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Formulas > Box Dye Correction: Honey Blonde
April 17, 2018

Box Dye Correction: Honey Blonde

Formula A:

Kenra Professional Simply Blonde Blue Powder Lightener + 10-volume developer

Formula B:

Kenra Professional Simply Blonde Blue Powder Lightener + 30-volume developer

Formula C:

Redken Shades EQ 9V + 9B + Shades EQ Processing Solution + b3 Brazilian Bond Builder

Formula D:

Goldwell Topchic 7NN + 20-volume developer

Color Correction: From Dark Box Dye To Honey Blonde

While her client’s desired end goal was silver stands to match her natural hair, Melissa Grace Smith (@sweetmelissagrace) knew she wouldn’t be able to achieve that pure of a tone in one session thanks to years of box dye. Since her client had such long locks, Melissa enlisted the help of Danielle Devine (@devine_blonde) and 8 hours later, they created this healthy honey blonde transition shade. 

 

“The biggest thing to remember when doing a color correction is to make sure not to get too hung up on your expectation and to know when to stop,” advises Melissa. “Work with the canvas that you are given and do your best to make that canvas beautiful while working towards your goal. Sessions are key!”

 

Check out the color formulas and how-to steps below!

 

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Total chair time: 8 hours
Pricing: $800 

 

Who Did It

Colorist: Danielle Devine; Melissa Grace Smith

Products Used

COLOR FORMULAS

Formula A:

Kenra Professional Simply Blonde Blue Powder Lightener + 10-volume developer

Formula B:

Kenra Professional Simply Blonde Blue Powder Lightener + 30-volume developer

Formula C:

Redken Shades EQ 9V + 9B + Shades EQ Processing Solution + b3 Brazilian Bond Builder

Formula D:

Goldwell Topchic 7NN + 20-volume developer

FORMULA STEPS

 

1. Paint a full babylight up to the line of demarcation with Formula A, only leaving out woven sections. In the last few sections, switch to Formula B.

 

 

2. Keep an eye on the hair while it processes. For this client, the darkest parts of the hair (toward the top of the head) started showing signs of distress once it reached a Level 7/8, so Melissa decided to remove the lightener and assess the color. 

 

 

3. While removing the lightener, rub the formulas on to the woven sections to slightly lighten the hair that had not been highlighted yet. 

 

4. Then, shampoo and tone with Formula C. Follow with the b3 Brazilian Bond Builder Demi Permanent Conditioner Kit to prep hair for a potential second round of lightening. 

 

5. Blow-dry, then assess the hair. If it can’t withstand another round of babylights, instead apply Formula D to blend the roots with the rest of the hair. 

 

6. Use Formula B to balayage a few pieces around the hairline, then rinse and style as desired.

 

Before & after

 

 

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