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Formulas > “Vanna White”: Achieving the Whitest Platinum Blonde
February 3, 2015

“Vanna White”: Achieving the Whitest Platinum Blonde

  • Starting Level:

    5

  • Formula A:

    1 scoop Wella Blondor Multi Blonde Lightener + 2 oz. 40-volume developer + 1/8 oz. Olaplex

  • Formula B:

    1 scoop Wella Blondor Multi Blonde Lightener + 2 oz. 30-volume peroxide + 1/8 oz. Olaplex

  • Formula C:

    Matrix Ultra Blonde VV High Lift Color + 20-volume developer

When people think winter wonderland, they tend to veer from sunny California—and definitely Modesto, CA. In order to create a snow-inspired blonde, Chipo Mulenga of Hair by Chipo created her own vision of a winter wonderland. However, instead of using demi-permanent colors, Chipo used permanent color to achieve maximum penetration into her client’s cortex, leaving her client with a stunning and pure platinum blonde!   

 

See more of Chipo’s color creations on her Instagram
@hair_by_chipo

 

Who Did It

Colorist: Chipo Mulenga

Products Used

COLOR FORMULAS

  • Starting Level:

    5

  • Formula A:

    1 scoop Wella Blondor Multi Blonde Lightener + 2 oz. 40-volume developer + 1/8 oz. Olaplex

  • Formula B:

    1 scoop Wella Blondor Multi Blonde Lightener + 2 oz. 30-volume peroxide + 1/8 oz. Olaplex

  • Formula C:

    Matrix Ultra Blonde VV High Lift Color + 20-volume developer

FORMULA STEPS

1. Begin by applying Formula A to the roots alone and process for 30 minutes, depending on hair starting level.

 

2. Wash without shampoo and dry completely.

 

3. Apply Formula B to the roots only; process for 30 minutes maximum. Dry the hair completely.

4. Apply Formula C throughout the entirety of the hair, roots to end. Make sure the blonde is past a pale yellow before proceeding with the highlight color. Process for 30 to 40 minutes.

 

5. Rinse the hair with Olaplex #2 and allow the hair to process for 10 minutes.

 

6. Shampoo and condition with Joico Reconstructive Shampoo and Conditioner. Do not apply any Shimmer Lights shampoo, as it will turn the hair purple or silver.

 

7. Blow-dry until damp, and then apply Kenra Silkening Gloss.

 

8. Cut the hair, and style as desired. Finish with Kenra Shine Spray and Kenra Number 13 Finishing Spray for a light hold.