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How do eSalon colors compare to L'Oreal Excellence Creme colors?

eSalon custom hair color is very different from "boxed" hair color you find at a drugstore. Whereas boxed color is mass made to fit everyone's hair, eSalon formulates each individual order according to your personal hair details, including gray percentage, coloring history, and more.

eSalon's colorists blend your custom color using over 2,000 pigment options. This means your formula will be highly individualized --- more so than the retail box you may have used in the past. In order to make your transition easier and provide the best outcome, this chart provides an approximate comparison between L'Oreal's Excellence Creme colors and eSalon's colors.

L'Oreal #
Excellence Creme Name
eSalon Name
01
Extra light ash blonde
02
Extra light natural blonde
3
Natural black
4
Dark brown
4BR
Burgundy brown
4G
Dark golden blonde
Dark Brown Golden
4R
Dark auburn
5
Medium brown
5A
Medium ash brown
AG
Medium golden blonde
5R
Medium red brown
6
Light brown
6A
Light ash brown
6G
Light golden blonde
6R
Light auburn
6RB
Light reddish brown
Light Brown (Copper)
7
Dark blonde
7 1/2 A
Medium blonde
7BB
Dark golden blonde
7G
Dark golden blonde
7R
Red penny
8
Medium blonde
8A
Ash blonde
8BB
Medium beige blonde
8G
Golden blonde
8RB
Reddish Blonde
9
Natural blonde
9.5NB
Lightest natural blonde
9RB
Light reddish blonde
10
Lightest ultimate blonde
9.5A
Lightest ash blonde
9A
Light ash blonde
5AR
Medium maple brown
Medium Brown (Golden Mahogany)
5AB
Mocha ash brown
4AR
Dark chocolate brown
1
Black
3A
Natural ash brown
4A
Dark ash brown
Dark Brown (Ash)
6BB
Light beige brown
7 1/2 BB
Beige blonde
10BB
Lightest beige blonde

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