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FEB 2018

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COURTESY OF MANUFACTURERS ; GETTY IMAGES: 54 The Colorist | FEBRUARY 2018 | beautylaunchpad.com A lways seeking to advance his technical expertise, Matrix (@matrix) artistic director Chrystofer Benson has been using a color misting technique to speed up color application time for techniques ranging from color melting and marbleizing to base shading. e technique involves applying haircolor with Benson's CBC Water Bottle, which provides a smooth, continuous, aerosol-like delivery—no brush necessary. While the processing time remains the same, the application time is reduced. It took Benson only 20 minutes to apply the color for the vibrant four-shade color melt seen here. "On longer hair, I can do this same application in 30 to 40 minutes, so it signifi cantly cuts down my time," he says. Matrix Color Graphics Lacquer semipermanent color is Benson's go-to for color misting techniques, mixed with Total Results Pro Solutionist Instacure. " is allows for it to be sprayed out while maintaining great viscosity to work with, and it doesn't run everywhere like water does," Benson says. Learn how to achieve the look here. Learn how to achieve a vivid color melt in a fl ash with Matrix artistic director Chrystofer Benson's color misting technique. —LOTUS ABRAMS spray g power | assroom PHOTOGRAPHY: TON ZITTING; GETTY IMAGES Formulas FORMULA A: 1 Matrix Light Master + 20-volume Cream Developer + Bond Ultim8 Step 1 FORMULA B: Equal parts Color Graphics Lacquer Purple and Blue FORMULA C: Color Graphics Lacquer Light Indigo FORMULA D: Color Graphics Lacquer Teal FORMULA E: Color Graphics Lacquer Yellow 1 Pre-lighten the hair using formula A, applying a ½ inch away from the new growth through the ends. Process until pale yellow, rinse thoroughly, cleanse lightly and blow-dry hair. 2 Section hair, isolating the nape, occipital, sides and top crown regions. 3 Apply formula B to the entire scalp area and all of the nape area. 4 Color melt formula C into formula D in the occipital and side sections. 5 Working in the top section, melt formula D into formula E. 6 Process accordingly and rinse thoroughly.

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