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Last updated: February 13, 2024

Perfect Your Platinum: 3 Tips

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Never hear “I still see yellow!” again with these tips from Zach Mesquit, aka (@platinum_perfection)! BTC had an exclusive Facebook Live with Zach and Schwarzkopf Professional (and more than 100k of you have seen it!) where we heard his top blonding tips. Check them out!



1. When going full-on platinum, Zach prefers to use balayage around the face—he spends the most time here since it’s the most important part. Another reason to start at the front? It’s far easier to remove foils from the front and rinse if needed.


2. “Low and slow” is Zach’s key to perfect blondes. He uses Schwarzkopf Professional BLONDME Premium Lift 9+ with bond-enforcing technology built in for protection, and he never goes over 20-volume. A higher developer will cause the hair to lighten too fast, too unpredictably and will give uneven results. 


3. As a walking billboard, Zach does his own hair! Here’s his formula: BLONDME Premium Lift 9+ with 7-volume to cut red undertones, then he tones with BLONDME Toners in equal parts Sand and Ice. 


Watch the whole video below!


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