How-To: Sun-Kissed Babylights

How-To: Sun-Kissed Babylights

Come Spring and Summer, women are looking to add a little glow to their tresses. Whether it’s ultra-flattering babylights or face-framing golden blonde strokes, CHI Global Board Artist Anna Cantu is breaking down the technique to achieve a natural and perfectly sun-kissed look using the CHI BOND + Lightening System.



Get the Look:

Formula 1: CHI Shine Shades 6B + 20 Volume CHI Generator (Mixing Ratio 1:1)

Formula 2: CHI Bleach and Shine and 20 Volume CHI Generator (Mixing Ratio 1:1)

Formula 3: CHI Bleach and Shine with 30 Volume CHI Generator (Mixing Ratio 1:1.5)

Artist Tip: CHI Bond & Seal is great for all chemical services to strengthen the hair.

Step 1: Apply the CHI Bond & Seal starting at the hair line, mid-shaft, and through the ends. Bush through to the ends for even distribution.

Step 2: Examine the client’s hair and scalp.

Step 3: Apply Formula One from roots to mid-shaft.

Step 4: To create babylights, use Formula Two. Take diagonal sections around the natural fall of the front hair line using foils to secure the placement.

 Artist tip: Section hair from behind the ears on both sides of the head leaving the back for later. Use the comb to “blur” the base color down the mid- shaft for a softer look.

Step 5: Taking ½ inch subsections on a diagonal and using the CHI color board, apply generous amounts of Formula Three. Push the product into the mid-shaft for an even better saturation.

Artist Tip: Feather the mid-shaft area throughout the full application. Leave out desired section by placing cotton in between.      

 Step 6: Start in the nape area, take V-shaped sections using the same application as sides. Around the occipital bone, start taking horizontal sections moving up the head. Let it sit for around 25 minutes. Use your professional judgement.

Step 7: Shampoo and condition with your favorite CHI wet-line products and style as desired.

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How-To: Salted Caramel Tresses

How-To: Salted Caramel Tresses



“Salted” ends are a huge color trend in the cool family and the “caramel” roots provide a warm tonal value. What better way to head into spring than with this sweet color?

Color Formulas

Formula One: 1 ½ oz. 10B Shine Shades Liquid Color + 1/2 oz.  Clear Shine Shade Liquid Color + 3 Capfuls 8V Shine Shades Liquid Color + 10 Volume CHI Color Generator.

Formula Two: 1 ½ oz. CHI Ionic Permanent Shine 6CM Crème Color +1/2 oz. 7I Shine Shades Liquid Color + No developer.

Color Steps

*Prep Hair with CHI Keratin Mist*

Step One: Apply Formula One from roots to ends.

Step Two: Apply Formula Two to root area to create a shadow root.

Step Three: Process at room temperature for 25-30 mins.

Step Four: Rinse until water runs clear, shampoo with CHI Infra Shampoo and Color Lock Treatment for 5 mins, rinse and style as desired.

Style Steps

*Prep wet hair with CHI Silk Infusion*

Step One: Blow-dry hair straight using your CHI NANO Hair Dryer and Paddle Brush.

Step Two: Section hair into two workable sections. Start by taking 1 inch subsections in the nape, spray generously with CHI Enviro 44 Hairspray- Natural Hold, and curl with your CHI LAVA Hairstyling Iron.

Step Three: Continue technique until all the hair is completed.

Step Four: Taking small sections, work your way through the hair backcombing/ teasing all the hair.

Step Five: Smooth down top portion of hair with a backcomb brush and finish look with CHI Shine Infusion.

Final Look: