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Achieving Taylor Swift's Blonde

Beth Minardi | July 10, 2011 | 10:25 PM
Beth Minardi

Enter great, healthy looking blondes like Taylor Swift, whose lush blonde on blonde waves are lustrous, shiny, bright and really beautiful. Her blonde shade reflects modern blonding at its best. Hats off to the smart, respectful and totally professional colorist who helps Taylor remain beautifully blonde.

Here's what's so special: The hair defines the shade-on-shade vibrance today's colorists are more easily able to achieve. Why? Because we have products that make our work easier than ever. It's up to us to use our creativity and skill to create these unforgettable tones.

If you have a client who is Level 4 or lighter, try to stop thinking single process, all- over color. That's the easy way out ... but usually not the best. Instead, highlight the hair in a zig-zag pattern. Weave some of the sections as you slice other (tiny) sections. So that the hair does not take on an old-fashioned frosted look,  place sections of lowlights in between every forth or fifth highlight.  

Use an acidic-creamy no lift demi-permanent formula. I like using a level B9 shade like Joico's K Pak Chrome no-lift color.

Then, treat this fragile hair with a shampoo and conditioner created for use on highlighted, lightened hair. To serve this special purpose, try Minardi Wash Three and After Wash Three.

When performing a retouch on this luscious blonde hair, restrict application of lightener to the regrowth area only and twist the previously lightened ends of the hair shaft out of the foils.


 

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