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How-Tos > Pretty In Platinum
August 28, 2014

Pretty In Platinum

  • Natural Level:

    7, 9 (ends)

  • Formula A:

    Paul Mitchell Synchro Lift + 20-volume

  • Formula B:

    Paul Mitchell Lighten Up + 5-volume

  • Formula C:

    Paul Mitchell The Color UTP (Ultra Toner Platinum) + 5-volume

The goal was lighter, brighter, whiter blonde for Jennifer Theriault’s client at iStyle XG in Tampa, FL. Wanting to add some dimension to her faded, grown-out locks, Jennifer transformed her client with a full foil makeover. See how Jennifer achieved this ‘Pretty in Platinum’ look.

Colorist: Jennifer Theriault

COLOR FORMULAS

  • Natural Level:

    7, 9 (ends)

  • Formula A:

    Paul Mitchell Synchro Lift + 20-volume

  • Formula B:

    Paul Mitchell Lighten Up + 5-volume

  • Formula C:

    Paul Mitchell The Color UTP (Ultra Toner Platinum) + 5-volume

HOW-TO STEPS

    • Natural Level:

      7, 9 (ends)

    • Formula A:

      Paul Mitchell Synchro Lift + 20-volume

    • Formula B:

      Paul Mitchell Lighten Up + 5-volume

    • Formula C:

      Paul Mitchell The Color UTP (Ultra Toner Platinum) + 5-volume

    1

    Section the hair from recession to recession, creating a ‘cat eye’ on the top of the head.

  • 2

    Split the back down the middle and then create a slight diagonal forward section above the ear.

  • 3

    In the back and side sections, take diagonal back slices. TIP: Jen’s go-to technique for the ‘cat eye’ section is strong diagonal slices against the part. This leaves the hair so soft and blended—the eye can’t pinpoint where the color is coming from. 

  • 4

    Apply Formula A at the regrowth; apply Formula B on the ends and process for about 20 minutes, or until pale yellow.

  • 5

    Rinse, do NOT shampoo, and apply Formula C for about 15 minutes.

  • 6

    Shampoo with Paul Mitchell Forever Blonde Shampoo and Conditioner.

  • 7

    To prep for styling, use Paul Mitchell Forever Blonde Dramatic Repair, Awauphi Wild Ginger Treatment Oil and Awapuhi Wild Ginger Hydrocream Whip.

  • 8

     Finish this sleek look with Paul Mitchell Express Ion Smoothing Iron, which has Express Ion Complex™ that smoothes the hair from the inside out for healthy, shiny results.