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 ; 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 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 color 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 color that suits your client’s commitment level. If they prefer a demi-permanent hue, glossy is their go-to, while semi-permanent is perfect for a zero-damage tint. Meanwhile, those who prefer the long-lasting, full coverage of a permanent color should look to or, for a sheer finish, .
3. Rinse and Neutralize the Color
Once your client’s medium blonde hue has developed, if you used BlondorPlex as their lightener – which contains our – you’ll need to complete the service with the . Apply the cream from root to tip, leave it on for ten minutes, then rinse out thoroughly.
After completing the color process, wash hair with a color-kind shampoo. We rate ColorMotion+ Color Protection Shampoo for cleansing that won’t strip their fresh shade. Finish by applying to neutralize the pH in their strands. Your client’s medium blonde hair color will now be ready for styling.