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Try This Blonde “Winter Quartz” Technique

The assignment:

“My client was a natural, Level 7 brunette — she’d never colored her hair before. But she decided she wanted to be a “dirty blonde.”

The lucky break:

“Fortunately, because I was working with all virgin hair, I didn’t have the challenge of color correction. She lifted beautifully! I started with a lower developer in the back, and used a higher developer as I got to the sides and the top…which helped with an even lift all around.”


The maintenance solution:

“Upkeep on this look is fairly minimal. I won’t need to see my client for another 3 – 4 months.”

The best result:

“I think what makes this shade so special is that it’s the PERFECT beige. Not too ashy…not too warm. My client is still bright, shiny, and reflective.”


The Take-Away:

“I encouraged my client to use Color Balance Purple Shampoo and Blonde Life Brightening Conditioner once a week. After she’s out of the shower, it’s all about Luster Lock Multi-Protector Daily Shine & Protect Spray, which I love, because it helps detangle, gives longevity to the color, and is both a heat and UV protectant. After that, I have her apply Blonde Life Brilliant Glow Brightening Oil — it works on damp or dry hair — which adds extra hydration along with shine, and helps eliminate any unwanted frizz.



The Winter Quartz Formula:

Highlights: Blonde Life Lightening Powder + 20 Volume LumiShine Developer

Root Tap: LumiShine Demi-Permanent Liquid 7NWB + 5 Volume LumiShine Developer

Toner/Gloss: LumiShine Demi-Permanent Liquid equal parts 9NA + 9NV + 5 Volume LumiShine Developer