Hear from our Global Ambassador Lesley Jennison and learn Tips & Tricks for working with IGORA COOLS…
The shades within our IGORA COOLS portfolio are formulated with a specific pigment combination to offer the perfect level of neutralization, counteracting occurring warm underlying tones – even on dark bases. We offer harmoniously complementing portfolios between IGORA ROYAL and IGORA VIBRANCE to truly meet hairdressers’ and clients’ needs, in both permanent and demi-permanent ranges.
IGORA ROYAL is ideal for high-performance colours with long-lasting results, while IGORA VIBRANCE is perfect for low-commitment looks or color refresh services. Together, any colorist can work with the Dual Application method for a perfectly equal color result, every time!
"Now we have a more complete IGORA portfolio of cool tones, which gives us scope to do everything! Particularly what's wonderful is, we now have the opportunity to do a true Dual Application every single time; whether we're very, very dark, or very light, we have every kind of neutralization to make those ends perfect every single time."
"One of my favorite colors has to be the 9-12, you can use it in so many ways. You can use it pure, for perfect, strong neutralization. You can use it mixed with other colors, to give a bespoke color for your client. Or, you can use it with the 0-00, either lots of 0-00 on pre-lightened hair and you get this perfect, clean blonde…it's incredible. Or, you can use it with less of the diluter, less of the 0-00, and create something that's a little bit more silvery…it's just gorgeous!"
"For my soft neutralization, I did two colors. Underneath IGORA VIBRANCE 9-12 with 0-00 for that beautifully clean, perfect neutralization. And then on the top, again IGORA VIBRANCE, but with a -19…it keeps it a little bit softer and creates all that beautiful dimension."
"For my textured look, I used two different lighteners in a back-to-back slice technique. My first was IGORA VARIO BLOND PLUS with 3% | 10 Vol. And my second was IGORA VARIO BLOND SUPER PLUS with 6% | 20 Vol. That gave me different lifts working throughout the whole head, which meant that when I came in to do the toning technique, I could use just one toner and create this kind of myriad of different tones – and my toner was 9-12 from IGORA VIBRANCE with 0-00."
"For my mature look, I did a real favourite technique of mine on this kind of textured hair and this salt and pepper…Which is to take baby, baby strand lights – even less than a baby light – strand lights. I used IGORA VIBRANCE 5-1 with 1.9% | 6 Vol. I kept this panel at the front – this kind of very strong face-framing and into the underneath – and I worked on just an enhancement, working on that beautiful salt and pepper hair with the 9-12 from IGORA VIBRANCE with 0-00 – now this time I used it with 4% | 13 Vol., and the reason for that, that there was some kind of discoloration, some sort of slightly yellow areas. Using it with 4% | 13 Vol. would just kick that out – perfect."
"For me, maintenance is key, and I always recommend Chroma ID to my clients as home maintenance – if my clients need a little bit more neutralization, then I'm going to recommend the 9-12, if they need less, then the 9.5-1."