1. Choose Your Lightener
Tailor your choice of lightener to the condition of your client’s hair. Our favorite for most hair types is , which is infused with our . This revolutionary technology helps to strengthen internal bonds through the coloring process, and teams perfectly with a rinse of the to complete the treatment. For drier locks, you could also use , which harnesses protective lipids that coat the hair and help protect from moisture loss.
2. Apply to the Ends
Talk to your client about where they want their lighter shade to begin. There’s no one-size-fits-all rule; they can opt for the very tips or start in line with the bottom of their earlobes. Once you’ve agreed on a placement, begin stroking the lightener from the starting point down to the tips. You’ll want to cover the full width of the hair to create that dipped effect.
3. Diffuse the Line
Here’s where we make the dip-dye more modern: after applying lightener to the full width of the ends, gently feather the formula upwards where the light and dark tones meet. This diffuses the dip-dye lines for a softer, subtler finish. Remember: you’re only feathering gently, so be sure not to take your strokes too high.
4. Rinse and Tone
Once hair has lifted to the desired underlying tone, take your client to the sink and wash their locks with a color-kind shampoo, like . Condition and apply to neutralize the pH levels, then use a toner to personalize their dip-dyed blonde shade. Choose for a demi-permanent tint, for a zero-damage, semi-permanent hue, and or for a shade that’s permanent. Allow to develop, then rinse until hair is ready for styling.