Industry News

Babylights, Glam Wash, Toner and Extensions For Dramatic Makeover

Maggie Mulhern | December 7, 2016 | 2:30 PM
Photo 1 of 1

Samantha Thom (@samanthahairstylist) of Bob and Page, Winnipeg, Manitoba. Specializing in balayage, Thom loves doing major transformations. She got her chance with this client. Here she shares the how-to:

Step 1: Apply a full head of babylight highlights, using Redken Flash Lift & 30 volume (1:2) with Olaplex. Separate each highlight with foil to isolate.

Step 2: Process for 35 minutes. Shampoo.

Step 3: Glam wash ("which is a fancier term of a 'bleach shampoo'") using 40g of Redken Flash Lift, 80g of 40 vol, 8 pumps of Redken All Soft shampoo, and 15g of water. "I concentrated the glam wash on the mid-lengths and ends to take out the previous toners/old brasiness of the blonde to take it to the next level."

Step 4: Process for 5 minutes then rinse. Tone with Redken Shades EQ gloss- equal parts of 9V 9N and 000 with the processing solution. Process for 3 minutes. Follow with Olaplex 2 for 5 minutes. Shampoo and condition following the treatment.

Step 5: Trim and then blow dry using  Redken Pillow Proof Primer, and Living Proof Instant Restore Cream on the ends.

Step 6: Install Bellami Clip- in extensions (they were cut to about 20" long).

Step 7: To finish, take a one inch Marcel iron and add "beautiful beachy waves to blend the extensions with her hair. To give the curls a more 'textured' look, I used Living Proof Dry Volume Blast at her root, and throughout the extensions."

Samantha Thom makeover.
Samantha Thom makeover.

More from Industry News

Industry News Larisa  Love
Industry News

Larisa Love Joins Bellus Academy “Style for the Road” Event Celebrating Beauty, Barbering and Bikes

November 30, 2018

On Saturday, December 1, barbering, bikes, American Crew and Bellus Academy will come together to celebrate the opening of Bellus Academy’s Chlula Vista campus. From 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. the “Style for the Road” event will feature style demonstrations by some of American Crew’s most accomplished guest artists and offer free haircuts to guests. Larisa Love will be sharing all the excitement on Instagram.

Load More