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December 19, 2017

Creating a Shadow Root on Platinum Hair

Creating a Shadow Root on Platinum Hair
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  • Natural Level:

    2

  • Formula A:

    Fanola 9.0 + 8.11 + a drop of Violet

If your routine platinum touch-up wants to change things up and rock a shadow root, how would you approach the application? If you like to bleach the root to nearly white first, then go in with the shadow root formula, you’re just creating more work for yourself. Find out Zach Mesquit’s (@zachmesquit) secret to creating a shadow root on platinum hair that looks subtle.

 

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Creating a Shadow Root on Platinum Hair How-To

  1. Lift the new growth to a Level 8 lemony yellow tone, then apply Formula A (Fanola 9.0 + 8.11 + a drop of Violet) to the root area only.

    apply shadow root formula to the base

  2. Process for 20 minutes, then drag pieces down to seamlessly blend the formula into her platinum locks.
  3. At the bowl, smoosh the formula all over. Then, shampoo with No Orange Shampoo to remove any unwanted orange tones.

    shampoo at the bowl with Fanola No Orange Shampoo

 

Watch The Video

Zach Mesquit Shares How-To Create a Shadow Root on Platinum Hair

 

zach mesquit creating a shadow root on platinum hair

 

The short video above by Zach Mesquit shares how he achieved a shaded rooty blonde look. The client is a natural level 2. Zach has been doing her platinum color for a while now and she wanted to switch it up for the fall. Zach sees a lot of colorists who like to bleach the root out to almost white and then go in and shadow, which in his opinion makes no sense because, “Why would I do the unnecessary amount of bleaching if I’m going to be darkening the root, right?” So, Zach lifts to about a level 8 lemon yellow first, then goes in with his root shadow.

He used Fanola 9.0 8.11 and a drop of violet. To make a smokey beige medium blonde he applied to to the root only, let it sit for about 20 mins, then dragged pieces down. Finally, he smooshed the color all over at the bowl for a few mins and finished off with the “no orange” blue shampoo.

 

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