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Formulas > Bright Platinum Blonde
March 28, 2018

Bright Platinum Blonde

By Ricardo Jara

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  • Formula A:

    Oligo Professionnel Blacklight Extra Blonde Lightener + 20-volume developer + b3 Brazilian Bond Builder

  • Formula B:

    Oligo Professionnel Blacklight Balayage Clay Lightener + Blacklight Extra Blonde Lightener + 20-volume developer + b3 Brazilian Bond Builder

  • Formula C:

    Redken Shades EQ 9V + 9B + 9G + Clear + Shades EQ Processing Solution

If you feel like your platinum blonde makeovers are looking a little lackluster, we recommend checking out the latest take on this ever-popular haircolor trend courtesy of California-based stylist Ricardo Jara (@ricardojarahair)! He uses a mix of babylights, back-to-back weaved slices and toning to create luscious locks that are perfectly icy and super bright, and we’ve got the formulas and how-to steps below. Check it out!

 

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Total chair time: 6 hours
Pricing: $325

 

Who Did It

Colorist: Ricardo Jara

Products Used

COLOR FORMULAS

  • Formula A:

    Oligo Professionnel Blacklight Extra Blonde Lightener + 20-volume developer + b3 Brazilian Bond Builder

  • Formula B:

    Oligo Professionnel Blacklight Balayage Clay Lightener + Blacklight Extra Blonde Lightener + 20-volume developer + b3 Brazilian Bond Builder

  • Formula C:

    Redken Shades EQ 9V + 9B + 9G + Clear + Shades EQ Processing Solution

FORMULA STEPS

1. Start by painting babylights throughout the entire head using Formula A. Process for 2 hours.

 

2. Then, take back-to-back weaved slices and paint Formula B. Be sure to leave out a sliver of hair in between each foiled slice. Process for 20 minutes.

 

3. Rinse, then pre-tone with a mix of Oligo Professionnel Blacklight Anti-Yellow Violet Shampoo and Blacklight Blue Shampoo to remove any unwanted yellow tones. Rinse again. 

 

4. Tone by applying Formula C from the roots to the midlengths, then process for 20 minutes. In the last 5 minutes, pull Formula C through the ends. 

 

5. Rinse, then apply Olaplex No.2 and wash with Matrix Biolage COLORLAST Shampoo and Conditioner.

 

6. For the style, prep with Design.ME PowerDry.ME and Monte Rio Hair & Body Oil. Then, dry the hair using the Olivia Garden NanoThermic® Ceramic + Ion™ Round Brush.

 

7. Curl the hair using a 2-inch BaByliss Pro curling iron, then spray some Sexy Hair Hot Sexy Hair Protect Me Hot Tool Protection Hairspray

 

8. Finish the style by applying Design.ME Puff.ME at the roots, spraying Sexy Hair Smooth Sexy Hair Smooth & Seal Anti-Frizz & Shine Spray for all-over shine and Pureology Colour Stylist Anti Breakage Twist Shine Texturizer for definition.

 

Finished look