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May 12, 2017

How-To: Seamless Root Smudge

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Formula A

Wella Professionals BLONDOR + 20-volume developer + Olaplex No.1

Formula B

BLONDOR + 20/30-volume developer + Olaplex No.1

Formula C

Wella Koleston Perfect 10/16 + 10-volume developer

Formula D

Redken Shades EQ Equalizing Conditioning Color Gloss 9P

A great way to add some interest to the blondie in your chair is by creating dimension with a seamless root smudge. But sometimes, that smudge isn’t always so seamless. Find out how Jordan Boone (@jordaninlivingcolour), a stylist at Oliver’s Salon in Meridian, Idaho, perfectly blended a smoky shadow root with lightened strands. Check it out below!
 
 
 
 
Before

Application
1. Starting at her hairline and angling back, section the hair into four quadrants of vertical slices. Leave a ½-inch section in between each slice for dimension.

 

2. Apply Formula A in the front quadrants and Formula B in the back quadrants.

 

3. Tone with Formula C to break the base just enough to lighten her natural hair. Rinse and towel-dry.

 

4. Tone again with Formula D starting at the base and pulling it all the way through to the ends. Process for 10 minutes.

 

Pricing
Cut: $60
Color: $165
Total: $225