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January 18, 2018

Blue Watercolor Melt

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Formula A (prelightener from mids to ends)

Wella Professionals BLONDOR Soft Blonde Cream + 9% Welloxon Perfect Developer + Wellaplex N°1 (Coming Soon!)

Formula B (prelightener on roots)

BLONDOR Soft Blonde Cream + 6% Welloxon Perfect Developer + Wellaplex N°1

Formula C

Wella Professionals 50g Color Fresh CREATE Future Yellow + 50g Pure Violet

Formula D

Color Fresh CREATE Super Petrol

Formula E

50g Color Fresh CREATE Tomorrow Clear + 10g New Blue

Blue Watercolor Melt

We are HERE for the 2018 color trend that’s taking over our Instagram feeds—muted pastels. Colorists everywhere are toning it down for a softer (and sweeter!) vibe, like this blue blend by Wella Professionals Global Color Specialist Abby Smith. Check out the color formulas and steps below, then recreate this mermaid-worthy haircolor!

 

 

Colorist: Abby Smith

COLOR FORMULAS

Formula A (prelightener from mids to ends)

Wella Professionals BLONDOR Soft Blonde Cream + 9% Welloxon Perfect Developer + Wellaplex N°1 (Coming Soon!)

Formula B (prelightener on roots)

BLONDOR Soft Blonde Cream + 6% Welloxon Perfect Developer + Wellaplex N°1

Formula C

Wella Professionals 50g Color Fresh CREATE Future Yellow + 50g Pure Violet

Formula D

Color Fresh CREATE Super Petrol

Formula E

50g Color Fresh CREATE Tomorrow Clear + 10g New Blue

Products Used

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HOW-TO STEPS

Formula A (prelightener from mids to ends)

Wella Professionals BLONDOR Soft Blonde Cream + 9% Welloxon Perfect Developer + Wellaplex N°1 (Coming Soon!)

Formula B (prelightener on roots)

BLONDOR Soft Blonde Cream + 6% Welloxon Perfect Developer + Wellaplex N°1

Formula C

Wella Professionals 50g Color Fresh CREATE Future Yellow + 50g Pure Violet

Formula D

Color Fresh CREATE Super Petrol

Formula E

50g Color Fresh CREATE Tomorrow Clear + 10g New Blue

1

Before

Formula A (prelightener from mids to ends)

Wella Professionals BLONDOR Soft Blonde Cream + 9% Welloxon Perfect Developer + Wellaplex N°1 (Coming Soon!)

Formula B (prelightener on roots)

BLONDOR Soft Blonde Cream + 6% Welloxon Perfect Developer + Wellaplex N°1

Formula C

Wella Professionals 50g Color Fresh CREATE Future Yellow + 50g Pure Violet

Formula D

Color Fresh CREATE Super Petrol

Formula E

50g Color Fresh CREATE Tomorrow Clear + 10g New Blue

2

Start by applying Formula A from the midlengths to ends, leaving out 1 inch of natural hair at the root.

Formula A (prelightener from mids to ends)

Wella Professionals BLONDOR Soft Blonde Cream + 9% Welloxon Perfect Developer + Wellaplex N°1 (Coming Soon!)

Formula B (prelightener on roots)

BLONDOR Soft Blonde Cream + 6% Welloxon Perfect Developer + Wellaplex N°1

Formula C

Wella Professionals 50g Color Fresh CREATE Future Yellow + 50g Pure Violet

Formula D

Color Fresh CREATE Super Petrol

Formula E

50g Color Fresh CREATE Tomorrow Clear + 10g New Blue

3

Then, apply Formula B to the root area. Process for 50 minutes, or until you’ve achieved the desired result and rinse.

Formula A (prelightener from mids to ends)

Wella Professionals BLONDOR Soft Blonde Cream + 9% Welloxon Perfect Developer + Wellaplex N°1 (Coming Soon!)

Formula B (prelightener on roots)

BLONDOR Soft Blonde Cream + 6% Welloxon Perfect Developer + Wellaplex N°1

Formula C

Wella Professionals 50g Color Fresh CREATE Future Yellow + 50g Pure Violet

Formula D

Color Fresh CREATE Super Petrol

Formula E

50g Color Fresh CREATE Tomorrow Clear + 10g New Blue

4

Apply Wella Professionals Wellaplex N°2 at the shampoo bowl. Process for 10 minutes, then rinse. Shampoo and condition with Wella FUSION Intense Repair Shampoo and Wella BLONDOR Seal & Care Conditioner. Then, blow-dry.

Formula A (prelightener from mids to ends)

Wella Professionals BLONDOR Soft Blonde Cream + 9% Welloxon Perfect Developer + Wellaplex N°1 (Coming Soon!)

Formula B (prelightener on roots)

BLONDOR Soft Blonde Cream + 6% Welloxon Perfect Developer + Wellaplex N°1

Formula C

Wella Professionals 50g Color Fresh CREATE Future Yellow + 50g Pure Violet

Formula D

Color Fresh CREATE Super Petrol

Formula E

50g Color Fresh CREATE Tomorrow Clear + 10g New Blue

5

Create seven sections by taking irregular, weaved partings throughout the hair at a diagonal.

Formula A (prelightener from mids to ends)

Wella Professionals BLONDOR Soft Blonde Cream + 9% Welloxon Perfect Developer + Wellaplex N°1 (Coming Soon!)

Formula B (prelightener on roots)

BLONDOR Soft Blonde Cream + 6% Welloxon Perfect Developer + Wellaplex N°1

Formula C

Wella Professionals 50g Color Fresh CREATE Future Yellow + 50g Pure Violet

Formula D

Color Fresh CREATE Super Petrol

Formula E

50g Color Fresh CREATE Tomorrow Clear + 10g New Blue

6

Release the first diagonal-nape section. Apply Formula C to the rootsthis will be the shadow root throughoutand at the mids, leaving a few inches to color melt between sections. In between the root shadow and mids, melt Formula D and Formula E. Alternate blending with a brush and fingers for a watercolor effect, then repeat on the ends.

Formula A (prelightener from mids to ends)

Wella Professionals BLONDOR Soft Blonde Cream + 9% Welloxon Perfect Developer + Wellaplex N°1 (Coming Soon!)

Formula B (prelightener on roots)

BLONDOR Soft Blonde Cream + 6% Welloxon Perfect Developer + Wellaplex N°1

Formula C

Wella Professionals 50g Color Fresh CREATE Future Yellow + 50g Pure Violet

Formula D

Color Fresh CREATE Super Petrol

Formula E

50g Color Fresh CREATE Tomorrow Clear + 10g New Blue

7

Take a panel in between each color melt, and apply Formula C from roots to ends. This will help mute the intensity of the melt, plus it will create rich dimension. Continue repeating this pattern until you’ve reached the crown.

Formula A (prelightener from mids to ends)

Wella Professionals BLONDOR Soft Blonde Cream + 9% Welloxon Perfect Developer + Wellaplex N°1 (Coming Soon!)

Formula B (prelightener on roots)

BLONDOR Soft Blonde Cream + 6% Welloxon Perfect Developer + Wellaplex N°1

Formula C

Wella Professionals 50g Color Fresh CREATE Future Yellow + 50g Pure Violet

Formula D

Color Fresh CREATE Super Petrol

Formula E

50g Color Fresh CREATE Tomorrow Clear + 10g New Blue

8

Repeat on the other side, leaving the top section out.

Formula A (prelightener from mids to ends)

Wella Professionals BLONDOR Soft Blonde Cream + 9% Welloxon Perfect Developer + Wellaplex N°1 (Coming Soon!)

Formula B (prelightener on roots)

BLONDOR Soft Blonde Cream + 6% Welloxon Perfect Developer + Wellaplex N°1

Formula C

Wella Professionals 50g Color Fresh CREATE Future Yellow + 50g Pure Violet

Formula D

Color Fresh CREATE Super Petrol

Formula E

50g Color Fresh CREATE Tomorrow Clear + 10g New Blue

9

Release the crown, and apply Formula C from roots to ends.

Formula A (prelightener from mids to ends)

Wella Professionals BLONDOR Soft Blonde Cream + 9% Welloxon Perfect Developer + Wellaplex N°1 (Coming Soon!)

Formula B (prelightener on roots)

BLONDOR Soft Blonde Cream + 6% Welloxon Perfect Developer + Wellaplex N°1

Formula C

Wella Professionals 50g Color Fresh CREATE Future Yellow + 50g Pure Violet

Formula D

Color Fresh CREATE Super Petrol

Formula E

50g Color Fresh CREATE Tomorrow Clear + 10g New Blue

10

Process for 20 minutes, then rinse with water for long-lasting results. Apply Wella EIMI Thermal Image and blow-dry the hair.

Formula A (prelightener from mids to ends)

Wella Professionals BLONDOR Soft Blonde Cream + 9% Welloxon Perfect Developer + Wellaplex N°1 (Coming Soon!)

Formula B (prelightener on roots)

BLONDOR Soft Blonde Cream + 6% Welloxon Perfect Developer + Wellaplex N°1

Formula C

Wella Professionals 50g Color Fresh CREATE Future Yellow + 50g Pure Violet

Formula D

Color Fresh CREATE Super Petrol

Formula E

50g Color Fresh CREATE Tomorrow Clear + 10g New Blue

11

Create a center part and divide the hair into two sections, twisting each section and securing into two topknots.

Formula A (prelightener from mids to ends)

Wella Professionals BLONDOR Soft Blonde Cream + 9% Welloxon Perfect Developer + Wellaplex N°1 (Coming Soon!)

Formula B (prelightener on roots)

BLONDOR Soft Blonde Cream + 6% Welloxon Perfect Developer + Wellaplex N°1

Formula C

Wella Professionals 50g Color Fresh CREATE Future Yellow + 50g Pure Violet

Formula D

Color Fresh CREATE Super Petrol

Formula E

50g Color Fresh CREATE Tomorrow Clear + 10g New Blue

12

Then, release each bun to create lived-in, wavy texture.

Formula A (prelightener from mids to ends)

Wella Professionals BLONDOR Soft Blonde Cream + 9% Welloxon Perfect Developer + Wellaplex N°1 (Coming Soon!)

Formula B (prelightener on roots)

BLONDOR Soft Blonde Cream + 6% Welloxon Perfect Developer + Wellaplex N°1

Formula C

Wella Professionals 50g Color Fresh CREATE Future Yellow + 50g Pure Violet

Formula D

Color Fresh CREATE Super Petrol

Formula E

50g Color Fresh CREATE Tomorrow Clear + 10g New Blue

13

Finish by pinching and pulling the hair until you’ve achieved your desired texture.

Formula A (prelightener from mids to ends)

Wella Professionals BLONDOR Soft Blonde Cream + 9% Welloxon Perfect Developer + Wellaplex N°1 (Coming Soon!)

Formula B (prelightener on roots)

BLONDOR Soft Blonde Cream + 6% Welloxon Perfect Developer + Wellaplex N°1

Formula C

Wella Professionals 50g Color Fresh CREATE Future Yellow + 50g Pure Violet

Formula D

Color Fresh CREATE Super Petrol

Formula E

50g Color Fresh CREATE Tomorrow Clear + 10g New Blue

14

Finished Look

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