1. Pick a Pre-Lightener
Highlights are key to a toffee brown look. Designed to boost radiance for your brunette clients, this trend sees a swirl of golden toffee tones layered through dark locks to create a luminous finish. Choose a pre-lightener that matches the technique you’re following with this easy guide:
For highlights, ombre or balayage in foils (foilyage): Use BlondorPlex, which we’ve infused with the Plex ingredient from the WellaPlex range, so your client gets a strengthening boost as their hair is lifted to the perfect shade.
For freehand highlights, such as balayage: Opt for Blondor Freelights. It’s formulated with activated polymers that link with each other to form a ﬂexible and adhesive network. In short: this means it doesn’t bleed or smudge during open-air development.
2. Tone with Soft Toffee Hues
After hair has lifted to the correct underlying tone, apply a toner (or two) for a touch of toffee goodness. What you want is a warm, golden brown for the base, and a light toffee brown or blonde for the highlights. Some of our go-to toffee tones include Koleston Perfect 8/03 and 9/3, Color Touch 9/35 and 8/73, and Illumina Color 8/37. You could also give your client a zero damage, zero lift Shinefinity Glaze with 06/73 or 05/73 for a high-shine, translucent finish.
3. Wash, Style and Glow, Glow Glow
When your client’s toffee hue has developed, rinse it out, then shampoo with INVIGO Color Brilliance Color Protection Shampoo to remove the formula. Unless you’ve applied Shinefinity, make sure to neutralize with the Post Color Treatment, then take your client back to the chair. Their toffee brown hair is ready to be styled.