Color How-To: Dark Roast Espresso

Photo courtesy of @aaashleee

Give your client’s their caffeine fix with this coffee-bean inspired color from hair painting expert and Oligo Professional sponsored artist, Ashlee Allen (@aaashleee). Rich tones mimicking the dark brew are combined with face-framing caramel color to energize old balayage for a nourishing color change without lightener.  

Get the Look: 

  • Deepen (a natural level five) base to a 2N. Pull through some sections with a thick weave for an overall darker look.
  • While processing, foil out old balayage with Redken Shades EQ Demi-Permanent Gloss 8V + b3 Brazilian Bond Builder, but leave out desired face-framing pieces.

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