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MAKEOVER: Fashion To Money Making Melt

Maggie Mulhern | June 5, 2017 | 4:40 AM

We shared a color chart recently, sent to us from Kristin Grip about her Fantasy Color client: https://www.modernsalon.com/article/79329/the-fantasy-color-client and you all LOVED the journey! We contacted Grip (@HairByKristinGrip) a hair extension specialist and owner of @TeaseSalonOC in Costa Mesa, CA., to learn more about the final look, going from a fashion shade to something more commercial and "money making."

Here she shares the details:

"She went from Pink to a blue/teal color to a deeper blue by Rusk. By October the color had faded into teal and she was ready to go back to a natural look. I knew I wanted a clean slate- I had to get her back blonde. I felt like just trying to cancel out her green would limit what I could do in the future and wouldn’t look as good."

Here she shares the details for the pretty finished color melt:

Step 1: Apply Malibu DDL to lift the direct dye "which shifted it a little but the color was old and stuck in there. I told her to brace herself for mint."

Step 2: Bleach wash with Redken Icing and 20v. "It turned into a pretty shade of mint that she rocked for a few days."

Step 3: After one week foil 1/2” slices and apply Olaplex and Redken Icing with various developers (depending on how dark the color was.) "I paid close attention to making sure the dark areas got the higher developers and the light pieces got the lowest so I wouldn’t over process her hair." This turned the hair bright blonde for a clean slate.

Step 4: Apply a reverse ombre. Foil weave to isolate pieces with conditioner to protect the hair to stay bright blonde.

Step 5: Now go in with some freehand painting with back brushing to deepen the root using Redken Shades EQ in 5WB, 5WB+9WB,  and 9WB. Process according to manufacturers instructions. Rinse.

Step 6: Tone with Redken Shades 9P and 8N. Finish by adding 2 rows of ombre D-lux machine weft extension in 20” length from Your Hair Shop.

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