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Hair Color Magic with Lupe Voss

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Going from a leve 3/4 viloet red to rose gold HELP!!

Started by amber. Last reply by Phillip Thacker 9 hours ago. 6 Replies

I have a client you has a level 3/4 viloet she wants to be a rose gold ( I'm going to try and post a picture of her current and desired .. I have so many thoughts on this approach but I'm not quite sure where to start

Help with something that should have been simple. ;)

Started by Taylor Smits. Last reply by Taylor Smits yesterday. 6 Replies

Hi!Hope you're doing today i was coloring a Natural level 1/2 Asian guest. Virgin hair.We were wanting to do a nice progression technique on her ends... target was a bright 4 RR/RO.Should have probably used DEEP from the get go. Or used a…Continue

Perfect lavender for male client

Started by Taylor Smits. Last reply by Taylor Smits on Saturday. 4 Replies

Would you use:Prelightened to pale yellowGloss20g ON2g PPB2g PPV5vol?Thoughts on other combinations?I'm going for the picture I attatched.Thank youTaylorContinue

Manic panic hot pink wants natural brown

Started by Leah Barnhill. Last reply by Carrie-Anne MacLellan on Saturday. 6 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

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

Started by Alia Trudgeon. Last reply by Phillip Thacker on Saturday. 6 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

modern grey

Started by Phillip Thacker. Last reply by Phillip Thacker on Saturday. 3 Replies

Now that grey and charcoal are making a come back ( almost every 20 something had a shade of grey 8-7 years ago ) I am wanting to give it a shot with Aveda and use my own hair as a guinea pig. I am a natural level 8 fine, slightly wavy fine to…Continue

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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...

Comment by Lupe Voss on April 14, 2015 at 8:11pm

We will have a blast! If you are attending NAHA stay and hang out!!!  This will be a fun evening!


Comment by Gerard Scarpaci on April 14, 2015 at 7:37pm

So pleased to have HCM Queen, Lupe Voss back for our 3rd  Hb Teach In! After NAHA on July 13, Las Vegas, she will be joined by Charlie Price and Jake Thompson.

More educators and details on how to attend coming soon!

Comment by Gerard Scarpaci on April 14, 2015 at 7:35pm

Comment by Lupe Voss on April 14, 2015 at 7:28pm


Did you find out if the trainer was David?  I can find out if you haven't heard back.


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