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December 30, 2020

3 Tips For Converting A Global Lightening Client With Foils

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Your global lightening client wants to keep her bright blonde strands but also wants to switch to something more low-maintenance. What do you do? Watch the video above to see how Olaplex Advocate Amy Spencer (@amyspencerhair) uses foils to convert solid blondes to something more lived-in with a softer grow-out, then keep scrolling to get three key tips she shared while demoing the technique!

 

1. Do This For A Healthier Starting Canvas

Because a global lightening service can be harsh on the hair, it’s important to treat the hair before going in with more lightener. To set herself up with the healthiest starting canvas possible, Amy will first mix Olaplex No.1 with water and let it sit on the hair for five minutes. Then, she’ll layer Olaplex No.2 right over it and leave it for another 10 minutes before rinsing. 

 

Here’s why: Olaplex No.1 and No.2 work to rebuild broken disulfide bonds, which results in stronger strands. Strong, healthy hair helps avoid unwanted splotchiness and ensures you get an even lift when lightening.

 

Olaplex FB Live Recap Article Amy Spencer @amyspencerhair How To Convert Global Lightening Client To Lived-In Blonde With Foils
Amy shared a clip of her doing the standalone treatment at the bowl on her Instagram stories prior to filming the live. // Instagram via @amyspencerhair

 

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2. A Trick To Prevent Foil Slippage & Bleeding

Nothing ruins a foil service faster than slippage and bleeding, so to prevent both Amy applies Olaplex No.2 directly at the roots, followed by the lightener and then layers Olaplex No.2 again over the ends. But don’t feel like you have to do this extra step on EVERY section. Amy says she only does it in areas where she feels foils may slip like the hairline, which is more fragile than other areas.

 

Olaplex FB Live Recap Article Amy Spencer @amyspencerhair How To Convert Global Lightening Client To Lived-In Blonde With Foils
Here’s a look at the total amount of foils Amy used on this model! // Instagram via @amyspencerhair

 

3. Determining The Money Piece Section

Do you ever question the starting point of your money pieces on each client? Amy has a simple trick that will have you sectioning the face frame like a pro every time! Simply lay a rattail comb at the high point of the head. Then, where the comb starts coming off the head is where to start the money piece. 

 

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  • Formula A (lightener):

    Schwarzkopf Professional BLONDME Bond Enforcing Premium Lightener 9+ + 10-volume developer + Olaplex No.1

  • Formula B (toner):

    Redken Shades EQ 40g 10T + 10g 10P + Redken Shades EQ Processing Solution

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