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Last updated: November 16, 2018

How-To: Cool Winter Blonde

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  • Formula A:

    Goldwell SilkLift High-Performance Lightener + 20-volume developer

  • Formula B:

    SilkLift High-Performance Lightener + 30-volume developer + Olaplex No.1

  • Formula C:

    Goldwell Topchic® 7A + 10-volume Topchic® Developer

  • Formula D:

    SilkLift High-Performance Lightener + 30-volume developer

  • Formula E:

    1 part Goldwell Colorance 7NA + 1 part Colorance Developer Lotion

  • Formula F:

    2 parts Colorance 10P + 1 part Colorance Developer Lotion

Now that the warm weather has officially cooled off, we’re betting your buttery blondes are beginning to dream of something a little icier and ashier. That’s why we love 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! Tap the beaker for the formulas, then get the steps below.


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Color: $250
Haircut: $50
Total: $300


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Before—alternate view


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.


Finished look


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