• COLOUR SHADE CHART & NUMBERING SYSTEM

The Neäl & Wølf colour numbering system

How it Works

Example:

Depth
Tone

The colour shade is Very Light Blonde with a Green Ash Tone.

Depth

The numbers on a hair colour shade chart represent the depth and tone of the colour. Anything that appears before the decimal point is the depth (how light or dark a colour is). The Neal & Wolf colours go from 1 to 10.

Tone

The number that appears after the decimal point represents the tone (how the colour appears to the eye). For example a 6.7 in our shade chart is a dark blonde with a brunette tone.

Depth
1 Black
2 Darkest Brown
3 Dark Brown
4 Medium Brown
5 Light Brown
6 Dark Blonde
7 Medium Blonde
8 Light Blonde
9 Very Light Blonde
10 Lightest Blonde
Tone
.0 Natural
.1 Green Ash
.2 Violet
.3 Gold
.4 Copper
.5 Mahogany
.6 Red
.7 Brunette (warm)
.8 Blue
.9 Sand (equal parts of gold & Violet)
Double Tones

You may also see colours with a double tone, for example 6.77. This a dark blonde with a double brunette tone. If you use a colour with a double tone the first tone that you see is the majority tone, around 70%, the second tone that you will see is called the secondary tone, around 30%.

Intense Colour

You will also see some colours in our shade chart that contain a double number before the decimal point, for example 77.66. This is an intense medium blonde with a double red tone. This means that this colour is part of our vivid red range and gives a more intense result.

Neutralising Tones

This colour numbering system also allows a colourist to neutralise unwanted colours. For example, to avoid a blonde hair colour from turning too warm you could add more .2 - Violet or .8 - Blue to counteract the yellow or orange tones.

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