Summer Blonde: The Power of a Brilliant Highlight

By Alison Alhamed | 07/19/2013 12:16:00 PM


click image to zoom MODERN Facebook fan Drew Noreen, a stylist at Scottsdale, Arizona's Pucci Salon, created this before and after using Wella Blondor lightener, and styled for a finish full of body using Oribe stylers.


Highlighted at regrowth with Wella Blondor Extra Cool Blonde and 25-volume developer, then pulled pieces through ends using the same lightener with 10-volume. Process at room temp until the desired lightness is achieved.

"Using the Extra Cool Blonde helped to give me tonal control without having to glaze," he says. Then he gave a great long layered cut and blowout finished using Oribe products.

"I never like to put my highlight clients under the dryer as the timing and result can be unpredictable as well as the potential for over processing," he says.

Bravo, Drew!

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Color Inspired by Rachel From "Friends"

COLOR CORRECTION: Dark Brown to Blonde
Hair Extension Before and After






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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