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Formula How-To: Goldilocks by Clairol Professional

Victoria Wurdinger | October 29, 2015 | 2:29 PM

Inspired by the vivid and dimensional results achievable with Flare permanent cream color. An overall lighter blonde with depth in order for the blonde shades to really stand out.




Natural level 8


Formula 1: 10-volume developer. Create 10-volume by mixing equal parts 20 Clairol Professional Volume Flare developer with distilled water


Formula 2: 2 oz Clairol Professional Flare 8N with 2 oz Clairol Professional 20-volume developer


Formula 3: 1 oz Clairol Professional BW2 + 2 oz Clairol Professional 20-volume developer


Formula 4: 2 oz Clairol Professional Flare 10GB with 2 oz Clairol Professional 10-volume developer


1. Add depth to the base color by applying Formula 1 to the root area only. Then apply Formula 2 from line of demarcation to ends. Process 15 minutes and rinse.


2. Section out a heart shape on top of the head and outline it with medium-woven highlights using Formula 3. Then take diagonal foils within the heart shape. Working from the front of the heart to the back, feather on Formula 3, starting 1 to 2 inches away from the root area. Process 25 minutes or until the desired amount of lightness is achieved.


3. Shampoo and towel dry hair. For added shine and dimension, tone with Formula 4. Process 15 minutes, shampoo and rinse.


Color: Shelley Street and Lindsay Perez for Clairol Professional

Photography: Christopher Schmidt

Fashion styling: Gena Tuso

Makeup: Riku


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