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.
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).
[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.