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Last updated: May 30, 2017

Glacial Star from Schwarzkopf Professional

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Glacial Star from Schwarzkopf Professional

Shift the temperature to beautiful, cool tones this winter season. This glacial blonde from Schwarzkopf Professional Guest Artist, Misael Aponte, takes and blends an icy platinum with shadowy silver, pale blue-ish gray and taupe tones. Keep the color vibrant longer with Schwarzkopf’s new Gloss & Tone color. Finish off the look with a stunning French, fishtail braid, and you client is ready for every social gathering this season.

Who did it
Haircolor: Misael Aponte
Styling: Joey Foglio
Photography: Robert Lynden
Video: Josh Bishop
Makeup: Kelly Krisinger


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    Schwarzkopf Professionals Color Formulas
    Existing Color:
    Faded Level 7 copper on midlengths and ends
    Base: Natural Level 6

    Formula A (prelighten on midlengths and ends): Mix 1 part (30g) BLONDME Premium Lift 9+ + 1.5 parts (45g) BLONDME Premium Care Developer 6% (20-volume)
    Formula B (prelighten on regrowth): Mix 1 part (20g) BLONDME Premium Lift 9+ + 1.5 parts (30g) BLONDME Premium Care Developer 2% (7-volume)

    Accent Formulas
    Formula C (accent): Mix 1 part (45g) IGORA VIBRANCE GLOSS & TONE 8-0 (15g) + 9.5-1 (30g) + 1 part (45g) IGORA VIBRANCE GLOSS & TONE Gel Developer 4% (13-volume)

    Base: Prelightened to pale yellow.
    Formula D (accent): 1:1 IGORA EXPERT MOUSEE 9.5-12 + IGORA EXPERT MOUSSE 8-1
    Formula E (accent): IGORA EXPERT MOUSSE 8-1 (tennis ball size amount) + IGORA EXPERT MOUSSE 3-0 (ping pong ball size amount)

    Base Formula
    Formula F (base): IGORA VIBRANCE GLOSS & TONE 0-00 (60g) + IGORA ROYAL 0-22 (1g) + IGORA VIBRANCE GLOSS & TONE Gel Developer 4% (13-volume)

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    Apply Formula A at the color demarcation line through midlengths and ends.

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    Use cotton strips to elevate the hair at the scalp area.

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    Once the midelnegths and ends have been lifted to a yellow stage, apply Formula B to the natural regrowth area.

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    Process Formulas A and B for 45 minutes, until the hair has lifted to a pale yellow. NOTE: It’s crucial to lift to a true Level 9, Yellow during the pre-lifting stage.

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    Drop the first front section.

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    Apply Formula C, as shown in the diagram.

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    Continue to work around the head in fine sections. Secure with foil.

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    Use the recess area as the starting guide, and follow the section placement in the image.

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    Continue to pivot upward, working toward a horizontal horseshoe that will be buried just below the surface of the hair, above the rounds of the head.

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    Apply Formula D with a bowl and brush.

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    Continue to pivot as you move into a true horizontal horseshoe that will be buried just below the surface above the rounds of the head. Return to Formula C.

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    Place Formula E at a true horizontal horseshoe placement.

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    Misael’s Tip: Use the hair above to slightly cover this placement, and take a very thin slice from the top. Assess the sheerness by ensuring that you can see your glove. If you can’t see the glove, you will not be able to see the color accent. Clip away this section.

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    After you have clipped away the top section of the hair as describes, start applying Formula E with a bowl and brush.

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    Find your axis line and create the same section as on the left side of the head.

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    If your client would prefer, the Formula C accent color can be carried through into the fringe area. You can place color past the temple pivotal point and stop just below underneath the seem of her side part. So, when she sweeps, she will have a solid base falling over, allowing this color element to “peekaboo.”

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    Continue the same sectioning and coloring process on the opposite side of the head. Apply Formulas C, D and E.

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    After you have completed the third color accent, Formula F on both sides, apply the base color to the hair that is not colored. Process for 25 minutes.

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    1. Apply OSiS+ Session Label Silk Cream. While blow-drying, use a boar bristle brush to create a sleek look.

    2. Use OSiS+ Flatliner and OSiS+ Sparkler with a low heat flat iron to polish it off.

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    1. Start this braid from your client’s part, and work in a diagonal back section.

    2. Start a small “on scalp” waterfall braid: This is done by starting with a normal three-strand French braid.

    3. Every time the last strand is at the bottom you drop out a section of that strand and continue working back to about 2 inches behind the ear.

    4. This should leave you with about 4 to 6 waterfall pieces.

    5. Before moving on to the next part of the braid twist the leftover hair once, and pin it into place.

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    6. Separate the pinned hair into 2 sections.

    7. Begin a normal fishtail braid, but after every third rotation bring the closest waterfall strand into the opposite side of the fishtail (as well as a small free section from the left side of the braid, this will pull it tight and tie it in).

    8. Once you run out of waterfall strands, continue the normal fishtail and use a clear elastic.

    9. Be creative; feel free to separate and open up the braid as you like.