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June 14, 2016

3 Radiant Summer Blondes

Summer's hear and it's time to get those blondes better than ever! Here are 3 how-tos you'll totally love!



Pretty cool. That, for the most part, sums up this season’s blonde trends—literally and in terms of the overall vibe. Root shadows keep it real, while pearly, icy and sandy tones through mids and ends produce clear, clean finishes that most clients find irresistible. Even warmer blondes are skewing to neutral, rendering them flattering and modern at the same time. Here are 3 perfect summer blondes!


1. Soft Butter Highlights



“Today’s blondes are requesting super natural-looking results. We achieve these looks by leaving some depth at the roots and creating very fine highlights that blend
in beautifully with their natural color,” declares Joico Celebrity Stylist Denis De Souza.

To lighten and brighten this “summer bronde,” Denis worked with fine weaves, applying light neutral blonde below the occipital; alternating light neutral blonde and ultra-light beige blonde throughout the top and face-framing sections; and adding select bleach highlights throughout for extra “pop.” Here’s the color formula, and we have the full step-by-step!



Joico Color Formulas
Formula A: LumiShine Permanent Crème Color 8N + 10-volume LumiShine Crème Developer

Formula B: LumiShine Permanent Crème Color XLB + 40-volume LumiShine Crème Developer

Formula C: Vero K-PAK Crème Lightener + 20-volume Veroxide

Formula D: ¼ LumiShine Demi-Permanent Liquid Color 10NWB + ¾ LumiShine Demi-Liquid Clear + 5-volume LumiShine Crème Developer


2. Cool Shading


“Clients today want cool blondes,” says Agnes Westerman, Goldwell Global Master, Netherlands. “We can take our blondes to a new level—creating perfect, clear blonde results—with new shades in our Topchic HiBlondes Control, Topchic Neutralights and SilkLift Control Collections. These shades, applied with a soft and progressively lighter transition of depth and tone from regrowth to ends, create these in-demand looks.”

On this natural Level 6NA with faded ends, Agnes used a natural shading technique, applying a medium cool blonde to the regrowth, then gradually shading it out into silvery ash, then lightest beige along the ends, working in back-to-back slices.


Goldwell Color Formulas
Formula A (regrowth): 30ml 8CA +10ml P-mix + 40ml 20-volume (6%) Topchic Lotion

Formula B (midlengths): 30ml 8CA + 10ml P-mix + 40ml 30-volume (9%) Topchic Lotion

Formula C (midlengths): 20ml 11SN + 40ml 40-volume (12%) Topchic Lotion

Formula D (ends): 1 scoop High Performance Lightener Control Beige + 35ml 30-volume (9%) SilkLift Control Conditioning Cream Developer + 3 pumps Essential Tone Stabilizer

Formula E (toner): 30ml Elumen [email protected] + 10ml [email protected]


3. Malibu Tides


Foiling meets hair-painting in this cool, beachy hue by Kenra Professional Regional Education Manager Mirella Manelli, and the shadow root adds diffused dimension. “This is the perfect combination of a soft and diffused balayage blonde with an element of bold contrast achieved with foil placement,” says Mirella.


On this natural Level 8, Mirella applied Kenra Color Permanent 7B + 10-volume developer to the new growth, diffusing it out from the scalp. Simply Blonde Blue Lightener + 30-volume developer was used in balayage and foiled sections and the entire head was toned with Simply Blonde Sheer Tone Ice + 20-volume developer.