THE FORMULA: Deliciously Dark
Dynamic, and dimensional, brunette is the color of the season
by Laura Gibson
A change in season often makes us itch to change our look. Going brunette for the fall is a popular way to welcome the next few months, and with the help of RUSK’s new Get Gloss Try Me Kit, it’s easy to help your clients stay on trend. RUSK’s newest kit, launched in September at Cosmoprof, features six shades of Deepshine Gloss—a great way to discover a variety of tonal shades. Try this formula for Chocolate Nutmeg Swirl.
Formula 1: Rusk Deepshine Permanent Cream Condition Hair Color ¾ oz. 5.8CH + ¼ oz. 5.03NL + 2 oz. of Rusk Deepshine Shine Enhancing 20 Volume Developer.
Formula 2: Rusk Deepshine Permanent Cream Conditioning Hair Color 1 oz. 6.8CH + 2 oz. of Rusk Deepshine Shine Enhancing 30 Volume Developer.
Step 1: Apply Formula 1 from roots to three inches down globally.
Step 2: Section down the middle from the front hairline to nape.
Step 3: Section from ear to ear to separate the back from the front. Clip front sections away.
Step 4: Starting on the left side at the back nape, take a 2-inch diagonal back section, lay a foil down and apply Formula 2 from where Formula 1 (regrowth) stops
to the ends. Place a foil on top of section.
Step 5: Repeat the same technique, taking 1-inch diagonal back sections and alternate Formula 1 and Formula 2 for the mid-lengths and ends until you reach the top of head.
Step 6: Repeat on right side.
Step 7: At the left front hairline, take a ½-inch subsection and apply Formula 2 from where Formula 1 (regrowth) stops to the ends. Place a foil under and on top of section. Repeat on the right side at the hairline.
Step 8: After the initial subsections, follow this pattern on both left and right sides to complete the head: Take 1-inch diagonal back sections and alternate Formula 1 and Formula 2 from where Formula 1 stops to the ends. Place foil on top and bottom of each section. Continue to the top of the head.
Step 9: Process for 35 minutes.
Step 10: Shampoo and Condition with RUSK PUREMIX Pomegranate Color Protecting products. Style as desired.
Laura Gibson, master colorist and artistic director for RUSK @lgibsoncolorist