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Formulas > High-Contrast Babylights + Textured Bob
February 16, 2018

High-Contrast Babylights + Textured Bob

By Sue Tyrrell

  • Formula A:

    Wella Professionals BLONDOR + 10-volume developer + Olaplex No.1

  • Formula B:

    Wella BLONDOR FREELIGHTS + 40-volume developer + Olaplex No.1

  • Formula C:

    Redken Shades EQ 6N + 7NB + Shades EQ Processing Solution + Olaplex No.1

  • Formula D:

    Redken Shades EQ 9N + Clear + Olaplex No.1

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!

 

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Total chair time: 3½ hours
Pricing: $360

 

Who Did It

Colorist: Sue Tyrrell

Products Used

COLOR FORMULAS

  • Formula A:

    Wella Professionals BLONDOR + 10-volume developer + Olaplex No.1

  • Formula B:

    Wella BLONDOR FREELIGHTS + 40-volume developer + Olaplex No.1

  • Formula C:

    Redken Shades EQ 6N + 7NB + Shades EQ Processing Solution + Olaplex No.1

  • Formula D:

    Redken Shades EQ 9N + Clear + Olaplex No.1

FORMULA STEPS

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.

 

6. For the style, prep hair with Living Proof Restore Perfecting Spray and J Beverly Hills Platinum Revive Coconut Oil

 

7. Blow-dry, then bend the ends to enhance the texture with a BaByliss Pro 1-inch curling iron. Finish the style with Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray and Design.ME Puff.ME for an undone look.