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Last updated: May 30, 2012

Marie Ferro’s Butter Blonde Makeover

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Marie Ferro’s Butter Blonde Makeover

Blondes will never go out of style. However, not all blondes are created equal. As trends shift and times change, it’s important to keep your blonde clients on trend with the latest looks, shades and techniques. Cue celebrity colorist Marie Ferro!

“A lot of women have a dated blonde,” Marie says. “This technique takes a dull dated look to a more modern, glamorous blonde, creating brightness to the skin tone and hair.”
See this transformation step-by-step in the following pages!

Products Used


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    We see our model is looking a little rooty with a blonde that washes her out. Let’s see how Marie updates this blonde!

    Color Formulas:
    Formula A (base color) –
    Goldwell Topchic 20 mls 12BM + 5 mls Blonding Cream Ash +50mls 40-volume Goldwell Topchic Lotion
    Formula B – Goldwell Silklift Strong + 20-volume + Silklift Conditioning Serum
    Formula C (accent tones) – Goldwell Colorance 10 mls 10BS + 20 mls Clear + 60mls Colorance Lotion, alternated with
    10 mls 10G + 20 mls 9GB + 60mls Colorance Lotion
    Formula D (base glaze) – Goldwell Topchic 15mls water + 5mls 10A + 5mls 10V + 5mls 10N + 15mls 10-volume Topchic Lotion
    Formula E (all-over finishing glaze) – Goldwell Elumen 80mls Clear + 1ml YY@all + 1ml GK@all

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    1. Prepare hair with Malibu C. 
    2. Apply Formula A to regrowth. Process 30 minutes, shampoo hair, dry  

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    Add zig-zag slices in a diagonal sectioning pattern thoughout hair with formula B. In-between the foils, paint in accent tones with Formulas C. Process until hair lifts to a bright blonde shade. Shampoo.  

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    Lightly dry with a towel and apply Formula D at the root to create a blended glaze effect at the base. After 10 minutes, shampoo.   

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    Dry the hair and apply Formula E all over. Place under a dryer for 20 minutes. This step adds extra shine and tone throughout the hair.

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    The finished look!

    1. Use Phytokeratine Shampoo and Conditioner to build strength in the hair.
    2. Blowout with Phytodefrisant Relaxing Balm and Phyto 7 Daily Hydrating Cream.
    3. Apply a small amount of Phytolisse Finishing Serum thoughout the hair
    4. Set with red velcro rollors
    5. Finished with Phyto Workable Holding Spray