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HOW-TO: Spring Steel, "Whisper" Soft Lavender Freelights For Brunettes

Lauren Salapatek | March 24, 2015 | 9:08 AM
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Do you have a client who wants to try out lavender haircolor but doesn't want the dramatic look? Spring Steel may be the answer.

This look by Wella Top Artist Eric Lindsey, features a dark chocolate base and soft, lavender Freelights through the mid-shaft and ends of the hair. The technique Lindsey used is similar to ombre, but instead he paints the hair similar to how you would do a herringbone technique. This creates lightness in the mid-shaft and ends of the hair. "It's truly a surface highlight, you're not lightening both sides of the hair all the way through, so you're not desensitizing the hair as much."

Watch the video below, and you will see that after applying Wella Blondor Freelights, he applies Wella Instamatic and pulls it through the mid-shaft and ends to create a balayage look. Lindsey used a demi-permanent color - which doesn't cause the hair to swell - and it doesn't have the lifting action like permanent haircolor. "It closes the cuticle even more and adds shine and reflection to the hair," he says.

For more information about Wella Blondor Freelights, visit


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