3 MORE Radiant Summer Blondes
Beach weather is here, and with it comes a surge of clients wondering, “Do you think I should go blonder?” The answer—a complete no-brainer— is absolutely yes! Here are 3 MORE good reasons why!
1. Whisper Shading
“My favorite blonde technique for summer—soft shading—is a combination of seamless weaving and smudging, plus a block color technique,” says TIGI® U.S. Technical Creative Director Richy Kandasamy. “A seamless weave is done on the natural parting with smudging on the temporal area for movement. The block color technique on the remainder of the head produces softness in the crown area and throughout the length in back.” See the entire step-by-step!
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Formula A (antique wood): 48g gloss 8/3 + 2g gloss 7/4 + 75g 5-volume (1.5%) activator
Formula B (clear): 40g gloss clear 00/ + 60g 5-volume (1.5%) activator
Formula C (prelighten): 60g true light white + 90g 8.5-volume (2.55%) activator
Formula D (linen blonde): 40g gloss 9/12 + 20g gloss clear 00/ + 90g 5-volume (1.5%) activator
2. Iced Coffee Bronde
“At its core, the bronde trend is about a rich, natural-looking combination of two of the most classic shades—blonde and brunette—which is achieved by lightening the hair without too much contrast,” says Josh Wood, Wella Global Creative Director for Color. “This technique of color lifting is particularly relevant for clients with dark hair who want to achieve a lighter color that is individual and bespoke.”
Josh reveals that one of his favorite “bronde” toners is the new ILLUMINA 5/02 Light Natural Matte Brown.
3. Miami Bronzed Blonde
For some clients, light and cool isn’t an option. In those instances, it’s the beautiful, rich and warmer looks that are most flattering. Created for Matrix’s American Blondes Collection, this bronzy blonde illuminates and brightens dark hair to enhance a deeper complexion.
“To create this look,” says Matrix Celebrity Stylist George Papanikolas, “I like to use diagonal sub-sections for movement with a side-brushing technique and a balayage board for soft transitions to create dimension. It’s important to monitor processing carefully to avoid over-lightening.”
MATRIX Color Formulas
Formula A (balayage highlights, applied to perimeter from 1-inch off the scalp to midlengths): 1 oz. sachet LIGHTINSIDER Lightening Booster Powder + 3 oz. 20-volume (6%) COLORINSIDER Oil-Cream Developer + 1 tube LIGHTINSIDER Lightening Conditioning Cream
Formula B (balayage highlights/midlengths and ends): 1 oz. sachet LIGHTINSIDER Lightening Booster Powder + 3 oz. 30-volume (9%) COLORINSIDER Oil-Cream Developer + 1 tube LIGHTINSIDER Lightening Conditioning Cream
Formula C (toner): ½ oz. Color Sync 10WN + ½ oz. 8BC + ½ oz. Color Sync 10CG+ 1½ oz. 10-volume (3%) MATRIX Cream Developer