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Formulas > Ashy Blonde Makeover In One Session
January 10, 2018

Ashy Blonde Makeover In One Session

By Rayhana Rojo

Formula A (lowlights):

Schwarzkopf Professional IGORA ROYAL 6-0 + Redken Shades EQ 6NB + 10-volume developer + Shades EQ Processing Solution

Formula B (highlights):

Redken Flash Lift Lightener + 25-volume developer

Formula C (shadow root):

Redken Shades EQ 5N + 6T + Shades EQ Processing Solution

Formula D (toner):

Redken Shades EQ 9P + 9V + Shades EQ Processing Solution

In just one session, Rayhana Rojo (@raylorojohair), a colorist at AGENCE Salon in San Dimas, Calif., created this makeover masterpiece! Using strategic highlights and lowlights, she completely transformed her client’s outdated locks, and the best part is that this ashy blonde shade will grow out beautifully without any harsh lines! Find out her formulas and methods below.

 

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Total chair time: 4½ hours

Pricing: $300

 

Who Did It

Colorist: Rayhana Rojo

Products Used

COLOR FORMULAS

Formula A (lowlights):

Schwarzkopf Professional IGORA ROYAL 6-0 + Redken Shades EQ 6NB + 10-volume developer + Shades EQ Processing Solution

Formula B (highlights):

Redken Flash Lift Lightener + 25-volume developer

Formula C (shadow root):

Redken Shades EQ 5N + 6T + Shades EQ Processing Solution

Formula D (toner):

Redken Shades EQ 9P + 9V + Shades EQ Processing Solution

FORMULA STEPS

1. Starting in the back, alternate applying Formulas A and B in a 2:1 ratio—two highlights per one lowlight. “Make sure to only run Formula B on her virgin hair and stop at the line of demarcation,” shares Rayhana.

 

2. Once the back is complete, move on to the face-framing area and apply Formula B only. “My face-framing application starts at the top of the forehead with five back-to-back slices of lightener,” notes Rayhana.

 

3. Next, move to the top of the crown and alternate applying Formulas A and B just like Step 1. Work from top to bottom vertically on both sides of the head.

 

 

4. Process for 40 minutes or until the highlights reach a pale blonde Level 9. Remove the foils, then wash her hair.

 

5. Towel-dry, then apply Formula C to the root area only. Process for 10 minutes, then rinse and towel-dry the hair again. Do not shampoo.

 

6. Tone with Formula D and process for 6 minutes, ensuring her hair is fully saturated. 

 

7. For the cut, remove the damaged ends (Rayhana cut off about 3 inches), then blow-dry and create loose, beachy waves with a 1¼ inch Hot Tools curling iron.