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In the name of science!! (A Color Cleanse story)

Started by Alia Trudgeon. Last reply by Marshal Hartman 4 hours ago. 7 Replies

Greetings Hair Color Magicians!I wanted to share a story with you guys.  In the name of science, knowledge and boredom with my own hair color, I decided to go blonde...but not just go blonde, I decided to go blonde while doing a bit of an experiment…Continue

Tags: #aveda, #avedacolor#olapleax, #olaplexvsaveda, #science, #olaplex

Aveda Enlightener Creme Booster

Started by Jason Sin. Last reply by Marshal Hartman 18 hours ago. 5 Replies

I have a few questions regarding the Creme Booster and hopefully someone may be able to answer them.I understand that it is used for on the scalp application to help soothe the scalp and also to give extra lift to the Enlightener.What I don't…Continue

Balayage Highlights/Hand Painted Highlights

Started by Katt Nicole Smith. Last reply by Marshal Hartman yesterday. 7 Replies

Hello!I am a student at the Aveda Institute Madison, and I have been practicing the balayage/hand painted highlighting technique (on guests and mannequin heads) and I've been running into reoccurring problem.I have watched many videos on this…Continue

Tags: HandPaintedHighlights, Student, Enlightener, Balayage, AvedaColor

Aveda Heartland Collection Winter Peach

Started by Kimberly Tvedten. Last reply by Kimberly Tvedten yesterday. 3 Replies

Does anyone know the formula for "Winter Peach" from the Aveda Heartlands Collection? I am transforming a die hard enlightener highlighted guest to a softer peachy, rose gold blonde. She still want to be bright but toned down. I wonder if the new…Continue

Manic panic hot pink wants natural brown

Started by Leah Barnhill. Last reply by Marshal Hartman yesterday. 8 Replies

Have a guest with TTD straight medium medium NL is about a 5/6 ash desires to be closer to natural side note she did have purple at the new growth but I used the max lift polishing formula to remove now left with hot pink... I am planning to take…Continue

Aveda Color Currents

Started by Marshal Hartman yesterday. 0 Replies

I know this is a throwback product and not one I've ever actually seen in person, it was discontinued LOOONG before I entered the beauty industry, but does anyone know if Aveda has any plans to develop a color current style product? Currently my…Continue

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Comment by Kate 21 hours ago

Looking for a formula for men's colour blending...similar to Redken's Camo Colour.  They had a quick processing time and it simply blended the colour as opposed to full coverage for men.  Have anyone of you had any luck with a blending formula for this??  Natural level 3 and about 50% grey, a bit more grey at the temples.  Wants absolutely no warmth.  Thanks in advance for any suggestions!

Comment by Nicole on Friday

Im on the hunt for a vibrant turquoise/teal Aveda formula. Is this attainable? It would be for prelightened level 9 (gold) hair. Help please!

Comment by Lupe Voss on May 3, 2015 at 6:26pm


What is a natural level 7 brown?  7 Cool (B)

7N 40g

Lt VB 8g (grey coverage for a cool Blonde)

Lt YO 8g (grey coverage for a cool Blonde)

Pastel B 12g

20 volume 40ml

If she appears too dark because of her T,T & D with that formula, try...

8N 40g

 Lt VB 6g

 Lt YO 6g

Pastel B 3g

Pastel V 3g

20 volume 40ml

Comment by Lisa Vogel on May 3, 2015 at 5:38pm

We have a tricky salon client, we've all taken a stab at the formula and it's still not exactly right. Would love your expert opinion!

Curly, coarse, thick hair...85% grey...level 7. Wants a cool, natural level 7 brown touch up color.

Comment by Lupe Voss on April 18, 2015 at 11:41pm


You could do what Phillip shared, he has great options below...

You could do a polishing formula with

Intense Base 20g

lt YO 1g (for the ash)

20 volume 20g

apply in foils


You can try these two formula over equalized and dried hair:

If she wants them out completely:

0N 10g

Enlightener 10g

Creme Activator 30ml

apply in foils as well

Comment by Phillip Thacker on April 18, 2015 at 7:20pm

Chevelle, I used Malibu Color Correction sachet on a client in a similar situation.. under heat for 10minutes and the lowlights were reduced to a nice shadow that worked so much better with here blonde. We were dealing with black lowlights in blonde hair and the hair was left in really good condition. 

I have also used bi-carb soda mixed with shampoo, but this only tends to work if the color is really fresh.  

Comment by Chevelle Memmel on April 18, 2015 at 11:06am
Hi Lupe!
So this past week I had a guest that had gone to another salon for an olaplex treatment and the stylist told her she needed to add some lowlites closer to her natural (a level 4) to her golden blonde hair. After my suggestions of a lighter lowlite (a 7) she told me that she wanted it darker. I ended up lowliting her with 40gr 5N 2gr dk y/o and 2 gr dk n/n. She has fine hair medium density. She called today saying her lowlite are to dark and that people are telling her her hair looks grey. Ugh!!! Just wondering your thoughts on the best approach of removing the lowlites without trashing her hair. (I'm thinking a color cleanse in foils but need your expertise)
Thank you!
Comment by Lupe Voss on April 16, 2015 at 10:36pm


Any luck finding the workbook with your Pure Tone to Level information?

Here is the reply from the chemist about your question:

Full Spectrum was designed as a system for customization.  The Natural Series shades provide the level and the Pure Tones create tonal families. The Pure Tones were not originally designed to be used alone.  They were designed to create an end result of a tonal shade when mixed with the range of Natural series in light or dark.  Now, if they are used alone the result depends on the level of hair you put them on in conjunction with the amount of Pure Tone mixed with developer.  i.e.  2g Pure Tone on level 6 hair will not show up as much as 8g Pure Tone on level 6 hair.
The Pure Tones in the tube are oxidative dyes which are colorless until oxidized.  The concentration of the dyes is not the same in all the lights or all the darks. For instance, Light Blue/Blue Pure Tone does not have the exact amount of dyes that Light Yellow/Orange does.  The formulations contain the amount and combinations of dyes needed to produce the desired end result on the hair.  Speaking of concentration to an exact saturation level is really not accurate or relevant when speaking of oxidative dyes in a system designed for intermixable components.

I am grateful the team is always so helpful answering.

I do know the oxidative dyes can't be counted in levels, not like oxidative or Nytro dyes.

I create saturation with Pure Tones by adding them in increments, like the Fill & Fix activity.  Try the swatching activity and see what you get.  

Comment by Lupe Voss on April 15, 2015 at 8:41pm


You could get a heavy plastic type OR use two or three at a time.  If I get thin liners, I'll double or triple up.

Comment by Rachel Hoffman on April 15, 2015 at 1:21pm

I loved the trash bag idea but wasn't super into it when I tried it..We use the cheap kind you get in bulk. Maybe I should invest in a better bag? I too have lost many battles with cling wrap...


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