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Each stylist has their technique to get the look when it comes to achieving a specific shade. For example, Blake Reed Evans, Sam Villa Ambassador and owner of Shear Art Salon (Tampa, FL) @blakereedevans says,  “I see a lot of influencers posting about using less foils for maximum impact, but there is still a time and place for lots of foils.  Guests who want full coverage blonde with minimum contrast simply need more foils.” In short, the answer to bright blonde with minimum contrast may be babylights.

Babylights Are The Key to Bright Blonde 

“The key to this look is paper thin slices. The thinner slice you take, the higher lift you will get to achieve maximum brightness. I also used predominantly vertical lines across the part and horizontal foils on the side to increase coverage. I did a few diagonals around the face to follow the hairline, “explains Evans.

Steps To Get The Look:

  • Color: Redken Flash Lift Power 9 and 30 Volume 1:1.5. Gloss: Shades EQ Bonder Inside Clear.
  • Do not leave more than 1/8” between foils. The less foils, the more contrast.
  • Style: Blow dry hair and use the Sam Villa Signature Series Professional Curling Iron 1”  on the color-treated setting. A color-treated setting is essential after a blonding service because hair is fragile. This setting (392°) is excellent because anything over 400° can remove hair color molecules from the hair. 

Shop The Technique:

Redken Flash Lift Power 9

Shades EQ Bonder Inside

Sam Villa Artist Series Professional Blow Dryer

Sam Villa Signature Series Professional Curling Iron 1”

Image Courtesy of @blakereedevans

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