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Formulas > Transformation: Soft Blonde Dimension
June 12, 2019

Transformation: Soft Blonde Dimension

By Amy McManus

Balayage Application How To Color Formulas Amy McManus Schwarzkopf Professional tbh Permanent Hair Color
  • Formula A (lightener)

    equal parts Schwarzkopf Professional BLONDME IGORA® VARIO BLOND SUPER PLUS Powder Lightener + 20-volume developer

  • Formula B (toner)

    Schwarzkopf Professional tbh Permanent Hair Color 10-51 + 6-volume IGORA VIBRANCE® Activator Gel (1:2)

Instagram via @camouflageandbalayage

This brunette → blonde bombshell transformation is GOLDEN ✨ We are loving how Amy McManus, aka @camouflageandbalayage to her 222k Instagram followers, took her client from a basic brunette to this soft, dimensional blonde. That’s why we’re sharing all of the application details (like how she toned with permanent color for softer results!) and the color formulas you need to recreate this beautiful blend. Get it all below!

 

Who Did It

Products Used

COLOR FORMULAS

  • Formula A (lightener)

    equal parts Schwarzkopf Professional BLONDME IGORA® VARIO BLOND SUPER PLUS Powder Lightener + 20-volume developer

  • Formula B (toner)

    Schwarzkopf Professional tbh Permanent Hair Color 10-51 + 6-volume IGORA VIBRANCE® Activator Gel (1:2)

FORMULA STEPS

1. Before

 

Balayage Application How To Color Formulas Amy McManus Schwarzkopf Professional tbh Permanent Hair Color
Instagram via @camouflageandbalayage

 

2. Start applying Formula A using a double-sided hair painting technique to ensure proper saturation and secure each section in a foil to maximize lift.

 

3. Continue with a full head balayage application. Once the foils are complete, process until you reach the desired level of lift. Then, rinse and wash.

 

4. Apply Formula B all over. Instead of toning with a demi-permanent color, Amy applied Schwarzkopf Professional’s all-new tbh Permanent Hair Color. Here’s why she made this formulating choice:

  • While tbh is a permanent color, it can also be used as a gloss or refresh service for rich, natural shine. Amy applied tbh as a gloss, mixing the golden base color and a gel developer with a 1:2 ratio for more pastel results.
  • Since her client has golden tones in her skin, she wanted to create a bright and believable blonde that would enhance her natural features.
  • The creme color features grape seed oil that creates beautiful shine and softness.

 

5. Process, rinse and wash. Style loose, face-framing waves that will enhance the dimensional color.

 

6. Finished Look

 

Balayage Application How To Color Formulas Amy McManus Schwarzkopf Professional tbh Permanent Hair Color
Instagram via @camouflageandbalayage
Balayage Application How To Color Formulas Amy McManus Schwarzkopf Professional tbh Permanent Hair Color
Instagram via @camouflageandbalayage