TRANSFORMATION: Faded To Light Ash Rooty Blonde

Maggie Mulhern | October 23, 2015 | 9:25 AM

The majority of Michael Klomsue's clients are brunettes, transitioning to blonde. "My most requested  color is a light ash blonde balayage," says Klomsue, based at Cristophe Salon, Newport Beach, California. "It's kind of my signature color!" Klomsue's Instagram page (@colorbymichael) is filled with dazzling transformations and we think he has his "signature" nailed.

"The client in the photo was a first time client with me. She found me on Instagram and was looking for a new colorist in her area. She wanted a low maintenance color so I suggested a rooty blonde look so she wouldn't have to worry about regrowth. When we were finished she couldn't believe how light and blended her color was. She told me she always wanted a lighter blonde look but was never able to achieve it before. Her color was one of my personal favorites. Everything worked perfectly the color, the cut, & style!"

Here he shares the HOW TO in 2 easy steps on his client with a natural level 7 base with grown out highlights:

STEP 1: Foil highlight using Redken Flashlift  with 30 volume with 1/4 Olaplex. Process for 30 minutes.
STEP 2: Tone with Redken Shades EQ 15g:9t 15g:9v 30g Crystal Clear. Process for 10 minutes. Rinse and apply Olaplex #2 for 5 minutes.



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