Wella Koleston newbie

gc11530

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Hi guys,
Hope you can help me with a Wella Koleston question. I just started to color and I'm not very familiar with Wella products.

My client is a base 6-ish with 25% white, coarse hair. She wanted a light brown so I first used 66/0 just to be safe & cover whites but it came out a bit darker than I wanted. Wella's colors run darker than I'm used to.

I then used 77/0 with 6% D but got a lot of red tone and didn't cover the whites 100% (should have mixed it with a 6 natural).

So now I'm thinking for the next session, I'll need to use green to counter the red and mix 66/0 to cover whites with a fashion shade to get a light ash brown like pic of the girl in blue below. So what shades do I use?

TY
 

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Lauren121

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Is the white hair resistant?
 

gc11530

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Lauren121

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I would have probably not gone in with the double base to begin with because there not too much white hair there.
The desired photo looks quite dark to me so I'd go back to a 6, something like 6/19 in Illumina if you use that range? If I wanted to be cautious I'd mix half 6/19 and half 6/.
If you wanted to stick to Koleston Perfect I think you could mix the /00's with an ash toned colour like 6/1 or 7/1
 

gc11530

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I would have probably not gone in with the double base to begin with because there not too much white hair there.
The desired photo looks quite dark to me so I'd go back to a 6, something like 6/19 in Illumina if you use that range? If I wanted to be cautious I'd mix half 6/19 and half 6/.
If you wanted to stick to Koleston Perfect I think you could mix the /00's with an ash toned colour like 6/1 or 7/1
Thank you; since there's a lot of red in her hair, shouldn't I use the /2 shade to neutralize it?
 

Lauren121

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With you being in the us you have some colours that are unavailable to us here in the uk
 

jamiereid92

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/00 is double natural not double Base. This is the Base recommended to be mixed with a warm colour for extra coverage, as Koleston is warm based. I would use 6/1 with 6/0 and 6% on roots. Then colour touch 6/1 through the ends to mute the red. I don't know about the /2 because we don't have it in the uk but I imagine it will just be more effective than /1
 

gc11530

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/00 is double natural not double Base. This is the Base recommended to be mixed with a warm colour for extra coverage, as Koleston is warm based. I would use 6/1 with 6/0 and 6% on roots. Then colour touch 6/1 through the ends to mute the red. I don't know about the /2 because we don't have it in the uk but I imagine it will just be more effective than /1
Thanks Jamie, 66/0 came out a bit dark when I used it.. what do you think if I mix 6/0 with 7/1?
 

jamiereid92

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Thanks Jamie, 66/0 came out a bit dark when I used it.. what do you think if I mix 6/0 with 7/1?
66/0 will be dark because the non white hair doesn't need a colour that dense and it just goes darker.

6/0 and 6/1 will be a much truer 6.

If you use a 7/1 it will be too light for your desired look x
 

gc11530

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66/0 will be dark because the non white hair doesn't need a colour that dense and it just goes darker.

6/0 and 6/1 will be a much truer 6.

If you use a 7/1 it will be too light for your desired look x
Thanks Jamie!
 

gc11530

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Jamie, I've tried what you suggested 6/0 + 6/1 but color comes out reddish. Any other idea?
FYI, client is a level 5 with 25% white but it looks like she's lost a lot of pigment, roots are more charcoal than brown. I tried 66/0 came out too dark, 7/1 came out too light as you said above (lots of red), 6/1 + 6/1 comes out slightly better than 6/0 + 7/1 but still lots of red. Any ideas?
 

gc11530

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66/0 will be dark because the non white hair doesn't need a colour that dense and it just goes darker.

6/0 and 6/1 will be a much truer 6.

If you use a 7/1 it will be too light for your desired look x
Jamie, I've tried what you suggested 6/0 + 6/1 but color comes out reddish. Any other idea?
FYI, client is a level 5 with 25% white but it looks like she's lost a lot of pigment, roots are more charcoal than brown. I tried 66/0 came out too dark, 7/1 came out too light as you said above (lots of red), 6/0 + 6/1 comes out slightly better than 6/0 + 7/1 but still lots of red. Any ideas?
 

snaz

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5/02 illumina . X
 

gc11530

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snaz

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On it own is you are wanting to counteract red X
 

gc11530

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gc11530

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On it own is you are wanting to counteract red X
Hey sorry to be annoying, but I can't get 5/02 in the US; apparently it's a new shade. I do want the color to be a little lighter, more like a light brown, what would you recommend at the 6/ level to counteract red? I am willing to pay you for your advice via PayPal.
 
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