Hair How-To - Colour

How To Colour At Home Like a BOSS

by Schwarzkopf AU

Ladies, we get it. Life is beyond busy, and most of our energy goes into taking care of the loved-ones around us. Not much time left over for ourselves at the end of the day / week / year... sound familiar to you? 

It's a very familiar story for Genevieve and Lauren (left and right, pictured above), so it didn't take too much convincing to say yes when their girlfriends put them forward for a Live Salon Permanent hair makeover. We're loving their new look, and the best part is it's so easy to do yourself at home. Why not take some "me" time, follow our simple 4-step process below, and give your hair a little love? 

Now with amazing SALONPLEX technology, Live Salon Permanent is a game-changer in home hair colour. Plex is a wonderful innovation that rebuilds and strengthens the bonds of your hair, for up to 80% less breakage. You can read more about it here

Genevieve's hair makeover: Ombre 

We utilised Genevieve's current colour to create an ombre look with Live Salon Permanent 50 (Light Brown) and 5-6 (Auburn Brown). Expect to achieve a rich dark brown on the roots, fading out to her existing, lighter colour on the ends. 

Step 1: Mix

Mix the Colour Crème into the application bottle. If you're applying with a brush, mix all ingredients into a plastic bowl. 

We used the 2 shades mixed together - half of each tube into one of the developer bottles to achieve a warm auburn tone with 100% grey coverage. 

Step 2: Apply

On dry hair, apply all of the mixed colour to re-growth area (roots) and smudge through to mid-lengths, leaving out the ends completely. Allow it to develop for 30 minutes.

Hot Tip:

Regrowth applications are recommended if your hair has been coloured or regrowth is visible. In order to apply the colour cleanly and evenly, first part your hair into 4 sections from the forehead to the nape, and from ear to ear. To prevent any colour staining on the skin, add moisturiser to your skin around the hairline. 

Step 3: Rinse

Apply warm water to the hair and work into a lather. Massage around the hairline to prevent staining on your skin. Rinse out until water runs clear. 

Step 4: Seal + Style 

On towel dried hair, apply SALONPLEX Conditioner to lock in the colour. Leave this in for 2 minutes, then rinse out. Afterwards, apply a heat protector before drying and style as usual. 

Before & After

We love this result - it looks so natural, plus 100% grey coverage. 

Lauren's hair makeover: grey coverage 

For Lauren we did a simple regrowth application using the Live Salon Permanent shade 4-45 (Rich Chocolate). Lauren had pesky greys that she wanted to cover, while achieving a very natural looking result. 

Step 1: Mix

Mix Colour Crème into application bottle. For application with brush, mix all ingredients in a plastic bowl.

Step 2: Apply

We applied the colour to the roots section for only 20-25 minutes. After this time, we took the colour through to the ends of her hair for a further 5 minutes, so that she wouldn’t end up too dark on the ends. Lauren’s ends already had a permanent colour on them, and colour on top of colour goes MUCH darker than indicated results on pack.

Hot Tip: 

Regrowth applications are recommended if your hair has been coloured or regrowth is visible. In order to apply the colour cleanly and evenly, first part your hair into 4 sections from the forehead to the nape, and from ear to ear. To prevent any colour staining on the skin, add moisturiser to your skin around the hairline. 

Step 3: Rinse

Apply warm water to the hair and work into a lather. Massage around the hairline to prevent staining. Rinse until water runs clear.

Step 4: Seal + Style

On towel tried hair, apply SALONPLEX Conditioner to lock in the colour.  Leave in for 2 minutes, then rinse out. Afterwards, apply a heat protector before drying hair and style as usual. 

Before & After 

What a gorgeous result! Those greys are 100% covered and the colour looks completely natural. 


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