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How-Tos > Viral Blonde Pixie
September 5, 2017

Viral Blonde Pixie

  • Formula A

    Redken Flash Lift + 30-volume developer + Olaplex No.1 + Argan oil

  • Formula B

    Redken Flash Lift + 25-volume developer + Olaplex No.1 + Argan oil

  • Formula C

    Redken Shades EQ 09NW + Shades EQ Processing Solution 

  • Formula D

    Redken Flash Lift + 10-volume developer + Olaplex No.1 + Argan oil

  • Formula E

    Redken Shades EQ 09GI + Shades EQ Processing Solution 

If you’re a hairdresser and you were on social media at some point in 2017, you’ve probably seen this blonde pixie transformation. The stylist behind the look? Alexander Scott (@alexanderscotthair), a colorist at Bang Seattle. BTC loved the shot so much it earned Alexander a #ONESHOT nomination for Transformation Shot of the Year. And as for his client? “I am STILL obsessing over my total LIFE makeover that was kick-started by your amazing work, Alexander,” she wrote on Instagram. “You are THE. BEST. EVER.” Here’s how Alexander achieved this incredible look.  

 

Total chair time: 5½ hours across two appointments 

 

Pricing:
First session: $368 
Second session: $286

 

Artist: Alexander Scott
Manufacturer: Olaplex, @olaplex; Redken, @redken

COLOR FORMULAS

  • Formula A

    Redken Flash Lift + 30-volume developer + Olaplex No.1 + Argan oil

  • Formula B

    Redken Flash Lift + 25-volume developer + Olaplex No.1 + Argan oil

  • Formula C

    Redken Shades EQ 09NW + Shades EQ Processing Solution 

  • Formula D

    Redken Flash Lift + 10-volume developer + Olaplex No.1 + Argan oil

  • Formula E

    Redken Shades EQ 09GI + Shades EQ Processing Solution 

Products Used

HOW-TO STEPS

  • 1

    Alexander started by cutting the hair, using a razor in diagonal sections to create round graduation underneath the parietal ridge.

  • 2

    On the top, he continued to create round graduation behind the apex, then over-directed the sections to a stationary guide starting above the ear on each side.

  • 3

    He layered the top with a flat layering technique, over-directing to the apex while elevating the hair straight up from the head. He dried the hair and detailed the shape and texture using shears.

  • 4

    For the color, Alexander applied Formula A in foils to the midlengths and processed for 30 minutes, then applied Formula B to the roots and processed for 45 minutes.

  • 5

    In the first appointment, he lifted the hair to a Level 9 and applied Formula C. 

  • 6

    One month later, Alexander re-lightened the base and lifted the ends to a Level 10 with Formula D, processing for 25 minutes.

  • 7

    Then, he colored the roots, ½-inch out with Formula C, and applied Formula E to the midlengths and ends, processing for 15 minutes. 

  • 8

    After each lightening service, he used Olaplex No.2 for 10 minutes.

  • 9

    Alexander styled with Oribe Supershine Moisturizing Cream + Oribe AirStyle