"Alli wanted to do something fun with her hair for some time, but waited until after she got married," says Alexis Thurston (@alexisbutterflyloft) from Butterfly Loft salon (@butterflyloftsalon), Encino, California. Here she shares the how to for this "Sea Glass Mermaid" finish:
STEP 1: On pre-lightened level 8 and 9 hair, section hair into 4 sections. Balayage the back 2 sections up to 1 inch away from root with Schwarzkopf Blondeme lightener, 20 volume and Olaplex taking ½” diagonal back slices. Then balayage the front 2 sections up to 1 inch away from root with Blondeme lightener, 30 volume and Olaplex taking ½” diagonal back slices in the front. Process with plastic wrap for a full 30 minutes.
STEP 2: Shampoo hair, towel dry and tone with mixture of 30 grams Wella Illumina 10/69, 30 grams 6 volume developer, 20 grams Olaplex Part 2, 3 grams Wella Koleston /11 ash special mix. Pull through the hair and process at shampoo bowl for 5-10 minutes. Shampoo, condition and dry hair 100%.
STEP 3: Mix 3 colors:
A: 30 grams Illumina 6/16, 30 grams Illumina 7/81, 2 grams Wella Koleston /11 ash special mix, 2 grams Wella Koleston /28 matte pearl special mix, 64 grams 6 volume developer.
B: 40 grams Pravana Pastel Mint with 5 drops Alfaparf Revolution Blue
C: 40 grams Pravana Pastel Mint with 4 drops Alfaparf Revolution Green and 1 drop Alfaparf Revolution Blue
STEP 4: Section hair into 8 equal sections at crown. (Think beach ball.) Apply mixture A to all root area and feather out about 2-2.5”. While root area is processing, apply mixture B and mixture C colors to the mid area in the following pattern…apply mixture B to the front section, and then alternate each section between mixture C and mixture B. When applying, smudge mid area color into root mixture A and leave last 2 inches of the ends out. Process a full 20 minutes after last section is complete.
STEP 5: Add conditioner to left over mixture B and C and pull through ends of the same color sections quickly at the shampoo bowl before washing the hair. Shampoo, condition and towel dry hair.
STEP 6: On towel dried hair, apply Sebastian Clear Cellophane to all of hair, clip up and put client under a warm dryer for 10 minutes (no cap). Take clip out and let hair cool completely (about 10 minutes) then rinse well, condition and towel dry hair.
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