One of the winners (for Best Color Transformation) of the Paul Mitchell Professional Color Outside the Lines Hair Color Challenge, Madison, WI-based Kelly Rettenberger (@kellyrettenberger) had a salon client who wanted to be lighter but still believable.
“Alyse was looking to brighten up and get a more natural look,” Rettenberger explains. “At her first visit, I focused on color balancing her canvas to remove previous color and added a few babylights to brighten (and in all honesty to make sure that her processed, fine hair was strong enough for a little lightening).
"This second visit was all about brightening up and achieving a low maintenance, yet still lovely look.”
STEP ONE: Babylights were placed around the face with Paul Mitchell Professional Synchrolift 20vol
STEP TWO: The remaining hair was hand painted with Paul Mitchell Skylight 40vol, leaving out random sections to keep depth.
STEP THREE: After processing to a level 8/9, I used The Demi on towel dried hair to color melt.
Base: 30g 5N 30g Processing Liquid
Mid/Ends: 25g 9N 15g 6BV 40g Processing Liquid, 20 minutes.