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How-Tos > Toasted Vanilla
July 31, 2017

Toasted Vanilla

  • Natural/Starting Level:

    Grown out brassy highlights

  • Formula A:

    Redken Flash Lift Lightener + 20-volume developer + Olaplex No.1

  • Formula B:

    Flash Lift Lightener + 30-volume developer + Olaplex No.1

  • Formula C:

    1 oz. Redken Shades EQ 09V + 1 oz. Clear

Don’t mind us while we obsess over this dimensional blonde bob from Sarah McDonald (@styles.by.sarah), a blonde and hand-painted highlights specialist at Bob and Page Salon & Blowdry Bar in Canada. With more than 17,000(!) likes on our Instagram for this post, we knew the how-to would be highly requested. Find out how Sarah achieved this envious, toasted vanilla hue below!
 
 
 
 
 
Colorist: Sarah McDonald

COLOR FORMULAS

  • Natural/Starting Level:

    Grown out brassy highlights

  • Formula A:

    Redken Flash Lift Lightener + 20-volume developer + Olaplex No.1

  • Formula B:

    Flash Lift Lightener + 30-volume developer + Olaplex No.1

  • Formula C:

    1 oz. Redken Shades EQ 09V + 1 oz. Clear

Products Used

HOW-TO STEPS

  • 1

    Start by dry cutting about 4 inches off to remove some of the extra bulk and length.

  • 2

    Next, starting in the front, use a hand-paint/balayage technique and paint every second section of hair using Formula A. “I took diagonal back sections on both front sides, and I used foil to separate the sections,” shares Sarah.

  • 3

    Then, apply Formula B in the back. Process for 30 minutes.

  • 4

    At the sink, tone the highlights by applying Formula C and process for 5 minutes. Then, apply Olaplex No.2 and let process for 5 more minutes.

  • 5

    Wash the hair using Living Proof Perfect Hair Day Shampoo and Conditioner.

  • 6

    Next, sculpt her haircut into a blunt but very texturized bob, then prime her hair with Living Proof Prime Style Extender to extend the wear of her style and Living Proof Full Root Lifting Spray to give her roots a natural boost. For added protein, apply Living Proof Restore Instant Repair, then blow-dry.

  • 7

    Use a flat iron to finish the look and spray Living Proof Full Dry Volume Blast for extra texture and volume.

    • Natural/Starting Level:

      Grown out brassy highlights

    • Formula A:

      Redken Flash Lift Lightener + 20-volume developer + Olaplex No.1

    • Formula B:

      Flash Lift Lightener + 30-volume developer + Olaplex No.1

    • Formula C:

      1 oz. Redken Shades EQ 09V + 1 oz. Clear

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    Finished look

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