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Trending Hair Colors This Week – Vol. 79

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Warm brunettes and coppers may be ruling the season, but there’s a color that’s getting some love from the Internet lately – Peach. So, we decided to dedicate the week to this pretty paint and search the #HolisticHairTribe community for inspiration.

Check out our favorites below!

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Peach Mango Pie Hair Color Formula

Hair by Julia Lennartsson

Peach hair colors can be tricky to execute. But with the right formula, you can re-create this hair color with no problem.

Roots: O&M CØR.color 7.4 Copper Blonde + O&M CØR.color 7.0 Blonde with O&M CØR.color 10 vol Activator

Mids + Ends: 40g O&M CØR.color 8.43 Light Copper Gold Blonde + 10g O&M CØR.color 0.43 Copper Pure Color with O&M CØR.color 20 vol Activator

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Peaches & Cream Hair Color Formula

Hair by Julia Lennartsson

When we think about Peaches & Cream, we think about soft, fluffy texture. Doesn’t this hair color remind you exactly of this famous dessert?

Pre-bleached: O&M Pearl Blue Lightener to a Level 10

Toner: 20g O&M CØR.color 9.5 Very Light Red Blonde + 10g O&M CØR.color 9.7 Very Light Brunette Blonde + 10g O&M CØR.color Pale Pink Toner + 3g O&M CØR.color 0.43 Copper Pure Color with O&M CØR.color 5 vol Activator

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Strawberry Peach Sorbet Hair Color Formula

Hair by Amanda Kupari

With our O&M COR Pastel Toners, you can now easily recreate this beautiful hair color by Amanda. With Coral being the Color of the Year for 2019, it’s a must to stock up on these toners.

Color: 20g O&M CØR.color Pale Pink Toner + 20g O&M CØR.color 5 vol Activator + 5g O&M CØR.color Apricot Toner with O&M CØR.color 5 vol Activator

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Peach Tart Hair Color Formula

Hair by Evelyne of Moda Capelli

Don’t you just love this Copper Melt with a hint of peachy tone? Everything about this hair color by Evelyne screams Fall.

Base: Equal Parts Oway Hcolor 7.44 Deep Coppery Blonde + Oway Hcolor 8.34 Golden Copper Light Blonde with 15vol

Gloss with Leftover Color

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Gingersnaps Hair Color Formula

Hair by Molly Kuhl

This client had balayage previously, so all Molly had to do was to touch it up and gloss with the formula. Look how beautiful it turned out!

Open Air Balayage: Oway Hbleach Butter Cream Lightener + Oway Hcatalyst 40 Volume Cream Developer

Full Length at Roots: Half Oway Hcolor 8.34 Golden Copper Light Blonde + Oway Hcolor 9.43 Copper Golden Very Light Blonde with Oway Htone 9 Volume Cream Developer

Water down with Oway Hmilk No Stress Conditioning Treatment

Mids: 1/3 of Remaining Mixture + Oway Hmilk No Stress Conditioning Treatment

Ends: ½ Oway Hmilk No Stress Conditioning Treatment + ½ Remaining Mixture

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Cinnamon Scones Hair Color Formula

Hair by Kristina Fetto

Pumpkin Spice. Gingersnaps. Whatever you call this hair color, there’s no denying the amount of talent and skill put into creating these gorgeous tones.

Partial Foilyage (Roots): Oway Hcolor 4.0 Natural Brown

Toner: 10g Oway Hnectar 8.32 Light Caramel Blonde + 3g Oway Hcolor 8.4 Coppery Light Blonde with Oway Htone 9 Volume Cream Developer for 10mins

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Trending Hair Colors This Week – Vol. 78

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When we talk about Fall, we normally associate the season with red and purple hair colors. This week, we’re going to show that even blondes can be trendy this time of year. Check out our favorite Fall blonde variations, which we named after your favorite Thanksgiving desserts.

See our favorites below!

Apple Pie Hair Color Formula

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Hair by Ashley Striker

Here’s proof of what a little warmth can do to the hair. When done correctly, it adds a lot of depth and dimension to the hair without looking brassy.

Previously Heavy Highlighted

Full Head Lowlights: O&M CØR.color 7.03 Beige Blonde + O&M CØR.color 5 vol Activator

Face-framing Highlights: O&M Ammonia Free Keratin Powder Lightener

Toner: O&M CØR.color 9.3 Very Light Golden Blonde

Cheesecake Swirl Hair Color Formula

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Hair by Erin Klumb

Many of holistic hair stylists swear by Oway’s Rebuilding line. Here’s a definitive proof of how it keeps the integrity of the hair with only the hair bath and mask.

Root Smudge: Oway Hnectar 8.1 Nordic Light Blonde (3 parts) to Oway Hnectar 9.0 Natural Very Light Blonde (1 part) with 15vol

Teasylights: Oway Hbleach Butter Cream Lightener + Oway Hcatalyst 20 Volume Cream Developer

Foils: Oway Hcolor 11.17 Frosted Platinum with Oway Hcatalyst 40 Volume Cream Developer

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Wash: Oway Rebuilding Hair Bath & Mask

Cherry Fluff Hair Color Formula

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Hair by Cecilia Gustafsson

Pink is a great prelude to red hair. So if you have a client who’s not ready to go all-out this season, Cecilia’s pink formula might just be what you need.

Color: O&M CØR.color Platinum Toner+ O&M CØR.color 10.8 Lightest Pearl Blonde + O&M CØR.color 0.66 Violet Pure Color + O&M CØR.color 0.55 Red Pure Color

Apple Cheesecake Hair Color Formula

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Hair by Isabel Lopez

Box dyes are one of the hardest to remove. Isabel had to do massive color correction to get to this gorgeous blonde and it paid off!

Full Head of Traditional Foils: O&M Ammonia Free Keratin Powder Lightener + O&M CØR.color 20 vol Activator with O&M CØR.restore Treatment

Tint in between to Cover Grey: 20g O&M CØR.color 7.0 Blonde + 40g O&M CØR.color 8.81 Light Pearl Ash Blonde

Rose Pie Hair Color Formula

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Hair by Gregson Gastar

Last year, Mushroom Brown was all the rage. This season, we’re seeing a lighter, more feminine variation called Mushroom Pink and we’re loving it!

Existing Prelightened Balayage Foils: Half O&M CØR.color Pale Pink Toner + O&M CØR.color Dusty Pink Toner with O&M CØR.color 5 vol Activator for 20mins

Previous Base: half O&M CØR.color 7.7 Brunette Blonde + O&M CØR.color 8.1 Light Ash Blonde and a drop of 0.6

Blackberry Cobbler Hair Color Formula

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Hair by Sarah Gedda Finney

For clients who wish to get in on the Fall spirit but do not want an all-over color, getting purple lowlights is a great alternative. Check out Sarah’s formula below.

Highlights: Oway Hbleach Butter Cream Lightener + Oway Hcatalyst 30 Volume Cream Developer

Lowlights and underneath: 30g Oway Hcolor 6.77 Deep Purple Dark Blonde + 10g Oway Hcolor 7.0 Natural Blonde with Oway Htone 9 Volume Cream Developer & Oway Hcatalyst 20 Volume Cream Developer

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Trending Hair Colors This Week – Vol. 77

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Thousands of children around the world have dreamt of having the same long, flowy locks as Disney princesses. So, this week we thought of naming our favorite hair colors after Disney’s beloved heroines.

Check them out below!

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Little Mermaid Hair Color

Hair by Sierra Grella

No matter the season, pink never goes out of style. This multi-tonal hair color Sierra created makes us look forward to Spring and Summer.

All-over (Balayage and Babylights): Oway Hbleach Butter Cream Lightener + Oway Hcatalyst 30 Volume Cream Developer

Roots to Ends: Oway Hcolor 11.17 Frosted Platinum + Oway Htone 9 Volume Cream Developer with Oway Hcolor 10.1 Ash Extra Light Blonde (Added More Blue) for Silvery Grey Pieces + Oway Hmelt Playful Rose with Oway Htone 9 Volume Cream Developer + Oway Hmilk No Stress Conditioning Treatment

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Belle Bronde Hair Color Formula

Hair by Jordan of Adara Hair Salon

We take pride in providing our #HolisticHairTribe in providing all the tools they need to deliver an exceptional service. Jordan blowdried this naturally curly babe with Nurturing Drops and Smoothing Fluid and sprayed with Glamshine Cloud before combing out curls – and voila!

Foils: Oway Hbleach Butter Cream Lightener + Oway Hcatalyst 20 Volume Cream Developer

Toner (3:1): Oway Hcolor 8.34 Golden Copper Light Blonde + Oway Hcolor 9.43 Copper Golden Very Light Blonde for 12mins at the bowl

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Merida Hair Color Formula

Hair by Crystal Weiss                                   

Isn’t it amazing how a combination of lowlights and a few curls can give the hair gorgeous dimension? Crystal’s work is the perfect example.

Base: Oway Hcolor 5.0 Natural Light Brown + Oway Hcatalyst 20 Volume Cream Developer (Roots) Oway Htone 9 Volume Cream Developer (Through the Ends)

Lowlights: Oway Hcolor 5.6 Red Light Brown + Oway Htone 9 Volume Cream Developer

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Anastasia Blonde Hair Color Formula

Hair by Meredith Blake

When it comes to natural blondes and balayage, Meredith is one of our go-to artists. The subtle contrasts and highlights she paints are just effortless.

Painted with Oway Hbleach Butter Cream Lightener + Oway Hcatalyst 30 Volume Cream Developer

Natural Contrast (Base): Oway Hcolor 5.0 Natural Light Brown + Oway Hcolor 5.17 Light Frosted Brown

Toner: Oway Hnectar 9.31 Desert Sand Very Light Blonde

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Aurora Blonde Hair Color Formula

Hair by Kaehler Hope Reitz

For some clients, lightening the hair can be damaging. For such situations, you can count on adding our new CØR.restore to your formula to help preserve the health of the hair.

Highlights: O&M Ammonia Free Keratin Powder Lightener + O&M CØR.color 30 vol Activator

Lowlights: 20g O&M CØR.color 7.0 Blonde + 5g O&M CØR.color 8.0 Light Blonde + O&M CØR.color 10 vol Activator + O&M CØR.restore Treatment

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Elsa Blonde Hair Color Formula

Hair by Katie Karlo

When you want a subtle grow out, deepening the base and melting it is a great technique to keep in mind. This is what Katie did exactly and it turned out amazing.

Base: O&M CØR.color 5.13 Cool Beige Light Brown

Melted Roots over Grown Out Highlights: O&M CØR.color 7.13 Cool Beige Blonde + O&M CØR.color 8.16 Light Ash Violet Blonde with O&M CØR.color 20 vol Activator

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Trending Hair Colors This Week – Vol. 76

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Halloween is over. And while we’re sad we won’t be seeing anymore trick-or-treaters, our #HolisticHairTribe gave us a few treats to enjoy over the next few days.

Check them out below!

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Buffy Blonde Hair Color Formula

Hair by Olivia Trudgett

Want instant shine for your blondes? Our O&M COR.color’s formula is so gentle and nourishing on the hair – it leaves it super shiny and healthy.

Roots: 20g O&M CØR.color 7.0 Blonde + O&M CØR.color 7.03 Beige Blonde
Ends: O&M CØR.color 10.03 Lightest Beige Blonde for 15 minutes

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Salem Hair Color Formula

Hair by Katy Schmidt

When you need a quick glaze. Katy completely transformed her client’s hair by creating a glaze with Oway and subtle pops of red.

Base: Oway Hcolor 5.0 Natural Light Brown with Oway Htone 9 Volume Cream Developer

Mids + Ends: 75% Oway Hcolor 5.0 Natural Light Brown + 25% Oway Hcolor 5.35 CT Tobacco Light Brown with about 2g of Oway Hcolor 0.6 Red Booster

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Sabrina Hair Color Formula

Hair by Jackie Olsen

If you were looking for witch hair ideas, we hope you’ve seen Jackie Olsen’s work! It’s a beautiful dimensional purple any client will love.

Root Formula: 23mL Oway Hcolor 6.77 Deep Purple Dark Blonde + 3mL Oway Hmelt Blue Charm + 39 mL Oway Htone 9 Volume Cream Developer

Hightlights at the Root: Oway Hbleach Butter Cream Lightener + Oway Hcatalyst 20 Volume Cream Developer

Mids + Ends: Oway Hmilk No Stress Conditioning Treatment

Third Formula: 10mL Oway Hcolor 11.17 Frosted Platinum + 10mL Oway Hcolor 10.1 Ash Extra Light Blonde + a dot of Oway Hcolor – 0.7 Purple Booster + 30mL Oway Htone 9 Volume Cream Developer

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Luna Hair Color Formula

Hair by Gregson Gastar

To create this stunning blonde, Gregson did back to back to foils. Hard work does pay off. 😊

Foils: O&M Paint Powder Clay Lightener + O&M CØR.color 10 vol Activator

Roots Toner: 1/2 O&M CØR.color 7.03 Beige Blonde + 1/2 O&M CØR.color 8.11 Intense Ash Light Blonde

Melted into Mids and Ends: 1/3 O&M CØR.color Platinum Toner + 1/3 O&M CØR.color 9.8 Very Light Pearl Blonde + 1/3 O&M CØR.color 9.16 Light Very Ash Violet Blonde with O&M CØR.color 5 vol Activator for 10mins

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Blair Blonde Hair Color Formula

Hair by Abby Switters

Yes, Fall blondes are a thing. Add a shadow root to your blondes to give it more dimension, like what Abby did.

Micro Foils: Oway Hbleach Butter Cream Lightener + Oway Hcatalyst 30 Volume Cream Developer

Paint Between (1:1.5): Oway Hbleach Butter Cream Lightener+ Oway Hcolor 4.1 Ash Brown

Shadow Root: Oway Hcolor 4.1 Ash Brown

While Toning with Half Oway Hcolor 9.1 Ash Very Light Blonde + Oway Hcolor 11.17 Frosted Platinum

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Crimson Carrie Hair Color Formula

Hair by The Beauty Spot

When looking for that perfect Autumn hair color, you can always count on Oway Hcolor’s Red Series to deliver. Take a look at this gorgeous crimson hair from the Beauty Spot!

Balayage: Oway Hbleach Butter Cream Lightener + Oway Hcatalyst 30 Volume Cream Developer

Toner: 28g Oway Hcolor 10.33 Extra Light Deep Golden Blonde + 7g Oway Hcolor 6.44 Deep Coppery Dark Blonde + 2g Oway Hcolor 0.3 Golden Booster + 2g Oway Hcolor 0.6 Red Booster with 58g Oway Htone 9 Volume Cream Developer

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Trending Hair Colors This Week – Vol. 75

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Words cannot describe how wonderfully talented our Holistic Hair Tribe is so this week, we’re taking inspiration from the Wonders of the World, and named each color after each of them. Get your formula books ready because you’ll definitely be blown away with this week’s Trending Hair Colors.

Check out our favorite hair colors below!

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Aurora Hair Color Formula

Hair by Erin Klumb

We work hard to bring the best ammonia-free professional salon products to our Tribe. So it makes us extra giddy when holistic hair stylists get to create works of art using Oway and Original & Mineral.

Base Melt: 1oz Oway Hcolor 7.0 Natural Blonde  + ¼ oz Oway Hcolor 6.5 Mahogany Dark Blonde + 1/8 oz Oway Hcolor 6.62 Irisee Red Dark Blonde + Oway Hcatalyst 20 Volume Cream Developer

Highlights: O&M CØR.color 9.7 Very Light Brunette Blonde + O&M CØR.color 10.0 Lightest Blonde + O&M CØR.color 30 vol Activator

Lowlights: O&M CØR.color 55.55 Light Red Intense Brown + O&M CØR.color 6.7 Dark Brunette Blonde + O&M CØR.color 10 vol Activator

Hair in between: O&M CØR.color Apricot Toner + 1 Dropper of Oway Hmelt Red Energy + Oway Hmelt Glamour Copper Gold with O&M CØR.color 5 vol Activator

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Rushmore Hair Color Formula

Hair by Lisa Lilley

Got blondes who want to go darker this season? Check out how Lisa turned her clients old prelightened hair into a stunning Fall-tastic hue.

Root Retouch Blended Down: Oway Hcolor 4.0 Natural Brown with Oway Hcatalyst 20 Volume Cream Developer

Weaved out Light & Dark Tones of Previously Lightened Hair

Midshafts and ends: Oway Hmilk No Stress Conditioning Treatment Blended into the Oway Hcolor 4.0 Natural Brown

Toner: 3 parts Oway Hcolor 7.1 Ash Blonde + 1 part Oway Hcolor 0.1 Ash Booster with Oway Htone 9 Volume Cream Developer

Washed with Oway Silver Steel Hair Bath followed by Oway Hbalance Post-Color Neutralizing Shampoo + Oway Hbalance Post-Color pH Mask

Ends: The Rest of the Oway Hcolor 4.0 Natural Brown

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Taj Mahal Hair Color Formula

Hair by Julia Lennartsson

The magic of ammonia-free hair color. Because O&M CØR.color does not contain chemicals like ammonia, PPD and resorcinol, the health of the hair is not compromised.

Roots: O&M CØR.color 7.13 Cool Beige Blonde + O&M CØR.color 10 vol Activator

Mids: O&M CØR.color 9.16 Light Very Ash Violet Blonde + O&M CØR.color 9.7 Very Light Brunette Blonde with O&M CØR.color 10 vol Activator

Ends: O&M CØR.color 10.8 Lightest Pearl Blonde + O&M CØR.color 9.7 Very Light Brunette Blonde with O&M CØR.color 10 vol Activator

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Red Sea Hair Color Formula

Hair by Kelly Batten

Red hair may be a popular choice this season, but there’s so many ways you can do to make it look uniquely you. Kelly’s work is one prime example of a different take on the Fall hair trend.

Foils: O&M Paint Powder Clay Lightener and O&M CØR.color 30 vol Activator

Toned: 2/5 O&M CØR.color 9.0 Very Light Blonde + 1/5 O&M CØR.color 66.46 Dark Red Intense Blonde + 1/5 O&M CØR.color Pale Pink Toner + 1/5 O&M CØR.color Lilac Toner + Good Inch O&M CØR.color 0.55 Red Pure Color + with O&M CØR.color 5 vol Activator for 30mins

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Victorian Brown Hair Color Formula

Hair by Ashley Striker

Creating that natural, blended look is not as easy as it seems. If you’re aiming for this kind of look, we highly recommend Ashley’s formula and process!

Roots: O&M CØR.color 3.0 Dark Brown with O&M CØR.color 5 vol Activator

Toner: O&M CØR.color 8.81 Light Pearl Ash Blonde for 10 mins

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Stonehenge Hair Color Formula

Hair by Taylor Palm

A gloss is your friend. Here is a gorgeous example on how to turn a grown out balayage into looking like new.

Grown out balayage gloss: O&M CØR.color 5.0 Light Brown + O&M CØR.color 5.13 Cool Beige Light Brown + O&M CØR.color 6.13 Cool Beige Dark Blonde with O&M CØR.color 10 vol Activator for 20mins

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O&M Stylist Spotlight: Marie-Anne Tsoukalas

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This Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we chatted with Original & Mineral stylist and owner of Alkemi Salon, Marie-Anne Tsoukalas, on what inspired her to become a stylist and how she fell in love with O&M CØR.color.

Read her interview below!

How did you decide that you wanted to be hairdresser?

I’ve wanted to be a hairdresser since I was a little girl. I can’t remember being anything else. Ever. I cut every single doll’s hair that I ever owned. I cut my own hair, my friend’s hair and even children’s hair at my kindergarten. I still have the heads of some of my Barbie dolls that I cut and colored with food coloring.

My passion burned from the pit of my stomach. I would concoct potions out of clothing bleach and household detergents. I would “tone” my hair with mercurochrome and sit for hours in the sun with lemon juice and bicarbonate of soda on my head. I would beg my mother to let me purchase color from the pharmacy, but she would always say no. While she would do her grocery shopping, I would go to the toiletry aisle and look at the back of the Clairol packet and read the list of ingredients. I was enchanted by these boxes of magic. The very idea that you could predict the EXACT outcome was amazing to me.

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One day my mother went to the local salon and had a perm. “How does your hair STAY curly?” The hairdresser looked up at me. Her jaw stopped it’s rhythmic chewing. “What?” “How does it stay curly? Even after you wet it?” I had practiced wetting my hair and drying it around pencils but the curls would return after they got wet again. I never really got a satisfactory answer from that black clad stylist. Maybe she was taken back by the fact that I was only 9 years old and had a self-cut asymmetric bob.

My life took many ups and downs but there was one constant. My determination for answers. My yearning to be a hairdresser. I studied after school, got my masters and then studied further to become a color technician. The more I learned the more I wanted to know. I became entranced. I went on to become an educator and won prestigious prizes and accolades. Life has this way of throwing you curve balls and Hairdressing became my silver lining. The light at the end of the tunnel.

Many say that a stylist is only as good as the products and tools they use. Do you agree?

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To me, hair is art. And the product I use is my medium. The hair is my canvas. So for me what I use is extremely important. It has a ripple effect. I want the best quality and I dislike not being in control. As a stylist, while we can’t always control our canvas, we can control the paint we use. O&M helps me control my canvas. Nourish it. Make it better.

An artist needs not only good paint with fine pigments, but also the quality of the canvas plays an integral role in the end result. The more I use O&M and the more my client uses O&M at home, the better my canvas. The health of the artist as well as the environment in which the art shall be exhibited are also key factors. If my hands burn while I paint, or my client is not comfortable while I’m being creative, this is not a good sign. And this is where I feel O&M is the ONLY range that meets ALL my needs.

I was also touched by the story of how O&M was created because I also developed contact dermatitis on my hands due to years of exposure to harsh chemicals in the salon. I am blessed to be able to have found O&M. I document every single color I do behind the chair in the hopes of creating awareness of this phenomenal product. I feel that once you have become enlightened and become aware of the difference between O&M and traditional color, you have NO excuse NOT to use it.

What makes O&M such a groundbreaking line for you?

As a product, it is simply superb. It has stunning ingredients, it spreads well, and “paints well”. The mixing ratio makes it affordable and less wasteful. The packaging is recyclable. The colors are predictable and wide-ranging. There are no harsh smells, the color is easy to clean off the bowls and brushes and doesn’t stain the skin or hands easily.

As for what is does to my “canvas”, because the color range does not contain Ammonia, PPD, or Resorcinol, the whole experience is so much better for my client. There’s no Gluten or Soy in the formulations so the scalp stays calm during the tinting process. Due to the exclusion of PPD, most allergic reactions are alleviated. Ammonia has been replaced by MEA, a safer alkaline alternative. Ammonia is the conventional catalyst in the oxidation process, which creates harsh fumes and causes irritation, red eyes and hair damage. Most importantly, O&M has also removed Resorcinol from their tints. Resorcinol is a popular coloring agent that is proven to be extremely detrimental to the human immune system and the planet. Now if you can imagine every single hair salon in the world on a Saturday rinsing just one client, and that resorcinol running down the drain…

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And then there is the “Free from Five Formulation”, which is the ethos behind all the O&M Care and Styling products:

  1. No SLS
  2. No Parabens
  3. No Propylene Glycol
  4. No MIT
  5. No Triclosan

All the ingredients are vegan and certified by PETA as cruelty-free.

Which EVER way you look at it… Environmentally, ethically, health wise or financially. There is no reason to ever use another brand. Why would you want to use something that damages YOUR health? Why would you want to use something that damages your client’s hair and health? Why would you want something that damages the environment? That is tested on animals?

I use O&M because it would be an ethical crime to use anything else. I’ve been a salon owner, stylist, educator, color technician, worked on shoots, and in every area of the industry. But I think I have truly found my calling. I want to spread awareness not only to my clients but to other stylists as well, so they can share it with their clients. I want to be an O&M advocate. As an industry, we have a responsibility for the footprints we leave behind.

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Can you share a Pink Hair Color formula that our Holistic Hair Tribe can re-create in their salons?

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Absolutely! For this look, my goal was to achieve a soft hair color that’s feminine and subtle. I wanted to create a look that’s wearable and classy, keeping within the O&M vision of bringing nature and luxury together.

I therefore adapted my technique and color choice accordingly. I specifically chose tones that would flatter my particular model and would help me create enough pink “ribbons” to honor Breast Cancer Awareness, without it being too overpowering and unnatural-looking.

Please describe your process.

I started by cleansing the hair with O&M Original Detox Shampoo and then shampooed once with O&M Fine Intellect Shampoo as I find it helps even out the porosity. No conditioner or treatment was applied. I prefer working on clean blow-dried hair with the basic cut in place as my canvas, then Ieaving the texturizing and personalization for after the color. This way I achieve a far better end result. I know exactly where I want to place my accents, shadows, and sections. I can be very precise and have almost zero waste. This is better for your pocket and the environment. It’s like building a house. First you build the walls, then you paint them.

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Sectioning is paramount. Clean sections, combs and clips. This goes hand in hand with your clean products.

Firstly, I sectioned the hair into four quadrants. Making the partings where the model’s hair usually falls open and over the radial line like a hot cross bun. I painted the roots (approximately 5cm) with half O&M CØR.color 7.11 Intense Ash Blonde and half O&M CØR.color 8.16 Light Ash Violet Blonde and O&M CØR.color 10 vol Activator 1:1.5 (referred to as root mixture from now on)

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I then mixed:

FOIL ONE

Bowl 1: O&M CØR.color 9.6 Very Light Violet Blonde with O&M CØR.color 10 vol Activator (Ratio 1:1.5)

(midlength mixture foil #1)

Bowl 2: O&M CØR.color Dusty Pink Toner with 5 vol (Ratio 1:1.5)

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FOIL TWO

Bowl 1: 3/4 O&M CØR.color Pale Pink Toner plus 1/4 O&M CØR.color Lilac Toner with 5vol ratio 1:1.5

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PRO TIP: A good tip is to mark each bowl (I do this with stickers).

I then proceeded to weave sections with my tailcomb and “balayaged” the root mixture a bit further down and applied the 9.6 to half the mid lengths from the direction of the mid lengths up, leaving a tiny gap between the root mixture (this is to ensure the brush stays clean and the colors do not mix). Then, I painted the Dusty Pink about 2mm below where the 9.6 ends and painted it all the way to the ends.

From where the root mixture ends, I blended the darker color downwards with my finger, almost like finger painting. I isolated these in foils, so they did not smudge onto the other hair. I was careful to fold the foils in such a way that the three colors didn’t overlap and mix or press too hard that the product would squish out or leak.

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With the second foil, I “dragged” the root smudge about three to four cm’s lower, alternating this measurement as the head shape changes and as I worked up from the nape, making sure that the second foil in my pattern has a longer root mixture application than the first. The reason for this is to create depth and texture. Each foil creates contrast for the next.

I now painted the mixture from Bowl 1 for FOIL TWO, also making sure to apply it a few mm’s from where the root color ended, and then finger blending the colors together and carefully folding and closing the foil in the same way I folded the first one.

I began at the nape so as not to smudge or mess product on the “clean hair”. Then from the hair line around the face, I worked towards the back of each of those squares.

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When I had foiled the whole head, alternating between finer and chunkier weaves depending on where I wanted to place my lighter or darker “ribbons”, I mixed my final mixture.

This mixture was for the hair remaining between the foils. I mixed O&M CØR.color 10.6 Lightest Violet Blonde with O&M CØR.color 20 vol Activator with a ratio of 1:1.5. I used 20 vol because I wanted to smooth out any lines that may have formed where the root color had ended because it had already developed by now. I applied it around the face first and worked backwards. I rubbed the color over the line of demarcation where the root color ended on the mid lengths. Then I got a small plastic bag and put a dark towel around my model’s shoulders.

I’m not advocating that you should do the same. This is just how I do it. But to make sure I have a seamless blend, I took off my gloves and got two towels. A wet one and a dry one. And then from the nape, I removed the foils one by one (That’s what the bag is for). As I removed the foil, with my naked hands I blended the colors on the hair, making sure that all the hair is saturated, and the blend is smooth. I feel it is too slippery with gloves and even if you dry your gloves with a towel you can never be sure they are clean. With bare hands I can FEEL the hair, wipe my hands with my wet towel and dry them with the dry one and know for sure my hands are clean and dry between each foil. As a sufferer of contact dermatitis for many years and almost having to end my career, O&M saved me. I believe if you have to wear gloves, it can’t possibly be healthy in the long run.

Once that was done, I took my model to the basin and emulsified the color at her hairline, then rinsed. Shampooed twice with O&M Hydrate & Conquer Shampoo and then ended with the fantastic O&M Seven Day Miracle Moisture Masque.

This way of dimensional foiling, or “foiliage” as I like to call it, is a very good way to do color corrections or big changes that would usually require multiple services in one application. It takes much longer but the results are worth it. You only have to process each strand once and have absolute control.

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Another reason I love O&M is that I have the confidence to do hair painting and “repair work”. Knowing that the products I use do not have ammonia and unnecessary chemicals, the hair is not compromised as it would be with traditional brands. I can mix creativity and innovation to produce high-quality work while maintaining the integrity of then hair. Most importantly, I do not have to rush against the clock because I know it’s gentle on the hair and scalp, and won’t over process.

Check out Marie-Anne’s Pink Ribbon Hair Color Creation for Breast Cancer Awareness Month!

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Trending Hair Colors This Week – Vol. 74

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Our #HolisticHairTribe is serving looks left and right, and we’re living for it! From blondes to brondes, check out the trending hair colors this week in our community.

Get the formulas below!

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Colombiana Hair Color Formula

Hair by Erin Klumb

If you haven’t used our Oway Hmelt Pure Pigments, you should! Erin loves them because they bring so much life and vibrancy to her hair colors.

Base: Oway Hcolor 7.43 Copper Golden Blonde + Oway Hcolor 7.44 Deep Coppery Blonde + Oway Hcolor 7.4 Coppery Blonde  + Oway Hcolor 7.6 Red Blonde + Oway Hcolor 6.43 Copper Golden Dark Blonde + 8 drops Oway Hmelt Red Energy + 6 drops Oway Hmelt Divine Gold with 2 parts Oway Htone 9 Volume Cream Developer, 1 part Oway Hcatalyst 20 Volume Cream Developer

Mohawk Babylights: Oway Hcolor 8.34 Golden Copper Light Blonde + 2 drops Oway Hmelt Red Energy + 3 drops of Oway Hmelt Glamour Copper Gold with Oway Hcatalyst 20 Volume Cream Developer

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Roasted Coffee Hair Color Formula

Hair by Sarah Rose Ghelfi 

People are often scared to see warmth in their hair color. But with the right blend and formula, it can be as gorgeous as this bronde by Sarah Rose.

Balayage: O&M Paint Powder Clay Lightener with O&M CØR.color 30 vol Activator (1:1.5 ratio)

Lowlights: 10g O&M CØR.color 7.0 Blonde + 10g O&M CØR.color 8.0 Light Blonde + 20g O&M CØR.color Sand Toner + 3g O&M Mineral.CCT 0/43 Copper Tone Booster + 2g O&M Mineral.CCT 0/33 Gold Tone Booster with O&M CØR.color 10 vol Activator

Toner in the Bowl: Oway Hcolor 11.17 Frosted Platinum + a Tiny Pinch of Oway Hcolor 0.3 Golden Booster with Oway Htone 9 Volume Cream Developer

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Arabica Red Hair Color Formula

Hair by Abigail Waldrum

Non-toxic hair color and lighteners can do wonders to the hair. Not only are they safer and healthier, the shine they leave gives incredible depth and dimension to the color.

Roots Melted: O&M CØR.color 6.0 Dark Blonde + O&M CØR.color 6.43 Dark Copper Gold Blonde + O&M CØR.color 6.45 Dark Copper Red Blonde + 15vol

Balayage: O&M Paint Powder Clay Lightener +  O&M CØR.color 20 vol Activator

Glaze: O&M CØR.color 6.45 Dark Copper Red Blonde + O&M CØR.color 7.43 Copper Gold Blonde with O&M CØR.color 0.00 Clear + O&M CØR.color 10 vol Activator

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Latte Macchiato Hair Color Formula

Hair by Angelica Giannopoulos

From drab to fab. Here is what a combination of full head of babylights, balayage, skill and quality salon products can do: healthy, beautiful hair that’s full of life.

Foils: O&M Ammonia Free Keratin Powder Lightener +  O&M CØR.color 20 vol Activator

Balayage: O&M Ammonia Free Keratin Powder Lightener + O&M CØR.color 10 vol Activator

Toner: 3/4 O&M CØR.color 9.03 Very Light Beige Blonde + 1/4 O&M CØR.color 9.1 Very Light Ash Blonde + O&M CØR.color 3.5 vol Activator

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Irish Latte Hair Color Formula

Hair by Lexie Woods

We all have that client who does not like seeing warmth in their blonde hair. If you encounter such client, use Lexie’s toner formula to control the warmth.

Prelightened with O&M Ammonia Free Keratin Powder Lightener

Toner: O&M CØR.color Silver Toner + a Pinky Tip Size of O&M CØR.color 2.0 Black

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French Roast Hair Color Formula

Hair by Kaitlin Bezel

Sometimes, a client with damaged hair would come in requesting for a new color. For this type of client, our super-hydrating color treatment Hnectar would be the perfect choice.

Regrowth: Oway Hnectar 6.0 Natural Dark Blonde + a drop of Oway Hnectar 5.0 Natural Light Brown + a drop of Oway Hnectar 6.77 Blueberry Dark Blonde with Oway Hcatalyst 20 Volume Cream Developer

Ends: Oway Hnectar 8.32 Light Caramel Blonde with a drop of Oway Hnectar 9.0 Natural Very Light Blonde + Oway Htone 9 Volume Cream Developer

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Trending Hair Colors This Week – Vol. 73

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We’re feeling the Fall spirit with this week’s Trending Hair Colors. From pretty pinks and purples to beautiful brunettes, these hair colors will surely make your clients desperate for a new ‘do.

Get the formulas below!

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Iced Mocha Hair Color Formula

Hair by Meredith Blake

Are you used to liquid toners? Oway Hnectar is perfect for you! Meredith has just started using Hnectar and look at the beauty she created with it!

Balayage with Oway Hbleach Butter Cream Lightener

Toner: Oway Hnectar 9.31 Desert Sand Very Light Blonde + Oway Hnectar 8.32 Light Caramel Blonde

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Hot Cocoa Hair Color Formula

Hair by Kristina Fetto

Coppery browns are perfect for brunette clients who want to be trendy for Fall without getting an all-over red hair color. Check out the formula below to re-create Kristina’s work.

Prelightened with Oway Hbleach Butter Cream Lightener

Toner: 20g Oway Hcolor 5.46 Red Coppery Light Brown + 10g Oway Hcolor 7.46 Red Coppery Blonde (20mins)

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Grape Juice Hair Color Formula

Hair by Ashley Striker

To achieve this hair color, Ashley prelightened her client through the ends. Then blowdried and applied the root formula for 45 minutes, and the ends formula for 30 minutes.

Handpainted with O&M Ammonia Free Keratin Powder Lightener

Roots: 10g O&M CØR.color 3.0 Dark Brown + 10g O&M CØR.color 44.65 Red Intense Brown + 10g O&M CØR.color 3.66 Intense Dark Violet Brown +  O&M CØR.color 20 vol Activator for 45mins

Mids-Ends: 30g O&M CØR.color 3.66 Intense Dark Violet Brown + 20g O&M CØR.color 44.65 Red Intense Brown with Half  O&M CØR.color 20 vol Activator Half Oway Htone 9 Volume Cream Developer on Bottom and 35 on Top (30mins)

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Strawberry Swirl Hair Color Formula

Hair by Kristine Hartman

To create this pretty in pink hair color, Kristine recommends rinsing and towel-drying really well before going for the toner. This will allow you to achieve a more saturated effect.

Paper Thin Foils (Slices): Oway Hbleach Butter Cream Lightener + Oway Hcatalyst 20 Volume Cream Developer (Roots)/ Oway Htone 9 Volume Cream Developer (Ends, Teased Tips)

Toner (Roots): O&M CØR.color 9.16 Light Very Ash Violet Blonde + O&M CØR.color Dusty Pink Toner + O&M CØR.color Silver Toner

Toners (Mids-Ends): O&M CØR.color 10.16 Lightest Ash Violet Blonde + O&M CØR.color Dusty Pink Toner + O&M CØR.color Pale Pink Toner + O&M CØR.color Ice Toner

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Spiced Pumpkin Hair Color Formula

Hair by Lindsey Rae Crosby

To create this gorgeous color, Lindsey started with a root smudge. Then, she went back and highlighted the hair, toning it with the formula below.

Base + Shadow: Oway Hcolor 5.34 Golden Copper Light Brown + Oway Hcolor 5.4 Coppery Light Brown with 1:1 Oway Htone 9 Volume Cream Developer + Oway Hcatalyst 20 Volume Cream Developer

Toner over Previous Balayage: Oway Hcolor 8.4 Coppery Light Blonde + Oway Htone 9 Volume Cream Developer

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Hazelnut Coffee Hair Color Formula

Hair by Stephanie Marroquin

What’s better coffee? A hair color inspired by coffee! We are absolutely smitten by this stunning hazelnut brown hair color by Stephanie.

Balayage: O&M Ammonia Free Keratin Powder Lightener + O&M CØR.color 20 vol Activator

Shampoo: O&M Original Detox Shampoo

Toner: O&M CØR.color 12.0 Super Natural Blonde + O&M CØR.color 10.03 Lightest Beige Blonde + O&M CØR.color 10 vol Activator (10mins)

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Trending Hair Colors This Week – Vol. 72

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It’s officially Fall tomorrow! So of course, we got the hair colors that your clients will surely be swooning over this season.

Check them out below!

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Caramel Taffy Hair Color Formula

Hair by Ashley Striker

To achieve this hair color, Ashley did a full head of teasylights for some pops of light on the hair. Then the hair was toned with the formula below, giving the hair that light strawberry tone.

Full Head Teasylights

Toner: 20g O&M CØR.color 8.0 Light Blonde + 20g O&M CØR.color 7.3 Golden Blonde + 10g O&M CØR.color 7.4 Copper Blonde with O&M CØR.color 5 vol Activator at the Roots and Pulled Through Ends for 5mins

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Candy Cane Hair Color Formula

Hair by Bau Hair Design

We love how this hair color resembles Fall leaves changing color (see the hint of green?). To create a contrast, they toned triangular sections lifted with Hbleach with our Hmelt Pure Pigments.

Base: 20ml Oway Hcolor 6.62 Irisee Red Dark Blonde + 20ml Oway Hcolor 7.66 Deep Red Blonde + 20ml Oway Hcolor 6.66 Deep Red Dark Blonde + Oway Hcatalyst 20 Volume Cream Developer

Lifted Triangular Sections: Oway Hbleach Butter Cream Lightener

Toner: Oway Hmilk No Stress Conditioning Treatment + Oway Hmelt Blue Charm + Oway Hmelt Green Harmony

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Mocha Roca Hair Color Formula

Hair by Kristine Hartman

Mocha blondes are also a great option for Fall. Kristine did full babylights in foil, and balayaged the highlights at the root, saturating the rest like normal babylight to create stunning dimension.

Full Babylights in Foil with Oway Hbleach Butter Cream Lightener + 25vol

Pretoned at the Bowl: Oway Silver Steel Hair Bath

Toner: Oway Hcolor 11.17 Frosted Platinum + Oway Htone 9 Volume Cream Developer

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Coffee Candy Hair Color Formula

Hair by Siobhan Blair of SPAtacular Escapes

Look at that shine! Oway Hnectar is our sugar-infused hair color treatment that leaves the hair super shiny and healthy.

Base + Pull through to mids and few ends: 12g Oway Hnectar 4.66 Cayenna Brown + 28g Oway Hnectar 6.34 Cinnamon Dark Blonde + 12g Oway Hcolor 7.44 Deep Coppery Blonde + Oway Htone 9 Volume Cream Developer

Ends of the Lighter Pieces: 10g Oway Hnectar 8.34 Cinnamon Light Blonde + 10g Oway Hcolor 7.44 Deep Coppery Blonde + Oway Hcatalyst 20 Volume Cream Developer

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Almond Truffle Hair Color Formula

Hair by Meg O’Neill & Stacey Blair of The Styling Rooms

When your client’s hair color fades out beautifully and all you have to do apply color all-over. Isn’t this gorgeous?

All-Over Color: 1/2 Oway Hcolor 6.4 Coppery Dark Blonde + 1/2 Oway Hcolor 7.4 Coppery Blonde with Oway Htone 9 Volume Cream Developer

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Cherry Starburst Hair Color Formula

Hair by Christina Alexander

Nope, no filter on this one. O&M CØR.color’s Copper and Red series provide intense shine and color to the hair, making it look incredibly rich and vibrant.

Zone 1 & 2: O&M CØR.color 6.45 Dark Copper Red Blonde

Alternated O&M CØR.color 66.46 Dark Red Intense Blonde and O&M CØR.color 77.45 Red Intense Blonde on a Diagonal, Melting into the Root Color

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Trending Hair Colors This Week – Vol. 71

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Bring on the Fall hues! This week, it’s all about transitioning clients to Autumn-inspired hair colors.

Check out our favorites below!

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Pretzel Brown Hair Color Formula

Hair by Kayla Evans

From blonde to copper brown. This hue is perfect for clients who are used to O&M’s cool tones but want to go bold this season.

Grown out Natural Level 7

Roots: 30g O&M CØR.color 6.0 Dark Blonde + 10g O&M CØR.color 6.4 Dark Copper Blonde + O&M CØR.color 10 vol Activator

Mids to Ends: O&M CØR.color 7.4 Copper Blonde + O&M CØR.color 10 vol Activator

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Funnel Cake Hair Color Formula

Hair by Tori Ibbitson

Natural-looking blondes are the best blondes. Scattered foiling is a great technique for when you’re trying to achieve that look.

Scattered Foil: O&M Ammonia Free Pearl Blue Powder Lightener with 3vol

Freehand Random Pieces: 10g O&M CØR.color 7.0 Blonde + 2g O&M CØR.color 10.8 Lightest Pearl Blonde with O&M CØR.color 10 vol Activator

Root Shadow Toner: O&M CØR.color 7.0 Blonde with O&M CØR.color 3.5 vol Activator

Ends: O&M CØR.color 10.8 Lightest Pearl Blonde with O&M CØR.color 3.5 vol Activator

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Sangria Cone Hair Color Formula

Hair by Meredith Blake

Bold, rich hues are popular for fall. But this year, it all about adding depth and dimension – and this is something Meredith is good at.

Painted with O&M Paint Powder Clay Lightener + O&M CØR.color 40 vol Activator

Toner (Damp Hair): Oway Hcolor 5.56 Red Mahogany Light Blonde  + Oway Hcolor 4.5 Mahogany Brown  + Oway Htone 9 Volume Cream Developer for 10-15 mins

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Chocolate Carnival Hair Color Formula

Hair by Caitlin Helle

This Chocolate hair color is great for clients who want to dip their toes into going lighter. Or for those who like rich tones with little to no warmth.

Balayage: Oway Hbleach Butter Cream Lightener + Oway Hcatalyst 30 Volume Cream Developer

Roots: O&M CØR.color 4.0 Brown

Toner (Ends): O&M CØR.color 7.75 Chocolate Blonde + O&M CØR.color 8.0 Light Blonde

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Purple Ice Hair Color Formula

Hair by Paul Bellantoni

The cut, the color, the styling: Everything is perfection! This is what happens when you let artists do their thing. 😊

Level 7 Natural; Block Coloring

Root Touch Up: Oway Hbleach Butter Cream Lightener with Oway Hcatalyst 20 Volume Cream Developer

Underneath: Oway Hcolor 1.8 Blue Black with Oway Htone 9 Volume Cream Developer

Toner: 20g Oway Hcolor 11.17 Frosted Platinum + 5g Oway Hcolor 1.8 Blue Black with Oway Htone 9 Volume Cream Developer

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