1. Lighten Their Locks
If your client has brunette or dark blonde locks, you’ll need to start by applying a pre-lightener. Try adding balayage with Blondor Freelights; it’s the ideal technique for those going blonde for the first time. Stroke through mid-lengths and ends, adding brightness that’s bespoke to your client’s hair length and texture. Then, finish with a bold money-piece through the front to tie their lighter look together.
For light blondes going deeper, you may still need to add a scattering of highlights. This is especially true if they have dark regrowth that requires touching up. To lend a boost of brightness, use BlondorPlex in foils starting at the roots, and blend the hair lightener through the mid-lengths and ends.
2. Choose a Mid Blonde Shade
When choosing a medium blonde toner, opt for shades on a level 7. The first digit in a Wella colour number denotes the depth, so each hue should read 7/XX. Level 8 tones (which appear as 8/XX) may also lend a light to medium blonde hue – especially if you opt for soft warmth, like a gold or caramel.
You’ll find a host of level 7 and 8 blondes across the full Wella Professionals portfolio, which makes it easy to track down a colour that suits your client’s commitment level. If they prefer a demi-permanent hue, glossy Color Touch is their go-to, while semi-permanent Color Fresh is perfect for a zero-damage tint. Meanwhile, those who prefer the long-lasting, full coverage of a permanent colour should look to Koleston Perfect or, for a sheer finish, Illumina Color.
3. Rinse and Neutralize the Colour
Once your client’s medium blonde hue has developed, if you used BlondorPlex as their lightener – which contains our WellaPlex No1 Bond Maker – you’ll need to complete the service with the No2 Bond Stabilizer. Apply the cream from root to tip, leave it on for ten minutes, then rinse out thoroughly.
After completing the colour process, wash hair with a colour-kind shampoo. We rate ColorMotion+ Color Protection Shampoo for cleansing that won’t strip their fresh shade. Finish by applying Blondor Seal & Care to neutralize the pH in their strands. Your client’s medium blonde hair colour will now be ready for styling.