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How-Tos > How-To: Summertime Platinum
June 9, 2016

How-To: Summertime Platinum

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  • Natural/Starting Level:

    6, with Level 8/9 midlengths and ends

  • Formula A:

    Schwarzkopf Professional BLONDME + 7-volume developer

  • Formula B:

    Schwarzkopf Professional BLONDME + 20-volume developer

  • Formula C (toner):

    Goldwell Colorance 10BS Beige Silver 

Three words: Platinum. Is. Back. And in 2k16, it’s better than ever. Why? Take this beautiful balayaged interpretation from Jenna Giansanti (@jenna.giansanti) of Envogue Salon in Denver, Colo. With slices of icy platinum melting into panels of creamy, honey-toned strands, this multidimensional hue is perfect if you need to spice up your platinum requests this season. Here’s Jenna’s formula and how-to!

 

Total process time: 2 hours

Total price: $165 for a full head of balayage

 

Colorist: Jenna Giansanti

COLOR FORMULAS

  • Natural/Starting Level:

    6, with Level 8/9 midlengths and ends

  • Formula A:

    Schwarzkopf Professional BLONDME + 7-volume developer

  • Formula B:

    Schwarzkopf Professional BLONDME + 20-volume developer

  • Formula C (toner):

    Goldwell Colorance 10BS Beige Silver 

Products Used

HOW-TO STEPS

  • 1

    Section the hair based on the client’s natural part, then section front to back, clipping the back away.

  • open color formula
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    • Natural/Starting Level:

      6, with Level 8/9 midlengths and ends

    • Formula A:

      Schwarzkopf Professional BLONDME + 7-volume developer

    • Formula B:

      Schwarzkopf Professional BLONDME + 20-volume developer

    • Formula C (toner):

      Goldwell Colorance 10BS Beige Silver 

    2

    Beginning in the front, balayage using Formula A in ½-inch sections, applying the color in a pattern “similar to that of cell phone service bars,” shares Jenna, “from higher around the face to a little lower toward the back of the section.” Jenna left very thin slices between each ½-inch section to add dimension. She also used saran wrap to keep the sections from bleeding.

  • 3

    In the back, apply Formula B in V-shaped sections, this time leaving out a thicker slice between each section. Jenna says here, the V pattern is key to keeping the ends nice and light.

  • 4

    Process for 35 minutes with no heat, then rinse, shampoo using UNITE BLONDA Shampoo and towel-dry.

  • 5

     Apply Formula C and process for 15 minutes. Rinse and condition using UNITE BLONDA Conditioner.

  • 6

    Apply UNITE 7Seconds Condition Leave In Detangler, then blow-dry smooth with a round brush, and create curls using a 2-inch Marcel Curling Iron. Finish with UNITE TEXTURIZA Spray.