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August 25, 2017

Justin Anderson’s Dimensional Bleach & Tone

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Formula A

3 scoops Redken Up To 7 De-Dusted Lightener + 2 ½ oz. 40-volume developer + ¼ oz. Olaplex No.1

Formula B

Wella Professionals Color Charm Permanent Toner T18 + 20-volume developer

Formula C

3 parts L'Oréal Professionnel Dia Richesse 9N + 1 part Dia Richesse 7.01 + 7-volume developer 

Formula D

L'Oréal Professionnel Dia Richesse 9N + 7-volume developer 

Justin Anderson’s Dimensional Bleach & Tone

Who do celebs like Miley Cyrus, Leighton Meester, Jennifer Aniston, Ireland Baldwin, Kim Basinger and Kristin Cavallari call when they want to look amazing? Justin Anderson! He invited BTC over for an exclusive how-to on achieving a dimensional, natural-looking, platinum bleach and tone.

COLOR FORMULAS

Formula A

3 scoops Redken Up To 7 De-Dusted Lightener + 2 ½ oz. 40-volume developer + ¼ oz. Olaplex No.1

Formula B

Wella Professionals Color Charm Permanent Toner T18 + 20-volume developer

Formula C

3 parts L'Oréal Professionnel Dia Richesse 9N + 1 part Dia Richesse 7.01 + 7-volume developer 

Formula D

L'Oréal Professionnel Dia Richesse 9N + 7-volume developer 

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HOW-TO STEPS

Formula A

3 scoops Redken Up To 7 De-Dusted Lightener + 2 ½ oz. 40-volume developer + ¼ oz. Olaplex No.1

Formula B

Wella Professionals Color Charm Permanent Toner T18 + 20-volume developer

Formula C

3 parts L'Oréal Professionnel Dia Richesse 9N + 1 part Dia Richesse 7.01 + 7-volume developer 

Formula D

L'Oréal Professionnel Dia Richesse 9N + 7-volume developer 

1

Before—front.

Formula A

3 scoops Redken Up To 7 De-Dusted Lightener + 2 ½ oz. 40-volume developer + ¼ oz. Olaplex No.1

Formula B

Wella Professionals Color Charm Permanent Toner T18 + 20-volume developer

Formula C

3 parts L'Oréal Professionnel Dia Richesse 9N + 1 part Dia Richesse 7.01 + 7-volume developer 

Formula D

L'Oréal Professionnel Dia Richesse 9N + 7-volume developer 

2

Before—back.

Formula A

3 scoops Redken Up To 7 De-Dusted Lightener + 2 ½ oz. 40-volume developer + ¼ oz. Olaplex No.1

Formula B

Wella Professionals Color Charm Permanent Toner T18 + 20-volume developer

Formula C

3 parts L'Oréal Professionnel Dia Richesse 9N + 1 part Dia Richesse 7.01 + 7-volume developer 

Formula D

L'Oréal Professionnel Dia Richesse 9N + 7-volume developer 

3

View of new growth.

Formula A

3 scoops Redken Up To 7 De-Dusted Lightener + 2 ½ oz. 40-volume developer + ¼ oz. Olaplex No.1

Formula B

Wella Professionals Color Charm Permanent Toner T18 + 20-volume developer

Formula C

3 parts L'Oréal Professionnel Dia Richesse 9N + 1 part Dia Richesse 7.01 + 7-volume developer 

Formula D

L'Oréal Professionnel Dia Richesse 9N + 7-volume developer 

4

Justin uses this sectioning pattern when applying bleach to keep things neat. He takes a top Mohawk section, then a section on either side of the head just past the ears. Finally, he splits the back section in half for a total of five sections.

Formula A

3 scoops Redken Up To 7 De-Dusted Lightener + 2 ½ oz. 40-volume developer + ¼ oz. Olaplex No.1

Formula B

Wella Professionals Color Charm Permanent Toner T18 + 20-volume developer

Formula C

3 parts L'Oréal Professionnel Dia Richesse 9N + 1 part Dia Richesse 7.01 + 7-volume developer 

Formula D

L'Oréal Professionnel Dia Richesse 9N + 7-volume developer 

5

Mix Formula A. Justin prefers the consistency of yogurt for lightener because it doesn't dry out while he works. 

 

Pro Tip: Justin uses 40-volume developer and ups the amount of Olaplex No.1 in his lightener formula. "I find that using 20-volume developer and leaving it on the hair for an hour really dries the hair out," he says. The higher dose of Olaplex protects the hair, but the 40-volume developer means hair processes quickly, so only do this if you know you can work quickly through the head.

Formula A

3 scoops Redken Up To 7 De-Dusted Lightener + 2 ½ oz. 40-volume developer + ¼ oz. Olaplex No.1

Formula B

Wella Professionals Color Charm Permanent Toner T18 + 20-volume developer

Formula C

3 parts L'Oréal Professionnel Dia Richesse 9N + 1 part Dia Richesse 7.01 + 7-volume developer 

Formula D

L'Oréal Professionnel Dia Richesse 9N + 7-volume developer 

6

Apply Formula A as a root touch-up.

Formula A

3 scoops Redken Up To 7 De-Dusted Lightener + 2 ½ oz. 40-volume developer + ¼ oz. Olaplex No.1

Formula B

Wella Professionals Color Charm Permanent Toner T18 + 20-volume developer

Formula C

3 parts L'Oréal Professionnel Dia Richesse 9N + 1 part Dia Richesse 7.01 + 7-volume developer 

Formula D

L'Oréal Professionnel Dia Richesse 9N + 7-volume developer 

7

Don't apply Formula A on the line of demarcation yet—Justin uses cotton strips to prevent lightener from slipping onto that line, plus the cotton keeps things neat. Leave out the baby hairs at the hairline.

Formula A

3 scoops Redken Up To 7 De-Dusted Lightener + 2 ½ oz. 40-volume developer + ¼ oz. Olaplex No.1

Formula B

Wella Professionals Color Charm Permanent Toner T18 + 20-volume developer

Formula C

3 parts L'Oréal Professionnel Dia Richesse 9N + 1 part Dia Richesse 7.01 + 7-volume developer 

Formula D

L'Oréal Professionnel Dia Richesse 9N + 7-volume developer 

8

Close-up of cotton in subsections.

Formula A

3 scoops Redken Up To 7 De-Dusted Lightener + 2 ½ oz. 40-volume developer + ¼ oz. Olaplex No.1

Formula B

Wella Professionals Color Charm Permanent Toner T18 + 20-volume developer

Formula C

3 parts L'Oréal Professionnel Dia Richesse 9N + 1 part Dia Richesse 7.01 + 7-volume developer 

Formula D

L'Oréal Professionnel Dia Richesse 9N + 7-volume developer 

9

Apply a cap and process under heat for 5 minutes, then without heat for 5 minutes.

Formula A

3 scoops Redken Up To 7 De-Dusted Lightener + 2 ½ oz. 40-volume developer + ¼ oz. Olaplex No.1

Formula B

Wella Professionals Color Charm Permanent Toner T18 + 20-volume developer

Formula C

3 parts L'Oréal Professionnel Dia Richesse 9N + 1 part Dia Richesse 7.01 + 7-volume developer 

Formula D

L'Oréal Professionnel Dia Richesse 9N + 7-volume developer 

10

Remove the cotton strips, then hit the line of demarcation with Formula A. Let process for 5 minutes.

Formula A

3 scoops Redken Up To 7 De-Dusted Lightener + 2 ½ oz. 40-volume developer + ¼ oz. Olaplex No.1

Formula B

Wella Professionals Color Charm Permanent Toner T18 + 20-volume developer

Formula C

3 parts L'Oréal Professionnel Dia Richesse 9N + 1 part Dia Richesse 7.01 + 7-volume developer 

Formula D

L'Oréal Professionnel Dia Richesse 9N + 7-volume developer 

11

At the bowl, apply Formula A to the baby hairs at the front. 

Formula A

3 scoops Redken Up To 7 De-Dusted Lightener + 2 ½ oz. 40-volume developer + ¼ oz. Olaplex No.1

Formula B

Wella Professionals Color Charm Permanent Toner T18 + 20-volume developer

Formula C

3 parts L'Oréal Professionnel Dia Richesse 9N + 1 part Dia Richesse 7.01 + 7-volume developer 

Formula D

L'Oréal Professionnel Dia Richesse 9N + 7-volume developer 

12

Rinse the hair, then scrub the Malibu C Malibu Blondes Wellness Treatment through the ends. Justin does this to make the ends brighter without using more lightener. Wash with dpHUE ACV Hair Rinse. It contains vinegar, so it's good to use after a chemical process to cool the scalp.

Formula A

3 scoops Redken Up To 7 De-Dusted Lightener + 2 ½ oz. 40-volume developer + ¼ oz. Olaplex No.1

Formula B

Wella Professionals Color Charm Permanent Toner T18 + 20-volume developer

Formula C

3 parts L'Oréal Professionnel Dia Richesse 9N + 1 part Dia Richesse 7.01 + 7-volume developer 

Formula D

L'Oréal Professionnel Dia Richesse 9N + 7-volume developer 

13

At this point, you should have a banana-yellow hue.

Formula A

3 scoops Redken Up To 7 De-Dusted Lightener + 2 ½ oz. 40-volume developer + ¼ oz. Olaplex No.1

Formula B

Wella Professionals Color Charm Permanent Toner T18 + 20-volume developer

Formula C

3 parts L'Oréal Professionnel Dia Richesse 9N + 1 part Dia Richesse 7.01 + 7-volume developer 

Formula D

L'Oréal Professionnel Dia Richesse 9N + 7-volume developer 

14

Apply Formula B from the mids to ends, leaving the roots out (which will be shadowed later). Leave on for at least 5 minutes. Justin leaves it on a bit longer on some of the more yellow spots.

Formula A

3 scoops Redken Up To 7 De-Dusted Lightener + 2 ½ oz. 40-volume developer + ¼ oz. Olaplex No.1

Formula B

Wella Professionals Color Charm Permanent Toner T18 + 20-volume developer

Formula C

3 parts L'Oréal Professionnel Dia Richesse 9N + 1 part Dia Richesse 7.01 + 7-volume developer 

Formula D

L'Oréal Professionnel Dia Richesse 9N + 7-volume developer 

15

Back at the chair, apply the shadow root. Use Formula C, then switch to Formula D at the hairline. Justin applies it as a root touch-up, then combs it down with a fine-tooth comb to achieve a melt. Process and rinse, then style as desired.

Formula A

3 scoops Redken Up To 7 De-Dusted Lightener + 2 ½ oz. 40-volume developer + ¼ oz. Olaplex No.1

Formula B

Wella Professionals Color Charm Permanent Toner T18 + 20-volume developer

Formula C

3 parts L'Oréal Professionnel Dia Richesse 9N + 1 part Dia Richesse 7.01 + 7-volume developer 

Formula D

L'Oréal Professionnel Dia Richesse 9N + 7-volume developer 

16

Finished look.

Formula A

3 scoops Redken Up To 7 De-Dusted Lightener + 2 ½ oz. 40-volume developer + ¼ oz. Olaplex No.1

Formula B

Wella Professionals Color Charm Permanent Toner T18 + 20-volume developer

Formula C

3 parts L'Oréal Professionnel Dia Richesse 9N + 1 part Dia Richesse 7.01 + 7-volume developer 

Formula D

L'Oréal Professionnel Dia Richesse 9N + 7-volume developer 

17

Getting the perfect shot for Instagram!

Formula A

3 scoops Redken Up To 7 De-Dusted Lightener + 2 ½ oz. 40-volume developer + ¼ oz. Olaplex No.1

Formula B

Wella Professionals Color Charm Permanent Toner T18 + 20-volume developer

Formula C

3 parts L'Oréal Professionnel Dia Richesse 9N + 1 part Dia Richesse 7.01 + 7-volume developer 

Formula D

L'Oréal Professionnel Dia Richesse 9N + 7-volume developer 

18

Before and after.