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August 2, 2017

Journey To Rooty Blonde Balayage

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  • Natural Level:

    5

  • Formula A:

    Oligo Professionnel Cool Toned Blonde Blacklight Lightener + 20-volume developer

  • Formula B:

    Wella Professionals BLONDOR FREELIGHTS + 30-volume developer + Olaplex No.1

  • Formula C:

    Oligo Pro Cool Toned Blonde Blacklight Lightener + Olaplex No.1

  • Formula D:

    Matrix Logics Color Creme 4N + Logics Color Creme 5N + 10-volume developer

  • Formula E:

    Wella BLONDOR FREELIGHTS + 30-volume developer + Olaplex No.1

  • Formula F:

    Redken Shades EQ 9V + Shades EQ 9P + Clear

Journey To Rooty Blonde Balayage

We love a good transformation and this one from Ivan Hernandez (@justhairobsession), a Stamford, Conn.-based colorist, is nothing short of stunning. Check out the steps below to find out how Ivan took his client from a lackluster brunette to a temporary rose blush to an on-trend rooty blonde balayage.

 

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Manufacturer: Matrix, @matrix; Olaplex, @olaplex; Oligo Professionel; Redken, @redken; Wella Professionals, @WellaHairUSA

COLOR FORMULAS

  • Natural Level:

    5

  • Formula A:

    Oligo Professionnel Cool Toned Blonde Blacklight Lightener + 20-volume developer

  • Formula B:

    Wella Professionals BLONDOR FREELIGHTS + 30-volume developer + Olaplex No.1

  • Formula C:

    Oligo Pro Cool Toned Blonde Blacklight Lightener + Olaplex No.1

  • Formula D:

    Matrix Logics Color Creme 4N + Logics Color Creme 5N + 10-volume developer

  • Formula E:

    Wella BLONDOR FREELIGHTS + 30-volume developer + Olaplex No.1

  • Formula F:

    Redken Shades EQ 9V + Shades EQ 9P + Clear

Products Used

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HOW-TO STEPS

    • Natural Level:

      5

    • Formula A:

      Oligo Professionnel Cool Toned Blonde Blacklight Lightener + 20-volume developer

    • Formula B:

      Wella Professionals BLONDOR FREELIGHTS + 30-volume developer + Olaplex No.1

    • Formula C:

      Oligo Pro Cool Toned Blonde Blacklight Lightener + Olaplex No.1

    • Formula D:

      Matrix Logics Color Creme 4N + Logics Color Creme 5N + 10-volume developer

    • Formula E:

      Wella BLONDOR FREELIGHTS + 30-volume developer + Olaplex No.1

    • Formula F:

      Redken Shades EQ 9V + Shades EQ 9P + Clear

    1

    Before

    • Natural Level:

      5

    • Formula A:

      Oligo Professionnel Cool Toned Blonde Blacklight Lightener + 20-volume developer

    • Formula B:

      Wella Professionals BLONDOR FREELIGHTS + 30-volume developer + Olaplex No.1

    • Formula C:

      Oligo Pro Cool Toned Blonde Blacklight Lightener + Olaplex No.1

    • Formula D:

      Matrix Logics Color Creme 4N + Logics Color Creme 5N + 10-volume developer

    • Formula E:

      Wella BLONDOR FREELIGHTS + 30-volume developer + Olaplex No.1

    • Formula F:

      Redken Shades EQ 9V + Shades EQ 9P + Clear

    2

    Start by creating a full head of highlights using Formula A. Process under a cap for even heat distribution.

    • Natural Level:

      5

    • Formula A:

      Oligo Professionnel Cool Toned Blonde Blacklight Lightener + 20-volume developer

    • Formula B:

      Wella Professionals BLONDOR FREELIGHTS + 30-volume developer + Olaplex No.1

    • Formula C:

      Oligo Pro Cool Toned Blonde Blacklight Lightener + Olaplex No.1

    • Formula D:

      Matrix Logics Color Creme 4N + Logics Color Creme 5N + 10-volume developer

    • Formula E:

      Wella BLONDOR FREELIGHTS + 30-volume developer + Olaplex No.1

    • Formula F:

      Redken Shades EQ 9V + Shades EQ 9P + Clear

    3

    Then, balayage with Formula B. Let process.

    • Natural Level:

      5

    • Formula A:

      Oligo Professionnel Cool Toned Blonde Blacklight Lightener + 20-volume developer

    • Formula B:

      Wella Professionals BLONDOR FREELIGHTS + 30-volume developer + Olaplex No.1

    • Formula C:

      Oligo Pro Cool Toned Blonde Blacklight Lightener + Olaplex No.1

    • Formula D:

      Matrix Logics Color Creme 4N + Logics Color Creme 5N + 10-volume developer

    • Formula E:

      Wella BLONDOR FREELIGHTS + 30-volume developer + Olaplex No.1

    • Formula F:

      Redken Shades EQ 9V + Shades EQ 9P + Clear

    4

    How the hair should look with the highlights and balayage.

    • Natural Level:

      5

    • Formula A:

      Oligo Professionnel Cool Toned Blonde Blacklight Lightener + 20-volume developer

    • Formula B:

      Wella Professionals BLONDOR FREELIGHTS + 30-volume developer + Olaplex No.1

    • Formula C:

      Oligo Pro Cool Toned Blonde Blacklight Lightener + Olaplex No.1

    • Formula D:

      Matrix Logics Color Creme 4N + Logics Color Creme 5N + 10-volume developer

    • Formula E:

      Wella BLONDOR FREELIGHTS + 30-volume developer + Olaplex No.1

    • Formula F:

      Redken Shades EQ 9V + Shades EQ 9P + Clear

    5

    For a temporary rosé color, apply Wella Instamatic by Color Touch Pink Dream. Ivan says this color lasted about a month for his client.

    • Natural Level:

      5

    • Formula A:

      Oligo Professionnel Cool Toned Blonde Blacklight Lightener + 20-volume developer

    • Formula B:

      Wella Professionals BLONDOR FREELIGHTS + 30-volume developer + Olaplex No.1

    • Formula C:

      Oligo Pro Cool Toned Blonde Blacklight Lightener + Olaplex No.1

    • Formula D:

      Matrix Logics Color Creme 4N + Logics Color Creme 5N + 10-volume developer

    • Formula E:

      Wella BLONDOR FREELIGHTS + 30-volume developer + Olaplex No.1

    • Formula F:

      Redken Shades EQ 9V + Shades EQ 9P + Clear

    6

    The rosé hue eventually faded to this shade of blonde. From here, create babylights around her face using Formula C. Then, apply Formula D to the roots only and pull the formula down about 4 inches.

    • Natural Level:

      5

    • Formula A:

      Oligo Professionnel Cool Toned Blonde Blacklight Lightener + 20-volume developer

    • Formula B:

      Wella Professionals BLONDOR FREELIGHTS + 30-volume developer + Olaplex No.1

    • Formula C:

      Oligo Pro Cool Toned Blonde Blacklight Lightener + Olaplex No.1

    • Formula D:

      Matrix Logics Color Creme 4N + Logics Color Creme 5N + 10-volume developer

    • Formula E:

      Wella BLONDOR FREELIGHTS + 30-volume developer + Olaplex No.1

    • Formula F:

      Redken Shades EQ 9V + Shades EQ 9P + Clear

    7

    Balayage with Formula E, then tone with Formula F. Let process, then rinse and style as desired. 

    • Natural Level:

      5

    • Formula A:

      Oligo Professionnel Cool Toned Blonde Blacklight Lightener + 20-volume developer

    • Formula B:

      Wella Professionals BLONDOR FREELIGHTS + 30-volume developer + Olaplex No.1

    • Formula C:

      Oligo Pro Cool Toned Blonde Blacklight Lightener + Olaplex No.1

    • Formula D:

      Matrix Logics Color Creme 4N + Logics Color Creme 5N + 10-volume developer

    • Formula E:

      Wella BLONDOR FREELIGHTS + 30-volume developer + Olaplex No.1

    • Formula F:

      Redken Shades EQ 9V + Shades EQ 9P + Clear

    8

    Finished look

    • Natural Level:

      5

    • Formula A:

      Oligo Professionnel Cool Toned Blonde Blacklight Lightener + 20-volume developer

    • Formula B:

      Wella Professionals BLONDOR FREELIGHTS + 30-volume developer + Olaplex No.1

    • Formula C:

      Oligo Pro Cool Toned Blonde Blacklight Lightener + Olaplex No.1

    • Formula D:

      Matrix Logics Color Creme 4N + Logics Color Creme 5N + 10-volume developer

    • Formula E:

      Wella BLONDOR FREELIGHTS + 30-volume developer + Olaplex No.1

    • Formula F:

      Redken Shades EQ 9V + Shades EQ 9P + Clear

    9

    Finished look—alternate view

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