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BEYOND THE GLOSS. Introducing artist developed hair color services that push the boundaries of what we think about demi-permanent. Our love chain of L’Oréal Professionnel Artists showcase their creativity and the unique versatility of DIA as more than just a gloss. Are you in on the latest hair color trends? Discover a sophisticated lowlight technique utilizing DIA Richesse Metals and a color matching technique using DIA Richesse and DIA Richesse Metals.

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    Metal Lights

    BY ASHLEY CHRISTINE


    A lowlight technique utilizing DIA Richesse Metals and Blond Studio. “I wanted to find a metallic look that would work with every client to suit their taste.”

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    Formula

    LOWLIGHT


    Formula 1: DIA Richesse Metals .24/VC + 9-vol DIActivateur Developer + Smartbond Step 1 Formula 2: DIA Richesse Metals .24/VC + 20-vol Majicreme Developer + Smartbond Step 1

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    SECTION


    Create the standard four quadrant sections, separating front from back and left from right. Isolate a triangle section in the fringe area

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    Formula

    APPLICATION


    Using Formula 1 begin highlighting with a diagonal back slice in the back quadrant and create a textured stitch.

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    Formula

    APPLICATION


    Moving on, take the next slice and create a fine stitch; apply Formula 2. Continue alternating formulas through the remainder of the back sections. Use the same pattern throughout both front quadrants, continuing to alternate formulas.

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    Formula

    APPLICATION


    In the triangle fringe section, take a zig zag parting horizontally, and stitch out the top of each angle, using Formula 1.

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    GLOSS & TREAT


    Approaching the next zig zag section, stitch out the tops of each angle, apply Formula 2. Continue throughout the rest of the fringe area. Process for 35 minutes, rinse thoroughly and apply Smartbond Step 2. Process for 10 minutes.

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    REMOVAL & RINSING


    Wet, emulsify, rinse and shampoo once with L’Oréal Professionnel A-OX Vitamino Color shampoo. Condition and preserve color radiance with a Serie Expert Powermix Color A-OX in-salon treatment.

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    Vibrant Curls

    BY ERIN MOHR


    A color match technique using DIA Richesse with the help of Blond Studio. “I was inspired to do highly visible color techniques for both curly and smooth looks.”

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    Formula

    COLOR MATCH


    Formula 1: DIA Richesse 5.01/5NB + 9-vol DIActivateur Developer + Smartbond Step 1 Formula 2: Blond Studio Platinium Plus + 30-vol Blond Studio Nutri Developer + Smartbond Step 1 Formula 3: DIA Richesse 6.13/6BG + 9-vol DIActivateur Developer + Smartbond Step 1 Formula 4: DIA Richesse Metals .24/VC + 9-vol DIActivateur Developer + Smartbond Step 1

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    SECTION


    Section 1: Based off the part line section the hair into 4 quadrants Section 2: Create a 1-inch section off the front hairline on both sides Section 3: Create large diamond shapes slightly behind the ears

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    Formula

    APPLICATION


    Apply Formula 1 as a global application retouch.

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    Formula

    APPLICATION


    Once Formula 1 has been applied, working in the 1-inch section at the hairline create 3-4 balayage highlights on each side, with Formula 2, saturating completely using a planchette for control while working, and isolate each section with plastic.

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    Formula

    APPLICATION


    Moving to the diamond sections behind the ears, create 4 balayage lowlights at each point of the diamond with Formula 3, continuing to isolate each section with plastic. Repeat on the other side. Process for 20 minutes, rinse thoroughly to remove and power dry.

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    GLOSS & TREAT


    Gloss with Formula 4, process up to 20 minutes, rinse thoroughly and apply Smartbond Step 2. Process for 10 minutes.

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    REMOVAL & RINSING


    Wet, emulsify, rinse and shampoo once with L’Oréal Professionnel A-OX Vitamino Color shampoo. Condition and preserve color radiance with a Serie Expert Powermix Color A-OX in-salon treatment.

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