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MAKEOVER: From Chemical Nightmare To Beautiful Blonde

by Maggie Mulhern | February 20, 2019

Breeanna Weinhold (@breebirds_hair) of Woodland Hills, California, is known for her transformations and balayage artistry.  She has had quite a journey with one of her clients who came in with splotchy, orange, halfway color removed hair that had some pieces longer than waste length and some that were shorter from being chemically melted off.  

Here Weinhold shares the details for this three-step color journey to bright blonde:

To create look 1:

STEP 1: Cut off 12 inches of hair and add layering to remove as much of the old, fried hair while preserving as much length as possible.

STEP 2: Apply Pravana color remover in accordance with instructions. 

STEP 3: Color hair root to end with Wella Color Touch 5/0 and double 6 volume developer. Process for 20 minutes and then shampoo.

STEP 4: Dry the hair. Balayage hair in an isolated foiling method using Schwarzkopf Blonde Me and 20 volume. Shampoo when lightened hair is lifted to a level 9.

STEP 5. Tone hair with Redken Shades EQ 5N at roots/mid-shaft and 7GB, 9GB and 8V in the mid-shaft/ends. 

To create look 2:

STEP 1: Paint through the dark hair with Schwarzkopf Blonde Me and 30 volume- foiling each section and avoiding overlapping on the previously lightened hair.

STEP 2: After dark hair was lifted to a level 10, pull Schwarzkopf Blonde Me and 10 volume through the previously lightened ends to brighten up. Shampoo.

STEP 3: Tone root to end with Redken Shades EQ 9N, 9GB and 9v. Process for 5 minutes. Rinse. 

THREE WEEKS LATER:

STEP 1: Paint over the lightened hair with Schwarzkopf Blonde Me and 10 volume.

STEP 2: Tone roots with Redken 8N and tone mid-shaft/ends with 9N with a drop of 9GB. Process for 5 minutes and then rinse.

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