Hair Color Trends

Show-Stopping Blonde

April 2, 2012 | 9:41 AM
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1. Begin the color with the sectioning as shown with an isolated fringe, two side sections from the natural fall of the hair and the back at the crown from an ear-to-ear parting.
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2. Beginning at the top of the section, take fine weaves from ¼-inch partings and place on foil. Sections will pivot from horizontal to diagonal as you move down the head.
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3. Apply Formula 1 to the weave from base feathering through to ends.
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4. In the following foil, apply Formula 2 through the ends.
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5. In the following foil, feather in Formula 3 through the ends.
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6. Continue down the head pivoting from the natural parting, including the sides and fringe, alternating steps 3, 4, and 5.
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7. Process for 30 minutes at room temperature. Rinse in sections to prevent bleeding. Then shampoo.
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8. Glaze at the shampoo bowl. Begin at the base, then blend through to the ends. Process for five minutes, then rinse and shampoo.
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Formula 1: SilkLift Strong, with 20-volume (6%) lotion
Formula 2: Topchic 8GB with 20-volume lotion
Formula 3: Topchic 11A and blonding cream with double 40-volume developer
Glaze: Colorance Express Toning 10 Creme

For the shape, Lina Arrojo used a razor to bring up the length and then layered internally. “I tightened up the overall shape, going from short to long, to give a bit more width,” Arrojo said. “I wanted to create more space and expose her eyes and cheekbones. This ‘swing bang’ offers a fantastic shape and incredible versatility.”


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