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New toners and waxy residue 2 Replies

We had this happen today 3x with the new ash toners. They were all new tubes and full 80g batches with 2 using liquid developer and one using cream developer. They all processed about 3-5minutes. Each time the hair started to become extremely waxy…MORE>

Started by sal misseri. Last reply by David Adams 12 hours ago.

Corrective color 1 Reply

So I had a client come in for a consultation about her hair color. She is normally a very light blonde and decided to go red. Long story short she hates it and would like to go back to being blonde. I told her in the consult that it would be a…MORE>

Started by Styleitup. Last reply by David Adams 12 hours ago.

Puretone concentration 1 Reply

I know I was told a long time ago but can't remember and not sure of it would have changed when AVEDA reformulated the color. What level would the pure tones be or appear to be when used at a 1to1 ration with developer? I'm assuming they would have…MORE>

Started by sal misseri. Last reply by David Adams 12 hours ago.

New toner disaster 5 Replies

Here is a pic of swatches we just toned with the beige , warm, and ash... Yesterday my light yellow highlights turned pink purple after three minutes. I left it on that long because I thought it would start getting Icey.. Nope. I had to re bleach…MORE>

Tags: #avedatonerash, #aveda, #avedatoners

Started by LovelyLocks. Last reply by Emily Sanders Apr 8.

5 vol. vs. Docta 3 Replies

Salon Debate.  My coworkers choose not to tone with 5 vol and perm. because they are too worried about "base bumping" the client unecessarily. They argue that because there is ammonia in the product you will get lift.  If I remember, ammonia is…MORE>

Started by Dana Wexler. Last reply by Howard Du Bin Apr 3.

All over blonde ---- transition to blended rooty balayage 3 Replies

My guest who normally gets a half head highlight is coming in to transition to a rooty balayage more similar to her natural. I've been thinking of a process that will be quick and efficient, as I haven't done a darker root on a blonde that wants to…MORE>

Started by Bri. Last reply by David Adams Mar 26.

Adding tones to the new toners...? 1 Reply

Has anyone tried adding tones to the new toners..?If so, what have you found?MORE>

Tags: #tones, #toners, #toner

Started by Hunter R. Last reply by Dana Wexler Mar 25.

Violet/pink 2 Replies

I've got a client coming back who wants this color. Any suggestions for formulating? I've got a couple ideas and a few days to swatch, but curious what other people think, and suggestions on getting this florecent type of reflection.

Started by Amanda Cameron. Last reply by Corinna DeWitt Mar 26.

Dark greeeeen hair- help 1 Reply

She wants a black color that reflects green.. She's already dark .. Do I just put pure pig on it ??

Started by LovelyLocks. Last reply by David Adams Mar 11.

True pastel violet 3 Replies

Hello all of you wonderful colorists! I would love to know what you all have been mixing to create a true pastel violet. I have played around a little and been somewhat close but not thrilled with my results. Any suggestions? I attached a picture…MORE>

Started by Brie. Last reply by David Adams Mar 3.



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What tips do you have for Grey Coverage with Full Spectrum Deep?

There are lots of conversations about Grey coverage with Aveda Full Spectrum Deep at the moment.

Here are the Aveda  guidelines:

Always Mix N/N 1:1 with additional Pure Tones for the shade:

7Y/O = 40g 7N + 2g DN/N + 2g…


By David Adams on April 20, 2015 at 1:11pm — 3 Comments




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