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How-Tos > How-To: Blunt Blonde Bob
February 16, 2017

How-To: Blunt Blonde Bob

  • Natural/Starting Level:

    Level 6 regrowth

  • Formula A:

    Flash Lift Lightener + 20-volume developer + Olaplex No.1

  • Formula B:

    Flash Lift Lightener + 30-volume developer + Olaplex No.1

  • Formula C:

    Shades EQ Gloss 30g 7N + 30g 6GI + equal parts processing solution

  • Formula D:

    1½ scoops Flash Lift Lightener + 30-volume developer

  • Formula E:

    Equal parts Shades EQ 8N + 7V

  • Formula F:

    Equal parts Shades EQ 9V + Clear

This simple, yet oh-so-chic blonde bob combo comes to us all the way from Canada! Sarah McDonald (@styles.by.sarah), a stylist at Bob and Page Salon & Blowdry Bar who specializes in blondes and balayage, created this cut and color on a client who needed an update but wanted to keep her locks natural. “My guest was wanting something low-maintenance to blend out her roots but still wanted to be blonde around her face,” says Sarah. Get the how-to!

 

Pricing
Full Highlights: $89
Drop Root Color: $48
Haircut: $43
Toner: $20
Olaplex: $15
Glam Wash: $30
Total: $245

Colorist: Sarah McDonald
Manufacturer: Redken, @redken

COLOR FORMULAS

  • Natural/Starting Level:

    Level 6 regrowth

  • Formula A:

    Flash Lift Lightener + 20-volume developer + Olaplex No.1

  • Formula B:

    Flash Lift Lightener + 30-volume developer + Olaplex No.1

  • Formula C:

    Shades EQ Gloss 30g 7N + 30g 6GI + equal parts processing solution

  • Formula D:

    1½ scoops Flash Lift Lightener + 30-volume developer

  • Formula E:

    Equal parts Shades EQ 8N + 7V

  • Formula F:

    Equal parts Shades EQ 9V + Clear

HOW-TO STEPS

    • Natural/Starting Level:

      Level 6 regrowth

    • Formula A:

      Flash Lift Lightener + 20-volume developer + Olaplex No.1

    • Formula B:

      Flash Lift Lightener + 30-volume developer + Olaplex No.1

    • Formula C:

      Shades EQ Gloss 30g 7N + 30g 6GI + equal parts processing solution

    • Formula D:

      1½ scoops Flash Lift Lightener + 30-volume developer

    • Formula E:

      Equal parts Shades EQ 8N + 7V

    • Formula F:

      Equal parts Shades EQ 9V + Clear

    1

    Create a full set of babylights by applying Formula A in the back and Formula B in the front. “I did the first few foils around her face right to the root and the rest about ½ -inch away from the root and feathered them up leaving out the already blonde ends,” shares Sarah.

  • 2

    Next, hand-paint Formula C on the roots about 2½ inches down while working around the foils to create a drop root. Process for 20 minutes.

  • 3

    At the sink, perform a glam wash (bleach shampoo + Formula D + a splash of hot water + 6 pumps Redken All Soft Shampoo). Let this process on her ends for 5 minutes to lift out old toner and brighten the ends.

  • 4

    Then, apply Formula E on the roots for a root tap (darker toner at the root) to blur out the highlights. Process for 5 minutes, then drag it down about 1½ inches, leaving out the front hairline.

  • 5

    Tone the ends and front hairline using Formula F, then process for 5 minutes.

  • 6

    Next, use the Olaplex treatment and let process for 5 minutes. Then shampoo and condition.

  • 7

    For the bob, Sarah cut off about 2 inches and added some texture. Blow-dry using Living Proof Full Root Lift, Living Proof Full Thickening Mousse and Living Proof 5-in-1 Styling Treatment. Once the hair is dry, run a flat iron through the ends and use Living Proof Full Dry Volume Blast to add a lightweight texture and extra volume to the look.