Hair Color Trends

MAKEOVER: Box Color To Long and Lovely Pink

Maggie Mulhern | August 7, 2017 | 6:11 PM

"My client came in with very long hair and no interest in cutting it," says Lenna Kelly (@lennakellydoeshair). The color specialist based Ziggys Hair LA, Culver City, CA, says that "color corrections and HUGE makeovers are what I love the most."

Because of the length, Kelly knew she had to work quickly and cautiously. "She had two 'home made bleach job' streaks and 6 month old box color."

Here she shares the details for the new color in her own words:

"I decided to utilize the platinum card method using Framar foils (I love how long they are!) I separated the hair into 4 sections. I applied Wella Blondor lightener with 30 volume and Olaplex onto her mid-lengths and ends in 1/8th inch sections.
Once her mids and ends were at a level 7, I went in with 20 volume and Wella Blondor lightener with Olaplex and applied onto her root and new growth.
I re-applied the lightener to any stubborn areas. 
I did not use heat at any point with the lightener.
Once her hair was lifted to a solid level 9 I washed her out with Fanola for 5 minutes to pre-tone, and did a step 2 Olaplex treatment. This part is so important because it not only strengthens the hair but I feel it helps the color last longer.
After that I rough dried the hair to about 70% and then separated into 4 sections and applied the color.
I applied on the roots first and then applied mids to ends using Wella Instamatics Pink Dream. I mixed 100g of Pink Dream with 100g of 6 volume and 1 inch of /56."

Kelly adds a special shout out to "my wonderful assistant @thesaltyunicornxhair for the bomb blow out on all that thick long hair."

Facebook Comments

More from Hair Color Trends

Hair Color Trends
Hair Color Trends

From Foiled and Damaged To Luscious Red

Maggie Mulhern | October 1, 2017

"This client had been doing full foils for years, and her hair showed it," says Tiffinie Morton (@hairbytiffinie). "We had been working on getting her hair healthier and decided to try something new. She initially wanted to go to a warm level 5 but I talked her into trying this to ease her into being darker since she had been blonde for so long." Details here.

Hair Color Trends
Hair Color Trends

The "Let's Do It" Makeover

Maggie Mulhern | September 22, 2017

"This was her first time in my chair," says Rachael Monahan (@Rachael_Monahan) of Jyl Craven Hair Design, Canton, Georgia. "She decided she needed a big change to find her herself a romance! She said 'Make it short, sexy, and all one color!' I said 'LET'S DO IT!'" Details for the makeover here.

Load More