Saturday, June 12, 2010

Don't try this at Home...

A lot of box color from the grocery store turns out great, but unfortunately when it doesn't, it's usually a disaster. Don't worry, we've all done it. In high school my blonde sister turned her hair fire engine red for school using a "Semi-Permanent, fades in 6 weeks" box color...and sure it faded, to PINK! These hair emergencies are my favorite! I think the best ideas come from mistakes the first time around. SO, I was really excited to get to play with some blonde/orange/yellow/brown hair today!

Here's BEFORE...nice and blotchy, some white roots, some yellow, some natural, some orange midshaft...

Only a few hours, a hundred (or more) foils, and a ton of bleach later. Then some cool violet toner (pictured above--looks a little freaky, but toner is amazing. It's like hi-powered purple shampoo to neutralize any yellow tones) and we have....

AFTER! A beautiful soft platinum blonde with a few low-lights (dark blonde streaks) and a shadowbox underneath for a natural look and more dimension. This is what she was going for, and I was SO excited to do it!

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Long Layers

You can add a LOT of personality to a long hairstyle by adding some layers & cute bangs!

Cut & Color

Here's a medium length style with some shimmering new hi lights.