1. Mahogany Hair for Blondes
Once you turn blonde hair red, it can be really tricky to get that deep tone out. That’s why it’s essential for fair-haired clients to be sure they’re ready to take the plunge into mahogany brown hair. If they are, approach the transformation the same way you would for any other light-to-dark makeover, gradually layering the color to build up depth and pigment over time.
You want the color to look bold and packed with brilliant shine, so work with our permanent hair color, Koleston Perfect, which delivers the purest pigment yet. Hello, glossy locks. The Vibrant Reds collection has you covered for deep to intense mahogany red hair. Look to 55/46 for a red-violet tint or try 44/44 to achieve an intense red-brown on a deeper level.
2. Mahogany Hair for Brunettes
The technique for turning brown hair a mahogany hue depends on the depth of the base. What you apply to light brown locks is bound to differ from how you treat a dark, almost-black hair color. So, here’s the lowdown. When taking light brown or medium brown hair mahogany, the process is fairly simple: you can apply their new, deep red shade directly over the top. However, very dark brown hair may need lifting first with our award-winning pre-lightener, Blondor Freelights. Adopt a balayage technique to prep for mahogany highlights that peek through the deep base color.
As for the toner you should use, try tailoring it to the base color’s undertone. If the tone is cool, apply a violet-tinged mahogany, and if it’s warm, opt for a dark mahogany brown. Demi-permanent Color Touch has all tones covered with its host of vibrant reds, including 4/5, 5/4 and 5/5 for a warmer hue or 5/66 and 44/65 for red with an aubergine sheen. If your client prefers an entry into the mahogany hair trend, opt for a brunette shade with a mahogany reflection such as 5/75 or 6/75.
3. Mahogany Hair for Redheads
Redheads can follow the same rules as brunettes. If their hair is a light shade, like a copper or strawberry blonde, the mahogany toner can be applied directly over the top. You might have to layer the reds to create enough saturation and depth. However, if their base red color is any deeper than mahogany, pre-lightening is required to ensure the new hue shows up. Finish with Color Touch to polish that mahogany shade to perfection.