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Formulas > Bright, Lived-In Blonde
February 2, 2018

Bright, Lived-In Blonde

By Michelle Zeller Porumb

Formula A:

Schwarzkopf Professional BLONDME + 20-volume developer + b3 Brazilian Bond Builder

Formula B:

Schwarzkopf BLONDME + 7-volume developer + b3 Brazilian Bond Builder

Formula C:

Redken Shades EQ ½ oz. 5N + ½ oz. 7NB  + 1 oz. Shades EQ Processing Solution

Formula D:

Redken Shades EQ ½ oz. 6GI + ½ oz. 7NB + 1 oz. Shades EQ Processing Solution

Formula E:

Schwarzkopf BLONDME + 30-volume developer + b3 Brazilian Bond Builder

Formula F:

L’Oréal Professionnel DIA Light ½ oz. 10.12 + ¼ oz. 10.21 + 1/8 oz. 10.13 + 15-volume developer

Lived-in blonde is having a moment and we are here for it! And so are all of you. While both styles are equally stunning, the wavy pic received a record of more than 48k(!!!) likes when we posted it on Insta, so we had to know the process behind this bright, lived-in blonde. Here’s how Michelle Zeller Porumb (@mane_ivy), owner of Mane Ivy Salon in Peoria, Ariz. did it.

 

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Who Did It

Products Used

COLOR FORMULAS

Formula A:

Schwarzkopf Professional BLONDME + 20-volume developer + b3 Brazilian Bond Builder

Formula B:

Schwarzkopf BLONDME + 7-volume developer + b3 Brazilian Bond Builder

Formula C:

Redken Shades EQ ½ oz. 5N + ½ oz. 7NB  + 1 oz. Shades EQ Processing Solution

Formula D:

Redken Shades EQ ½ oz. 6GI + ½ oz. 7NB + 1 oz. Shades EQ Processing Solution

Formula E:

Schwarzkopf BLONDME + 30-volume developer + b3 Brazilian Bond Builder

Formula F:

L’Oréal Professionnel DIA Light ½ oz. 10.12 + ¼ oz. 10.21 + 1/8 oz. 10.13 + 15-volume developer

FORMULA STEPS

Before

 

1. Start by sectioning the hair from the crown to the front of the ear on both sides, and clip it out of the way. 

 

2. Take 1-inch sections starting in the back and apply Formula A at the root and Formula B from the midlengths to the ends. Work your way up to the lower part of the crown, varying the size of the weave to create dimension. 

 

Note: Around the lower neckline, Michelle likes to place two foils on the bottom of each side to create that pop from the underneath pieces that sweep up to the front.

 

3. Once you reach the lower part of the crown, vary the width of the sections from 1- to ½-inch and babylight the top of the crown to the front part of the ear. Again, apply Formula A to the roots and Formula B from the midlengths to the ends. 

 

 

4. Continue toward the hairline then, starting in front of the ear, take a diagonal section and finely weave three babylights using Formulas A and B again. Skip a ½-inch section then work your way up horizontally on the sides about an 1½ inches between each foil so there’s more depth on the sides. 

 

5. Next, take two fine weaves and babylight Formula A. Michelle suggests painting the money piece last since this area is more fragile and prone to breakage.

 

6. Once the hairline is complete, apply Formula C in between each foil and smudge the formula down about 2 to 3 inches.

 

7. Then, in Zone 2 only, apply Formula C as a lowlight in between each foil and feather the formula down from the root smudge. “Avoid adding lowlights around the hairline in front of the ear,” advises Michelle. 

 

 

8. For the remaining hair that was left out of the foils, balayage the ends with Formula E. Process for 15 minutes, then rinse.

 

9. Shampoo with a clarifying shampoo to remove all the lightener, then follow up with Wella Professionals Service Post Color Treatment before toning.

 

10. On damp hair, apply Formula C to the roots and smudge the formula down about 2 to 3 inches. Process for 15 minutes, then slightly smudge the hairline for the last 2 minutes.

 

11. Then, apply Formula F on the ends in Zones 2 and 3. Process for 10 minutes.

 

12. For the style, apply UNITE BOOSTA Spray and blow-dry. Then, apply REF Wonder Oil to smooth hair.

 

13. Use a 1¼-inch curling iron to curl the hair, then finish with L’Oréal Professionnel Tecni.Art Wild Stylers Next Day Hair and comb the hair out with a Mason Pearson paddle brush.