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November 18, 2014

Transformation: From Brown to Blonde

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  • Formula A (regrowth):

    Goldwell Top Chic 15 mls Neutrallights Violet/Ash + 10 mls 8A + 50 mls + 40-volume peroxide

  • Formula B (highlights):

    Goldwell Silk Lift

  • Formula C (gloss):

    Goldwell Elumen SV@10 + 25 mls + 25 mls Clear

Transformation: From Brown to Blonde

Drawing inspiration from the A-list celebrity shade shifters, celebrity colorist Marie Ferro was ready to take on her client Chloe’s request for lighter locks (P.S., Chloe is famous songstress Olivia Newton-John’s daughter!). Marie transformed her from a chocolate brown into a rich buttery blonde. Best of all, this major color shift was featured in New Beauty magazine! “The blonde brought a brightness to Chloe’s face that added softness and glamour to the shoot,” notes Marie. Get her formula and bridal styling how-to!

 

Prework: Clarify with Malibu C

Colorist: Marie Ferro
Photographer: Robert Lynden
Manufacturer: Goldwell, @goldwellus

COLOR FORMULAS

  • Formula A (regrowth):

    Goldwell Top Chic 15 mls Neutrallights Violet/Ash + 10 mls 8A + 50 mls + 40-volume peroxide

  • Formula B (highlights):

    Goldwell Silk Lift

  • Formula C (gloss):

    Goldwell Elumen SV@10 + 25 mls + 25 mls Clear

HOW-TO STEPS

  • 1

    Apply Formula A to the regrowth first, then work though the ends and process for 30 minutes.

  • 2

    Place highlights in a diagonal pattern thoughout the hair. Paint with Formula B in-between the foils using a balayage technique on the ends of the hair, and process until sufficiently lifted.

  • 3

    Dry the hair and gloss with Formula C. Process for 30 minutes.

  • 4

    Use Goldwell Double Boost Root Lift Spray at the root, then blow-dry the hair moving the roots back and forth to create volume from roots to ends.

  • 5

    Using a 1 ¼ -inch curling iron, follow the natural movement in the hair placing in vertical shaped curls. Spray each curl with Goldwell Magic Finish Hairspray Gloss, leaving off the last 2 inches on the ends of the hair to create a natural, but polished look.

    • Formula A (regrowth):

      Goldwell Top Chic 15 mls Neutrallights Violet/Ash + 10 mls 8A + 50 mls + 40-volume peroxide

    • Formula B (highlights):

      Goldwell Silk Lift

    • Formula C (gloss):

      Goldwell Elumen SV@10 + 25 mls + 25 mls Clear

    6

    Once the hair is set it can be formed into various styleseither pulled back on the sides or up in a loose chignon.

    • Formula A (regrowth):

      Goldwell Top Chic 15 mls Neutrallights Violet/Ash + 10 mls 8A + 50 mls + 40-volume peroxide

    • Formula B (highlights):

      Goldwell Silk Lift

    • Formula C (gloss):

      Goldwell Elumen SV@10 + 25 mls + 25 mls Clear

    7

    “Many times brides don’t know exactly what they are going to feel comfortable with in the way of a style,” notes Marie. “Once the set is placed on the hair, it can be shaped into a style they can see in the mirror as you are moving the hair in shapes. Then you get an immediate agreement on what they feel comfortable with style-wise before you commit to placing the shape in.”