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October 7, 2016

How-To: Cool Winter Blonde


How-To: Cool Winter Blonde


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Now that the weather’s turning, we’re betting your buttery blondes are beginning to dream of something a little icier and ashier. That’s why we loved this look from Becky Miller (@beckym_hair) of Habit Salon in Gilbert, Ariz. Her client came in with about 2 inches of regrowth, a 2-inch orange band and brassy blonde ends, so Becky worked her magic!

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Goldwell Color Formulas
Formula A: SilkLift High-Performance Lightener + 20-volume developer

Formula B: SilkLift High-Performance Lightener Ammonia-Free + 30-volume developer + Olaplex No.1

Formula C: Topchic 7A + 10-volume Topchic Developer

Formula D: SilkLift High-Performance Lightener + 30-volume developer

Formula E: 1 part Colorance 7NA + 1 part Colorance Developer Lotion (The mixing ratio is usually 2:1 for this formula, but Becky went with 1:1 to achieve a more opaque root shade.)

Formula F: 2 parts Colorance 10P + 1 part Colorance Developer Lotion





1. Apply Formula A to regrowth and the orange band.

2. Apply Formula B on the midlengths through the ends.

3. Apply Formula C to the dropout sections only on the roots, and feathering down to create a seamless blend. “I applied this as I worked up the head with the highlight,” Becky says.

4. Working with two dropout sections at a time, lightly tease the sections together and heavily weave the hair. Paint the ends with Formula D and process in foil. “I bump the developer on the teased-out ends because they do not have heat from the scalp to process,” Becky says.

5. Process for about 20 to 30 minutes to a pale blonde.

6. At the shampoo bowl, apply Olaplex No.2, then rinse and shampoo.

7. Towel-dry the hair and section into quadrants. Apply Formula E to the roots, feathering about 1 inch down in the front and about 2 inches down in the crown and at the back of the head to create a teardrop shadow.

8. Use Formula F to tone from the midlengths to the ends. Process for 10 to 15 minutes.

Color: $250
Haircut: $50