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In life after lockdown, stylists everywhere are tackling grown out roots and at-home dye jobs. Lauryn Lee, a Pulp Riot educator at Butterfly Loft Salon in Encino, CA, has had many color corrections on her books these days. 

One guest came in with bleached ends and an orange band at the root, which she had done on herself at home. The blonde ends had been bleached at home multiple times, so they were very porous. "This was definitely a challenging, yet rewarding, color correction," Lee shares. "I tried my best to work smarter not harder, and managed to finish the color in about three hours."

In the video and steps below, Lee shares the details for this blended blonde transformation:

Step 1: Started highlights with lightener and 20 vol starting in the back near the nape of the neck. The highlight pattern began semi-chunky and gradually worked into medium-size weaves around the crown of the head.

Step 2: After highlighting the back of the head, I moved onto lowlighting at the crown. In between the highlights, I added small baby lowlights and blended them to the mid shaft, leaving the ends untouched.

Step 3: Added a shadow root to the orange band. This part was tedious to make sure the shadow root didn’t touch the blonde ends sticking out of her highlights.

Step 4: Once the back was full of highlights and lowlights, I moved to the front and continued the same highlight and lowlight pattern.

Step 5: Processed foils until the client’s highlights were a level 9/10.

Step 6: Toned using Pulpriot Liquid Demi. Root was 7-0 and ends were 9-1 9-2 and 0-0.

Step 7: Applied in-salon Olaplex treatment of n.1 and n.2.

Step 8: Washed, blow-dried and cut hair into long layers with curtain bangs.

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