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Formulas > How-To: Flaxen Blonde
June 1, 2016

How-To: Flaxen Blonde

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  • Formula A (Highlights):

    IGORA Vario Blond Lightener + 20-volume (6%) developer

  • Formula B (Root Smudge and Toner):

    Vibrance 9,5-4 + 13-volume (4%) developer

  • Formula C (Highlight Fusion):

    IGORA Vibrance Gloss & Tone 0-00/clear + 6-volume (1.9%) developer

“The newest blonde is neither ashy nor gold,” says Rick Wellman, Hue Director at SAHAG Workshop and creator of Biolights Color Cotton Strips. “It lies within the realm of a neutral, sandy tone with no strong evidence of highlights or ombré. Yet there’s beautiful, strand-to-strand variation and light dimension throughout which can be achieved with Biolights Color Cotton Strips. Biolights produce the ultimate blended effect.”

Who Did It

Colorist: Rick Wellman

COLOR FORMULAS

  • Formula A (Highlights):

    IGORA Vario Blond Lightener + 20-volume (6%) developer

  • Formula B (Root Smudge and Toner):

    Vibrance 9,5-4 + 13-volume (4%) developer

  • Formula C (Highlight Fusion):

    IGORA Vibrance Gloss & Tone 0-00/clear + 6-volume (1.9%) developer

FORMULA STEPS

To create this blended suede and light fawn combination on actress and model Petra Nemcová, Rick used a tint comb to fold Biolights strips in the opposite direction of the usual foil pattern, following the natural curve and shape of the head.

 

Because the pads adhere to the product, they sit securely without pressure on the hair, preventing visible lines. After highlighting, Rick applied the toner at the roots, processed 10 minutes to soften the base, then emulsified the base formula with Clear for 5 additional minutes to fuse the highlights together.