There’s no better feeling than bringing life back into long, grown out hair. Colorado-based stylist Amy Baugh (@hairbyamybee) recently transformed a client who had her first appointment after almost a year without any color service – and you just have to see this before and after for yourself.

Baugh specializes in balayage and dimension, and her work is the perfect example of how the right color and tools can add strength, movement and texture back into the hair. She used Wella BlondorPlex Powder Lightener to execute the high contrast ribbon foilyage, resulting in a beautiful and bookmark-worthy bronde.

“Our goals for the day were to add some dimension and make those bright pieces pop!” Baugh explains. “We added some lows within so the lighter pieces would pop more, and then I brought ribbons through the top and tipped out the ends. Mission accomplished.”

Want even more deets? Here’s Baugh’s step-by-step breakdown:

  • I used Wella BlondorPlex in my foils. 3% (10 vol) is good to start, 6% (20 vol) to finish.
  • After I rinsed out her lightener, I applied the WellaPlex No.2 Bond Stabilizer to strengthen those bonds and rebalance the pH.
  • Finished with a neutral gloss to counter the yellow/gold tones. I love mixing the /73’s with the /71’s in Wella Color Touch – it creates the prettiest tones!
  • Styled with a 1.25 inch iron. 

If you crave more bronde makeover inspo, follow Baugh’s Instagram for other formulas using Wella BlondorPlex!

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