NXT Metallic Range

About Metallics

Cool and glossy reflections from the hair are the norm when using the new NXT Metallic range of colours. Inspired by stones and metals, these shades are for clients who are looking for subtle tones and hair that enhances a classy on trend look. When applied to pre-lightened hair, where the colour has been leveled to a clean based 9 or 10, these shades will give a great intensity of tone and vibrancy.

When correctly applied, the colour shimmers and sparkles in the hair especially under different lighting conditions. Once created, you will want the gleaming colour tones to last. That is exactly what our permanent dyes do thanks to the innovative colour fade technology that ensures vibrant long-lasting colour by reducing oxidisation. It gives you, the hair colourist, absolute confidence that the colour will hold.

NXT Metallic shades offer great coverage and colour saturation. They add shine and sparkle to the hair resulting in a long-lasting and vibrant hue. Consult the colour chart to choose the perfect shade at the client consultation, then mix the dye with equal parts colour and NXT developer. Apply to clean, dry hair and leave for 40 minutes to develop or as per the guidelines. These are stunning versatile reflects that create a beautiful finish for all colouring.

You should always carry out a skin test before the first application of NXT Permanent Hair Colour and before applying a Metallic shade for the first time. To patch test, apply a small amount of dye to the inner arm or behind the ear and leave it for 48 hours. Do not continue with the colouring process if any irritation or redness occurs.

Discover the difference when you change to NXT Metallic shades

The extensive range of quality shades with excellent coverage are sold in 100ml tubes, giving you two applications per product – and with a price tag that is smaller than rival major brand products sell their 50-60 ml tubes. If you’re ready to make the change and experience HUGE savings for your hairdressing business without compromising on performance for your clients, visit your nearest hair and beauty wholesaler and enquire about the benefits you’ll experience when you swap over to using the NXT professional colour range.

NXT Metallics Collection – Hints and Tips for Optimum Results

Preparation Hints and Tips

It is recommended to pre-mix the colour at least 10 minutes prior to application ( 15 to 20 minutes is ideal). The Metallic shades contain an enhanced amount of ammonia, the same as the high-lift tints ( 11 and 12 ranges) in the NXT family, to ensure the colour result is as true as can be.

Pre-Colour and Use of NXT Metallic’s

When pre lightening the hair it is always important to consider the clients hair and scalp condition. When using the Metallic’s you will often be applying several colour formulas to the hair in one session, therefore the following guidance is recommended:

  • When removing a pre colour product, such as a pre lightener, avoid over stimulating the scalp, as this can cause sensitivity when applying additional colours to the hair
  • Focus the use of any no yellow shampoos or toners, used to balance the lightened shade on the hair and avoid the scalp
  • Always check the condition and integrity of the hair and scalp at each stage of the process


How Can I Improve the Durability of the Colour Result?

As with all high fashion pastel / ‘Metallic’ shades, the durability and longevity of the colour is difficult to guarantee. There are many factors to consider:

  • The hair has usually been pre coloured so is more porous – which reduces the intensity of the colour applied and its durability
  • Is the client using appropriate professional aftercare products, that are colour safe in order to reduce colour fade
  • Repeat applications will build up the colour result on the hair to provide an enhanced buildup of tone
  • Always give clear advice to the client. Manage their expectations regarding the longevity of the end result and on how to best maintain their chosen colour
  • The tonal responses is a ‘Metallic’, ‘Shadowed’ result. Metallic’s will not provide a vibrant result, like direct dyes such as Directions, Crazy Colour or Colour Psycho
  • Care should be taken not to over lighten the hair prior to the application of NXT Metallics