BEFORE & AFTER: Beautiful Beige Summer Blonde

By Lauren Salapatek | 04/10/2014 2:31:00 PM


click image to zoomBefore and After (with hair curled) Hair and Make-up Artist Azelle Santa Ana (aka @xazellex) shared this beautiful beige summer blonde hair color before and after with MODERN by using our #hairdressermagic hashtag to show off her work. Here's what she wrote on her blog the other day about this look she created for one of her clients! 

"I don’t normally share what color I used on my clients, just didn’t think that was useful, but found out there are other hair stylists interested in my work. Yay!! So I’m excited to share this formula."





Her roots: Joico 10a with 20 volume developer

Her full highlights: Pravana lightener with 20-volume developer

Her toner: 9v(1/2) 9n(1/2) + clear


STEP 1: I applied retouch color first.

STEP 2: I did full highlights starting in the back. I rinsed with a blonde shampoo. I toned the hair for a full 5 minutes (more or less depending on your client's hair color, just watch the toner).

STEP 3: Rinse and condition.

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Before and After (with hair uncurled)


Summer blonde finished look






ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Lauren Salapatek

Lauren Salapatek Lauren Salapatek, Web Editor for Modern Salon | Salon Today | First Chair.

(Previous positions: Associate Editor/E-Newsletter Content Production Manager)

Since January 2010, Lauren has worked for Modern Salon Media covering salon style, product and beauty trends, and business editorial for both print and online content. As of October 2013, Lauren’s role changed to Web Editor—now she manages all online editorial content for, and As part of her responsibilities, she creates, edits, organizes and curates content for all Modern Salon Media’s websites; manages the creation and production of all Salon e-newsletters; promotes Modern Salon Media’s digital content via several social media accounts (Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest); and maintains an editorial calendar to keep all Modern Salon Media’s websites timely and current.

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