Color Gels Lacquers


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Color Gels Lacquers  

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The Shine of a Gloss With
the Intense Saturation & Coverage of a Lacquer  

The Color Gels stylists love, now upgraded!  

Love Shades EQ Gloss? See why Color Gels Lacquer should be your go-to permanent color! GO NOW >

NEW & IMPROVED FROM THE INSIDE OUT

THE COLOR GELS
YOU KNOW AND LOVE:
  NOW 
UPGRADED WITH:
icon1 Gray Coverage.jpgLiquid permanent haircolor with 100% gray coverage   icon4 low ammonia.jpgNew low-ammonia base with 100% gray coverage
icon2 Expiress Application.jpgExpress application and processing time   icon5 advance red dye.jpgAdvanced red dye technology for the most vibrant, long-lasting reds
icon3 Intense Saturation.jpgIntense saturation and shine   icon6 proxide developer.jpgNow used with Redken Pro-oxide Cream Developer

NEW SUPERIOR GRAY COVERAGE FAMILIES

6 families can be used alone to provide superior gray coverage in a variety of tonal reflects.

 
% OF GRAY  NATURAL NATURAL NATURAL  NATURAL WARM  WARM GOLD  COPPER BROWN  RUBY BROWN 
 Up to 100%  NN Only N only  NW only  WG only  CB only RB only

Redken is excited to introduce the new NN Family (Extreme Natural Family For Maximum Coverage) from Color Gels Lacquers. Offering superior gray coverage, these 5 new shades are an amazing addition to the Color Gels Lacquers range, providing an extra dose of black-to-tan background for up to 100% gray coverage on thick, coarse and other resistant hair types.

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 Coffee
Grounds
Café
Mocha 
 Chocolate
Mousse
Cocoa
Powder 
 Crème
Brulee

So how can you maximize these shades in salon? The new NN shades are perfect for clients with any percentage of extremely resistant grays or clients who have coarse hair types. The NN family is also an excellent choice for guests who prefer a cool, highly saturated look or gray-coverage clients looking for an extra boost of coverage.

The NN shades can be used on their own or intermixed with other Color Gels Lacquers shades to provide coverage in a variety of reflects. Visit our FAQ Page for more information on tips for using the new NN shades from Color Gels Lacquers. 

PROVIDING COVERAGE IN A VARIETY OF REFLECTS

For the most effective gray coverage when using the cooling and correcting or warming and enhancing tonal families, follow the chart below.

   COOLING FAMILIES:
GN, AB, NA
WARMING FAMILIES:
GB, NG, RO 
 % of Gray  N or NN  Proportion of other shades NW, WG, CB, or RB Proportion of other shades
 Up to 25%  -  2 oz.  1/2 oz.  1 1/2 oz
 25-50%  1/2 oz.  1 1/2 oz.
 3/4 oz.  1 1/4 oz.
 50-75%  1 oz.  1 oz.  1 oz.  1 oz.
 75-100%  1 1/2 oz.  1/2 oz.
 1 1/2 oz
 1/2 oz.

NEW RED DYE TECHNOLOGY

CarminR Logo.jpg Carmin'R ™ provides excellent coverage and deep color for unique garnet reds that bring basic shades and highlights together.

RV- RED/VIOLET
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Rubilane Logo.jpg Rubllane ® offers the truest, chromatic coppery-red reflect that remains bright and saturated.

R/O = Red/Orange 
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 R5 Logo.jpgR5 provides pure red tones with outstanding longevity and highly visible results.

RR= Red/ Red
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MIXING & PROCESSING

   MIXING RATIO
(COLOR : DEVELOPER)
 PRO-OXIDE CREAM
DEVELOPER
 LEVELS
OF LIFT
 USAGE  MINUTES  OFF SCALP/HEAT OPTION
COLOR GELS LACQUERS Mix 1:1  10 volume  Up to 1 Minimal Lift 20  Do not use heat.
20 volume Up to 2 Standard Lift/
Gray Coverage
30
30 volume  Up to 3 Additional Lift 40
40 volume  3+ Maximum Lift 45


Note: Color Gels Lacquers are now used with Pro-oxide cream developer.



 FORMULATION & TIPS 

FORMULATION GUIDELINES

  • Determine your client’s natural hair color level using the Color Gels Lacquers Natural Warm (NW) family swatches found in the swatch book. Remember to consider percentage of gray, hair texture, condition, and hair density. 
  • Determine the target color (final level and tone) desired by your client.
  • Determine the undertone found at the target level (see “Level System”). 
  • Select the Color Gels Lacquers shade to enhance, balance or counteract undertones and volume of developer needed to achieve the target color.


View the Color Gels Lacquers shade charts here.

COLOR GELS LACQUERS COLORS

GN

Green Natural

Controls unwanted red tones when lifting

AB

Ash Blue

Offers maximum refinement of warmth

NA

Natural Ash

Controls warmth when lifting while ensuring natural results

N

Natural

Helps control warmth on pigmented hair and provides never too warm gray coverage

NN

Natural Natural

Maximum coverage without having to drop a level or sacrifice neutral results

GB

Gold Beige

Delivers sophisticated results that are never too warm

NW

Natural Warm

Provides exceptional gray coverage by adding depth and warmth to non-pigmented hair

NG

Natural Gold

Natural, soft golden shades

WG

Warm Gold

Creates warm results with golden accents and provides excellent gray coverage

CB

Copper Browns

Burnished copper with complete gray coverage

RB

Ruby Brown

Delivers soft ruby-like results and excellent gray coverage

RO

Red/Orange

Accent colors with no brown in the base

RR

Red/Red

Intense reds with increased tonal depth and no brown create exciting results on naturally pigmented hair

RV

Red/Violet

Jewel tones with no added brown deliver vibrant results

Clear

Color Gels Lacquers Clear

Non-pigmented; use alone when no toning is desired or use for diluting other Color Gels Lacquers shades



TWO LIQUIDS TO LOVE

Color Gels Lacquers ShadesEQ Duo.jpg1. LIQUID FORMAT MAKES APPLICATION EASY AND FAST. 

2. EASY 1:1 SHADE MATCH WITH SHADES EQ GLOSS

  • 37 Color Gels shades with a 1:1 Shades EQ Gloss refresh
  • Matching shade names for formulation that's a cinch!
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3. OUR UNIQUE COLOR APPROACH

Follow the Redken Color Mantra with Shades EQ and Color Gels Lacquers for minimum stress on hair and maximum color results.

headform.jpgZONE 1 (RE-GROWTH, FIRST 1/2 INCH OF HAIR):
Permanent color with Color Gels Lacquers

ZONES 2+3 (MIDLENGTHS AND ENDS):
Demi-permanent color with Shades EQ