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Formulas > Transformation: Grown Out Blonde To Spiced Brunette
October 9, 2020

Transformation: Grown Out Blonde To Spiced Brunette

By Melissa Delgado

Makeover From Blonde To Dark Cinnamon Brunette Extension Transformation @Instagram via @glamourby_melissa Hair Extensions Wefts Fall Hair Color Brown Hair Formula How To Steps
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  • Formula A (lightener):

    Schwarzkopf Professional BLONDME Bond Enforcing Premium Lightener 9+ + 20-volume developer (1:1½)

  • Formula B (lowlights):

    Schwarzkopf Professional IGORA VIBRANCE® 4-0 + 5-0 + 6-volume IGORA VIBRANCE® Activator Gel (2:1)

  • Formula C (root melt):

    IGORA VIBRANCE® 3-0 + 6-volume IGORA VIBRANCE® Activator Gel (1:2)

  • Formula D (toner):

    Redken Shades EQ 6NB + 5N + Redken Shades EQ Processing Solution (3:1)

Instagram via @glamourby_melissa

Did somebody ask for fall haircolor inspo? Because Melissa Delgado (@glamourby_melissa) delivered with this recent makeover of hers! And we’ll let you in on a little secret: No filler formula was required to transform her client’s grown out blonde into a luscious spiced brunette. (Don’t worry, we explain how below. 😉) Keep scrolling to get key details about the process as well as the formulas and how-to steps! 

 

Who is this technique for?

Melissa says this technique is great for any client who wants an easier grow out. As for choosing an extension method, both her and the client decided Bellami Hair Volume Wefts Hair Extensions were the best option. Why? “Volume wefts are great for clients who are wanting a dramatic change in length of hair,” shares Melissa. “They’re also great for thicker density hair. They will receive more coverage with less rows of extensions.”

 

How long does this technique take and how long does it last?

From color to extensions, the whole process took about eight hours and the color should last three to four weeks since Melissa didn’t use permanent color. “This allows my clients to have the option when it’s time for a touch-up to be able to switch back and forth from dark to light without damaging their hair,” notes Melissa.

 

What is the maintenance for this technique?

Because at-home maintenance is crucial to color longevity, Melissa says she educates her clients on using salon-grade products so they don’t have to see her as often. However, the client will have to come back every six to eight weeks in order to get her extensions moved up.  

 

What is the pricing for this technique?

Pricing for a transformation like this starts at $1,000. “Color and extensions combined are a pretty good investment,” explains Melissa. “Overall they will look like a completely different person and using Bellami Hair, you can get a good six to 12 months use out of the extensions. I like to say it’s high-maintenance just to be low-maintenance.”

 

 

Who Did It

Colorist: Melissa Delgado

Products Used

COLOR FORMULAS

  • Formula A (lightener):

    Schwarzkopf Professional BLONDME Bond Enforcing Premium Lightener 9+ + 20-volume developer (1:1½)

  • Formula B (lowlights):

    Schwarzkopf Professional IGORA VIBRANCE® 4-0 + 5-0 + 6-volume IGORA VIBRANCE® Activator Gel (2:1)

  • Formula C (root melt):

    IGORA VIBRANCE® 3-0 + 6-volume IGORA VIBRANCE® Activator Gel (1:2)

  • Formula D (toner):

    Redken Shades EQ 6NB + 5N + Redken Shades EQ Processing Solution (3:1)

FORMULA STEPS

1. Start by touching up the money pieces with Formula A to add a little extra brightness around the face.

 

2. Paint lowlights with Formula B, feathering it down about midway on each section. Then, apply conditioner on the ends to prevent harsh lines. “I had a great starting point. My client’s hair was not porous and had enough gold in it that I didn’t need a filler,” notes Melissa.

 

3. Next, apply a root melt with Formula C to remove the line of demarcation from her regrowth. Let process.

 

4. Rinse, then tone with Formula D and process for 30 minutes. “Every minute that Shades EQ is left on is an extra wash a client gets out of their color,” says Melissa.

 

5. Rinse again, then blow dry and style as desired. 

 

Makeover From Blonde To Dark Cinnamon Brunette Extension Transformation @Instagram via @glamourby_melissa Hair Extensions Wefts Fall Hair Color Brown Hair Formula How To Steps
Finished look // Instagram via @glamourby_melissa