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How-Tos > Rooty Sun-Kissed Blend
July 31, 2017

Rooty Sun-Kissed Blend

  • Formula A:

    10g Aveda Enlightener Powder Lightener + 20g 10-volume developer

  • Formula B:

    Redken Shades EQ 20g 07V + 20g 07NB + 20g 07N + 60g Redken Shades EQ Processing Solution

  • Formula C:

    30g Enlightener Powder Lightener + 60g 20-volume developer

  • Formula D:

    Shades EQ 10g 07G + 10g 06GG + 20g Shades EQ Processing Solution

  • Formula E:

    Shades EQ 09N + Shades EQ Processing Solution

  • Formula F:

    Shades EQ 07NB + 07V + Shades EQ Processing Solution

Gabrielle Marquez (@givemegabrielle) is a balayage and blonding specialist at Van Michael Salon in Atlanta as well as a blending master. She even created a personalized hashtag that she includes in all her posts, #WheresTheLine. A perfect example of her skills is this rooty sun-kissed blend that is dimensional, warm and stunning. Get the color formula and how-to below!

 

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Pricing: $115

Colorist: Gabrielle Marquez
Manufacturer: Aveda, @aveda; Redken, @redken

COLOR FORMULAS

  • Formula A:

    10g Aveda Enlightener Powder Lightener + 20g 10-volume developer

  • Formula B:

    Redken Shades EQ 20g 07V + 20g 07NB + 20g 07N + 60g Redken Shades EQ Processing Solution

  • Formula C:

    30g Enlightener Powder Lightener + 60g 20-volume developer

  • Formula D:

    Shades EQ 10g 07G + 10g 06GG + 20g Shades EQ Processing Solution

  • Formula E:

    Shades EQ 09N + Shades EQ Processing Solution

  • Formula F:

    Shades EQ 07NB + 07V + Shades EQ Processing Solution

Products Used

HOW-TO STEPS

  • 1

    Weave in Formula A along the hairline to create face-framing highlights. Then, alternate between weaving and slicing back-to-back foils. “This creates a strong face-frame, further creating a bold focal point,” shares Gabrielle.

  • 2

    Apply Formula B to the roots and feather the formula down about 2½ to 3 inches. “I love melting cool/ashy glosses into bleach,” says Gabrielle. “This helps to avoid that super brassy/warm midshaft when melting base colors. It also saves you the extra step of having to tone out brass at the bowl.”

  • 3

    Next, part the hair in the center and apply Formula C on diagonal sections that meet together in the back. Alternate between two bleach foils (heavy weave) to one lowlight foil (heavy slice).

  • 4

    Create lowlights by applying Formula D. “I chose this lowlight because it’s the perfect level and depth to add natural and believable dimension, and it fades beautifully,” says Gabrielle. 

  • 5

    Then, gloss the back sections of the hair only with Formula E. Leaving out the face-framing sections will ensure it stays bright. Process for 5 minutes on towel-dried hair. 

  • 6

    Using Formula F, “feather-shadow” at the root of the highlights about a ½ inch to blend the highlights into the scalp. Process for 5 minutes on towel-dried hair. 

    • Formula A:

      10g Aveda Enlightener Powder Lightener + 20g 10-volume developer

    • Formula B:

      Redken Shades EQ 20g 07V + 20g 07NB + 20g 07N + 60g Redken Shades EQ Processing Solution

    • Formula C:

      30g Enlightener Powder Lightener + 60g 20-volume developer

    • Formula D:

      Shades EQ 10g 07G + 10g 06GG + 20g Shades EQ Processing Solution

    • Formula E:

      Shades EQ 09N + Shades EQ Processing Solution

    • Formula F:

      Shades EQ 07NB + 07V + Shades EQ Processing Solution

    7

    Finished look

    • Formula A:

      10g Aveda Enlightener Powder Lightener + 20g 10-volume developer

    • Formula B:

      Redken Shades EQ 20g 07V + 20g 07NB + 20g 07N + 60g Redken Shades EQ Processing Solution

    • Formula C:

      30g Enlightener Powder Lightener + 60g 20-volume developer

    • Formula D:

      Shades EQ 10g 07G + 10g 06GG + 20g Shades EQ Processing Solution

    • Formula E:

      Shades EQ 09N + Shades EQ Processing Solution

    • Formula F:

      Shades EQ 07NB + 07V + Shades EQ Processing Solution

    8

    Finished look—alternate view

    • Formula A:

      10g Aveda Enlightener Powder Lightener + 20g 10-volume developer

    • Formula B:

      Redken Shades EQ 20g 07V + 20g 07NB + 20g 07N + 60g Redken Shades EQ Processing Solution

    • Formula C:

      30g Enlightener Powder Lightener + 60g 20-volume developer

    • Formula D:

      Shades EQ 10g 07G + 10g 06GG + 20g Shades EQ Processing Solution

    • Formula E:

      Shades EQ 09N + Shades EQ Processing Solution

    • Formula F:

      Shades EQ 07NB + 07V + Shades EQ Processing Solution

    9

    Finished look—alternate view

    • Formula A:

      10g Aveda Enlightener Powder Lightener + 20g 10-volume developer

    • Formula B:

      Redken Shades EQ 20g 07V + 20g 07NB + 20g 07N + 60g Redken Shades EQ Processing Solution

    • Formula C:

      30g Enlightener Powder Lightener + 60g 20-volume developer

    • Formula D:

      Shades EQ 10g 07G + 10g 06GG + 20g Shades EQ Processing Solution

    • Formula E:

      Shades EQ 09N + Shades EQ Processing Solution

    • Formula F:

      Shades EQ 07NB + 07V + Shades EQ Processing Solution

    10

    Finished look—alternate view

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