Spring Makeover by Dominique DeFrancesco

Some clients want the same thing every time they visit, but when used over and over again, the same style can get old very quickly. With just a small change, clients can have a fabulous new 'do that brings life back into their hair.

“As a colorist, we ask what keeps our guests coming back and what we can offer new for each season, subtle or big changes. But, many clients are not receptive to change, so I took my brown cover gray single process and set a plan for her next visit. This guest presented several pictures, and I suggested what would work best and explained the process for the next time she came in,” explains Dominique DeFrancesco, De La Mer Salon in Bellmore, NY. DeFrancesco combined a classic half foiled highlight with hair painting to update the look and brighten her face using Goldwell products.


Products used:

Detail A: Goldwell Oxycur Platin 1 scoop to 35 mls of 10 volume

Detail B: Background Goldwell Topchic 3 parts 5nn 1 part 6mb 1 part 5na

Detail C: Goldwell Oxycur Platin 1 scoop to 35 mls of Topchic 30 volume

Detail D: Goldwell Colorance 15 mls of 6N 10 mls 7BG 5 mls 7NA 60 mls of Colorance Lotion

Detail E: Goldwell Colorance 15 mls 7BG 15 mls 7NA 60 mls Goldwell Colorance Lotion


Steps to a Spring Makeover:

STEP 1: Apply a classic foiled highlight pattern, taking micro-fine weaves with Detail A, then apply background re-touch with Detail B.

STEP 2: Begin hair painting starting in the back section with Detail C, moving to the front two quads. 

STEP 3: For more brightness around the face, backcomb the hair left out between the foils and paint with Detail C. Let everything process for a total of 35 minutes.

STEP 4: Once shampooed, apply Detail D to the root in a teardrop section and then apply Detail E from mids to ends. Process for 15 minutes, rinse and condition.

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