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Two Takes on Jennifer Lopez's Haircolor

Jennifer Lopez has come a long way since her Fly Girl debut on In Living Color. Now she’s a sexy superstar with arguably the world's most sought-after locks. Want to create her stunning, multi-dimensional hue? Top colorists Sandra Smith, Matrix Artistic Director, and Doug Macintosh, Color Director at John Sahag Workshop, show you how.

“This shade bridges the gap between blonde and brunette,” says Doug. “So it’s an appealing look for a lot of women.” Sandra adds, “Jennifer is spontaneous when it comes to fashion and to her overall image, including her hair. She evokes confidence and beauty, something every woman would like to emulate.”

Doug’s formula…
Natural Level:
Target Result: 8 with some highlights
Formula A (base): Wella Koleston Perfect 10/1 + 30-volume
Formula B (highlights): Clairol BW2 Powder Bleach + 20-volume
Formula C (glaze): Redken Shades EQ 1 oz. Clear + 1 oz. 09NB + 2 oz. SEQ Processing Solution
Application: Flash lighten the base with Formula A then rinse, shampoo, condition and dry the hair. Foil in Formula B, starting at the ears and working up, creating fairly large weaves in the foils. Work through the top and crown areas. Process to pale blonde, remove the foils, shampoo, rinse and towel dry. Apply Formula C at the sink, process 5 minutes and rinse.


Sandra’s recreation…
Natural Level:
6 light brown
Existing Level: New growth with existing medium-light to extra light blonde highlights
Target Result: A seamless blend between the hues, achieved by adding lowlights, highlights and mid-banding with luminescent soft rose tones.
Formula A: Matrix SOCOLOR 8AV + 20 Volume MATRIX Cream Developer
Formula B: Matrix V-light De-Dusted Lightener + 20 Volume MATRIX Cream Developer
Formula C: Matrix Color Sync 8G + 8BC + 10 Volume MATRIX cream Developer
Formula D: Matrix Color Sync 6WN + 8WN + 10 Volume MATRIX Cream Developer
Formula E: Matrix Color Sync SPN+SPV + 10 Volume MATRIX Cream Developer
Apply Formula A to the new growth and process for 10 minutes. Shampoo and towel dry the hair. Starting at the nape and using diagonal foil placement, create two back-to-back weave sections and apply Formula B away from the scalp to refresh the existing highlights. Leave a section of existing color in between. Weave another section and apply Formula D to add lowlights to the existing highlights. Continue alternating these formulas to the occipital.  Above the occipital, with diagonal placement, weave sections and apply Formula B away from the scalp. Leave a section of existing highlights in between. After every fourth foil, side brush Formula C in the mid part of the section of existing highlights. Process until the highlights are light blonde, rinse with cool water, then shampoo and towel dry the hair. Apply Formula E to all strands and process for 10 minutes to create a harmonious balance of hues.

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