12 June 2021

The Hottest New Haircolor Trend: Get Your Mocha Fix with Sombre

Blonde and brunettes alike can embrace the fall season’s warm tones and low-maintenance approach with Redken’s NEW Sombre, a professional color technique that blends brunette and blonde tones together to create a low-contrast “soft ombre” effect.

To help colorists achieve the fresh new Sombre look, Redken has launched two new Mocha shades into Redken Chromatics. Inspired by hot chocolate, Chromatics Mocha 6M features warmer tones that perfectly complement golden skin tones and are best-suited for medium to lighter bases. Chromatics Mocha 4M provides rich, deep chocolate tones with a hint of red, and is ideal on dark and medium bases. As muses for Redken’s Sombre campaign, model and DJ Amber Le Bon and model Ashley Moore showcase two Caramel Sombre and Mocha Sombre looks and inspire those looking to refresh their ombre look.

Sombre is a softer, more low-maintenance version of ombre that is universally flattering on all haircolors,” says Redken Celebrity Colorist Tracey Cunningham. “Redken’s NEW Chromatics Mocha shades help to create a rich base color with highlights that can be toned with the NEW Shades EQ Gloss natural warm shades, creating a beautiful blended color similar to that of Jessica Biel.”

The Sombre techniques are created using Redken’s exclusive Blur Brush, helping to seamlessly blend two different shades together while evenly distributing formulas, ultimately creating a custom Sombre look. Following the Sombre service, refresh and tone color using the NEW Shades EQ Gloss natural warm shades to help control contrast and make the color last.

Create perfectly-balanced color that your clients can only achieve at the salon by following the below Redken Sombre formulas:

  • AMBER LE BON
  • Natural Level 7, Medium Blonde with Existing Highlights

SOMBRE FORMULA 1
2 oz. 8NA (8.01) Chromatics Ultra Rich
2 oz. 10 vol. Chromatics Oil in Cream Developer
SOMBRE FORMULA 2
1 oz. 8P (8.9) Chromatics Ultra Rich
1 oz. 10P (10.9) Chromatics Ultra Rich
2 oz. 20 vol. Chromatics Oil in Cream Developer
GLAZE FORMULA
1 oz. 09NB Irish Crème Shades EQ Gloss
1 oz. Crystal Clear Shades EQ Gloss
2 oz. Shades EQ Processing Solution
OPTIONAL BASE FORMULA
2 oz. 8M Frosted Latte Shades EQ Cover Plus
2 oz. 10 vol. Pro-Oxide Cream Developer

ASHLEY MOORE
Natural Level 3, Dark Brown

BASE FORMULA
1 ½ oz. NEW 6M (6.8) Chromatics
½ oz. NEW 4M (4.8) Chromatics
2 oz. 30 vol. Chromatics Oil in Cream Developer
HIGHLIGHT FORMULA
2 scoops Flash Lift Maximum Power Lightening Powder
2 oz. 20 vol. Pro-oxide Cream Developer
SOMBRE FORMULA 1
2 oz. 08GI Tenerife Shades EQ Gloss
2 oz. Shades EQ Processing Solution
SOMBRE FORMULA 2
2 oz. 09NW Cream Soda Shades EQ Gloss
2 oz. Shades EQ Processing Solution

SOMBRE STEP-BY-STEP

STEP 1: Sombre and Glaze Application
– Start in the back left nape section and take a ¼” diagonal back slice and place on a foil. Apply Sombre Formula 1 to Zone 1 and into Zone 2.
– Next, leaving 1” of natural hair, apply Sombre Formula 2 through remainder of Zones 2 and 3, leaving out the previously colored ends.
– Using the Redken Blur Brush, use vertical strokes to blur both formulas together. Drop down next ¼” slice and place on previous section and repeat application. Cover last section with foil to secure. Repeat on opposite side. Complete all back sections in same manner of application.

STEP 2: Sombre and Glaze Application
– Start in the front left temple section and take a ¼” diagonal back slice and place on a foil. Apply Sombre Formula 1 to Zone 1 and into Zone 2.
– Next, leaving 1” of natural hair, apply Sombre Formula 2 through remainder of Zones 2 and 3, leaving out the previously colored ends.
– Using the Redken Blur Brush, use vertical strokes to blur both formulas together. Drop down next ¼” slice and place on previous section and repeat application. Complete section and cover with foil to secure. Complete opposite side and both front crown sections using the same manner of application.
– Process at room temperature for 35 minutes. Shampoo and Condition with Redken Color Extend Magnetics.
– For darker bases, use NEW 4M (4.8) Chromatics with NEW 6M (6.8) Chromatics as your Sombre Formula.

STEP 3: Sombre and Glaze Application
– Apply Glaze Formula using global application. Process at room temperature for 20 minutes. Shampoo and Condition with Redken Blonde Idol.

 

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