Formula for a Bright, Healthy Blonde

By Alison Alhamed | 04/18/2012 3:57:00 PM


click image to zoom Lighter, brighter days translates to lighter, brighter color for your clients. It seems the change in seasons welcomes highlights, dimensional lifting and contouring with lights and brights. In this how-to, featured in the April issue of MODERN SALON, Wella Professionals stylist Josh J. Banks creates a blonde beauty with a healthy shine.

The Artist:
Josh J. Banks
Top Stylist for Wella & Nioxin Design Team
Aya Salon, Santa Monica, California

The Vision:
Strong emphasis on blonde that looks healthy and glowing, complemented with soft, golden accent.

The Formula:
Natural level: 7
Formula A: Wella Dust Free Powder Lightner mixed with Koleston Perfect 10-volume crème developer. 1 oz. Blondor to 1.5 oz. 10-volume developer
Formula B: Wella Koleston Perfect Permanent Hair Color 10/0 with 30-volume developer. Equal amount of color to developer.
Formula C: Wella Koleston Perfect Permanent Hair Color 9/73 with 20-volume developer. Equal amount of color to developer.

The Application:
Divide hair into deep triangular sections and mix fine slices and weaves, alternating color throughout the sections.






ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Alison Alhamed

Alison Alhamed, Editor in Chief of Modern Salon Magazine | Editor of First Chair

Since July 2008, Alison has worked across all brands under the MODERN SALON Media umbrella, including MODERN SALON, SALON TODAY, FIRST CHAIR and MODERN SALON TV. Alison’s passion for the beauty industry grew even deeper after she enrolled in beauty school, working as an editor by day and a student by night. Alison earned her cosmetology degree from Pivot Point International in Bloomingdale, Illinois, in May 2011.

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tracy stough    
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aurora,in  |  April, 19, 2012 at 05:33 PM

i have a custumer who wants to be blonde,currently a lever 6r,-6rb,,lighter on ends,,we use matrix color,,,what do u reccomend?

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