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February 11, 2016

How-To: Light Blue Steel

Let’s talk winter blend perfection. A soft shimmery platinum with a light dusting of powder blue? We’re absolutely in love! Courtesy of Marilyn Mejia @love_peace_hair, a Colorist at Salon Carole Flamant a Paul Mitchell Focus Salon in Miami, Fl., you can get this soft yet edgy metallic behind the chair in your salon. Here’s how it’s done!

How-To: Light Blue Steel

Let’s talk winter blend perfection. A soft shimmery platinum with a light dusting of powder blue?We’re absolutely in love! Courtesy of Marilyn Mejia @love_peace_hair, a Colorist at Salon Carole Flamant a Paul Mitchell Focus Salon in Miami, Fl., you can get this soft yet edgy metallic behind the chair in your salon. Here’s how it’s done!

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Starting Level 3
Desired Level 10

Paul Mitchell Color Formulas
Formula A: Synchro Lift + 20-volume cream developer

Formula B: the color UTP + 5-volume cream developer

Formula C:
the color XG 9A with ½-inch blue intensifier + 5-volume cream developer

Application
1. Prelighten all strands using Formula A and a Platinum Card Technique. Separate 1/8-inch sections with foil for maximum incubation and product control to avoid overlapping. “Mix fresh batches of Formula A for each section to guarantee consistency throughout the process,” suggests Marilyn.

2. Once the targeted level of lift is achieved, rinse, towel dry and apply Formula B to lightened hair. Process 15 minutes or until all unwanted tones are eliminated.

3. Shampoo with Paul Mitchell Color Protect Post-Color Shampoo, then power dry the hair.

4. Apply Formula C to all strands and process 15 minutes.

5. Shampoo with Paul Mitchell Awapuhi Wild Ginger Moisturizing Shampoo and condition with Awapuhi Wild Ginger Keratin Cream Rinse.

Bonus
Styling Products
On damp hair, spray Paul Mitchell Forever Blonde Dramatic Repair to give love back into the hair. Followed by Paul Mitchell Super Skinny Serum to help achieve a smooth look.

Styling Tools
Paul Mitchell Neuro Motion blow drier and locked style in place using the Paul Mitchell Neuro Smoothing iron.

Finishing Touches
Spray Awapuhi Wild Ginger Shine Spray for maximum illumination!

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