1. Create A Brown Base
If your client’s base color isn’t already brown, first tone locks using a permanent formula, like , which veils hair in a light-reflective sheen to ensure newly-darkened locks never look flat. Any shade of mid brown or dark brunette will work, as rose brown is suited to all undertones. This means you can take the trend warm or cool, depending on what suits your client’s skin tone best.
2. Pre-Lighten Sections
Achieving rose brown hair comes down to a combination of color and technique, and a freehand, painterly approach, like balayage, often lends the dreamiest effect. Use our high-precision pre-lightener, , to lighten the sections where you want the rosy hues to appear. Opt for a lower level of lift, as the final look should have a muted finish.
3. Pick Your Rosy Hue
Next, mix up a rosy shade with semi-permanent formula, , which comes in two pink shades: soft, subtle Nu-Dist Pink and vibrant High Magenta. The two can be custom-blended to appear as intense or subtle as you’d like, but the most unique looks happen when you add in one of our three shade-shifting additives. Try Tomorrow Clear for a pastel finish, Tonight Dusk to take the tone deep and moody, or Vintage Blush if your client likes a pretty, powdery, filtered effect. Anything’s possible.