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Articles > How-To: Seamless Root Smudge
May 12, 2017

How-To: Seamless Root Smudge

  • Natural Level:

    8

  • Formula A:

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

  • Formula B:

    Wella Professionals BLONDOR + 20- or 30-volume developer + Olaplex No.1

  • Formula C:

    Wella Professionals Koleston Perfect 10/16 + 10-volume developer

  • Formula D:

    Redken Shades EQ 9P + Shades EQ Processing Solution

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

Products Used

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