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March 1, 2019

Copper Pixie Transformation

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    Wella Professionals Koleston Perfect 7/43 + Welloxon Perfect Developer 6%

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    Koleston Perfect 8/43 + Welloxon Perfect Developer 9%

  • Formula C (alternating highlights, mids to ends)

    Koleston Perfect 77/43 + Welloxon Perfect Developer 6%

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Copper Pixie Transformation

From long and lackluster blonde to a fiery copper pixie—this transformation shows exactly how simple precision cutting and color melting techniques can change an entire look. But how? Pairing clean, soft lines that allow the hair to move freely with a rich copper blend to create an overall expensive-looking flow of vibrancy. From cut to color and styling, get the formulas and complete application step breakdown below!

COLOR FORMULAS

  • Formula A (roots)

    Wella Professionals Koleston Perfect 7/43 + Welloxon Perfect Developer 6%

  • Formula B (alternating highlights)

    Koleston Perfect 8/43 + Welloxon Perfect Developer 9%

  • Formula C (alternating highlights, mids to ends)

    Koleston Perfect 77/43 + Welloxon Perfect Developer 6%

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HOW-TO STEPS

  • Wella Professionals Copper Red Pixie Transformation Long Blonde Short Haircut Color How To Formulas
    open color formula
    close formula
    • Formula A (roots)

      Wella Professionals Koleston Perfect 7/43 + Welloxon Perfect Developer 6%

    • Formula B (alternating highlights)

      Koleston Perfect 8/43 + Welloxon Perfect Developer 9%

    • Formula C (alternating highlights, mids to ends)

      Koleston Perfect 77/43 + Welloxon Perfect Developer 6%

    1

    Before

  • Wella Professionals Copper Red Pixie Transformation Long Blonde Short Haircut Color How To Formulas
    open color formula
    close formula
    • Formula A (roots)

      Wella Professionals Koleston Perfect 7/43 + Welloxon Perfect Developer 6%

    • Formula B (alternating highlights)

      Koleston Perfect 8/43 + Welloxon Perfect Developer 9%

    • Formula C (alternating highlights, mids to ends)

      Koleston Perfect 77/43 + Welloxon Perfect Developer 6%

    2

    Gather the hair into a low ponytail and secure with an elastic below the hairline. Then, cut above the band to remove the bulk of hair.

  • Wella Professionals Copper Red Pixie Transformation Long Blonde Short Haircut Color How To Formulas
    open color formula
    close formula
    • Formula A (roots)

      Wella Professionals Koleston Perfect 7/43 + Welloxon Perfect Developer 6%

    • Formula B (alternating highlights)

      Koleston Perfect 8/43 + Welloxon Perfect Developer 9%

    • Formula C (alternating highlights, mids to ends)

      Koleston Perfect 77/43 + Welloxon Perfect Developer 6%

    3

    Then, separate the hair into five total sections—two in front of the ear, two crown sections and the nape.

  • Wella Professionals Copper Red Pixie Transformation Long Blonde Short Haircut Color How To Formulas
    open color formula
    close formula
    • Formula A (roots)

      Wella Professionals Koleston Perfect 7/43 + Welloxon Perfect Developer 6%

    • Formula B (alternating highlights)

      Koleston Perfect 8/43 + Welloxon Perfect Developer 9%

    • Formula C (alternating highlights, mids to ends)

      Koleston Perfect 77/43 + Welloxon Perfect Developer 6%

    4

    Begin creating graduation by taking vertical sections in the nape and cutting the hair at a 45-degree angle with moderate tension.

  • Wella Professionals Copper Red Pixie Transformation Long Blonde Short Haircut Color How To Formulas
    open color formula
    close formula
    • Formula A (roots)

      Wella Professionals Koleston Perfect 7/43 + Welloxon Perfect Developer 6%

    • Formula B (alternating highlights)

      Koleston Perfect 8/43 + Welloxon Perfect Developer 9%

    • Formula C (alternating highlights, mids to ends)

      Koleston Perfect 77/43 + Welloxon Perfect Developer 6%

    5

    Working with strong tension, take diagonal sections and overdirect the hair to the weight line.

  • Wella Professionals Copper Red Pixie Transformation Long Blonde Short Haircut Color How To Formulas
    open color formula
    close formula
    • Formula A (roots)

      Wella Professionals Koleston Perfect 7/43 + Welloxon Perfect Developer 6%

    • Formula B (alternating highlights)

      Koleston Perfect 8/43 + Welloxon Perfect Developer 9%

    • Formula C (alternating highlights, mids to ends)

      Koleston Perfect 77/43 + Welloxon Perfect Developer 6%

    6

    Then, section away the fringe area and connect the sides by elevating to 45 degrees to create volume and a soft bevel.

  • Wella Professionals Copper Red Pixie Transformation Long Blonde Short Haircut Color How To Formulas
    open color formula
    close formula
    • Formula A (roots)

      Wella Professionals Koleston Perfect 7/43 + Welloxon Perfect Developer 6%

    • Formula B (alternating highlights)

      Koleston Perfect 8/43 + Welloxon Perfect Developer 9%

    • Formula C (alternating highlights, mids to ends)

      Koleston Perfect 77/43 + Welloxon Perfect Developer 6%

    7

    Overdirect the entire top section toward the crown to leave more weight at the front, then point-cut for softness.

  • Wella Professionals Copper Red Pixie Transformation Long Blonde Short Haircut Color How To Formulas
    open color formula
    close formula
    • Formula A (roots)

      Wella Professionals Koleston Perfect 7/43 + Welloxon Perfect Developer 6%

    • Formula B (alternating highlights)

      Koleston Perfect 8/43 + Welloxon Perfect Developer 9%

    • Formula C (alternating highlights, mids to ends)

      Koleston Perfect 77/43 + Welloxon Perfect Developer 6%

    8

    In the fringe section, elevate the hair to create softness and remove length with deep point-cutting. Blend into the sides leaving some slight disconnection.

  • Wella Professionals Copper Red Pixie Transformation Long Blonde Short Haircut Color How To Formulas
    open color formula
    close formula
    • Formula A (roots)

      Wella Professionals Koleston Perfect 7/43 + Welloxon Perfect Developer 6%

    • Formula B (alternating highlights)

      Koleston Perfect 8/43 + Welloxon Perfect Developer 9%

    • Formula C (alternating highlights, mids to ends)

      Koleston Perfect 77/43 + Welloxon Perfect Developer 6%

    9

    After the haircut, section the hair for the color transformation. Take a horseshoe parting on the top of the head, then separate the hair into two sections off of the part.

  • Wella Professionals Copper Red Pixie Transformation Long Blonde Short Haircut Color How To Formulas
    open color formula
    close formula
    • Formula A (roots)

      Wella Professionals Koleston Perfect 7/43 + Welloxon Perfect Developer 6%

    • Formula B (alternating highlights)

      Koleston Perfect 8/43 + Welloxon Perfect Developer 9%

    • Formula C (alternating highlights, mids to ends)

      Koleston Perfect 77/43 + Welloxon Perfect Developer 6%

    10

    Sectioning Pattern – Back 

  • Wella Professionals Copper Red Pixie Transformation Long Blonde Short Haircut Color How To Formulas
    open color formula
    close formula
    • Formula A (roots)

      Wella Professionals Koleston Perfect 7/43 + Welloxon Perfect Developer 6%

    • Formula B (alternating highlights)

      Koleston Perfect 8/43 + Welloxon Perfect Developer 9%

    • Formula C (alternating highlights, mids to ends)

      Koleston Perfect 77/43 + Welloxon Perfect Developer 6%

    11

    Start by outlining the top sections with highlights. Take medium-sized weaves and apply Formula B.

  • Wella Professionals Copper Red Pixie Transformation Long Blonde Short Haircut Color How To Formulas
    open color formula
    close formula
    • Formula A (roots)

      Wella Professionals Koleston Perfect 7/43 + Welloxon Perfect Developer 6%

    • Formula B (alternating highlights)

      Koleston Perfect 8/43 + Welloxon Perfect Developer 9%

    • Formula C (alternating highlights, mids to ends)

      Koleston Perfect 77/43 + Welloxon Perfect Developer 6%

    12

    Alternate applying Formulas B and C in diagonal-backward highlights throughout the top sections.

  • Wella Professionals Copper Red Pixie Transformation Long Blonde Short Haircut Color How To Formulas
    open color formula
    close formula
    • Formula A (roots)

      Wella Professionals Koleston Perfect 7/43 + Welloxon Perfect Developer 6%

    • Formula B (alternating highlights)

      Koleston Perfect 8/43 + Welloxon Perfect Developer 9%

    • Formula C (alternating highlights, mids to ends)

      Koleston Perfect 77/43 + Welloxon Perfect Developer 6%

    13

    Then, apply Formula A to the entire root area. Bring the color down less than 3/4 inches to create a slight shadow root.

  • Wella Professionals Copper Red Pixie Transformation Long Blonde Short Haircut Color How To Formulas
    open color formula
    close formula
    • Formula A (roots)

      Wella Professionals Koleston Perfect 7/43 + Welloxon Perfect Developer 6%

    • Formula B (alternating highlights)

      Koleston Perfect 8/43 + Welloxon Perfect Developer 9%

    • Formula C (alternating highlights, mids to ends)

      Koleston Perfect 77/43 + Welloxon Perfect Developer 6%

    14

    Apply Formula C to the mids and ends. Process, shampoo and neutralize.

  • Wella Professionals Copper Red Pixie Transformation Long Blonde Short Haircut Color How To Formulas
    open color formula
    close formula
    • Formula A (roots)

      Wella Professionals Koleston Perfect 7/43 + Welloxon Perfect Developer 6%

    • Formula B (alternating highlights)

      Koleston Perfect 8/43 + Welloxon Perfect Developer 9%

    • Formula C (alternating highlights, mids to ends)

      Koleston Perfect 77/43 + Welloxon Perfect Developer 6%

    15

    To style the pixie, start applying Wella Professionals EIMI Ocean Spritz to towel-dried hair. This salt hairspray keeps the hair hydrated and creates undone texture. 

  • Wella Professionals Copper Red Pixie Transformation Long Blonde Short Haircut Color How To Formulas
    open color formula
    close formula
    • Formula A (roots)

      Wella Professionals Koleston Perfect 7/43 + Welloxon Perfect Developer 6%

    • Formula B (alternating highlights)

      Koleston Perfect 8/43 + Welloxon Perfect Developer 9%

    • Formula C (alternating highlights, mids to ends)

      Koleston Perfect 77/43 + Welloxon Perfect Developer 6%

    16

    Then, rough-dry the hair for a textured look with movement.

  • Wella Professionals Copper Red Pixie Transformation Long Blonde Short Haircut Color How To Formulas
    open color formula
    close formula
    • Formula A (roots)

      Wella Professionals Koleston Perfect 7/43 + Welloxon Perfect Developer 6%

    • Formula B (alternating highlights)

      Koleston Perfect 8/43 + Welloxon Perfect Developer 9%

    • Formula C (alternating highlights, mids to ends)

      Koleston Perfect 77/43 + Welloxon Perfect Developer 6%

    17

    Finish with Wella Professionals EIMI Dry Me to create manageable matte texture that absorbs oil and builds major volume.

  • Wella Professionals Copper Red Pixie Transformation Long Blonde Short Haircut Color How To Formulas
    open color formula
    close formula
    • Formula A (roots)

      Wella Professionals Koleston Perfect 7/43 + Welloxon Perfect Developer 6%

    • Formula B (alternating highlights)

      Koleston Perfect 8/43 + Welloxon Perfect Developer 9%

    • Formula C (alternating highlights, mids to ends)

      Koleston Perfect 77/43 + Welloxon Perfect Developer 6%

    18

    Finished Look

  • Wella Professionals Copper Red Pixie Transformation Long Blonde Short Haircut Color How To Formulas
    open color formula
    close formula
    • Formula A (roots)

      Wella Professionals Koleston Perfect 7/43 + Welloxon Perfect Developer 6%

    • Formula B (alternating highlights)

      Koleston Perfect 8/43 + Welloxon Perfect Developer 9%

    • Formula C (alternating highlights, mids to ends)

      Koleston Perfect 77/43 + Welloxon Perfect Developer 6%

    19

    Before & After

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