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Formulas > Blonde Ribbons On A Neutral Brunette Base
March 21, 2018

Blonde Ribbons On A Neutral Brunette Base

By Philip Foresto

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  • Formula A:

    TRUSS Professional Air Libre Bleaching Powder + 35-volume developer

  • Formula B:

    TRUSS Air Libre Bleaching Powder + 15-volume developer

  • Formula C:

    Equal parts Redken Shades EQ 7P + 7NB + Shades EQ Processing Solution

  • Formula D:

    Equal parts Redken Shades EQ 9P + 9NB + Shades EQ Processing Solution

A great way to spice up a neutral brunette base is to paint blonde ribbons aka a type of balayage where pronounced ribbons of light stand out against darker strands. The latest take on this upcoming haircolor trend comes courtesy of Philip Foresto (@hairbypf), a hairstylist based in New Orleans, La., and we’ve got all the deets for this high-contrast, dimensional look. Check out the color formulas and how-to steps below!

 

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Total chair time: 3 hours
Pricing: $300

 

Who Did It

Colorist: Philip Foresto

Products Used

COLOR FORMULAS

  • Formula A:

    TRUSS Professional Air Libre Bleaching Powder + 35-volume developer

  • Formula B:

    TRUSS Air Libre Bleaching Powder + 15-volume developer

  • Formula C:

    Equal parts Redken Shades EQ 7P + 7NB + Shades EQ Processing Solution

  • Formula D:

    Equal parts Redken Shades EQ 9P + 9NB + Shades EQ Processing Solution

FORMULA STEPS

1. Divide the hair into four sections—one on each side, the back and a Mohawk section.

 

 

2. Then, starting in the back, take 1-inch sections and balayage with Formula A in a brick-lay pattern up the back of the head. Be sure to leave ½-inch intervals out for dimension.

 

 

3. Once you reach the front on each side of the Mohawk section, take 1-inch diagonal back sections and continue applying Formula A. Start at the temple and work your way to the parietal ridge.

 

4. At the hairline of the Mohawk section, switch to Formula B and paint babylights on micro-fine slices until you reach the crown. Process for 20 minutes.

 

5. Rinse, then tone Zone 1 with Formula C and Zones 2 and 3 with Formula D. Process for 10 minutes.

 

6. Rinse again, blow-dry, then style as desired.