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August 29, 2016

How-To: Quick Beach Babe Blonde

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How-To: Quick Beach Babe Blonde

Your fave brunette is ready to find out if blondes do have more fun, and she wants it to be natural and safe for her long locks. What do you do? Try this technique from PRAVANA Guest Artist and celebrity stylist Nikki Lee, who uses The Blonde Wand to create a gorgeous, “lived-in” blonde in a fraction of the time and without damage!


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HOW-TO STEPS

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    PRAVANA Color Formulas
    Formula A:
    Pure Light Crème Lightener + choice of PRAVANA Crème Developer

    Formula B: 6 parts ChromaSilk Express Tones Clear + 2 parts ChromaSilk Express Tones Gold + 1 part ChromaSilk Express Tones Beige + a small drop of ChromaSilk Express Tones Violet

    Formula C: 2 parts ChromaSilk Express Tones Clear + 1 part ChromaSilk Express Tones Beige

     

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    Beginning at the front hairline along the sides, take 3-4 horizontal-back slices, stitching off the top, and apply Formula A in foil.

    Note: For this technique, the top of the head is foiled in a classic highlight technique and folded horizontally to keep out of the way for the remainder of the technique. The Blonde Wand should not be used on foils folded in this way.

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    Behind the front hairline and just above the ear, take horizontal slices, stitching off the top, and apply Formula A in foil, folded horizontally and out of the way. Continue working up to the parietal ridge.

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    Repeat on the other side.

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    Through the top of the head and starting at the front hairline, take vertical slices, stitching off the top, and apply Formula A in foil, folding the foils horizontally and out of the way. Continue working into the crown and down to just above the occipital.

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    At the nape, take horizontal slices, stitch off the top, backcomb and apply Formula A to the remaining strands from the top of the midshafts through the ends. Continue working up the head and in between the foils through the midshafts and ends of the remaining hair.

    Note: For this portion of the technique, bend foil vertically over the strands or add another layer of foil over the top.

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    When foiling is completed, inspect the midshafts to ends application foils throughout to analyze how each section is lightening.

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    Apply The Blonde Wand in an elliptical motion, working up the length of the foil, decreasing the movement towards the top of each section with each pass.

    Note: This will create a gradient of lightening with the lightest portion of the strand towards the ends where The Blonde Wand is more focused.

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    Once processing is complete throughout, shampoo and condition the hair using THE PERFECT BLONDE Purple Toning Shampoo and Conditioner. Then, beginning in the back and working up toward the apex and ears, apply Formula B to the new growth. In the remaining front hairline, apply Formula C, beginning the application at the new growth. Working from the back of the head up, pull Formula C through midshafts and ends and process for 5 minutes.

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