The Ultimate Blonding Technique How-To

The Ultimate Blonding Technique How-To

If you’re looking to lighten up your clients’ hair color in time for summer, then you’ve come to the right place. We asked Farouk Systems Global Board Artist Anna Cantu just how to get those coveted sun-kissed strands with a blonde blending technique. Take a look at her complete step-by-step using the CHI BOND + Lightener System, a line infused with hemp and aloe vera oils that lift up to 9+ levels without sacrificing its integrity, shine or condition.

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After

Get the Look:

Formula One: CHI Shine Shades 5N + CHI Shine Shades Clear + 10 CHI Color Generator (Mixing Ratio 1:1:1)

Formula Two: CHI Bleach & Shine + 10 Volume CHI Color Generator (Mixing Ratio 1:1.5)

Step One: Apply CHI Bond & Seal. Brush it into the hair for even distribution.

Step Two: Apply Formula One to the roots up to 1–2 inches. Then comb through to the mid-shaft following the natural hairline.

Artist Tip: Leave the fringe are out.

Step Three: Utilizing a smaller brush in the fringe area, make sure to over direct the hair, and apply in the mid-shaft area first. Use your fingers to feather upward to the root area as you buffer in the product.

Artist Tip: In the mid- shaft area, make sure to push in the product with your brush to maximize the lift. Working towards the ends, softly remove excess product on the porous ends.

Artist Tip: Take triangular subsections, and start in the mid-shaft area; this gives you more control.

Step Four: Utilizing a color board, push the product into the hair. Be careful not to over saturate the already porous ends.  Apply to the rest of the hair using angled subsections moving down the hair shaft as you go toward the back of the head. Make sure you are focusing on the outer surface of the hair sections.

Step Five: Utilizing a sponge buffer in the shine shades and the Bleach and shine together. This gives a beautiful blended look.

Step Six: After desired level of lift, rinse well. Use CHI Ionic Color Illuminate Platinum Blonde Shampoo and Conditioner. Style as desired.

Products Used:

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How-To: Rose Gold Color

How-To: Rose Gold Color

Out of all of the pastel hair colors out there, rose gold never goes out of style. The perfect mix of gold, blonde and pink hues is becoming the beauty statement of choice. Thinking about taking the plunge and achieving this color? We’ve got you. Scroll down to follow the step-by-step using the CHI BOND + Lightening System, CHI Shine Shades, and more. The result will be pure (rose) gold.

Before

After

Get the Look:

Formula One: CHI Bleach & Shine Lightener + 30 Volume CHI Color Generator (Mixing Ratio 1:1.5)

 Formula Two: CHI Bleach & Shine Lightener + 40 Volume CHI Color Generator (Mixing Ratio 1:1.5)

 Formula Three: CHI Shine Shades 8V + CHI Shine Shades Clear + 10 Volume CHI Color Generator (Mixing Ratio 1:1:1)

Step One: Apply CHI Bond & Seal Treatment from scalp to ends.

 Artist Tip: Use a paddle brush after adding CHI Bond & Seal Treatment to remove tangles and to achieve a more even distribution.

 Step Two: Using Formula One, do a zigzag part from the apex down to behind-the-ear on both sides of the head. Leave the back as a third section. This will make three full sections.

Step Three: Starting at the temple area, take a diagonal section approximately ¼ in width.

Step Four: Back comb the roots.

 Artist Tip: Apply CHI Bleach & Shine Lightener to the foils prior. Then apply additional product over the hair strand.

Step Five: Just under the back combed section, apply a generous amount of CHI Bleach & Shine Lightener by pushing the product into the hair.

 Artist Tip: To add extra dimension, concentrate on the mid-shaft pushing the product into the hair. Keep foils neatly folded for secure placement.

Step Six: Keep taking diagonal sections on both sides of the head.

Step Seven: Using Formula Two, start in the nape area, and take two V-shaped sections. Using horizontal sections, back comb and apply CHI Bleach & Shine Lightener from mid-shaft to ends. Finish the crown of the head with diagonal sections.

 Step Eight: Rinse well, and use your favorite CHI Shampoo and CHI Conditioner.

Step Nine: Apply Formula Three to desired areas for 15 minutes. Rinse, shampoo, condition, and style as desired.

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