Valentine’s Day is just on the horizon, offering the perfect opportunity to infuse a touch of romance into your look with a mesmerizing red hair color! Dive into the expertise of Suzie McGill, the Artistic Director at Rainbow Room International and the current British Hairdressing Awards British Colour Technician of the Year, for insights on crafting a captivating candy apple red hue that will undoubtedly make a statement this Valentine’s Day.
Step 1: Prepare the Hair
Before diving into the red transformation, it’s crucial to prep the hair, especially if your client has a dark base. For this, you’ll need to pre-lighten the hair using a high-quality product like Schwarzkopf BlondMe Bond Enforcing Premium Lightener. This ensures minimal hair breakage while achieving the necessary lift for vibrant red results.
Step 2: Select the Right Products
Product selection is key to achieving a vibrant, sleek red tone. Suzie McGill opted for Schwarzkopf Professional Red Chroma on top of 8.77-077 roots and L-77 for mid-length to ends. This combination delivers intense pigment for striking color results while also caring for the hair’s health and ensuring a glossy finish.
Step 3: Enhance Shine and Intensity
To maximize the vibrancy and shine of the red hue, Suzie recommends using Schwarzkopf Professional Chroma ID Red Bonding Color Mask. This additional step adds punch and shine to the color, elevating its brilliance and ensuring that it stands out.
Step 4: Style for Impact
Once the color application is complete, it’s time to showcase the full potential of the red hue through smooth, sleek styling. This allows the different tones, color merging, and blending techniques used throughout the hair to shine. Whether it’s cascading curls or a sleek straight look, styling enhances the overall impact of the red color, making it the focal point of the Valentine’s Day ensemble.
Hair – Suzie McGill, Artistic Director at Rainbow Room International, MUA – Jak Morgan, Styling – Clare Frith, Photographer – Michael Young