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July 28, 2017

Pearl Blonde With 3 Techniques

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    Joico Blonde Life Lightening Powder + 10-Volume LumiShine Crème Developer

  • Formula B

    Joico LumiShine Permanent Cream Hi Lift Color XLN + 30-Volume LumiShine Crème Developer

  • Formula C

    Joico Free Play Clay Lightener + 40-Volume LumiShine Crème Developer

  • Formula D

    Joico LumiShine Demi-Permanent Liquid 9N + 5-Volume LumiShine Crème Developer

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    ¾ oz Joico LumiShine Demi-Permanent Liquid Clear + ¼ oz LumiShine Demi-Permanent Liquid 9NV + 5-Volume LumiShine Crème Developer

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Pearl Blonde With 3 Techniques

Using three different techniques—foilayage, hand-painted babylights and traditional highlights—keeps this pearl blonde dimensional and natural, and two toning formulas add a shadow root to keep it a little more low-maintenance. See how Joico celebrity colorist Denis de Souza creates this look!

Manufacturer: Joico, @joico

COLOR FORMULAS

  • Formula A

    Joico Blonde Life Lightening Powder + 10-Volume LumiShine Crème Developer

  • Formula B

    Joico LumiShine Permanent Cream Hi Lift Color XLN + 30-Volume LumiShine Crème Developer

  • Formula C

    Joico Free Play Clay Lightener + 40-Volume LumiShine Crème Developer

  • Formula D

    Joico LumiShine Demi-Permanent Liquid 9N + 5-Volume LumiShine Crème Developer

  • Formula E

    ¾ oz Joico LumiShine Demi-Permanent Liquid Clear + ¼ oz LumiShine Demi-Permanent Liquid 9NV + 5-Volume LumiShine Crème Developer

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HOW-TO STEPS

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    • Formula A

      Joico Blonde Life Lightening Powder + 10-Volume LumiShine Crème Developer

    • Formula B

      Joico LumiShine Permanent Cream Hi Lift Color XLN + 30-Volume LumiShine Crème Developer

    • Formula C

      Joico Free Play Clay Lightener + 40-Volume LumiShine Crème Developer

    • Formula D

      Joico LumiShine Demi-Permanent Liquid 9N + 5-Volume LumiShine Crème Developer

    • Formula E

      ¾ oz Joico LumiShine Demi-Permanent Liquid Clear + ¼ oz LumiShine Demi-Permanent Liquid 9NV + 5-Volume LumiShine Crème Developer

    1

    Before

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    • Formula A

      Joico Blonde Life Lightening Powder + 10-Volume LumiShine Crème Developer

    • Formula B

      Joico LumiShine Permanent Cream Hi Lift Color XLN + 30-Volume LumiShine Crème Developer

    • Formula C

      Joico Free Play Clay Lightener + 40-Volume LumiShine Crème Developer

    • Formula D

      Joico LumiShine Demi-Permanent Liquid 9N + 5-Volume LumiShine Crème Developer

    • Formula E

      ¾ oz Joico LumiShine Demi-Permanent Liquid Clear + ¼ oz LumiShine Demi-Permanent Liquid 9NV + 5-Volume LumiShine Crème Developer

    2

    To begin, section the hair. Create a horseshoe section at the top of the head from top of eyebrow to top of eyebrow and back to the crown of the head.

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      Joico Blonde Life Lightening Powder + 10-Volume LumiShine Crème Developer

    • Formula B

      Joico LumiShine Permanent Cream Hi Lift Color XLN + 30-Volume LumiShine Crème Developer

    • Formula C

      Joico Free Play Clay Lightener + 40-Volume LumiShine Crème Developer

    • Formula D

      Joico LumiShine Demi-Permanent Liquid 9N + 5-Volume LumiShine Crème Developer

    • Formula E

      ¾ oz Joico LumiShine Demi-Permanent Liquid Clear + ¼ oz LumiShine Demi-Permanent Liquid 9NV + 5-Volume LumiShine Crème Developer

    3

    Section each side from the horseshoe down just behind the ear.

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      Joico Blonde Life Lightening Powder + 10-Volume LumiShine Crème Developer

    • Formula B

      Joico LumiShine Permanent Cream Hi Lift Color XLN + 30-Volume LumiShine Crème Developer

    • Formula C

      Joico Free Play Clay Lightener + 40-Volume LumiShine Crème Developer

    • Formula D

      Joico LumiShine Demi-Permanent Liquid 9N + 5-Volume LumiShine Crème Developer

    • Formula E

      ¾ oz Joico LumiShine Demi-Permanent Liquid Clear + ¼ oz LumiShine Demi-Permanent Liquid 9NV + 5-Volume LumiShine Crème Developer

    4

    Finished back sectioning. Start the application in the nape.

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      Joico Blonde Life Lightening Powder + 10-Volume LumiShine Crème Developer

    • Formula B

      Joico LumiShine Permanent Cream Hi Lift Color XLN + 30-Volume LumiShine Crème Developer

    • Formula C

      Joico Free Play Clay Lightener + 40-Volume LumiShine Crème Developer

    • Formula D

      Joico LumiShine Demi-Permanent Liquid 9N + 5-Volume LumiShine Crème Developer

    • Formula E

      ¾ oz Joico LumiShine Demi-Permanent Liquid Clear + ¼ oz LumiShine Demi-Permanent Liquid 9NV + 5-Volume LumiShine Crème Developer

    5

    Starting in the back section, take a horizontal subsection at the nape of the neck. Take a triangle section from just behind the ear, gently backcomb and apply Formula A.

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    • Formula B

      Joico LumiShine Permanent Cream Hi Lift Color XLN + 30-Volume LumiShine Crème Developer

    • Formula C

      Joico Free Play Clay Lightener + 40-Volume LumiShine Crème Developer

    • Formula D

      Joico LumiShine Demi-Permanent Liquid 9N + 5-Volume LumiShine Crème Developer

    • Formula E

      ¾ oz Joico LumiShine Demi-Permanent Liquid Clear + ¼ oz LumiShine Demi-Permanent Liquid 9NV + 5-Volume LumiShine Crème Developer

    6

    Feather the formula onto the hair 2 to 3 inches from the roots in a V-shape and fully saturate the hair from midlengths to ends.

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      Joico Blonde Life Lightening Powder + 10-Volume LumiShine Crème Developer

    • Formula B

      Joico LumiShine Permanent Cream Hi Lift Color XLN + 30-Volume LumiShine Crème Developer

    • Formula C

      Joico Free Play Clay Lightener + 40-Volume LumiShine Crème Developer

    • Formula D

      Joico LumiShine Demi-Permanent Liquid 9N + 5-Volume LumiShine Crème Developer

    • Formula E

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    7

    Repeat on other side.

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      Joico Blonde Life Lightening Powder + 10-Volume LumiShine Crème Developer

    • Formula B

      Joico LumiShine Permanent Cream Hi Lift Color XLN + 30-Volume LumiShine Crème Developer

    • Formula C

      Joico Free Play Clay Lightener + 40-Volume LumiShine Crème Developer

    • Formula D

      Joico LumiShine Demi-Permanent Liquid 9N + 5-Volume LumiShine Crème Developer

    • Formula E

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    8

    Take a horizontal section in the center about 2 inches wide and gently backcomb. Repeat the same V-shape application using Formula A.

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      Joico Blonde Life Lightening Powder + 10-Volume LumiShine Crème Developer

    • Formula B

      Joico LumiShine Permanent Cream Hi Lift Color XLN + 30-Volume LumiShine Crème Developer

    • Formula C

      Joico Free Play Clay Lightener + 40-Volume LumiShine Crème Developer

    • Formula D

      Joico LumiShine Demi-Permanent Liquid 9N + 5-Volume LumiShine Crème Developer

    • Formula E

      ¾ oz Joico LumiShine Demi-Permanent Liquid Clear + ¼ oz LumiShine Demi-Permanent Liquid 9NV + 5-Volume LumiShine Crème Developer

    9

    Continue this process for two more horizontal sections in a bricklay pattern moving up the head to just top of the ear. Apply Formula A to these foils.

     

    Pro tip: Adjust the number of foils depending on the density of the client’s hair.

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      Joico Blonde Life Lightening Powder + 10-Volume LumiShine Crème Developer

    • Formula B

      Joico LumiShine Permanent Cream Hi Lift Color XLN + 30-Volume LumiShine Crème Developer

    • Formula C

      Joico Free Play Clay Lightener + 40-Volume LumiShine Crème Developer

    • Formula D

      Joico LumiShine Demi-Permanent Liquid 9N + 5-Volume LumiShine Crème Developer

    • Formula E

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    10

    Next, move on to the side sections. Take a diagonal section along the hairline, weave babylights, and apply Formula B from scalp to ends. Take a section above that and repeat a few more times.

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      Joico Blonde Life Lightening Powder + 10-Volume LumiShine Crème Developer

    • Formula B

      Joico LumiShine Permanent Cream Hi Lift Color XLN + 30-Volume LumiShine Crème Developer

    • Formula C

      Joico Free Play Clay Lightener + 40-Volume LumiShine Crème Developer

    • Formula D

      Joico LumiShine Demi-Permanent Liquid 9N + 5-Volume LumiShine Crème Developer

    • Formula E

      ¾ oz Joico LumiShine Demi-Permanent Liquid Clear + ¼ oz LumiShine Demi-Permanent Liquid 9NV + 5-Volume LumiShine Crème Developer

    11

    Next, take a slice from the top of the remaining hair on the side section, gently backcomb and apply Formula A with the feathering technique.

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      Joico Blonde Life Lightening Powder + 10-Volume LumiShine Crème Developer

    • Formula B

      Joico LumiShine Permanent Cream Hi Lift Color XLN + 30-Volume LumiShine Crème Developer

    • Formula C

      Joico Free Play Clay Lightener + 40-Volume LumiShine Crème Developer

    • Formula D

      Joico LumiShine Demi-Permanent Liquid 9N + 5-Volume LumiShine Crème Developer

    • Formula E

      ¾ oz Joico LumiShine Demi-Permanent Liquid Clear + ¼ oz LumiShine Demi-Permanent Liquid 9NV + 5-Volume LumiShine Crème Developer

    12

    Take the hair that was left out of the foils, gently backcomb, and apply Formula C from mids to ends. Repeat on the other side.

     

    Pro tip: When working with Free Play Clay Lightener, make sure to saturate the sections to achieve even lift.

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      Joico Blonde Life Lightening Powder + 10-Volume LumiShine Crème Developer

    • Formula B

      Joico LumiShine Permanent Cream Hi Lift Color XLN + 30-Volume LumiShine Crème Developer

    • Formula C

      Joico Free Play Clay Lightener + 40-Volume LumiShine Crème Developer

    • Formula D

      Joico LumiShine Demi-Permanent Liquid 9N + 5-Volume LumiShine Crème Developer

    • Formula E

      ¾ oz Joico LumiShine Demi-Permanent Liquid Clear + ¼ oz LumiShine Demi-Permanent Liquid 9NV + 5-Volume LumiShine Crème Developer

    13

    Make sure to get the “money pieces” around the front hairline.

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      Joico Blonde Life Lightening Powder + 10-Volume LumiShine Crème Developer

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      Joico LumiShine Permanent Cream Hi Lift Color XLN + 30-Volume LumiShine Crème Developer

    • Formula C

      Joico Free Play Clay Lightener + 40-Volume LumiShine Crème Developer

    • Formula D

      Joico LumiShine Demi-Permanent Liquid 9N + 5-Volume LumiShine Crème Developer

    • Formula E

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    14

    Continue this process, working throughout the top back of the head.

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    • Formula B

      Joico LumiShine Permanent Cream Hi Lift Color XLN + 30-Volume LumiShine Crème Developer

    • Formula C

      Joico Free Play Clay Lightener + 40-Volume LumiShine Crème Developer

    • Formula D

      Joico LumiShine Demi-Permanent Liquid 9N + 5-Volume LumiShine Crème Developer

    • Formula E

      ¾ oz Joico LumiShine Demi-Permanent Liquid Clear + ¼ oz LumiShine Demi-Permanent Liquid 9NV + 5-Volume LumiShine Crème Developer

    15

    Completed back section.

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    • Formula B

      Joico LumiShine Permanent Cream Hi Lift Color XLN + 30-Volume LumiShine Crème Developer

    • Formula C

      Joico Free Play Clay Lightener + 40-Volume LumiShine Crème Developer

    • Formula D

      Joico LumiShine Demi-Permanent Liquid 9N + 5-Volume LumiShine Crème Developer

    • Formula E

      ¾ oz Joico LumiShine Demi-Permanent Liquid Clear + ¼ oz LumiShine Demi-Permanent Liquid 9NV + 5-Volume LumiShine Crème Developer

    16

    Completed side section.

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      Joico LumiShine Permanent Cream Hi Lift Color XLN + 30-Volume LumiShine Crème Developer

    • Formula C

      Joico Free Play Clay Lightener + 40-Volume LumiShine Crème Developer

    • Formula D

      Joico LumiShine Demi-Permanent Liquid 9N + 5-Volume LumiShine Crème Developer

    • Formula E

      ¾ oz Joico LumiShine Demi-Permanent Liquid Clear + ¼ oz LumiShine Demi-Permanent Liquid 9NV + 5-Volume LumiShine Crème Developer

    17

    Move to the top section. Working in the back towards the front, take a horizontal, ¼-inch weaved section and apply Formula B. Make sure to fully saturate the hair from mids to ends and feather the formula up toward the scalp.

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      Joico LumiShine Permanent Cream Hi Lift Color XLN + 30-Volume LumiShine Crème Developer

    • Formula C

      Joico Free Play Clay Lightener + 40-Volume LumiShine Crème Developer

    • Formula D

      Joico LumiShine Demi-Permanent Liquid 9N + 5-Volume LumiShine Crème Developer

    • Formula E

      ¾ oz Joico LumiShine Demi-Permanent Liquid Clear + ¼ oz LumiShine Demi-Permanent Liquid 9NV + 5-Volume LumiShine Crème Developer

    18

    Take an 1/8-inch slice and apply Formula A. Saturate the entire section and feather the root area. Continue this process until you get to the center of the top section.

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      Joico LumiShine Permanent Cream Hi Lift Color XLN + 30-Volume LumiShine Crème Developer

    • Formula C

      Joico Free Play Clay Lightener + 40-Volume LumiShine Crème Developer

    • Formula D

      Joico LumiShine Demi-Permanent Liquid 9N + 5-Volume LumiShine Crème Developer

    • Formula E

      ¾ oz Joico LumiShine Demi-Permanent Liquid Clear + ¼ oz LumiShine Demi-Permanent Liquid 9NV + 5-Volume LumiShine Crème Developer

    19

    Now move to the front hairline. Take a 1/8-inch microweave and apply Formula B. Fully saturate the mids and ends and feather toward the scalp.

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      Joico Free Play Clay Lightener + 40-Volume LumiShine Crème Developer

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    • Formula E

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    20

    Take a horizontal slice and apply Formula A from mids to ends, feathering the root area.

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      Joico Free Play Clay Lightener + 40-Volume LumiShine Crème Developer

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      Joico LumiShine Demi-Permanent Liquid 9N + 5-Volume LumiShine Crème Developer

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    21

    Continue foiling with Formulas A and B, working through the rest of the front top section.

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    • Formula C

      Joico Free Play Clay Lightener + 40-Volume LumiShine Crème Developer

    • Formula D

      Joico LumiShine Demi-Permanent Liquid 9N + 5-Volume LumiShine Crème Developer

    • Formula E

      ¾ oz Joico LumiShine Demi-Permanent Liquid Clear + ¼ oz LumiShine Demi-Permanent Liquid 9NV + 5-Volume LumiShine Crème Developer

    22

    Completed application. Process for 35 minutes. Shampoo with Joico Blonde Life Brightening Shampoo.

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    • Formula C

      Joico Free Play Clay Lightener + 40-Volume LumiShine Crème Developer

    • Formula D

      Joico LumiShine Demi-Permanent Liquid 9N + 5-Volume LumiShine Crème Developer

    • Formula E

      ¾ oz Joico LumiShine Demi-Permanent Liquid Clear + ¼ oz LumiShine Demi-Permanent Liquid 9NV + 5-Volume LumiShine Crème Developer

    23

    Create a 3-inch shadow root using Formula D. Apply Formula E to the rest of the hair. Process for 10 to 20 minutes. Rinse, then shampoo with Joico Blonde Life Brightening Shampoo and follow with Blonde Life Conditioner.

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      Joico Blonde Life Lightening Powder + 10-Volume LumiShine Crème Developer

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    • Formula C

      Joico Free Play Clay Lightener + 40-Volume LumiShine Crème Developer

    • Formula D

      Joico LumiShine Demi-Permanent Liquid 9N + 5-Volume LumiShine Crème Developer

    • Formula E

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    24

    Finished look.

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    • Formula E

      ¾ oz Joico LumiShine Demi-Permanent Liquid Clear + ¼ oz LumiShine Demi-Permanent Liquid 9NV + 5-Volume LumiShine Crème Developer

    25

    Finished look.

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