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Last updated: February 18, 2008

Wella Color Charm® “Flowing Lights” Technical

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Wella Color Charm® “Flowing Lights” Technical

With spring just around the corner, your clients will be aching for a little ray of light to warm up and brighten their winter-hued locks. Try your hand at this Step-by-Step from Wella, using the Color Charm Demi-Permanent Shades, to give clients the dimension and softness they want.

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    Model Before:
    The model is a Natural Level 6 with the shaft previously lightened to Level 7.

    Color Goal:
    Softly flowing dimension that accents the feminine cut with pale rays of light.

    Formula 1 (Foils): Wella Wellite Powder Lightener mixed with 20-volume Wella Color Charm Crème Developer

    Formula 2 (Free Hair): I part Wella Color Charm Demi-Permanent 7W, Medium Sand mixed with 2 parts Activating Lotion.

    Formula 3 (Glaze):  1 part Wella Color Charm Demi-Permanent 9G, Soft Golden Blonde mixed with 2 parts Activating Lotion.

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    Section hair. Working around the head, slice out a diamond on top, beginning just behind the fringe and ending at the crown.

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    Step 2: Create foils. Start on either side of the fringe and working toward the back of the head, slice very fine foils, vertically, in a back-to-back pattern, skipping about ½-inch between each set. Work through each side, stopping at the back. About 10 -12 foils.

    Step 3: While foils are processing, apply Formula 2 to all free hair between foils to create richness and depth. Process for 15 minutes.

    Step 4: When foils have processed to Level 10 Pale Yellow contributing pigment, thoroughly rinse Formula 2 from free hair, then remove foils, rinse again, shampoo and towel dry.

    Step 5: Apply Formula 3 as a glaze to all hair. Process up to 10 minutes. Rinse until the water runs clear then condition.

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    The goal of dimensional hair has certainly been achieved, giving the cut an even softer and more feminine look.