1. Decide On a Technique for Painting Purple Tones
Starting with a brunette or black hair base, map out the placement of your client's plum brown color. Do they want a purple balayage? Aubergine highlights? Or a root-to-tip, all-over head of plum tones? Depending on their existing shade, you may need to pre-lighten locks to ensure the color pops. In this case, work with bond-strengthening BlondorPlex to create the perfect canvas for a touch of purple.
2. Find the Perfect Shade of Plum Brown For Your Client
The great thing about plum brown hair is that it actually suits all skin tones. The trick is to tweak the purple-to-brown ratio to enhance your client's complexion. For example, if they have warm undertones or an olive skin tone, you can mix up a rich color that's resplendent in glistening browns, with just a hint of purple-red running through to balance the warmth. Meanwhile, if they have cool undertones, lean more into the purple with a magenta or violet plum. Neutral skin tones will glow against any shade, so go as bold or rich as your client dares.
3. Give Chocolate Plum Locks a Glossy Glaze
Complete your client's color service and take shine to the next level with a clear Shinefinity Glaze. Like a zero damage top coat for locks, it lends a mirror-like finish from root to tip. Plus, it only takes 10 minutes to carry out, so you won't keep your client at the sink for too long. Simply mix Shinefinity 00/00 at a 1:1 ratio with the Brush & Bowl or Bottle Activator (your choice), then apply to damp hair and rinse out after 10 minutes. Once dried and styled, their color's purple undertones will truly sparkle.