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How to: Icy Blonde Hair Colour

How to: Icy Blonde Hair Colour

Colin Caruso, Artistic Director of Professional Hair Color, shows us how to create cool, icy blonde hair using the new Essential Cools from the color XG®.

Get Colin's forumla:

Phase One (starting at a level 5)

Formula 1:
the color XG® 8PA (8/81) 0.75 oz. (20 g/ml) +
the color XG® 6PA (6/81) 0.75 oz. (20 g/ml) +
the color XG® 8AA (8/11) 0.5 oz. (15 g/ml) +
20 volume Paul Mitchell® Cream Developer 2 oz. (60 g/ml)

Phase Two

Formula 1:
Skylight® 1 scoop +
30 volume Paul Mitchell® Cream Developer 1.5 oz. (45 g/ml)

Formula 2:
the color XG® 8PA (8/81) 1 oz. (30 g/ml) +
the color XG® 7PN (7/80) 1 oz. (30 g/ml) +
10 volume Paul Mitchell® Cream Developer 2 oz. (60 g/ml)

Formula 3:
the color XG® 10PA (10/81) 2 oz. (60 g/ml) +
5 volume Paul Mitchell® Cream Developer 2 oz. (60 g/ml)

Follow Colin's technique:

Phase One

1. Apply Formula 1 to the base and feather down to ensure blending at the base.

2. Process for 35 minutes and rinse well. Shampoo with Color Protect® Post Color Shampoo and condition. Dry the hair and prepare for Phase Two.

Phase Two

1. Part the hair down the middle. Starting at the front hairline just above the ear, take a diagonal back V section and hand paint with Formula 1. Continue to hand paint in these diagonal sections, adding lowlight with Formula 2 in every third section for depth. Continue up the head in V sections.

2. Move to the top segment. Beginning in the crown, take horizontal slices and hand paint using Formula 1. Paint the lowlight Formula 2 every three to four sections for dimension.

3. Process for 25 minutes (or until desired lightness is achieved) and rinse well. Shampoo with Color Protect® Post Color Shampoo and towel dry.

4. Apply Formula 3 to damp hair and process for 10 minutes.

5. Lighlty cleanse with Color Protect® Post Color Shampoo and condtion.

To find out more about the Essential Cools collection call our team on 0845 659 0011.

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