When a head full of foils takes you from medium brunette to a sweet cream blonde
Lets just start by stating the obvious, this girl is so cute I can barely stand it. If Bratz Dollz were to be real, they would look like this. She also has a SERIOUS head of hair, my goodness. It had been over 6 months since her last appointment, and was my first time getting my hands in her hair.
Our starting palette was an ample amount of natural level 5 outgrowth with previous balayage living through her mids and ends. Her desired end goal was to be as blonde as possible with as little warmth as possible.
To the right is an image of our starting point. Her previous stylist had done a color correction at her last appointment (many months ago) to break through quite a bit of banding and warmth. The end result was beautiful, but she was ready for a complete overhaul to finally be as blonde as she wanted to be. Starting with a pretty clean color melt set me up for success.
WHAT DID I DO
Can we say FULL foil?? Over 100 to be exact. Foil-leesi, House of Revival Mane, the first of her name, the un bleach-burnt, Queen of the foils, protector of the hair, gentle breaker of bonds and mother of blondes. I teasy-lighted my little heart out on this Disney Princess to get the even, bright lift that we were looking for. Because of the sheer density and length of her hair, I knew this application would be lengthy. I chose to start at her nape and work my way through the back first using a lower volume developer to allow for gentle treatment of the hair. Once the back of her hair was complete, I applied her sides then top.
Back Two Quadrants: 20 Volume violet powdered lightener
Sides: 30 Volume violet powdered lightener
Top: 35 Volume violet powdered lightener
All formulas mixed 1:1.5
Toner (liquid demi-permanent):
20g 9,22 (level 9 double violet)
20g 9,78 (level 9 beige with green)
20g Gloss (clear)
60g 10 Volume
Processed for 20 minutes
By the time her sides and top were applied, her back had finished processing. I removed her foils, thoroughly rinsed, then allowed her to process until the rest of her hair was complete.
While applying through the back I used horizontal teased sectioning, switching to a diagonal back teased sectioning through her sides and top. I placed babylights 3 foils deep along her whole hairline to give her some bright pops of color around her face.
Her sides and top took around 20 minutes to lift to a clean 9 & 10 (9 through her mids, 10 through her ends), at which point I rinsed her whole head and cleansed twice to remove all product from her hair. I towel dried, applied her toner, an allowed it to process for 20 minutes.
We cleansed and conditioned with an anti frizz shampoo and conditioner, then applied a nutrient rich oil and leave in conditioner, as well as a hydrating mousse before blowing her out. She has a natural texture to her hair, so I used a good amount of tension to get a smooth and shiny surface on her hair before curling.
I prepped her hair with a shine enhancing mist before curling, then finished with a medium hold hairspray. We did a full on photoshoot when we were done!! Four hours, 10,000 foils and 1,000 grams of lightener later and she was the blonde bombshell she had been waiting for!
I was thrilled with how light her hair lifted, and how much shine she had after an intense bleach application.
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What I Used:
Davines Mask With Vibrachrom Permanent Color, Century Of Light Progress Lightener, View Liquid Demi-Permanent Color & Products
Dyson Blow Dryer
YS Park Clips & Combs