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June 19, 2017

From Grown-Out Color Melt to Blonde Bombshell

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Formula A (roots):

1 scoop Light Master + ½ oz. Light Master Oil Additive + 1 oz. 20-volume Matrix Cream Developer + Bond Ultim8 Step 1 Amplifier

Formula B (midlengths & ends):

2 scoops Light Master + 1 oz. 40-volume Matrix Cream Developer + Bond Ultim8 Step 1 Amplifier

Formula C:

3 oz. Color Sync 6M + 2 oz. 8M + 4 oz. 10-volume Matrix Cream Developer + Bond Ultim8 Step 1 Amplifier

Formula D:

1 oz. Color Sync Clear + 1 oz. Watercolors Quartz Pink + 2 oz. 10-volume Matrix Cream Developer + Bond Ultim8 Step 1 Amplifier

Formula E:

1 ½ oz. Color Sync Clear + ½ oz. Watercolors Quartz Pink + 2 oz. 10-volume Matrix Cream Developer + Bond Ultim8 Step 1 Amplifier

From Grown-Out Color Melt to Blonde Bombshell

George Papanikolas is a balayage master—he colors celebs like Madonna and Hailey Baldwin, so yeah, he knows a thing or two about (arguably) the hottest haircolor trend to ever hit the industry. Here he takes his client from a grown-out vibrant color melt to a blonde bombshell using the new Matrix Light Master Oil Additive and their Color Sync line....

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George Papanikolas is a balayage master—he colors celebs like Madonna and Hailey Baldwin, so yeah, he knows a thing or two about (arguably) the hottest haircolor trend to ever hit the industry. Here he takes his client from a grown-out vibrant color melt to a blonde bombshell using the new Matrix Light Master Oil Additive and their Color Sync line.

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Manufacturer: Matrix, @matrix

COLOR FORMULAS

Formula A (roots):

1 scoop Light Master + ½ oz. Light Master Oil Additive + 1 oz. 20-volume Matrix Cream Developer + Bond Ultim8 Step 1 Amplifier

Formula B (midlengths & ends):

2 scoops Light Master + 1 oz. 40-volume Matrix Cream Developer + Bond Ultim8 Step 1 Amplifier

Formula C:

3 oz. Color Sync 6M + 2 oz. 8M + 4 oz. 10-volume Matrix Cream Developer + Bond Ultim8 Step 1 Amplifier

Formula D:

1 oz. Color Sync Clear + 1 oz. Watercolors Quartz Pink + 2 oz. 10-volume Matrix Cream Developer + Bond Ultim8 Step 1 Amplifier

Formula E:

1 ½ oz. Color Sync Clear + ½ oz. Watercolors Quartz Pink + 2 oz. 10-volume Matrix Cream Developer + Bond Ultim8 Step 1 Amplifier

Products Used

HOW-TO STEPS

Formula A (roots):

1 scoop Light Master + ½ oz. Light Master Oil Additive + 1 oz. 20-volume Matrix Cream Developer + Bond Ultim8 Step 1 Amplifier

Formula B (midlengths & ends):

2 scoops Light Master + 1 oz. 40-volume Matrix Cream Developer + Bond Ultim8 Step 1 Amplifier

Formula C:

3 oz. Color Sync 6M + 2 oz. 8M + 4 oz. 10-volume Matrix Cream Developer + Bond Ultim8 Step 1 Amplifier

Formula D:

1 oz. Color Sync Clear + 1 oz. Watercolors Quartz Pink + 2 oz. 10-volume Matrix Cream Developer + Bond Ultim8 Step 1 Amplifier

Formula E:

1 ½ oz. Color Sync Clear + ½ oz. Watercolors Quartz Pink + 2 oz. 10-volume Matrix Cream Developer + Bond Ultim8 Step 1 Amplifier

1

Before

Formula A (roots):

1 scoop Light Master + ½ oz. Light Master Oil Additive + 1 oz. 20-volume Matrix Cream Developer + Bond Ultim8 Step 1 Amplifier

Formula B (midlengths & ends):

2 scoops Light Master + 1 oz. 40-volume Matrix Cream Developer + Bond Ultim8 Step 1 Amplifier

Formula C:

3 oz. Color Sync 6M + 2 oz. 8M + 4 oz. 10-volume Matrix Cream Developer + Bond Ultim8 Step 1 Amplifier

Formula D:

1 oz. Color Sync Clear + 1 oz. Watercolors Quartz Pink + 2 oz. 10-volume Matrix Cream Developer + Bond Ultim8 Step 1 Amplifier

Formula E:

1 ½ oz. Color Sync Clear + ½ oz. Watercolors Quartz Pink + 2 oz. 10-volume Matrix Cream Developer + Bond Ultim8 Step 1 Amplifier

2

Apply Formula A to the roots and Formula B to the midlengths and ends, working the darkest areas first, then moving to the lighter areas. Process until desired lightness is achieved or up to 50 minutes. Rinse thoroughly, then lightly cleanse using Matrix Total Results Color Obsessed Shampoo and towel-dry.

Formula A (roots):

1 scoop Light Master + ½ oz. Light Master Oil Additive + 1 oz. 20-volume Matrix Cream Developer + Bond Ultim8 Step 1 Amplifier

Formula B (midlengths & ends):

2 scoops Light Master + 1 oz. 40-volume Matrix Cream Developer + Bond Ultim8 Step 1 Amplifier

Formula C:

3 oz. Color Sync 6M + 2 oz. 8M + 4 oz. 10-volume Matrix Cream Developer + Bond Ultim8 Step 1 Amplifier

Formula D:

1 oz. Color Sync Clear + 1 oz. Watercolors Quartz Pink + 2 oz. 10-volume Matrix Cream Developer + Bond Ultim8 Step 1 Amplifier

Formula E:

1 ½ oz. Color Sync Clear + ½ oz. Watercolors Quartz Pink + 2 oz. 10-volume Matrix Cream Developer + Bond Ultim8 Step 1 Amplifier

3

Next, apply Formula C to the scalp area, Formula D to the midlengths and Formula E to the ends. Process up to 20 minutes, rinse and apply BOND Ultim8 Step 2 Sealer for 10 minutes. Then, cleanse and condition using Total Results Color Obsessed.

Formula A (roots):

1 scoop Light Master + ½ oz. Light Master Oil Additive + 1 oz. 20-volume Matrix Cream Developer + Bond Ultim8 Step 1 Amplifier

Formula B (midlengths & ends):

2 scoops Light Master + 1 oz. 40-volume Matrix Cream Developer + Bond Ultim8 Step 1 Amplifier

Formula C:

3 oz. Color Sync 6M + 2 oz. 8M + 4 oz. 10-volume Matrix Cream Developer + Bond Ultim8 Step 1 Amplifier

Formula D:

1 oz. Color Sync Clear + 1 oz. Watercolors Quartz Pink + 2 oz. 10-volume Matrix Cream Developer + Bond Ultim8 Step 1 Amplifier

Formula E:

1 ½ oz. Color Sync Clear + ½ oz. Watercolors Quartz Pink + 2 oz. 10-volume Matrix Cream Developer + Bond Ultim8 Step 1 Amplifier

4

Step 4 continued. 

Formula A (roots):

1 scoop Light Master + ½ oz. Light Master Oil Additive + 1 oz. 20-volume Matrix Cream Developer + Bond Ultim8 Step 1 Amplifier

Formula B (midlengths & ends):

2 scoops Light Master + 1 oz. 40-volume Matrix Cream Developer + Bond Ultim8 Step 1 Amplifier

Formula C:

3 oz. Color Sync 6M + 2 oz. 8M + 4 oz. 10-volume Matrix Cream Developer + Bond Ultim8 Step 1 Amplifier

Formula D:

1 oz. Color Sync Clear + 1 oz. Watercolors Quartz Pink + 2 oz. 10-volume Matrix Cream Developer + Bond Ultim8 Step 1 Amplifier

Formula E:

1 ½ oz. Color Sync Clear + ½ oz. Watercolors Quartz Pink + 2 oz. 10-volume Matrix Cream Developer + Bond Ultim8 Step 1 Amplifier

5

To style, spray Matrix Style Link Rough Me Up Salt Infused Spray on damp hair. Blow-dry the fringe downward using a large round brush until the roots are dry, then use your fingers to twist sections of hair to create texture while drying the rest of the head.

Formula A (roots):

1 scoop Light Master + ½ oz. Light Master Oil Additive + 1 oz. 20-volume Matrix Cream Developer + Bond Ultim8 Step 1 Amplifier

Formula B (midlengths & ends):

2 scoops Light Master + 1 oz. 40-volume Matrix Cream Developer + Bond Ultim8 Step 1 Amplifier

Formula C:

3 oz. Color Sync 6M + 2 oz. 8M + 4 oz. 10-volume Matrix Cream Developer + Bond Ultim8 Step 1 Amplifier

Formula D:

1 oz. Color Sync Clear + 1 oz. Watercolors Quartz Pink + 2 oz. 10-volume Matrix Cream Developer + Bond Ultim8 Step 1 Amplifier

Formula E:

1 ½ oz. Color Sync Clear + ½ oz. Watercolors Quartz Pink + 2 oz. 10-volume Matrix Cream Developer + Bond Ultim8 Step 1 Amplifier

6

Lastly, wrap sections of hair around a curling iron, curling away from the face. For additional texture, spray Matrix Style Link Mineral Playback Dry Shampoo from the roots to the ends and spray Matrix Biolage R.A.W. Replenish Oil-Mist to add shine and smooth out the ends.