Step-by-Step: Drab to Fab Brunette

Who says blondes have all the fun? Goldwell Regional Artistic Team Member, Nick Pagano, created an opulent brown shade giving his model's color a feeling of vintage luxury. To recreate the look, Pagano shares his step-by-step process. 

Step 1: First, begin at the temples and separate hair using a zigzag technique. Start on the left side of temple and zigzag around to just below the crown of the head and isolate. Then, repeat the same step on the right side.

Step 2: Next, using the zigzag technique start at the top of the left ear moving to just below the occipital bone, stopping in the center and isolate the section. Following that, proceed with the same technique on the right side.

Step 3: After, start with 40ml Topchic 3% (10vol) lotion +30ml 4BP +10ml 2A, in the top section. Then, moving to the center section apply 40ml Colorance lotion +15ml 6SB + 5ml P-Mix. Next, repeating 40ml Topchic 3% (10vol) lotion +30ml 4BP +10ml 2A in the bottom section. Observe processing time. Shampoo with Elumen Wash and towel dry. Apply Elumen Prepare. 

Step 5: Finish the look by style the hair. Then, apply accent pieces. The hidden details are for the designer to decide where the placement should live.

Accent formulas:

Step 6: Observe processing time. Shampoo twice with Elumen Wash and towel dry well. Apply Elumen Lock for 5 minutes. Rinse well and condition with Elumen Treat.

Suggested Articles

R&B superstar and multi-hyphenate Teyana Taylor teamed up with MAC Cosmetics on a new collection.

The inspiration was a combination of punk, teddy girl and 1950s French New Look.

David Lopez gets real about inclusive beauty, the power of a self-care routine, and his journey from film student to celebrity hairstylist.