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5 Insanely Beautiful Shadow Root Recipes That You Can Do Today!

Shadow Root

Shadow Root by Elona Taki

We have created 5 shadow root looks for you, with techniques and recipes! Create these looks in your salon today!

1. Subtle Blonde Shadow Root

Color by Elona Taki

Subtle Shadow Root Look

Recipe

  • Our model came in with a very large regrowth area and light ends.
  • We applied 5.11 with 20 Vol on the first 4 inches of the root area.
  • We blended that into 6N with 20 Vol on the rest of the regrowth.
  • Remember to interweave when sectioning in order to achieve a seamless transition.
  • We applied 100.21 Intense Pearl Blonde with 20 Vol on to the ends.
  • Processing time was around 30 minutes for the dark colors, around 15 minutes on the already pre-lightened ends.
  • We rinsed.
  • Finally, Brilliant Blonde Purple Shampoo was applied, rubbed in for 5 minutes to equalize the whole hair and rinsed.

2. Blonde Shadow Root on a Dark Base

Color by Ashley Betancourt

Blonde Shadow Root

Recipe

  • Our model had naturally very dark hair (level 3).
  • We wanted to give her a look which would show a dark color blending into something much much lighter.
  • We applied Brilliant Blonde lightener and 40 Vol to lift her roots to pale yellow.
  • We applied a mix of 5.11 and 6N with 20 Vol to her roots.
  • We applied a mix of 100.20, 100.21 and Clear to the ends.
  • Once again, we took care to blend the two color areas to avoid an obvious line of demarcation.
  • We processed and rinsed.

3. Violet and Silver Blended Root

Color by Elona Taki

Violet and Silver Blended Root

  • This look went viral on the internet.
  • It is a stunning look which at the same time is surprisingly quite easy to wear - hence its popularity.

Recipe

  • Brilliant Blonde with 30 Vol to lift the hair all the way up to a very pale yellow.
  • Violet mixed with 100.20 (2 parts 100.20, 1 part Violet) on the roots - 20 Vol Developer.
  • 100.20 with 20 Vol on the ends.
  • Taper between the 2 areas.

4. Blue and Silver Shadow Root

Color by Elona Taki

Blue and Silver Shadow Root

Recipe

  • Lift hair to very pale yellow with Brilliant Blonde
  • Apply Blue with 20 Vol on the roots.
  • Apply Silver Grey and 100.20 on the ends.
  • Taper between the 2 areas.

5. Brown to Pearl Blonde Shadow Root

Watch This Step by Step Video of a Brown to Pearl Blonde Shadow Root:

Recipe

  • Apply 5.11 at the root and 6N away from the root, both mixed with 20 Vol
  • Apply 100V (100.21) Intense Pearl Blonde Toner for lengths, also mixed with 20 Vol
  • Purple Shampoo to tone.

SHADOW ROOT BRUSH

Use the Ugly Duckling Shadow Root Brush to achieve all the looks above!

Shadow Root Brush