Haircolor Application

A Base Break is a service used to subtly lighten a client's natural base before a highlight or balayage service. See how you can achieve a softer base for custom haircolor results.

PRINCIPLES OF HAIRCOLOR: BASE BREAK APPLICATION

Base Breaks are a quick, effective way to introduce an add-on service to your client.
Redken Blonde Idol Base Breakers come in two shades: Clear and Cool. There’s an option to use 10 or 20 volume Pro-Oxide Cream Developer. 
For best results, apply to clean dry hair, then shampoo and dry before starting the highlight or balayage service. 
Discover Redken's Modern Virgin application. Whether you prefer a bowl and brush or bottle application, we have a method that's right for the haircolor brand you select.

PRINCIPLES OF HAIRCOLOR: MODERN VIRGIN APPLICATION

A Modern Virgin Application starts with the head sectioned into quadrants.
A bowl and brush application can be used for control. Use various sized brushes for extra control.
A bottle application can be used for speed and control. Tilt the nozzle applicator to one side for easy dispensing.
Density determines the size of sections. For thick, abundant hair, take smaller sections.
Start a Modern Virgin Application in Zone 1 first.

PRINCIPLE-BASED APPLICATION

Redken Principles are the foundation of everything we teach and are at the heart of our commitment to help salon professionals learn, earn and live better.

PRINCIPLES OF HAIRCOLOR: PRINCIPLE-BASED APPLICATION

Whether doing a global, all-over haircolor, a retouch, a balayage technique or creative foil placement, there are principles to follow to achieve beautiful haircolor results. 
Redken principle-based applications use a common language so they can be universally understood
When we analyze a hair shaft, we realize that the longer the hair, the more textures and conditions we must consider when choosing our haircolor product, formulation and application method. Redken calls each of these areas a zone. 
There are 3 Zones to the hair shaft: 
1. Zone 1 is the scalp area
2. Zone 2 is the aged hair, possibly color-treated
3. Zone 3 is the over-porous hair. Not everyone has a Zone 3.
Zones are the first principle to consider when formulating and choosing your application technique
To maintain the integrity of the hair, Redken recommends using Shades EQ to refresh hair that’s been permanently colored. Discover what makes Shades EQ the perfect choice for all your clients' needs.

PRINCIPLES OF HAIRCOLOR: REFRESH APPLICATION

When a client visits the salon with regrowth, they’ll need a retouch. 
Apply the haircolor formula to Zone 1 only, using the same application in the Modern Virgin Application.
When we do a retouch to Zone 1—the regrowth area—we’re left with Zone 2 and possibly Zone 3 to work with.
Redken recommends “refreshing” Zones 2 and 3 with Shades EQ Gloss or Cream.
Sectioning is the key to every haircolor technique. It keeps you organized, gives you a road map to follow and helps keep the application neat. Redken shows you how following the head form will give you customized results every time.

PRINCIPLES OF HAIRCOLOR: SECTIONING & UNDERSTANDING THE HEADFORM

Sectioning is the key to every haircolor technique.
When sectioning, follow the head form for natural reference points.
Since the head form is a sphere and not a square shape, we need to define areas on the head as they change from one area to the next. The points where they change are called reference points and represent changes of direction.
Use reference points to section any head shape and create or re-create results, whatever application method or technique you choose.
Whether you prefer a bowl and brush or bottle application, Redken has you covered. See how a traditional application sets you up for perfect haircolor results every time.

PRINCIPLES OF HAIRCOLOR: TRADITIONAL VIRGIN APPLICATION

A Traditional Virgin Application starts with the head sectioned into quadrants.
A bowl and brush application can be used for control. Use various sized brushes for extra control.
A bottle application can be used for speed and control. Tilt the nozzle applicator to one side for easy dispensing.
Density determines the size of sections. For thick, abundant hair, take smaller sections.
Start a Traditional Virgin Application in Zone 2 first.