Find a Salon

Joico's Professional Blog

Foolproof Color-Correction Formula by Larisa Love

The Backstory:

Larisa’s client was sporting a bright-red fashion color with deep, dark roots. “I wanted to give her a low-maintenance look inspired by neutral tones.”

The Challenge:

Getting rid of harsh demarcation and bold red right off the bat.


The rescue:

Larisa started with Joico Color Eraser, the perfect product to remove the intense red shade, which caused a very visible line of demarcation against the client’s dark brunette roots. The next task was to bring her natural base down, which Larisa pulled off by using Blonde Life to lift out the rest of the color, and LumiShine to impart a beautifully neutral glow.


The formula:

Formula 1 (Previous Orange Color): Joico Color Eraser + 20 Volume LumiShine Developer

Formula 2 (Highlights): Blonde Life Lightening Powder + 20 Volume LumiShine Developer

Formula 3 (Highlights): Blonde Life Lightening Powder + equal parts 20 & 30 Volume LumiShine Developer

Formula 4 (Tear Drop Base): LumiShine Demi-Permanent Liquid 6NA + 6SB + 6N + 5 Volume LumiShine Developer

Formula 5 (Mid to Ends): LumiShine Demi-Permanent Liquid 9NV + 3 drops 9V + 5 Volume LumiShine Developer


The result:

“Our ultimate goal is to get her to a beautiful, blended silver Color Melt; but it’s a process. That final look will require one more session,” explains Larisa, who sent her client home with Joico’s K-PAK Color Therapy Luster Lock Instant Shine & Repair Treatment to prep hair for the next step — another lightening appointment.