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Luxima’s tone ranges, tone identifiers and depth categories

Puck Thomson november 26, 2022
 

Luxima’s tones are divided into six different tone ranges, making it easy to choose the right tone range for dyeing based on the depth of the base. You can use the tone ranges as they are, or mix them together.

BLOND tones
Muted tones for toning, deepening and evening out the color of blond hair at two different depth levels: 7-9 and 8-10. All the tones already contain substances to counteract yellow undertones.

BROWN tones
Muted, brown tones for freshening up or deepening the tone of colored hair or for changing the color at two different depth levels: 4-6 and 6-8.

MIXER tones
Rich mixture tones from cold to warm in both pure and muted tones – use to emphasize other tones or as they are at any depth level.

PASTEL tones
Ready-made pastel tones with Luxima’s gorgeous shine and clarity. Use for toning lightened hair or for pastelizing BLOND tones at depth levels 9-10. 

EXPRESS tones
Cool, natural tones in various depth levels, and a range of light balancing tones for express tinting and color corrections. When used as is, the processing time is only 5 minutes. Check the tone identifier for the depth level. 

BASE tones
BASE tones increase coverage and the capacity to even out the color. They are easy to use for darkening or brightening hair color, including root growth, and to cover gray hair. You can use BASE tones mixed with other colors or as they are. 

LUXIMA TONE IDENTIFIERS
The tones are marked with numbers that indicate the depth level and character of the tone. The first numbers indicate the depth range of the tone. They indicate the depth level of the tone, or how much pigment it contains.

 

Luxima’s depth range
Luxima’s depth range is not comparable to traditional color ranges. As mentioned previously, Luxima’s depth range is based on the amount of toned pigments and therefore one tone can be adapted to a few different base depth levels. For example, the Luxima BLOND tone range contains two different depth levels, 7-9 and 8-10. 

So what does that mean?
The numbers 8-10 are visible in bases with a depth level of 8-10 before toning. If a tone with a depth level of 8-10 is applied to a base with a depth level of 7, the results will barely be visible. That’s why it’s important to determine the depth level of the base before choosing a tone. 

If you tone hair with Luxima depth levels 8-10 and the depth level of the hair before toning is 10, the hair will have a depth level of approx. 9 after toning. If you want to keep the hair’s depth level at 10, add one part Clear to the tone mixture. Numbers 7-9 are visible in bases with a depth of 7-9 or lighter, and so on. If the hair has a depth level of 9 before toning, it will be around an 8 after toning. If you want to keep the hair’s depth level at 9, add one part Clear to the tone mix.

 Tone character
The numbers following the decimal point in the tone identifier are based on the color star and denote the character of the tone. 

.1 Ash
.2 Iridescent
.3 Golden
.4 Copper
.5 Mahogany
.6 Red
.7 Tobacco / Brown 

For example, 7-9.16 Smoky Rose 7-9 = the depth level of the base suitable for the color, and .16 = the character of the tone. The tone contains ash pigments and red pigments. The first number after the decimal point indicates the main tone of the color and the second number indicates the reflect of the main tone.