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December 7, 2018

Honey Amber Lights

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  • Formula A (shadow root)

    2 oz. Joico Lumishine DD Créme 8NWB + 2 oz. 5-volume Lumishine Developer

  • Formula B (lowlights)

    1 oz. Lumishine DD Créme 9NG + 1/4 oz. 8NRG + 1¼ oz. 5-volume Lumishine Developer

  • Formula C (highlights)

    1 oz. Joico Lumishine XLN + 1 oz. 20-volume Lumishine developer

Honey Amber Lights

Give your all-over blondes a dimensional update by blending highs and lows that perfectly contour the face—like these honey amber lights by Joico Guest Artist and LA-based blonder Zoë Carpenter (@zoequeenofblonde). Zoë alternated highlighting and lowlighting techniques to achieve this dreamy rose gold shimmer with subtle contrast and high shine. Get all of her color formulas, application steps and a full video tutorial below to recreate this rosy blonde blend! 

Artist: Zoe Carpenter
Manufacturer: Joico, @joico

COLOR FORMULAS

  • Formula A (shadow root)

    2 oz. Joico Lumishine DD Créme 8NWB + 2 oz. 5-volume Lumishine Developer

  • Formula B (lowlights)

    1 oz. Lumishine DD Créme 9NG + 1/4 oz. 8NRG + 1¼ oz. 5-volume Lumishine Developer

  • Formula C (highlights)

    1 oz. Joico Lumishine XLN + 1 oz. 20-volume Lumishine developer

Products Used

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HOW-TO STEPS

    • Formula A (shadow root)

      2 oz. Joico Lumishine DD Créme 8NWB + 2 oz. 5-volume Lumishine Developer

    • Formula B (lowlights)

      1 oz. Lumishine DD Créme 9NG + 1/4 oz. 8NRG + 1¼ oz. 5-volume Lumishine Developer

    • Formula C (highlights)

      1 oz. Joico Lumishine XLN + 1 oz. 20-volume Lumishine developer

    1

    Before

  • Joico Blonde Highlight and Lowlight Shadow Root How To Zoe Carpenter
    • Formula A (shadow root)

      2 oz. Joico Lumishine DD Créme 8NWB + 2 oz. 5-volume Lumishine Developer

    • Formula B (lowlights)

      1 oz. Lumishine DD Créme 9NG + 1/4 oz. 8NRG + 1¼ oz. 5-volume Lumishine Developer

    • Formula C (highlights)

      1 oz. Joico Lumishine XLN + 1 oz. 20-volume Lumishine developer

    2

    Create a center parting, then take a 1½-inch section around the hairline from ear to ear and clip that hair out of the way.

  • Joico Blonde Highlight and Lowlight Shadow Root How To Zoe Carpenter
    • Formula A (shadow root)

      2 oz. Joico Lumishine DD Créme 8NWB + 2 oz. 5-volume Lumishine Developer

    • Formula B (lowlights)

      1 oz. Lumishine DD Créme 9NG + 1/4 oz. 8NRG + 1¼ oz. 5-volume Lumishine Developer

    • Formula C (highlights)

      1 oz. Joico Lumishine XLN + 1 oz. 20-volume Lumishine developer

    3

    Apply Formula A to the back section using a bottle applicator and working in ⅛-inch partings to create a shadow root effect. After applying Formula A, use your fingers to drag the color down 1 to 1½ inches from the root. Continue this technique throughout the entire back section.

  • Joico Blonde Highlight and Lowlight Shadow Root How To Zoe Carpenter
    • Formula A (shadow root)

      2 oz. Joico Lumishine DD Créme 8NWB + 2 oz. 5-volume Lumishine Developer

    • Formula B (lowlights)

      1 oz. Lumishine DD Créme 9NG + 1/4 oz. 8NRG + 1¼ oz. 5-volume Lumishine Developer

    • Formula C (highlights)

      1 oz. Joico Lumishine XLN + 1 oz. 20-volume Lumishine developer

    4

    After the shadow root is complete, move to the back nape area. Take a diagonal slice and apply Formula B from the shadow root to ends, then secure in a foil. 

  • Joico Blonde Highlight and Lowlight Shadow Root How To Zoe Carpenter
    • Formula A (shadow root)

      2 oz. Joico Lumishine DD Créme 8NWB + 2 oz. 5-volume Lumishine Developer

    • Formula B (lowlights)

      1 oz. Lumishine DD Créme 9NG + 1/4 oz. 8NRG + 1¼ oz. 5-volume Lumishine Developer

    • Formula C (highlights)

      1 oz. Joico Lumishine XLN + 1 oz. 20-volume Lumishine developer

    5

    Continue working in varying diagonal partings around the head for a marbling effect—the overlapping sections will create a more natural-looking, seamless blend. Plus, it will be easier to tailor the color application to your client’s head shape and texture.

  • Joico Blonde Highlight and Lowlight Shadow Root How To Zoe Carpenter
    • Formula A (shadow root)

      2 oz. Joico Lumishine DD Créme 8NWB + 2 oz. 5-volume Lumishine Developer

    • Formula B (lowlights)

      1 oz. Lumishine DD Créme 9NG + 1/4 oz. 8NRG + 1¼ oz. 5-volume Lumishine Developer

    • Formula C (highlights)

      1 oz. Joico Lumishine XLN + 1 oz. 20-volume Lumishine developer

    6

    Then, release the hairline section and continue with the same application technique but switch to applying Formula C.

  • Joico Blonde Highlight and Lowlight Shadow Root How To Zoe Carpenter
    • Formula A (shadow root)

      2 oz. Joico Lumishine DD Créme 8NWB + 2 oz. 5-volume Lumishine Developer

    • Formula B (lowlights)

      1 oz. Lumishine DD Créme 9NG + 1/4 oz. 8NRG + 1¼ oz. 5-volume Lumishine Developer

    • Formula C (highlights)

      1 oz. Joico Lumishine XLN + 1 oz. 20-volume Lumishine developer

    7

    Weave fine slices to focus the lightest pieces around the face frame. This will create an extra pop of brightness for maximum impact.

  • Joico Blonde Highlight and Lowlight Shadow Root How To Zoe Carpenter
    • Formula A (shadow root)

      2 oz. Joico Lumishine DD Créme 8NWB + 2 oz. 5-volume Lumishine Developer

    • Formula B (lowlights)

      1 oz. Lumishine DD Créme 9NG + 1/4 oz. 8NRG + 1¼ oz. 5-volume Lumishine Developer

    • Formula C (highlights)

      1 oz. Joico Lumishine XLN + 1 oz. 20-volume Lumishine developer

    8

    Repeat this process on the opposite side.

  • Joico Blonde Highlight and Lowlight Shadow Root How To Zoe Carpenter
    • Formula A (shadow root)

      2 oz. Joico Lumishine DD Créme 8NWB + 2 oz. 5-volume Lumishine Developer

    • Formula B (lowlights)

      1 oz. Lumishine DD Créme 9NG + 1/4 oz. 8NRG + 1¼ oz. 5-volume Lumishine Developer

    • Formula C (highlights)

      1 oz. Joico Lumishine XLN + 1 oz. 20-volume Lumishine developer

    9

    Allow everything to process, moving on to apply lowlights for added dimension.

  • Joico Blonde Highlight and Lowlight Shadow Root How To Zoe Carpenter
    • Formula A (shadow root)

      2 oz. Joico Lumishine DD Créme 8NWB + 2 oz. 5-volume Lumishine Developer

    • Formula B (lowlights)

      1 oz. Lumishine DD Créme 9NG + 1/4 oz. 8NRG + 1¼ oz. 5-volume Lumishine Developer

    • Formula C (highlights)

      1 oz. Joico Lumishine XLN + 1 oz. 20-volume Lumishine developer

    10

    Starting in the back behind the hairline section, take diagonal slices and apply Formula C. The diagonal pattern will create a more natural blend.

  • Joico Blonde Highlight and Lowlight Shadow Root How To Zoe Carpenter
    • Formula A (shadow root)

      2 oz. Joico Lumishine DD Créme 8NWB + 2 oz. 5-volume Lumishine Developer

    • Formula B (lowlights)

      1 oz. Lumishine DD Créme 9NG + 1/4 oz. 8NRG + 1¼ oz. 5-volume Lumishine Developer

    • Formula C (highlights)

      1 oz. Joico Lumishine XLN + 1 oz. 20-volume Lumishine developer

    11

    Continue this pattern working upward behind the face-framing section.

  • Joico Blonde Highlight and Lowlight Shadow Root How To Zoe Carpenter
    • Formula A (shadow root)

      2 oz. Joico Lumishine DD Créme 8NWB + 2 oz. 5-volume Lumishine Developer

    • Formula B (lowlights)

      1 oz. Lumishine DD Créme 9NG + 1/4 oz. 8NRG + 1¼ oz. 5-volume Lumishine Developer

    • Formula C (highlights)

      1 oz. Joico Lumishine XLN + 1 oz. 20-volume Lumishine developer

    12

    Allow everything to process for 30 minutes, then rinse.

  • Joico Blonde Highlight and Lowlight Shadow Root How To Zoe Carpenter
    • Formula A (shadow root)

      2 oz. Joico Lumishine DD Créme 8NWB + 2 oz. 5-volume Lumishine Developer

    • Formula B (lowlights)

      1 oz. Lumishine DD Créme 9NG + 1/4 oz. 8NRG + 1¼ oz. 5-volume Lumishine Developer

    • Formula C (highlights)

      1 oz. Joico Lumishine XLN + 1 oz. 20-volume Lumishine developer

    13

    Wash thoroughly with Joico K-Pak Color Therapy Shampoo and Conditioner to prolong the color’s vibrancy and longevity while deeply conditioning the hair.

  • Joico Blonde Highlight and Lowlight Shadow Root How To Zoe Carpenter
    • Formula A (shadow root)

      2 oz. Joico Lumishine DD Créme 8NWB + 2 oz. 5-volume Lumishine Developer

    • Formula B (lowlights)

      1 oz. Lumishine DD Créme 9NG + 1/4 oz. 8NRG + 1¼ oz. 5-volume Lumishine Developer

    • Formula C (highlights)

      1 oz. Joico Lumishine XLN + 1 oz. 20-volume Lumishine developer

    14

    Finished Look

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