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June 12, 2016

How-To: Dimensional Vanilla Blonde


Can blondes be low maintenance AND dimensional? You betcha! Sebastian Marshall (@sebastian_marshall) from Blow Beauty Salon in St. George, Utah created just that for his client and got 11.6k symbols of love on Instagram for his gorgeous blonde! His secret? He combined a shadow root and a base smudging technique. Totally perfect. Check out the how-to below!

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Starting Level: 10, with 5 inches of regrowth

Color Formulas
Formula A (highlights): Schwarzkopf Professional BLONDME +  20-volume developer

Formula B (shadow root): Redken Shades EQ 6NB/6N + processing solution

Formula C (base smudge): Redken Shades EQ 8N + processing solution


1. Highlight using Formula A.

2. Apply Formula B in zones 1 and 2, smudging down between the foils and making sure to leave the ends out.

3. Process until desired level is achieved, then shampoo, rinse and towel-dry.

4. Smudge the base once again using Formula C, and process for the full processing time.

5. Shampoo and condition with purple shampoo and conditioner, then rinse and style as desired.