FORMULA: Adding Dimension To Box Color Junkie


Gina Bianca (@the_hair_doctor) of Gina Bianca Hair (@ginabiancahair), Southington, Connecticut, had an opportunity to create some magic on a box color client looking for something new and professional. "She had very fine hair," says Bianca, "and 5 years of box color. She hadn't had it cut her hair in 2 years. She was  terrified of hairdressers due to bad experiences."

Here Bianca shares the HOW TO for this fresh color design that the client "LOVED!":

Step 1: Apply to the root area in 1/2 inch sections: Paul Mitchell 3NN with 20 volume developer.

Step 2: Foil balayage highlight using Paul Mitchell DPL w/ 30 volume, blended with Olaplex. Place horizontally throughout the hair leaving out a one inch veil at her part.

Step 3: Process for 30 minutes or until desired lift is achieved.

Step 4: Glaze with Paul Mitchell 9BV and 9NB, equal parts.

Step 5: Process for 20 minutes at the sink. Rinse.


 Bianca is offering education in the Connecticut area (and beyond!). For more details, e-mail



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