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Last updated: May 06, 2014

Marbling Elite from Wella Professionals

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Marbling Elite from Wella Professionals

Anything from an abstract painting to a zigzags to a jar of marbles can inspire a colorists creativity. For this look, Wella Professionals Top Artists, Mark DeBolt and Brenton Lee took inspiration from a watercolor painting of marble. “I was inspired by the swirling tones, one giving way to another, creating dreamy, swirling, natural hues,” notes Mark.  To help bring their artistic vision to life, they turned to the revolutionary new Wella Professionals, which “beefs up” Koleston Perfect and Illumina formulas. This allowed them to paint color on the hair—without fear of bleeding or running.

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    Color Formulas
    Formula A: Koleston Perfect 10/38 + /65
    Formula B: Illumina Color 10/05
    Formula C: Illumina Color 10/36 + 9/7 + 9/60 + 7/43
    Formula D: Illumina Color 8/38 + 9/43
    Formula E: Koleston Perfect 12/96

    (Formulas A, B, C, D and E include Wella Professionals

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    Highlight the entire head using slices and Wella Professionals Blondor Multi Blonde Powder, lifting to a Level 10 to create dimension.

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    Apply Formula A at the regrowth.

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    Starting at the nape take horizontal slices and smudge the color onto an Artistic Palette, alternating Formulas B, C and D. Between slices, leave a ribbon of hair out and use Formula E. Continue the pattern throughout the entire head.

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    Process according to manufacturer’s directions. Rinse and shampoo with Wella Professionals Brilliance and follow with Wella Professionals Color Post Treatment.

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    Divide the hair into five sections, beginning from behind the ear to the opposite ear. Divide this section in half, clipping away the quadrants and fringe area. Cut fringe into a ‘v’ to establish the guideline for sides and back area’s length.

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    Take vertical sections in the back and sides and bring the hair up to create layers. After layers are created establish your perimeter length.

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    Apply Wella Professionals Natural Volume Mousse and Wella Professionals Oil Reflections on damp towel-dried hair. Blow-dry smooth with a flat brush.

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    Using 1 1/4-inch and 2-inch barrel curling irons and Wella Professionals Stay Essential Finishing Spray, create a curling iron set by clipping curls with clips to cool. After the set has completely cooled, remove clips and brush waves into a soft movement. Finish with Wella Professionals Stray Essential Finishing Spray.

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