The Event: A Night At The Apollo
The Back Story: Lady Gaga’s tribute concert celebrating Pride Week took place at this historic Harlem theater, which was built in 1914, initially as a Burlesque venue, but eventually became the ultimate stage for some of the greatest jazz stars in the world – including Louis Armstrong, Billie Holiday, Lena Horne, and Duke Ellington.
The Hair: There were a million reasons to cheer…but Gaga’s hair was at the top of the list. Hiding underneath her trademark wig masterpieces was that iconic Platinum White Blonde, which needed a root touch-up for the occasion.
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Here’s how Frederic made it happen….
Start by removing build-up of minerals and discoloration by using Blonde Life Brightening Masque prior to lightening – it detoxifies and neutralizes instantly. Dry each section. Part hair into 3 sections: two sections in the front with a center part and one large section in the back. Leave hair in sections and spray Defy Damage ProSeries 1 in short bursts onto 2-inch sections. Remember not to oversaturate hair. Comb thru for even distribution and re-clip section.
Mix Blonde Life Créme Lightener with 20 Volume LumiShine Developer and apply, starting at the back section. Taking very fine 1/8-inch partings, apply formula to the regrowth area. Saturate each side of the section. Try not to oversaturate.
Apply lightening formula only to the regrowth, making sure to not overlap into the previously lightened hair. Continue applying mixture to the entire regrowth area to every section the head. Process the application until level 11 (palest yellow) is achieved.
Rinse the hair and shampoo with Defy Damage Protective Shampoo. Towel-blot and squeeze hair gently throughout head.
Use a wide-tooth comb to detangle and prepare the hair for the toning application.