night. Alison earned her cosmetology degree from Pivot Point International in Bloomingdale, Illinois, in May 2011.

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