Kayluh Stewart (@kayluhskolors) works out of her Elysian Studio in Atlanta, where she's upped her blonding game all summer long. As a member of MODERN SALON's Artist Connective, she's been lightening up her creativity to new levels with bold, beautiful balyage and more client-satisfying solutions, thanks to Paul Mitchell's Blonding Portfolio and the Ultimate Blonding Guide.

The guide highlights Paul Mitchell's new Synchrolift lightening options, a super-flexible Dual Purpose Lightener, the uber-artistic Skylight hand-painting clay lightener and much more to help Stewart and colorists create the best possible blonde results for their clients all the way into Fall.

Stewart is particularly impressed with the way Paul Mitchell Synchrolift+ and Paul Mitchell the Demi formulas go together seamlessly to create beautiful creations like this one.

She finds Synchrolift+—Paul Mitchell's dust-free, gentle ultra-quick blue powder lightener—to be ideal for on-scalp double process blonding, off-scalp foil highlighting, hand-painting and any creative technique or color correction. It provides up to 9 levels of lift.

One of Stewart's favorite transformations of the summer is thanks to Paul Mitchell's new Skylight clay lightener, which she says helped hide and smooth the transition throughout the hair. "I hand-painted lowlights into her hair and melted it into the lightener without touching, to avoid the risk of extra warmth." Skylight's unique formulation and ingredient mix of rice flour and kaolin clay help form an instant shell during processing that won't dry out, flake or transfer, making it perfect for all freehand applications.

Some blonde makeovers pull Stewart's heart strings more than others. This one made it sing, with another beautiful lightening boost from Paul Mitchell Synchrolift. "We chose this lightener because of its gentle, enhanced formula that helps to soften and condition," she explains. An infusion of shea ensured a beautifully safe effect on virgin hair. "With up to nine levels of lift, we had the perfect outcome of warm tones that paired beautifully with all of her features."

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