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Formula Friday: 2020 Vision In Classic Blue

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2020 is coming in hot with Pantone releasing the trending color for the new year: Classic Blue. A deep color that is easy on the eyes, Classic Blue is a hue that we’ve seen floating around our Instagram feed a few times this year.

If their prediction is anywhere as accurate as their Living Coral pick for 2019, then we’re in for a season full of blue. Check out the shades our holistic hair community has created already and snag the perfect formula for the year ahead.

The Dark Side

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On the darker side of Pantone’s Classic Blue is this all-over O&M color. To recreate:

@zerahdantz formula:

I used O&M COR Color. I applied O&M COR.color 3.0 Dark Brown and O&M COR.color 5 Volume Activator to regrowth first and then to ends. It processed for 30 minutes. She had previous platinum highlights with O&M COR.color 4.1 Ash Brown in between. I didn’t fill her in, that way she would get a really cool reflect.

Denim Blue Dreams

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Reminiscent of your favorite pair of blue jeans growing up, this is the perfect tribute to Classic Blue. To take clients back in time:

@bhuff87 formula:

I used 10g Oway Hmilk No Stress Conditioning Treatment + 10g Oway Hcolor 1.8 Blue Black + 10g Oway Hmelt .08 Blue Charm booster and 45g Oway Htone 9 Volume Cream Developer over level 5 hair with pre-lightened highlights. The pre lightened areas were about a level 8.

April Showers

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Sometimes a light rain and cloudy day is just what the doctor ordered. For a super-chill blue, try the formula below.

@gypsyrootsco formula:

She’s a natural level 7. We already made her white blonde in the appointments before. She wanted a super dark root with a blue ash, so I did Oway Hcolor 4.0 Natural Brown with Oway Hmelt .08 Blue Charm. I put Oway Htone 9 Volume Cream Developer on her ends to tip her out to lighten any old highlights, then all over toned her with Oway Hcolor 11.17 Frosted Platinum and double Oway Htone 9 Volume Cream Developer. Then I dried and went in with Oway Hcolor 5.17 Light Frosted Brown and a little Oway Hcolor 1.8 Blue Black and double Oway Htone 9 Volume Cream Developer in zone 2 to complete the blend.  I finished with conditioner on her ends for a barrier.

Unicorn Twist

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This take on blue hair has an irresistible iridescent effect. For clients with a mystical sense about them, give this formula a try:

@kai.fujimoto formula:

I used 40g Oway Hmilk No Stress Conditioning Treatment + 120 drops Oway Hmelt Blue Charm + 80 drops Oway Hmelt Mysterious Purple for the roots and blue hues.

For the mids to ends, I used 100g Oway Hmilk No Stress Conditioning Treatment + 100 drops Oway Hmelt Mysterious Purple + 20 drops Oway Hmelt Blue Charm.

It processed for 30 minutes.

To finish, I washed with Oway Silver Steel Hair Bath.

Midnight Sky

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This take on Classic Blue is a bit darker and more tantalizing, perfect for the daring client. For a tone you could only get under a starry night sky, try this formula:

@omghairdo_or_dye formula:

I balayaged to level 8 with Oway Hbleach Buttercream Lightener + Oway Hcatalyst 30 Volume Cream Developer. Then I used Oway Htone 9 Volume Cream Developer with Oway Hcolor 0.8 Blue Booster and let it process for 10 minutes.

Blue-Turquoise Charm

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Like sunlight hitting the sea, this blue and turquoise mixture is almost too perfect to believe! To transport clients to the beach, try the formula below:

@fos_living formula:

We used O&M. It is half O&M COR.color 0.11 Ash Pure Color + half O&M COR.color 0.19 Ash Matte Pure Color with O&M COR.color 5 Volume Activator. Hair was a level 10/12 before applying color.

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