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Parisian Nudes CollectionTo create Parisian-Inspired Hair Color

L'Oréal Professionnel has curated 20 nude shades for the perfect Parisian palette. You can now create beautifully subtle and natural Parisian-inspired hair color with permanent Majirel & INOA shades and with demi-permanent DIA.

L'Oréal Professionnel Artists Min Kim, Jonathan Terech, DJ McGinley, Sophia Avera and Abbie Addotta have created five on-trend looks using our Parisian Nudes Collection. The looks reflect a sophisticated balance of depth, dimension and shine.

Learn the Color Me French technique for previously colored hair or virgin hair and create beautifully elegant and naturally chic Parisian-inspired hair color looks your clients are looking for.
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COLOR ME FRENCH TECHNIQUE – VIRGIN HAIR

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    COLOR ME FRENCH – VIRGIN HAIR

    CREATE


    Learn to create the Color Me French Technique for virgin hair.

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    SECTIONING

    HAIR SECTIONING


    Create a horseshoe section from the corner of each eyebrow around the head. Secure all hair above and below the horseshoe section.

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    FORMULA

    APPLICATION


    Apply Formula 1 as a global application at the regrowth area, maintaining established sections. Set timer for appropriate processing time. Formula 1 – Base Color: INOA 5N + 20-vol. INOA Rich Developer

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    FORMULA

    APPLICATION


    Release the section at the nape, apply Formula 2 to the mid-lengths and ends of this section, smudging where the two formulas meet. Formula 2 – DIA Richesse 5.32/5GV + 15-vol. DIActivateur Developer

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    FORMULA

    APPLICATION


    Release the section at the crown, apply Formula 1 to the mid-lengths and ends. Allow to process until development time is complete. Formula 1 – Base Color: INOA 5N + 20-vol. INOA Rich Developer

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    REMOVAL & RINSING

    REMOVAL


    Wet, emulsify, rinse and shampoo once with INOA Post-Color Shampoo. Condition and protect with Serie Expert Powermix Color Treatment.

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COLOR ME FRENCH TECHNIQUE – FOR PREVIOUSLY COLORED HAIR

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    COLOR ME FRENCH – FOR PREVIOUSLY COLORED HAIR

    CREATE


    Learn to create the Color Me French Technique for previously colored hair.

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    SECTIONING

    HAIR SECTIONING


    Create a horseshoe section from the corner of each eyebrow around the head. Secure all hair above and below the horseshoe section.

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    FORMULA

    APPLICATION


    Apply Formula 1 as a global application at the regrowth area, maintaining established sections. Set timer for appropriate processing time. Formula 1 – Base Color: Majirel 6.13/6BG + 20-vol. Majicrème Developer

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    FORMULA

    APPLICATION


    Release the section at the nape. Using the L’Oréal Professionnel Balayage technique, create subtle highlights on a few select pieces using Formula 2. Apply Formula 1 throughout the remaining midlengths and ends in this section. Formula 1 – Base Color: Majirel 6.13/6BG + 20-vol. Majicrème Developer Formula 2 – Freehand Techniques Powder + 20-vol. Majicrème Developer

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    FORMULA

    APPLICATION


    Release the section at the crown; continue Balayage technique to create soft highlights on a few select pieces using Formula 2. Apply Formula 1 throughout the remaining midlengths and ends in this section. Allow to process until development time is complete. Formula 1 – Base Color: Majirel 6.13/6BG + 20-vol. Majicrème Developer Formula 2 – Freehand Techniques Powder + 20-vol. Majicrème Developer

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    FORMULA

    APPLICATION


    Gloss with Formula 3 to desired level and tone. Formula 3 – DIA Light 7.31/7GB + 6-vol. DIActivateur Developer

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    REMOVAL & RINSING

    REMOVAL


    Wet, emulsify, rinse and shampoo once with INOA Post-Color Shampoo. Condition and protect with Serie Expert Powermix Repair Treatment.

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BRUNETTE BELLE

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    BRUNETTE BELLE

    CREATE


    Learn to create the Brunette Belle look by Abbie Addotta @abbieaddotta

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    FORMULA

    APPLICATION


    Base Formula: INOA ½ 5N + ½ 6.13 and 20-vol. INOA Rich Developer + Smartbond Step 1

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    FORMULA

    APPLICATION


    Balayage Formula: Blond Studio Freehand Techniques Powder + 30-vol. Majicrème Developer + Smartbond Step 1

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    FORMULA

    APPLICATION


    Gloss Formula: DIA Light ½ 10.32 + ½ 9.13 and 9-vol. DIActivateur developer + Smartbond Step 1

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BLONDE A LA MODE

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    BLONDE A LA MODE

    CREATE


    Learn to create the Blonde a La Mode look by Sophia Avera @ssophiacolor

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    FORMULA

    APPLICATION


    Base Formula: DIA Richesse 8N + 9-vol. DIActivateur Developer + Smartbond Step 1

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    FORMULA

    APPLICATION


    Balayage Formula: Blond Studio Platinium Plus + 20-vol Blond Studio Nutri-Developer + Smartbond Step 1

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    FORMULA

    APPLICATION


    Gloss Formula: DIA Light 10.32 + 6-vol. DIActivateur Developer + Smartbond Step 1

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COPPER COUTURE

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    COPPER COUTURE

    CREATE


    Learn to create the Copper Couture look by DJ McGinley @djlp_pro

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    FORMULA

    APPLICATION


    Balayage Formula: Blond Studio Multi-Techniques Powder + 20-vol. Majicrème Developer + Smartbond Step 1

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    FORMULA

    APPLICATION


    Gloss Formula: DIA Light 7.31 + 9-vol. DIActivateur Developer + Smartbond Step 1

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ICED AVANT BLONDE

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    ICED AVANT BLONDE

    CREATE


    Learn to create the Iced Avant Blonde look by Jonathan Terech @jonniebalayageguru

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    FORMULA

    APPLICATION


    Base Formula: INOA 6.13 + 20-vol. INOA Rich Developer + Smartbond Step 1

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    FORMULA

    APPLICATION


    Balayage Formula: Blond Studio Multi-Techniques Powder + 30-vol. Majicrème Developer + Smartbond Step 1

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    FORMULA

    APPLICATION


    Gloss Formula: DIA Light Clear + 6-vol. DIActivateur Developer + Smartbond Step 1

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CRÈME BRUNETTE

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    CRÈME BRUNETTE

    CREATE


    Learn to create the Crème Brunette look by Min Kim @minkimcolorist

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    FORMULA

    APPLICATION


    Balayage Formula: Blond Studio Multi-Techniques Powder + 30-vol. Majicrème Developer + Smartbond Step 1

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    FORMULA

    APPLICATION


    Gloss Formula: DIA Light 9.13 + 9-vol. DIActivateur Developer + Smartbond Step 1

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