At Salons Direct, we know that hairstylists are always on the hunt for fun and creative ways to further perfect their colour techniques – and we’ve just got the thing to quench that creative thirst! 

We’re joined by the three incredibly gifted matrix artists to discuss three new and exciting on-trend finishes using the SoColor matrix range. You won’t want to miss this opportunity to learn these incredible looks!

Are you ready to discover your new go-to service? Read on to discover the three on-trend looks created by matrix artists using SoColor…

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Meet our amazing matrix artists 

It’s time to meet some of the incredible experts over at matrix. Meet John Anthoney, Ria Kulik, and Niall McNulty. These artists have single-handedly created three incredible on-trend and wearable looks that are sure to become your new go-to service!

As stylists, it’s no secret that we take inspiration from everywhere and everything. But the tricky part is translating that excitement and energy into a service that a client would want, and that’s also achievable in your average appointment time. 


At matrix, we have assembled a team of three industry-renowned artists to help us with the design of a trio of services – that might just become your new favourites. These incredible looks hold the potential to really help professionals flourish, not only with their colour technique – but also with their confidence as a hairstylist. 


We challenged our matrix artists to get creative with the new Pre-Bonded SoColour palette, and spoiler alert – they delivered. Each of our artists created an iconic on-trend and wearable service that could be achieved within a standard appointment time. But they didn’t just stop there… 


As no two clients are the same, we wanted to share services that can be easily adapted to suit all preferences and all hair types. Each education course will showcase how to achieve the service on three different textures, base levels, and hair thicknesses. So without further ado, let’s get into it. 

Chocolate 3D Balayage

Introducing the Chocolate 3D Balayage, the perfect service to give a multi-dimensional result on all textures. 

The Chocolate 3D Balayage service was created by balayage expert and matrix artistic ambassador, Ria Kulik. The inspiration behind the look was to help professionals upgrade their services for clients who might normally just have a monochromatic colour. 

This quick and on-trend service will help to inspire your clients, using three complementary colours to create dimension and tone throughout the hair.

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To learn more about the service, check out the new access course. Throughout September 2021, you can access the course free of charge – using code ‘21UK-COLOUR-ME-MOCHA’ at the checkout. 

Ready to recreate the look yourself? Shop the Chocolate 3D Balayage bundle at Salons Direct to discover exactly what you’re capable of. The matrix Colour Me Happy Chocolate 3D Balayage Bundle includes: 

  • 1 x matrix SoColor Pre-Bonded Permanent Hair Colour (4MA 90ml).
  • 1 x matrix SoColor Pre-Bonded Permanent Hair Colour (2N 90ml).
  • 1 x matrix SoColor Pre-Bonded Permanent Hair Colour (6MV 90ml).
  • 1 x matrix SoColor Pre-Bonded Permanent Hair Colour (6VM 90ml).
  • 1 x matrix Cream Developer (10 Vol 1 Litre).
  • 1 x matrix D90L Tangle Tamer Ultra Paddle Brush.

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Bronde Ring Lights & Ribbons

This is the perfect service for clients who want to add an eye-catching brightness and shine added to their everyday colour. 

The Bronde Ring Light & Ribbons service was created by matrix artistic ambassador, Niall McNulty. The inspiration behind this look was to help professionals when approaching dull and boring hair – by adding an instant pop of colour and an unbeatable brightness. 

By extending the face frame through to the nape, creating that iconic ring light effect, Niall can further extenuate the client’s features. 

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To learn more about the service, check out the NEW access course. Throughout September 2021, you can access the course for free using code ‘21UK-COLOUR-ME-FRAMING’ at the checkout!

Ready to recreate the look yourself? Shop the Bronde Ring Lights & Ribbons Bundle at Salons Direct. If you’re wondering what products to expect, here’s what is included in the matrix Colour Me Happy Bronde Ring Lights and Ribbons Bundle: 

  • 2 x matrix SoColor Pre-Bonded Permanent Hair Colour (UL-AA 90ml).
  • 2 x matrix SoColor Pre-Bonded Permanent Hair Colour (UL-A+ 90ml).
  • 1 x matrix Cream Developer (40 Vol 1 Litre).
  • 1 x matrix D90L Tangle Tamer Ultra Paddle Brush.

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Autumn Copper Curves 

Last, but certainly not least, we have the perfect service for adding new shades and dimensions to any colour service. The Autumn Copper Curves service was created by incredible matrix artistic ambassador, John Anthoney

The inspiration behind this service was to help add new shades and dimensions into your client’s colour service by using a playful crescent sectioning technique. The warm and vibrant colour palette is bang on trend and can be tailored to suit every client – no matter what hair type or texture you’re working with.  

To learn more about the service, check out the NEW access course. Throughout September 2021, you can access the course for free using code ‘21UK-COLOUR-ME-COPPER’ at the checkout!

Ready to recreate the look yourself? Why not shop the Autumn Copper Curves Bundle at Salons Direct. If you’re interested in knowing more about the matrix Colour Me Happy Autumn Copper Bundle, here’s what’s included: 

  • 1 x matrix SoColor Pre-Bonded Permanent Hair Colour (7CG 90ml).
  • 1 x matrix SoColor Pre-Bonded Permanent Hair Colour (6RC+ 90ml).
  • 1 x matrix SoColor Pre-Bonded Permanent Hair Colour (6RV+ 90ml).
  • 1 x matrix SoColor Sync Pre-Bonded Toner (10G 90ml).
  • 1 x matrix SoColor Sync Pre-Bonded Toner (007CC+ 90ml).
  • 1 x matrix Cream Developer (10 Vol 1 Litre).
  • 1 x matrix D90L Tangle Tamer Ultra Paddle Brush.

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We hope that you enjoyed discovering these three incredible services by the incredibly talented matrix artists. At Salons Direct, we offer an extensive range of matrix products – including everything you need to start recreating these looks in the salon. Be sure to visit our website to stock up!

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