How-To Get Kenra Professional's Sultry Brunette Design

Kenra Professional Brunette

CosmoProf artistic team member Christina Kreitel and Kenra Professional national artistic manager Oliver Shortall are playing it cool by tapping Kenra’s Natural Ultra Ash pigments to usher in “more lived-in, dusty looks,” Kreitel notes. “I’m noticing a shift in that clients want to be cooler.” Enter this issue’s cover look, which Kreitel describes as “refined yet natural-looking, even while it’s growing out.”

Get the Look 

Step 1: Prep hair with Kenra Color Porosity Equalizing Spray to allow for even color absorption.

Step 2: Divide hair into 4 quadrants, then apply Kenra Color Permanent 3NUA to the base of each quadrant to create a deep root smudge.

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Step 3: Using a diagonal parting starting in the back quadrant, melt Kenra Color Permanent 3NUA at the roots into Kenra Color Demipermanent 5NUA from mid- lengths to ends.

Step 4: Using the same diagonal parting technique as the previous step, melt Kenra Color Permanent 3NUA into Kenra Color Demipermanent 6NUA from mid- lengths to ends. Continue alternating throughout the back quadrant and follow this same pattern in the front quadrants.

Step 5: Process for 30 minutes (or 40 minutes if the client requires gray coverage). 

Christina Kreitel Oliver Shortall


[Images: Courtesy of Kenra Professional and Jose Rodriguez]

This story first appeared in the October issue of Beauty Launchpad in The Colorist section. To receive the magazine, click here to subscribe.

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