TRANSFORMATION: Banded Old Ombre To Steely Blonde Sombre

Maggie Mulhern | July 9, 2015 | 7:00 AM

Kayla Le (@excellenthairsalon), a senior stylist at Excellent Hair Salon & Spa Inc, Fremont, California, has wowed us with this transformation on first time client Angela, who came to Le asking to be blonde. Here she shares how she delivered:

Starting level, seven months old balayage on a natural level 2.

Step 1: Pretreat the hair with Olaplex no.1 for 10 minutes. 

Step 2:  Carefully weave out the existing blonde hair and treat with Olaplex no.2.

Step 3: Babylight the rest. Place in foils and apply Joico Vero K-Pak Creme Lightener + 40 volume + Olaplex to zone 1and 2. On zone 3 apply Joico Creme Lightener + 10 volume developer.

Step 4: Process for 1 hour and 15 minutes. Rinse well and treat with Olaplex no. 2 for 10 minutes. Shampoo with Joico Color Balance purple shampoo. Towel dry.

Step 5: Tone the root with Redken Shades EQ 5n 2oz +2oz processing solution. Process for 10 minutes. Rinse well and towel dry. 

Step 6: Apply Matrix ColorSync 8v 1oz + 10p 1oz to zone 2. Process for 15 minutes. Pull through zone 3 for 7 minutes. Rinse, shampoo with Joico purple shampoo. Treat with K-Pak RevitaLuxe treatment for 10 minutes. Rinse then style. 



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