Mallory Galusha has been in the industry for 10 years and says she has a true passion for transforming blondes.
"I am loving the trend right now, dimensional yet beautifully natural," she says. "When I saw this gorgeous head of hair - literally being one of the thickest, longest heads of hair I'd ever seen - I knew I had my work cut out for me. She had three inches of new growth, then two inches of a warm, permanent colored band, then old highlights and lowlights. Her goal was a natural, lived in blonde, that would be dimensional and bright, yet grow out low maintenance."
Here Galusha shares the details for this correction - including her favorite trick for super long hair: super WIDE foils to cover more ground:
Step 1: Apply a full head of super fine babylights throughout the hair to break up the previous bands of color. "Apply everything on a diagonal, following the natural shape of her hairline, for a super natural fall." Around the front hair line, pack in the babylights even tighter for that "money piece". Formula: Framesi Diamond 1/2 20 1/2 30 vol with Olaplex.
Step 2: While processing, hand paint some "foilayage" pieces for an extra pop of blonde throughout the ends.
Step 3: Process for 30 minutes.
Step 4: Root melt at the shampoo bowl using Redken Shades EQ, 1oz 7n + .5 oz 7v.
Step 5: Melt down 4 inches and then process for 7 minutes. (Part the 1st two inches of hairline out, and only tap roots, leaving the money piece.)
Step 6: Tone with Redken Shades EQ 1/2 9p 1/2 9v for 5 minutes.
Total Time: 5 hours"
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