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May 7, 2018

Ashy Blonde + Shadow Root

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  • Formula A

    Joico Blonde Life Lightening Powder + 20-Volume Joico LumiShine Developer

  • Formula B

    2 oz. LumiShine Demi-Permanent Liquid Color 6SB + 2 oz. 5-Volume LumiShine Developer

  • Formula C

    1 oz. LumiShine Demi-Permanent Liquid Color 7SB + 1 oz. LumiShine Demi-Permanent Liquid Color 9SB + 2 oz. 5-Volume LumiShine Developer

  • Formula D

    2 oz. LumiShine Demi-Permanent Liquid Color 10SB + 2 oz. 5-Volume LumiShine Developer

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Ashy Blonde + Shadow Root

The shadow root is here to stay—clients love its low-maintenance look—so check out how @phildoeshair creates this on-trend ashy blonde/shadow root combo. He uses three shades of Joico LumiShine Silver Blue demi-permanent liquid color to give the iciest blonde possible.  

Manufacturer: Joico, @joico

COLOR FORMULAS

  • Formula A

    Joico Blonde Life Lightening Powder + 20-Volume Joico LumiShine Developer

  • Formula B

    2 oz. LumiShine Demi-Permanent Liquid Color 6SB + 2 oz. 5-Volume LumiShine Developer

  • Formula C

    1 oz. LumiShine Demi-Permanent Liquid Color 7SB + 1 oz. LumiShine Demi-Permanent Liquid Color 9SB + 2 oz. 5-Volume LumiShine Developer

  • Formula D

    2 oz. LumiShine Demi-Permanent Liquid Color 10SB + 2 oz. 5-Volume LumiShine Developer

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HOW-TO STEPS

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    • Formula A

      Joico Blonde Life Lightening Powder + 20-Volume Joico LumiShine Developer

    • Formula B

      2 oz. LumiShine Demi-Permanent Liquid Color 6SB + 2 oz. 5-Volume LumiShine Developer

    • Formula C

      1 oz. LumiShine Demi-Permanent Liquid Color 7SB + 1 oz. LumiShine Demi-Permanent Liquid Color 9SB + 2 oz. 5-Volume LumiShine Developer

    • Formula D

      2 oz. LumiShine Demi-Permanent Liquid Color 10SB + 2 oz. 5-Volume LumiShine Developer

    1

    Before

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    • Formula A

      Joico Blonde Life Lightening Powder + 20-Volume Joico LumiShine Developer

    • Formula B

      2 oz. LumiShine Demi-Permanent Liquid Color 6SB + 2 oz. 5-Volume LumiShine Developer

    • Formula C

      1 oz. LumiShine Demi-Permanent Liquid Color 7SB + 1 oz. LumiShine Demi-Permanent Liquid Color 9SB + 2 oz. 5-Volume LumiShine Developer

    • Formula D

      2 oz. LumiShine Demi-Permanent Liquid Color 10SB + 2 oz. 5-Volume LumiShine Developer

    2

    Starting on the left side (at the parietal ridge), take horizontal weaves and apply Formula A. Place the lightener where it’s needed and avoid pieces that have already been lightened.

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    • Formula A

      Joico Blonde Life Lightening Powder + 20-Volume Joico LumiShine Developer

    • Formula B

      2 oz. LumiShine Demi-Permanent Liquid Color 6SB + 2 oz. 5-Volume LumiShine Developer

    • Formula C

      1 oz. LumiShine Demi-Permanent Liquid Color 7SB + 1 oz. LumiShine Demi-Permanent Liquid Color 9SB + 2 oz. 5-Volume LumiShine Developer

    • Formula D

      2 oz. LumiShine Demi-Permanent Liquid Color 10SB + 2 oz. 5-Volume LumiShine Developer

    3

    Take a back-to-back weave and apply Formula A. Weave out the blonde pieces and highlight the darker pieces. Continue taking fine, 1/8-inch sections and weave using Formula A. Once the head shape widens, take staggered bricklay foils and apply Formula A.

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    • Formula A

      Joico Blonde Life Lightening Powder + 20-Volume Joico LumiShine Developer

    • Formula B

      2 oz. LumiShine Demi-Permanent Liquid Color 6SB + 2 oz. 5-Volume LumiShine Developer

    • Formula C

      1 oz. LumiShine Demi-Permanent Liquid Color 7SB + 1 oz. LumiShine Demi-Permanent Liquid Color 9SB + 2 oz. 5-Volume LumiShine Developer

    • Formula D

      2 oz. LumiShine Demi-Permanent Liquid Color 10SB + 2 oz. 5-Volume LumiShine Developer

    4

    At the natural parting, start to take slices in back-to-back, staggered bricklay foils. Remember to apply Formula A where you need it and not overlap the already-blonde pieces.

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    • Formula A

      Joico Blonde Life Lightening Powder + 20-Volume Joico LumiShine Developer

    • Formula B

      2 oz. LumiShine Demi-Permanent Liquid Color 6SB + 2 oz. 5-Volume LumiShine Developer

    • Formula C

      1 oz. LumiShine Demi-Permanent Liquid Color 7SB + 1 oz. LumiShine Demi-Permanent Liquid Color 9SB + 2 oz. 5-Volume LumiShine Developer

    • Formula D

      2 oz. LumiShine Demi-Permanent Liquid Color 10SB + 2 oz. 5-Volume LumiShine Developer

    5

    Continue to take slices and weaves, leaving very little hair in between. Do this until you reach the middle of the head.

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    • Formula A

      Joico Blonde Life Lightening Powder + 20-Volume Joico LumiShine Developer

    • Formula B

      2 oz. LumiShine Demi-Permanent Liquid Color 6SB + 2 oz. 5-Volume LumiShine Developer

    • Formula C

      1 oz. LumiShine Demi-Permanent Liquid Color 7SB + 1 oz. LumiShine Demi-Permanent Liquid Color 9SB + 2 oz. 5-Volume LumiShine Developer

    • Formula D

      2 oz. LumiShine Demi-Permanent Liquid Color 10SB + 2 oz. 5-Volume LumiShine Developer

    6

    Repeat on the opposite side.

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      Joico Blonde Life Lightening Powder + 20-Volume Joico LumiShine Developer

    • Formula B

      2 oz. LumiShine Demi-Permanent Liquid Color 6SB + 2 oz. 5-Volume LumiShine Developer

    • Formula C

      1 oz. LumiShine Demi-Permanent Liquid Color 7SB + 1 oz. LumiShine Demi-Permanent Liquid Color 9SB + 2 oz. 5-Volume LumiShine Developer

    • Formula D

      2 oz. LumiShine Demi-Permanent Liquid Color 10SB + 2 oz. 5-Volume LumiShine Developer

    7

    In the longest part of the fringe, take back-to-back partings in a staggered foiling method.

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    • Formula A

      Joico Blonde Life Lightening Powder + 20-Volume Joico LumiShine Developer

    • Formula B

      2 oz. LumiShine Demi-Permanent Liquid Color 6SB + 2 oz. 5-Volume LumiShine Developer

    • Formula C

      1 oz. LumiShine Demi-Permanent Liquid Color 7SB + 1 oz. LumiShine Demi-Permanent Liquid Color 9SB + 2 oz. 5-Volume LumiShine Developer

    • Formula D

      2 oz. LumiShine Demi-Permanent Liquid Color 10SB + 2 oz. 5-Volume LumiShine Developer

    8

    Place a few (three to five) vertical slices in the back right (at the point of disconnection above the occipital).

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    • Formula A

      Joico Blonde Life Lightening Powder + 20-Volume Joico LumiShine Developer

    • Formula B

      2 oz. LumiShine Demi-Permanent Liquid Color 6SB + 2 oz. 5-Volume LumiShine Developer

    • Formula C

      1 oz. LumiShine Demi-Permanent Liquid Color 7SB + 1 oz. LumiShine Demi-Permanent Liquid Color 9SB + 2 oz. 5-Volume LumiShine Developer

    • Formula D

      2 oz. LumiShine Demi-Permanent Liquid Color 10SB + 2 oz. 5-Volume LumiShine Developer

    9

    Process until the hair reaches the palest yellow. Rinse with Joico K-PAK Color Therapy Shampoo and Conditioner, then dry the hair.

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      Joico Blonde Life Lightening Powder + 20-Volume Joico LumiShine Developer

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      2 oz. LumiShine Demi-Permanent Liquid Color 6SB + 2 oz. 5-Volume LumiShine Developer

    • Formula C

      1 oz. LumiShine Demi-Permanent Liquid Color 7SB + 1 oz. LumiShine Demi-Permanent Liquid Color 9SB + 2 oz. 5-Volume LumiShine Developer

    • Formula D

      2 oz. LumiShine Demi-Permanent Liquid Color 10SB + 2 oz. 5-Volume LumiShine Developer

    10

    Section around the parietal ridge, down the middle, and across the crown.

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      Joico Blonde Life Lightening Powder + 20-Volume Joico LumiShine Developer

    • Formula B

      2 oz. LumiShine Demi-Permanent Liquid Color 6SB + 2 oz. 5-Volume LumiShine Developer

    • Formula C

      1 oz. LumiShine Demi-Permanent Liquid Color 7SB + 1 oz. LumiShine Demi-Permanent Liquid Color 9SB + 2 oz. 5-Volume LumiShine Developer

    • Formula D

      2 oz. LumiShine Demi-Permanent Liquid Color 10SB + 2 oz. 5-Volume LumiShine Developer

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    Starting in the nape, use Formula B to apply a shadow root approximately 1 to 2 inches from the scalp using a “teardrop” application (1 inch in the front, 2 inches in the back).

     

    Pro Tip: For a seamless blend, apply color horizontally in 1/8-inch sections and comb with a wide-tooth comb for even saturation.

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    • Formula A

      Joico Blonde Life Lightening Powder + 20-Volume Joico LumiShine Developer

    • Formula B

      2 oz. LumiShine Demi-Permanent Liquid Color 6SB + 2 oz. 5-Volume LumiShine Developer

    • Formula C

      1 oz. LumiShine Demi-Permanent Liquid Color 7SB + 1 oz. LumiShine Demi-Permanent Liquid Color 9SB + 2 oz. 5-Volume LumiShine Developer

    • Formula D

      2 oz. LumiShine Demi-Permanent Liquid Color 10SB + 2 oz. 5-Volume LumiShine Developer

    12

    Apply the shadow root until you reach the crown area where the highlights begin.

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    • Formula A

      Joico Blonde Life Lightening Powder + 20-Volume Joico LumiShine Developer

    • Formula B

      2 oz. LumiShine Demi-Permanent Liquid Color 6SB + 2 oz. 5-Volume LumiShine Developer

    • Formula C

      1 oz. LumiShine Demi-Permanent Liquid Color 7SB + 1 oz. LumiShine Demi-Permanent Liquid Color 9SB + 2 oz. 5-Volume LumiShine Developer

    • Formula D

      2 oz. LumiShine Demi-Permanent Liquid Color 10SB + 2 oz. 5-Volume LumiShine Developer

    13

    Once you reach to the top of this section, melt Formula B into Formula D. Do this for the front and sides too. Place on a foil, then use a dry brush to melt and comb through to blend.

     

    Pro Tip: To avoid creating spots or lines in the back area, do not start melting the two formulas until the hair is longer than the nape.

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    • Formula A

      Joico Blonde Life Lightening Powder + 20-Volume Joico LumiShine Developer

    • Formula B

      2 oz. LumiShine Demi-Permanent Liquid Color 6SB + 2 oz. 5-Volume LumiShine Developer

    • Formula C

      1 oz. LumiShine Demi-Permanent Liquid Color 7SB + 1 oz. LumiShine Demi-Permanent Liquid Color 9SB + 2 oz. 5-Volume LumiShine Developer

    • Formula D

      2 oz. LumiShine Demi-Permanent Liquid Color 10SB + 2 oz. 5-Volume LumiShine Developer

    14

    When working on the sides, take vertical sections. Apply Formula B and melt into Formula D. Using your hands, massage the point where the two colors meet to melt the formulas together. Continue this technique until you reach the front.

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    • Formula A

      Joico Blonde Life Lightening Powder + 20-Volume Joico LumiShine Developer

    • Formula B

      2 oz. LumiShine Demi-Permanent Liquid Color 6SB + 2 oz. 5-Volume LumiShine Developer

    • Formula C

      1 oz. LumiShine Demi-Permanent Liquid Color 7SB + 1 oz. LumiShine Demi-Permanent Liquid Color 9SB + 2 oz. 5-Volume LumiShine Developer

    • Formula D

      2 oz. LumiShine Demi-Permanent Liquid Color 10SB + 2 oz. 5-Volume LumiShine Developer

    15

    When working into the front, the hair will become shorter and shorter. As this happens, your applications will have less of Formula B (the Level 6) and more of Formula D (the Level 10). Repeat on the opposite side.

     

    Pro Tip: Place a foil on top to protect the section.

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    • Formula A

      Joico Blonde Life Lightening Powder + 20-Volume Joico LumiShine Developer

    • Formula B

      2 oz. LumiShine Demi-Permanent Liquid Color 6SB + 2 oz. 5-Volume LumiShine Developer

    • Formula C

      1 oz. LumiShine Demi-Permanent Liquid Color 7SB + 1 oz. LumiShine Demi-Permanent Liquid Color 9SB + 2 oz. 5-Volume LumiShine Developer

    • Formula D

      2 oz. LumiShine Demi-Permanent Liquid Color 10SB + 2 oz. 5-Volume LumiShine Developer

    16

    Move to the top section of the head. Apply Formula B to the entire crown section as a shadow root, approximately 1 inch out from the scalp.

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    • Formula A

      Joico Blonde Life Lightening Powder + 20-Volume Joico LumiShine Developer

    • Formula B

      2 oz. LumiShine Demi-Permanent Liquid Color 6SB + 2 oz. 5-Volume LumiShine Developer

    • Formula C

      1 oz. LumiShine Demi-Permanent Liquid Color 7SB + 1 oz. LumiShine Demi-Permanent Liquid Color 9SB + 2 oz. 5-Volume LumiShine Developer

    • Formula D

      2 oz. LumiShine Demi-Permanent Liquid Color 10SB + 2 oz. 5-Volume LumiShine Developer

    17

    Take horizontal ¼-inch sections. Comb the section to tease the root area. Apply more of the shadow root with Formula B.

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    • Formula A

      Joico Blonde Life Lightening Powder + 20-Volume Joico LumiShine Developer

    • Formula B

      2 oz. LumiShine Demi-Permanent Liquid Color 6SB + 2 oz. 5-Volume LumiShine Developer

    • Formula C

      1 oz. LumiShine Demi-Permanent Liquid Color 7SB + 1 oz. LumiShine Demi-Permanent Liquid Color 9SB + 2 oz. 5-Volume LumiShine Developer

    • Formula D

      2 oz. LumiShine Demi-Permanent Liquid Color 10SB + 2 oz. 5-Volume LumiShine Developer

    18

    Weave out a horizontal subsection.

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      Joico Blonde Life Lightening Powder + 20-Volume Joico LumiShine Developer

    • Formula B

      2 oz. LumiShine Demi-Permanent Liquid Color 6SB + 2 oz. 5-Volume LumiShine Developer

    • Formula C

      1 oz. LumiShine Demi-Permanent Liquid Color 7SB + 1 oz. LumiShine Demi-Permanent Liquid Color 9SB + 2 oz. 5-Volume LumiShine Developer

    • Formula D

      2 oz. LumiShine Demi-Permanent Liquid Color 10SB + 2 oz. 5-Volume LumiShine Developer

    19

    Apply Formula C to the bottom of the section. This will melt with the shadow root.

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    • Formula A

      Joico Blonde Life Lightening Powder + 20-Volume Joico LumiShine Developer

    • Formula B

      2 oz. LumiShine Demi-Permanent Liquid Color 6SB + 2 oz. 5-Volume LumiShine Developer

    • Formula C

      1 oz. LumiShine Demi-Permanent Liquid Color 7SB + 1 oz. LumiShine Demi-Permanent Liquid Color 9SB + 2 oz. 5-Volume LumiShine Developer

    • Formula D

      2 oz. LumiShine Demi-Permanent Liquid Color 10SB + 2 oz. 5-Volume LumiShine Developer

    20

    On the top of the section, apply Formula D to the ends. Repeat this technique in the crown section two more times.

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      Joico Blonde Life Lightening Powder + 20-Volume Joico LumiShine Developer

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      2 oz. LumiShine Demi-Permanent Liquid Color 6SB + 2 oz. 5-Volume LumiShine Developer

    • Formula C

      1 oz. LumiShine Demi-Permanent Liquid Color 7SB + 1 oz. LumiShine Demi-Permanent Liquid Color 9SB + 2 oz. 5-Volume LumiShine Developer

    • Formula D

      2 oz. LumiShine Demi-Permanent Liquid Color 10SB + 2 oz. 5-Volume LumiShine Developer

    21

    Continue working this technique into each side of the top. Do the right side first, then the left.

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    • Formula A

      Joico Blonde Life Lightening Powder + 20-Volume Joico LumiShine Developer

    • Formula B

      2 oz. LumiShine Demi-Permanent Liquid Color 6SB + 2 oz. 5-Volume LumiShine Developer

    • Formula C

      1 oz. LumiShine Demi-Permanent Liquid Color 7SB + 1 oz. LumiShine Demi-Permanent Liquid Color 9SB + 2 oz. 5-Volume LumiShine Developer

    • Formula D

      2 oz. LumiShine Demi-Permanent Liquid Color 10SB + 2 oz. 5-Volume LumiShine Developer

    22

    Adjust your melting technique to the length of the hair. Repeat on the opposite side.

     

    This is the pattern: Formula B, Formula C, Formula D / Formula B, Formula D

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      Joico Blonde Life Lightening Powder + 20-Volume Joico LumiShine Developer

    • Formula B

      2 oz. LumiShine Demi-Permanent Liquid Color 6SB + 2 oz. 5-Volume LumiShine Developer

    • Formula C

      1 oz. LumiShine Demi-Permanent Liquid Color 7SB + 1 oz. LumiShine Demi-Permanent Liquid Color 9SB + 2 oz. 5-Volume LumiShine Developer

    • Formula D

      2 oz. LumiShine Demi-Permanent Liquid Color 10SB + 2 oz. 5-Volume LumiShine Developer

    23

    Process for 20 minutes at room temperature. Rinse well, then shampoo and condition with K-PAK Color Therapy.

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      Joico Blonde Life Lightening Powder + 20-Volume Joico LumiShine Developer

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      2 oz. LumiShine Demi-Permanent Liquid Color 6SB + 2 oz. 5-Volume LumiShine Developer

    • Formula C

      1 oz. LumiShine Demi-Permanent Liquid Color 7SB + 1 oz. LumiShine Demi-Permanent Liquid Color 9SB + 2 oz. 5-Volume LumiShine Developer

    • Formula D

      2 oz. LumiShine Demi-Permanent Liquid Color 10SB + 2 oz. 5-Volume LumiShine Developer

    24

    Finished look

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    • Formula A

      Joico Blonde Life Lightening Powder + 20-Volume Joico LumiShine Developer

    • Formula B

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    • Formula C

      1 oz. LumiShine Demi-Permanent Liquid Color 7SB + 1 oz. LumiShine Demi-Permanent Liquid Color 9SB + 2 oz. 5-Volume LumiShine Developer

    • Formula D

      2 oz. LumiShine Demi-Permanent Liquid Color 10SB + 2 oz. 5-Volume LumiShine Developer

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    Finished look

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