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How-Tos > Rooty, High-Contrast Dimension
November 8, 2017

Rooty, High-Contrast Dimension

Formula A:

Paul Mitchell The Color XG 6OR + 10-volume developer

Formula B:

Paul Mitchell The Color XG 4NN + 15-volume developer + Olaplex No.1

Formula C:

Redken Free Hand Blonde Idol Lightener + 30-volume developer + Olaplex No.1

Formula D:

Redken Shades EQ 8V + 8N + Shades EQ Processing Solution

If you scrolled through Rebecca Henderson’s (@beccawith_the_goodhair) Insta, you’d quickly see that she is a master at creating rooty, high-contrast dimension. This combo is super on-trend right now, so we had to get the deets for this beautiful blend. Find out how she created this look in the steps below!

 

Total time: 5 hours

Pricing: $400 ($80/hour)

 

Colorist: Rebecca Henderson

COLOR FORMULAS

Formula A:

Paul Mitchell The Color XG 6OR + 10-volume developer

Formula B:

Paul Mitchell The Color XG 4NN + 15-volume developer + Olaplex No.1

Formula C:

Redken Free Hand Blonde Idol Lightener + 30-volume developer + Olaplex No.1

Formula D:

Redken Shades EQ 8V + 8N + Shades EQ Processing Solution

Products Used

HOW-TO STEPS

Formula A:

Paul Mitchell The Color XG 6OR + 10-volume developer

Formula B:

Paul Mitchell The Color XG 4NN + 15-volume developer + Olaplex No.1

Formula C:

Redken Free Hand Blonde Idol Lightener + 30-volume developer + Olaplex No.1

Formula D:

Redken Shades EQ 8V + 8N + Shades EQ Processing Solution

1

Before

Formula A:

Paul Mitchell The Color XG 6OR + 10-volume developer

Formula B:

Paul Mitchell The Color XG 4NN + 15-volume developer + Olaplex No.1

Formula C:

Redken Free Hand Blonde Idol Lightener + 30-volume developer + Olaplex No.1

Formula D:

Redken Shades EQ 8V + 8N + Shades EQ Processing Solution

2

Re-pigment her base to a rich, warm brown by applying Formula A. Then, rinse and blow-dry the hair.

Formula A:

Paul Mitchell The Color XG 6OR + 10-volume developer

Formula B:

Paul Mitchell The Color XG 4NN + 15-volume developer + Olaplex No.1

Formula C:

Redken Free Hand Blonde Idol Lightener + 30-volume developer + Olaplex No.1

Formula D:

Redken Shades EQ 8V + 8N + Shades EQ Processing Solution

3

Apply Formula B over the orange base, taking pieces and melting the formula through to the ends. While that processes, balayage with Formula C to melt her dark base and brighten up any brassy pieces.

Formula A:

Paul Mitchell The Color XG 6OR + 10-volume developer

Formula B:

Paul Mitchell The Color XG 4NN + 15-volume developer + Olaplex No.1

Formula C:

Redken Free Hand Blonde Idol Lightener + 30-volume developer + Olaplex No.1

Formula D:

Redken Shades EQ 8V + 8N + Shades EQ Processing Solution

4

At the bowl, rinse and apply Olaplex No.2. Shampoo, then tone with Formula D and process for 10 minutes. Trim her ends and reshape her layers to give her a textured lob.

Formula A:

Paul Mitchell The Color XG 6OR + 10-volume developer

Formula B:

Paul Mitchell The Color XG 4NN + 15-volume developer + Olaplex No.1

Formula C:

Redken Free Hand Blonde Idol Lightener + 30-volume developer + Olaplex No.1

Formula D:

Redken Shades EQ 8V + 8N + Shades EQ Processing Solution

5

Finished look