High-Contrast Babylights + Textured Bob
By Sue Tyrrell
Your client’s previous cut and color has grown out, and she’s ready for something edgy yet low-maintenance. Enter this babylights/bob duo from Sue Tyrrell (@suetyrrellstylist), owner of Madison One Salon in the Cayman Islands. The babylights add a bright pop of color off her client’s naturally dark base, while the textured bob brings those locks back to life. Want to know how Sue did it? Check out all the deets below!
Total chair time: 3½ hours
Who Did It
1. On wet hair, cut a piecey but blunt outline leaving her hair about ¼ of an inch longer in the front. Then, blow-dry and alternate between backcombing the ends with your scissors and slide-cutting to create a textured, undone bob.
2. Next, paint babylights around the hairline with Formula A, keeping everything slightly rooted with a feathering effect for a faded blend. Then, create a Mohawk section, tease and weave thick slices along her parting.
3. Using Formula B, paint medium-sized singular panels with heavy saturation on the ends where she needs lightening. Leave as much depth as possible to create a bright pop of color, then process in open air with no heat for 30 minutes.
4. Shampoo and towel-dry, then apply Formula C to the roots only. Leave the hairline out, but continuously comb to create an even blend. Process for 15 minutes, paint the hairline in the last 5 minutes, then rinse.
5 Apply Formula D from the roots to the ends, and process for 10 minutes. Then, follow up with Olaplex No.2.