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WANT THE SEASON'S HOTTEST HAIRCOLOR TREND?

Blur debuted in Fall/Winter 2014 and quickly became beauty's biggest haircolor trend… now, it's back and better than ever! Discover two NEW Luxe Blur looks for Spring/Summer 2015. Go bold with midnight blue or stay subtle with rose gold...and more! Created by Redken Artists, customized by you. 


  •   Blur together two different shades for multi-tonal color with incredible dimension
  •   Try a pop of fashion color or keep it natural
  •   Professional Blur Brush for easy blending

CREATE A BLUR FOR EVERY CLIENT WITH THESE EASY TECHNIQUES, THEN SHARE YOUR LOOKS AT #SPREADTHEBLUR

The Redken Blur Brush was developed specifically to help you create the unique blending effect of Blur:

  • The longer bristles help distribute formulas evenly and create a gentle transition from one shade to the next
  • By Blurring two colors together, a third tone is created

MIDNIGHT LUXE BLUR BY REDKEN

BASE FORMULA 1
2 oz. 1Ab (1.1) Chromatics
2 oz. 10 vol. Chromatics Oil in Cream Developer


BASE FORMULA 2
1 3/4 oz. 5Vv (5.22) Chromatics
1/4 oz. Chromatics Remixed Violet
2 oz. 10 vol. Chromatics Oil in Cream Developer


PRE-LIGHTEN FORMULA
1 oz. Blonde Idol Oil Booster
2 packettes Blonde Idol Customizable Blue Powder Activator
2 oz. 20 vol. Pro-oxide Cream Developer


BLUR FORMULA 1
1 oz. Chromatics Remixed Blue
1 oz. Chromatics Clear
2 oz. 10 vol. Chromatics Oil in Cream Developer


BLUR FORMULA 2
1 oz. Chromatics Remixed Violet
1 oz. Chromatics Clear
2 oz. 10 vol. Chromatics Oil in Cream Developer

GLAZE FORMULA (OPTIONAL)
2 oz. Crystal Clear Shades EQ Gloss
2 ozShades EQ Processing Solution

SECTIONING
Comb hair into natural falling position and create a triangle section in the fringe area. Create a horseshoe-shaped parting that travels from the right recession area, around the crown in the back, then ends at the left recession area.


STEP 1
Apply BASE FORMULA 1 to all hair below the horseshoe-shaped section using a global application. Apply BASE FORMULA 2 to all hair inside the horseshoe section. Cover with foil to protect.


STEP 2
Starting at the front hairline, take a 1/4" slice and place on a foil. Apply PRE-LIGHTEN FORMULA and saturate evenly from scalp to ends. Take another 1/4" slice and place directly on top of previous section and saturate.
Continue to drop down slices and saturate to complete section. Cover with foil. Process at room temperature until Pale Yellow, or up to 50 minutes. Shampoo with Redken Extreme. Apply Redken Chemistry. Blast dry hair, and resection
front triangle.


STEP 3
Starting at front hairline, take a 1/4" slice and place on a foil. Apply BLUR FORMULA 1 and BLUR FORMULA 2 using a checkerboard pattern. Using the Redken Blur Brush, gently blur formulas together to create a third tone. Cover with foil. Continue to drop down 1/4" slices and repeat technique. Complete section. Process at room temperature for 35 minutes. Shampoo with Color Extend Magnetics. Dry hair.


STEP 4 (OPTIONAL)
Apply GLAZE FORMULA using a global application from scalp to ends. Process at room temperature for 20 minutes. Shampoo and Condition with Color Extend Magnetics.


ROSE GOLD LUXE BLUR BY REDKEN

BASE FORMULA
1 oz. Violet (.2) Blonde Idol High Lift Conditioning Cream
2 oz. 30 vol. Pro-oxide Cream Developer


HIGHLIGHT FORMULA
1 oz. Blonde Idol Oil Booster
2 packettes Blonde Idol Customizable Blue Powder Activator
2 oz. 20 vol. Pro-oxide Cream Developer

BLUR FORMULA 1
2 oz. 09AA Papaya Shades EQ Gloss
2 oz. Shades EQ Processing Solution


BLUR FORMULA 2
2 oz. 09RB Blush Shades EQ Gloss
2 oz. Shades EQ Processing Solution


GLAZE FORMULA (OPTIONAL)
2 oz. Crystal Clear Shades EQ Gloss
2 oz. Shades EQ Processing Solution


STEP 1

Apply BASE FORMULA using a virgin application. Process at room temperature to Pale Yellow, or up to 50 minutes. Shampoo with Redken Extreme. Apply Redken Chemistry. Blast dry hair.


STEP 2
Create a large triangular section that starts at the outside corner of the right eye, reaches the top of the head ending at the outside corner of the left eye.

STEP 3
Starting at the corner of the right eye, take a 1/4" slice and place on a foil. Apply OMBRE HIGHLIGHT FORMULA to the middle of Zone 2, the mid-shaft, and saturate towards the ends, Zone 3. Without recharging the brush, turn brush perpendicular and blend towards Zone 1, the scalp area. Cover with foil and secure. Continue to drop down sections using same application technique and complete section. Process at room temperature to pale yellow, or up to 50 minutes. Shampoo with Redken Extreme. Apply Redken Chemistry Extreme. Dry hair and resection.


STEP 4
Starting at the corner of the right eye, take a 1/4" slice and place on a foil. Apply BLUR FORMULA 1 at Zone 1, the scalp area, and saturate down to Zone 2, the mid-shaft. Leaving a small space, apply BLUR FORMULA 2 using a checkerboard pattern (see illustration). Using the Redken Blur Brush, gently blur formulas together to create a third tone. Cover with foil. Drop down next 1/4" slice and repeat technique to Zones 2 and 3 only. Cover with foil. Complete triangle section. Complete section. Process at room temperature for 35 minutes. Shampoo with 
Color Extend Magnetics. Dry hair.


TIP: For more dimension, you can leave a larger space between sections, allowing for more of the lighter color to show through and create more dimension.


METALLIC BLUR BY REDKEN

BASE FORMULA (optional):

2 oz. 5NW (5.03) Chromatics
2 oz. 20 vol. Chromatics Oil in Cream Developer 

HIGHLIGHT FORMULA:
2 scoops Flash Lift Maximum Power Lightening Powder
2 oz. 30 vol. Pro-oxide Cream Developer

BLUR FORMULA 1:
2 oz. 06Gi Tenerife Shades EQ Gloss
2 oz. Shades EQ Processing Solution

BLUR FORMULA 2:
1 oz. 08WG Golden Apricot Shades EQ Gloss
1 oz. Clear Shades EQ Gloss
2 oz. Shades EQ Processing Solution 

GLAZE FORMULA:
1 1/2 oz. 09Gi Hamptons Shades EQ Gloss
1/2 oz.Clear Shades EQ Gloss
2 oz. Shades EQ Processing Solution

STEP 1
Create a triangular section from the corner of each eye to the top of the crown. Create a small triangle in the temple area on each side. Starting in front of the ear, take a 1/4" medium weave and place on a foil. Apply HIGHLIGHT FORMULA and secure foil. Continue to place Highlights on both sides. Complete top section with same pattern. Process at room temperature to pale yellow, or up to 50 min. Shampoo with Blonde Idol. Treat with Redken Chemistry Extreme. Dry hair and resection.

STEP 2:
Starting on the side triangle, drop down a 1/4” slice and place on foil. Apply BLUR FORMULA 1 to top of section and BLUR FORMULA 2 to bottom, leaving a small section in between both formulas. Using Blur Brush, blend colors together in area. Cover with foil to secure. Complete both sides. Continue to drop down sections and complete top section. Process at room temperature for 20 minutes. Shampoo and condition with Color Extend Magnetics. Blast dry hair.

STEP 3: Apply GLAZE FORMULA with global application. Process at room temperature for 20 minutes. Shampoo and condition with Color Extend Magnetics.


PASTEL BLUR By Redken

PRE-LIGHTEN BASE FORMULA:

2 scoops Flash Lift Maximum Power Lightening Powder
2 oz. 20 vol. Pro-oxide Cream Developer

ZONE 2 FORMULA:
2 scoops Flash Lift Maximum Power Lightening Powder
2 oz. 30 vol. Pro-oxide Cream Developer

GLAZE FORMULA-Tone:
(optional step to even out levels of hair after prelightening)
2 oz. 09N Cafe Au Lait Shades EQ Gloss
2 oz. Shades EQ Processing Solution

BLUR FORMULA 1:
2 oz. 09V Platinum Ice Shades EQ Gloss
2 oz. Shades EQ Processing Solution

BLUR FORMULA 2:
1 1/2 oz. 09RB Blush Shades EQ Gloss
1/2 oz. 09AA Papaya Shades EQ Gloss
2 oz. Shades EQ Processing Solution
(Option to add Crystal Clear to dilute) 

Step 1:
Apply Base Formula to Zone 1. Immediately apply Zone 2 Formula. Process at room temperature to pale yellow, or up to 50 min. Shampoo with Blonde Idol. Treat with Redken Chemistry Extreme. Dry hair.

Optional Step:
To create an even canvas, apply a Glaze Formula to dry hair and process at room temperature for 20 min. Shampoo and condition with Blonde Idol. This step will ensure uniformity in the Blur toning process.

Step 2:
Create a horseshoe-shaped section and divide into 4 quadrants. Take a 1/4” slice and place on foil. Apply Blur Formula 1 to left side of section and Blur Formula 2 to right side, leaving a small section in between both sides. Using the Blur Brush, blend colors together in the dry area. Cover with foil to secure. Continue to drop down sections and complete all quadrants. Process at room temperature for 20 minutes. Shampoo and condition with Blonde Idol.

OPTIONAL: You may wish to alternate each side of the Blur Formula for more contrast.


#SPREADTHEBLUR INTERPRETED BY REDKEN ARTISTS

Artist: Liz rose

COUNTRY: United States
SALON: Salon Ethos
Facebook.com/EthosSalon
Twitter/salonethos
INSPIRATION: To create a translucent, “Northern Lights” effect of color as if seen through clouds

 

Formula 1:
1 ¾ oz. 12Av Color Fusion
¼ oz. 3Vr Color Fusion
2 oz. 10 vol. Pro-Oxide Cream Developer

Formula 2:
1 ¾ oz. 12Ab Color Fusion
¼ oz. 5T Color Fusion
2 oz. 10 vol. Pro-Oxide Cream Developer

Formula 3:
1 ¾ oz. 9Rv Color Fusion
¼ oz. Hi-Fusion Red
2 oz. 10 vol. Pro-Oxide Cream Developer

Step 1: Section the hair by creating a triangle along the part, making the top of the triangle toward the back of the part and the widest section toward the face.  Begin taking ¼” horizontal slices.

Step 2: Apply Formula 1 vertically on one side of your section. Next, apply Formula 2 vertically on the other side of the section, leaving ½” between each application. Blend these formulas together using diagonal strokes of your blur brush. Continue through the section, alternating between all three formulas.

For at home haircare we recommend Color Extend Magnetics Shampoo and Color Extend Magnetics Conditioner to your clients to maintain the prismatic color of Chromatics.


Artist: Joshua Perry

COUNTRY: United States
SALON: Brian & Co
INSPIRATION: I wanted to create a look that looks complex but is fast and thoughtless.

Follow Josh! 
Facebook.com/hairbyjoshuaperry 
Instagram/jperry84
Twitter/jsperry84



Formula 1:
1 ½ oz. 6R (6.6) Chromatics
½ oz. Chromatics Clear
2 oz. 10 vol. Chromatics Oil in Cream Developer

Formula 2:
2 oz. 5Vv (5.22) Chromatics
2 oz. 10 vol. Chromatics Oil in Cream Developer

Step 1: Begin by taking ¼” a diagonal back slice along the parietal ridge. Apply Formula 1 vertically on the side of the section closest to the face. Apply Formula 2 vertically on the side furthest from the face, leaving ½” between each application.

Step 2: Using your blur brush, use “x” shaped strokes to blend the two formulas together. Continue application on both sides.  

For at home haircare we recommend Color Extend Magnetics Shampoo and Color Extend Magnetics Conditioner to your clients to maintain the prismatic color of Chromatics.


Artist: Heather Green

COUNTRY: United States
SALON: Randolph's Salon
INSPIRATION: I was inspired by my models “lived in” cool blonde color. I wanted to create a sheer violet that seamlessly blurred in and out of her hair with subtle pops of bright blonde pieces throughout.



Formula 1:
1 oz. 5Vv (5.22) Chromatics
1 oz. Chromatics Clear
2 oz. 10 vol. Chromatics Oil in Cream Developer

 

Formula 2:
2 oz. Chromatics Clear
2 oz. 30 vol. Chromatics Oil in Cream Developer

Step 1: Section the hair by creating a triangle along the part, making the top of the triangle toward the back of the part and the widest section toward the face.  Begin taking ¼” horizontal slices.

Step 2: Apply Formula 1 vertically on one side of your section. Next, apply Formula 2 vertically on the other side of the section, leaving ½” between each application. Blend these formulas together using diagonal strokes of your blur brush. Continue taking slices and complete the section.

For at home haircare we recommend Extreme Shampoo and Extreme Conditioner to your clients to repair and maintain the strength of their hair.


Artist: Kerry Parish-Campbell

COUNTRY: United States
SALON: Parish-Campbell Studio
INSPIRATION: An album cover from musical artist Robyn meets 70s disco.
Follow Kerry!
Facebook.com/Kerry.ParishCampbell



Formula 1:
2 oz. 09WN Shades EQ Cream
2 oz. 10 vol. Pro-Oxide Cream Developer

Formula 2:
2 oz. 12Go Color Fusion
2 oz. 40 vol. Pro-Oxide Cream Developer

Formula 3:
2 oz. 9Rv Color Fusion
2 oz. 30 vol. Pro-Oxide Cream Developer

Step 1: Divide head into four quadrants, sectioning on the part to center back, & top of ear left, to top of ear right. Starting at back right take a diagonal back subsection of approx. ¼” deep, apply Formula 1 to Zone 1 through 2. Apply foil to separate from the next section.

Step 2: Taking another ¼“ subsection apply Formula 2  to Zone 1 through Zone 2 separating the section from next with foil. Your next ¼” subsection apply Formula 2 to Zone 1 & to right side of Zone 2. Apply Formula 3 to left side of Zone 2. Then using the Blur Brush, blend the two formulas down the center of Zone 2 to create your new “Blurred” formula.

Step 3: Continue through back right section & repeat through back left with diagonal back sectioning alternating formulas from one subsection to the next, swapping Formulas 2 & 3 from left to right when “Blurring”. Continue with diagonal back sectioning through the right & left Side sections to top & front of head. 

For at home haircare we recommend Extreme Shampoo and Extreme Conditioner to your clients to repair and maintain the strength of their hair.