1. Need Depth? Add Lowlights or a Root Shadow
Best created on hair that already has a little depth; stone blonde shades work well with an existing brunette, medium to dark blonde, or natural gray base color. However, if your client’s root needs darkening, or they have light blonde hair that would suit lowlights to boost dimension, start by applying these accents in their chosen color – gray, brown or a deep blonde. Use Color Touch for intense vibrancy and shine, Color Fresh for damage-free refreshing or transforming, or Koleston Perfect for rich, healthy-looking color that can also give you up to 100% gray coverage.
2. Pre-Lighten Hair with a Highlighting, Balayage or Ombre Technique
We recommend applying this look with an ombre, highlighting or balayage technique, so enhance the base by stroking a pre-lightener through locks to lift hair to a level 9 or 10 (depending on your client’s desired brightness). Use bond strengthening BlondorPlex if you’re lightening the hair with foils, or Blondor Freelights if you’re creating freehand strokes that require precision. Allow the hair lightener to lift to the correct underlying tone, then wash it out with ColorMotion+ Color Protection Shampoo.
3. Apply Your Client’s Perfect Stone Blonde Toner
While you’re still at the sink, tone your client’s hair with a cool blonde formula. Some of our favorite stone blondes include Color Touch 9/01 and 9/16, Color Fresh 10/81, and Koleston Perfect 9/97, 9/16 and 9/8.
4. Rinse the Color Out and Neutralize to Finish
Finish by washing your client’s hair with the ColorMotion+ Shampoo again, followed by INVIGO Color Service Post Color Treatment to neutralize the color. Then, their stone blonde is ready for drying and styling as desired.