Toning 101: The European Number System
Ready to take your toning skills to the next level? Check out how to master the European Number System.
The best way to master your toning is to know exactly what the tonal composition of your shades is.
If you’re going to memorize anything, THIS is what you should focus on:
.5 Mahogany (red + violet)
Remember when formulating with Alfaparf Milano, the first number indicates the level you’re using. After the decimal, those numbers indicate the tonal composition of the shade. The first number is always dominant, the second is always reflective. Some tertiary shades have a third number to create a unique custom blend. The third number is the least dominant in that shade. Additionally, anytime you see the letter “I” in a shade, know this means intense. There will be added pigment in that shade to create a more concentrated shade which will lead to a brighter, deeper end result.
Want to learn more about toning? Check out our other blogs, Toning 101: Demi vs. Permanent + Toning 101: Advanced Color Wheel Use.
Ciao for now,