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How to Create Mushroom Blonde Hair Color
1. Pre-Lighten the Hair
Unless your client already has light blonde hair, they’ll need to pre-lighten their locks to create a clean canvas. You’re aiming for a level nine for a light mushroom hue, and a six for a shade that’s darker. Anything in this range can be created with hair lighteners from the Blondor portfolio, which features a range of products to team with different lifting techniques.
For all-over color, highlights and babylights: try BlondorPlex; our premium lightener that’s infused with the hair-strengthening WellaPlex No1 Bond Maker. You can apply it root to tip, in highlights or all over, for a boost of brightness. Just make sure you complete the service by treating hair to the WellaPlex No2 Bond Stabilizer.
For balayage: use Blondor Freelights, which has been specially formulated to help you perfect freehand, foil-free techniques. While you can use any hair lightener with foilyage, Freelights is ideal for open-air lightening, because it harnesses an adhesive mass that ensures it stays in place – no smudging or bleeding.
For on-the-scalp lightening and face-framing highlights: apply Blondor Soft Blonde Cream. It’s a gentler lightener that offers controlled lifting up to seven levels. It’s also enriched with protecting lipids, which coat the hair and help to protect strands (including those drier front sections) from moisture loss.
2. Choose the Right Technique
There are so many ways to work mushroom blonde. As well as root-to-tip highlights and an all-over glow, you can switch up your lightening technique to create a variety of flattering effects. Talk to your client about what they hope to achieve. Do they want balayage? A dip-dye? A subtle ombre? Show them the various options to ensure those mushroom blonde tones appear exactly as they had hoped.
3. Pick the Perfect Color
When it comes to picking out mushroom blonde hues, you won’t be low on options. The Wella color collection boasts a host of cool blondes that help you recreate the look. Just make sure you choose the right product to suit their desired finish. For example, if they want a low-commitment, damage-free shade, semi-permanent Color Fresh is the perfect choice. For a glossy tint, demi-permanent Color Touch will veil their locks in a luminous glow. Meanwhile, permanent Koleston Perfect or Illumina Color will give them long-lasting shades that shine.