TRANSFORMATION: Going For Depth and Dimension

Maggie Mulhern | January 18, 2015 | 9:58 AM

"As a stylist, I feel like the most important thing is to make sure our guests feel  and look good at all times," says Dominique Limone (@limonetree), a senior designer at Platinum Salon in Tampa, Florida and a national educator for John Paul Mitchell Systems. "For my guest, her year long journey with platinum blonde was beginning to be too much maintenance. She wanted a more natural, 'lived in' blonde with depth and dimension."

Here, Limone shares how she helped her client achieve a more "maintainable" color design:

Formula A- Paul Mitchell Synchrolift with 20 volume cream developer
Formula B- PM Shines 5N and 6BV equal parts with processing liquid
Formula C- PM Shines 9V with 2 Violet Color Shots and processing liquid
Formula D- PM Shines 9V and 9BV equal parts and processing liquid

STEP 1: Create a horse shoe section from parietal ridge to mid crown. Apply formula A in weaves in foils, over directing the heavier side of her part to the opposite side.

STEP 2: Still working in the horse shoe section, in between the foils, using the same over direction using formula B at her base and melting formula B into formula C into the ends of the hair.
(tip: "A tip for this step is to work neat and clean to prevent color from getting on other parts of the hair, to prevent any spottiness.")

STEP 3: Continue to apply formula A in weaved 6 diagonal back foils on each side of the face starting at the ear.

STEP 4: Below the horse shoe section starting with formula B, over direct each section forward blending Formula B into Formula C to create a color melt.

STEP 5: Process for 25 minutes. Rinse and shampoo using Paul Mitchell Forever Blonde Shampoo. Towel dry and apply formula D.

STEP 6: Process for 15 minutes. Shampoo and condition with Paul Mitchell Forever Blonde Shampoo and Conditioner.




Cassandra Laine McGlaughlin (@cassandraplatinum), owner of Platinum Salon (Tampa, Florida) where Limone works, is weighing in to respond to some of the questions/comments/concerns expressed on our Facebook page:

Cassandra Laine McGlaughlin So I'm going to offer some info, being that I was present during this amazing color service 1.If extensions were used we would say so, thats a service we offer, no reason to hide it. The before was taken high up above her head, the after at a low angle. 2. This will be less maintenance bc the top was highlighted but the natural left bt, using a translucent demi at a Level 5 will blend a natual level 4 into the previously lighted hair and serve as a beautiful mid tone for an ombre (as you can see) that strong regrowth line was blended by a HEAVY and tiny woven foil. 3.The floors are different bc we color in a Color Bar and BlowDry on our Design Floor (different flooring). WHEW! Lots of negativity towards a beautiful job by one of my best stylists! So this is my THIRD time this month asking this question: If you don't understand a color service (especially one that someone graciously shares all their formulas) Why don't you just ask a question?? Why does it resort to calling someone a liar? I have an hard time understanding these overly negative and some downright mean responses. I would suggest that if you sincerely are questioning the before and after look at the stylists other work; you can't fake consistency. And Dominique Limone posts consistently good work.




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