Wella Koleston Perfect colour chart - help!

Discussion in 'Hair' started by Loulahbell, Feb 10, 2012.

  1. Loulahbell
    I'm currently studying to become a hairdresser, doing an NVQ2 at college and I need help with understanding my new colour chart. We normally use Redken colourants but I want to expand my knowledge and have been told Wella Koleston is a good brand but I cannot get to grips with the numbers used

    Can someone explain to me the depth and tone numbers used is the Koleston range?? PLEASEEE!!??

    I'm wanting to know things such as what colour-tones do the numbers stand for and what is classed as the 'natural' tone mixed with colous for grey coverage??
  2. sazza83
    the first number is the depth and the following numbers are the tone as in every brand just some brands use letters for tones rather than numbers.tones are as follows:
    8-ash blue
    9-violet ash
    Excample: 5.07 is depth 5 with a ash brunette tone
    i hope this helps
    Last edited: Feb 11, 2012
  3. kaiguest
    Hey the I hate to correct but I've worked with koleston perfect for years, the tones are

    2-cool ash (green)
    5-mahogany (all the cool tones plus red)
    7-brunette (all the warm tones plus violet)
    8-pearl (blue)

    A colour say 5/73 for example is a light brown with a brunette gold tone. The first number after the forward slash is always the more dominant tone. :)

    22/0 -black
    33/0-dark brown
    4/0 - medium brown
    5/0- light brown
    6/0- dark blonde
    7/0-medium brown
    8/0-light blonde
    9/0-very light blonde
    10/0- lightest blonde
    12/0- special blonde (highlift)

    Double bases e.g 55/0 is used for covering resistant grey/white hair

    and colour touch which is a quasi colour uses the same tones too :)

    Koleston covers up to 100% grey/white hair

    Colour touch covers up to 50%
    Colour touch plus covers up to 70%

    Colour fresh covers up to 30%

    Hope this helps you enough

    Oh and when you're toning hair after a pre-lighten or highlights etc
    I recommend colour touch but you can use koleston too with pastel developer :) if you need anymore help just ask :)
  4. maryray
    Assuming that you know all the color theory rules, it's pretty simple working with Koleston.

    For example: -
    The first number here stands for the depths of the shades (how dark or how light) Also please note that this number is constant and stands for the same shades in most brands and doesn't really change.

    The first number after the dash (4 in this case) stands for the dominant fashion effect (tonal direction) of the shade.

    The second number after the dash (3 in this case) stands for secondary fashion effect of the shade.

    The two numbers after the dash vary from one brand to another.

    0/1 is Ash
    0/2 is Matt
    0/3 is Gold
    0/4 is Copper
    0/5 is Red
    0/6 is Violet
    0/7 is Brown
    0/8 is Silver
    0/9 is Slate Grey

    Once you know this, then so if you happen to have a double number (eg: 0/11) then it means you have a color that is double in strength and these count as toners.

    To cover grey hairs:-
    if its less than 30% the base is 1/3 and the effect is 2/3 of the color with a recommended 6% peroxide. Every 50 ml of Koleston cream you use 60 ml of peroxide.

    Hope this helped, please let me know if it did and just ask if you need any more help. :)
  5. Mrs Mitch
    Hi guys, i'v been out of hairdressing for many years and am getting back into it.
    I am stuck with colours.
    I have been told to use wella but I don't know the system.
    I used to use the goldwell topchic, so therefore for eg would use 'N' to cover greys, or for lowlights.
    I really want to have a full understanding of the wella products so will look into a course but was wondering if you could offer me any help, on what to use to cover greys, lowlights and general colour choice.
    I was having a practise doing my mums hair, giving her some lowlights, her hair is coloured with 12/89, we choose the colour 7/34 for the lowlights.
    I mixed the 7/34 with 6% and applied with foils, but when it was washed off it was hardly noticeable.. What should I have used to get the results I wanted
    Please please please can any of you help xxx
  6. Lisa locks
    I agree 100% with kaiguest
    /0 natural
    /3 gold
    /4 red
    /5 mahogany
    /6 violet
    /7 brunette
    /8 pearl
    /9 cendre- strong ash

  7. Dannishome
    Got a bit confused ladies On the wella colour tonal system. I understand the primary shade numbers fully. My question is, for example , when does the tonal colours enhance or correct. Ie secondary/third colours. 9/60. Does this counteract golden tones in the hair or enhance with mahogany tones. 12/16 etc etc.

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