Hair Color Magic with Lupe Voss


Hair Color Magic with Lupe Voss

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Balayage help

Started by Brenna Dull. Last reply by Lupe Voss 5 hours ago. 7 Replies

The first picture is of my friends hair, it's wavy, fine, high density. She does have some previous highlights. She wants to look similar to the second picture. Ashy, dark blonde with lots of blonde Balayage. My question is, would you fill her…Continue

Need some advice

Started by Thomas Smith. Last reply by Lupe Voss Jul 11. 2 Replies

Another stylist at our salon has a client coming in to go back to her natural color from a bright pink back to about a level 5-6. The color is manic panic and splat and was not done here. TTD medium wavy medium. My question is whether we should try…Continue

Polishing formula?

Started by Jessica W.. Last reply by Lupe Voss Jul 5. 4 Replies

I have a client who I've been doing another stylist's formula on for a few times.  Its an all over red and we formulate for regrowth and ends.  The ends are more of a gloss/demi but still not as vibrant as I think they should be.  Is this where a…Continue

Scalp irritation

Started by Lauren Simmons. Last reply by Kimberly Creekmore Jul 2. 5 Replies

So I have recently had a few clients experience scalp irritations during color processing with FSP. When I used 9n on scalp, it did not irritate them, but bumping it up to a 10n had their scalp on fire immediately. I have tried using sweet and low…Continue

Looking for new techniques

Started by Kate Wright. Last reply by Lupe Voss Jul 1. 2 Replies

Kinda bored with the same old same old techniques.  What fun ones have you done lately?  And/or how would you create these looks:…Continue

Fun pink & purple formulas

Started by Brenna Dull. Last reply by Lupe Voss Jun 30. 4 Replies

Just did this amazing color yesterday and wanted to share with all of you lovely people.Believe it or not this pretty lady had an intense 6R on her hair previously. We took a few weeks to lighten her, with conditioning and time in between to heal…Continue

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Comment by Lupe Voss on July 14, 2014 at 3:03pm


Lexlie's formula sound perfect. There are formulas I have been working with that have been working well.

1 scoop Enlightener

10 or 15 grams of Universal 0N (this will dilute the power hence the catalyst choice)

60ml 40 volume

The Universal is keeping the product from drying out and because it dilutes the power of the Enlightener, you would have to use 40 volume to actually get a 30 volume lift. I find the product works longer (not drying out) and is very even and clean.

Keep us posted on your end result.


Comment by Lezlie J Meihls on July 8, 2014 at 3:25pm

Jason- we do equal parts enlightener. booster and developer. For example 30 gr enlightener, 30 gr booster and 30 gr 30 volume. No bleeding at all and so easy to work with! 

Comment by Jason Sin on July 8, 2014 at 12:53pm

Quick question regarding Enlightener...

I know that the Aveda Enlightener swells, so I was wondering what would be a good way to Balayage with Enlightener? I want to find a way to prevent bleeding and I haven't been able to come up with a good idea yet...

Comment by Lupe Voss on July 5, 2014 at 11:57pm


You would have to cleans her hair... If she wants to be bright, I would pre-lighten to an Orange Yellow.

(for an Intense 7V

Intense Base 40ml

drk BV 2.5g (neutralize the NRP)

lt VB 5g

Pure Pigment Violet 8.5g

20 volume

You have to have an even cleanse for this to work. It has to be an orange yellow... not orange starting point.

Send pics

Comment by Andrea S. Wikman on July 5, 2014 at 8:37pm
I helped one of my junior stylists formulate a color for purple highlights on previously colored hair:
High density, medium-thick texture, wavy Hispanic hair. Her formula: 20g violet pp, 6g v/r intense base 40g, equal parts 20 vol. sprayed in equalizing solution first. Very irregular starting point, possibly red-orange and purple and some black. Basically a nightmare! It came out a even purple level 6ish. She wants it brighter though of course!! Any thoughts??
Comment by Kate Wright on June 8, 2014 at 11:07pm
Comment by Adam Lea on June 8, 2014 at 6:05pm

Niki I don't have a formula but this post by Patty Gibbons might help you :)

Comment by niki mickler on June 8, 2014 at 5:37pm

Hi i was wondering if anyone has a formula for rose gold? I use Aveda color. thanks niki

Comment by Lupe Voss on May 28, 2014 at 10:17pm

Pam, The best formula to use to get Manic Panic out is 10N + 20 or 30 volume. 10N is like an eraser of color. The perfect balance of Ammonia.

Try it. Make sure to condition her .  Keep us posted.

Comment by Pam Stevenson on May 28, 2014 at 1:00pm

Hi Lupe- I am curious your opinion on toning out pink hair.  We recently had a client who had done manic panic on her hair leaving it a hot pink.  She came in several months later where the color had faded but we still had to use enlightener on it just to lift it to a level 8ish pink.  When trying to formulate a toner the only thing we thought to use was light BB and a little YO with 8N.  It still had a purple hue.  What would you have used?


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