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COLOR CORRECTION: Damaged To Icy - And Healthy - Platinum

Maggie Mulhern | December 10, 2016 | 5:37 AM
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Sarai Speer-Lee (@SaraiHairWizard) of ReHab Hair, Kansas City, MO, says her new client found her on Instagram. "She came in for a consultation - a must for all new clients - and said she wanted silver/white/platinum hair. She came in with 2" of regrowth, 2-3" of orange banding (about 4-5" of orange banding in the back) and  compromised ends. During her consultation I told her I would get her as light as I possibly could and fix the banding while keeping the integrity of her hair. I never promise results like this in one session (under promise over deliver). I started by addressing the orange band first then the root area."

Here Speer-Lee shares the details for the makeover: 

Step 1: To the banded area apply California Glam Blue Lightener (50 grams), Trionics "Lift Thru" (50vol) Enzyme Developer (75 g) with 1/4 oz Olaplex.

Step 2: Process for 25 minutes then apply the same formula to roots for 25 minutes. Process with a cap (to prevent drying out) for a total time of 50 minutes. Rinse. Apply Olaplex #2 for 15 minutes. Rinse and dry.

Step 3: The banded area was still a problem - not quite light enough. Re-apply California Glam Blue Lightener with Trionics 20 vol and 1/4 oz Olaplex to the same area for 20 minutes. Rinse and treat with Olaplex #2 for 10 minutes.

Step 4: Tone with equal parts Redken Shades EQ 09V, 09B, 09T with Trionics "No Lift" (5 vol) for 3-5 minutes. Rinse. Dry completely.

Step 5: To root area apply formula 1: Kenra 8NA with Trionics 10 vol enzyme developer with 1/8 oz Olaplex. Feather down 1-2" to create a shadow root.

Step 6: Melt into formula 2: equal parts Kenra Metallics 10SM and 9VM +Trionics 10 vol enzyme developer with 1/8 oz Olaplex. Process at room temp for 30 minutes and then rinse. Treat with Olaplex #2 for 10 minutes followed by  Trionics Enzyme Cocktail (conditioner). 

"This whole process took me 4.5 hours from start to finish. I charged $300 total for this service. What was supposed to be a balayage turned into a color correction which is why I make all new clients come in for a consultation - to ensure I have enough time and the client has the time and budget for what outcome they're wanting."

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