Get The Formula: Deep Copper Penny

(Formula: Deep Copper Penny)

Written by Megan Grimm (@megan.e.grimm)

Metallics are all the rage this fall season and here's a red shade you will likely see a lot of. This dusty copper formula was created using LÁNZA's Liquids Demi Gloss. LÁNZA'S Liquids are not only an ammonia-free option, but they're a great choice for red hues because they fade on tone, which means rich reds and no browning out!


The cool thing about metallic overtones is that they neutralize color. They play well with everyone, making them easy to wear for just about any skin undertone. Coppers are also a great option for our brunette clients that are wanting a little change, our blonde clients that are looking for some rich tones for the season and they're a perfect transition tone for those who are coming from the cooler side of the spectrum.


Formula A: 30gr LÁNZA'S CLAY DECOLORIZER, 30gr 20 vol creme developer

Formula B: 30gr LÁNZA'S ULTRA BLONDING DECOLORIZER, 30gr 40 vol creme developer

Formula C: (Root Smudge) LÁNZA'S LIQUIDS DEMI GLOSS 15gr 03N, 15gr 06AX, 30gr Activator

Formula D: (Ends) LÁNZA'S LIQUIDS DEMI GLOSS 10gr 06P, 20gr 09V, 2 dots Red Mix, 30gr Activator


Practice makes practice. This melt was created using multiple techniques and several formulas to create dimension and movement within the look. Formula A will be your traditional balayage application with no foil separation needed. The thicker the section you take for formula A, the more dimension you will achieve in your final look. Formula B will be your foilyage portion of this application.

We sectioned this practice mannequin into ten sections, as shown above. We started at the nape of the neck applying formula B on a quarter-inch section. Weaving the section, apply with light pressure towards the scalp. Saturate your ends and place in a foil. These two formulas are alternated up the back of the head.

Working your way to the front, start at one side in front of the ear. Split this section horizontally for more control by splitting the section where the hairline breaks or changes direction. Take a triangular section at the hairline and apply clay on all sides of this section. Following this section, take a vertical section directly behind you are triangular section and apply formula B. Follow the hair line and repeat these two vertical sections in the above section of the side hair line. This will light up your face framing.

All sections behind these vertical slices will then be horizontal. Starting above the ear, again, alternate formula A and B until you reach the last three quadrants of the mohawk section of the head. Once you have reached your top 3 sections, alternate formula A (slice) and formula B (weave) from back to front. Allow to process until you have reached a level 6 or 7 with formula A and level 8 with formula B.