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October 9, 2015

Marbled Blonde


Marbled Blonde

Enliven your blondes with colors inspired by the northern, leaden skies infused with hints of vibrant spice. Using ILLUMINA and INSTAMATIC color, a pale blonde is upgraded with subtle hints of frosted strawberry and apricot undertones to create a multidimensional shade. Try it out on your next blonde who wants to add a little more depth to her color.

Who did it
Dimitry Vinokurov, Wella Professionals Global Creative Artist
styling: Dimitry Vinokurov


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    Wella Professionals Color Formulas
    Formula A: ILLUMINA Color 10/39 + ILLUMINA Color 10/ (1:1) + 20-volume Koleston Perfect Developer + Color.id

    Formula B: ILLUMINA Color 10/ + ILLUMINA Color 9/43 (6:1) + 20-volume Koleston Perfect Developer + Color.id

    Formula C: INSTAMATIC Smokey Amethyst + 4% Color Touch Intensive Emulsion + Color.id

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    Prelighten with BLONDOR Freelights using deep V-sections. When the desired lift has been achieved, cleanse the hair with Brilliance Shampoo for Color-Treated Hair followed by Wella Professionals Color Post Treatment. Blow-dry the hair before sectioning for the next color application.

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    Take a large star on the top of the head, starting behind the fringe toward the back. Start to color inside the star with back-to-back zigzag sections, alternating Formulas A and B.

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    Below the star, start at the temples. Take vertical back-to-back slices, alternating Formulas A, B and C.

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    Once the hair is done processing, cleanse with Brilliance Shampoo for Color-Treated Hair, followed by BLONDOR Blonde Seal & Care.

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    Prep the hair with EIMI Perfect Me Lightweight Beauty Balm Lotion as a cutting aid. Section as shown.

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    Working around the perimeter of the head, create soft layers by elevating the hair and cutting at a diagonal finger angle.

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    Taking small sections on the top using the same angles, blend the top to the sides and back.

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    Direct the sides forward to create softness around the face.

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    Prep the hair with EIMI Thermal Image Heat Protection Spray.

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    Create small braids and twists in the hair, then tap with your flat iron to lock in the bend.

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    Once the braids and twists have cooled, use EIMI Dry Me all over to create the texture and foundation. Create a knot on top of the head, roll a large section from the back around it and fix with EIMI Stay Styled.

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