Malibu C lead artist and digtital education manager Anthony Barnhill sought to create a “modern blonde” with cool tones in his latest look. “Shadow roots lend some softness to make the color more current,” says Barnhill. “The model’s hair was originally orange at the roots and over-toned to almost blue/silver on her mid-lengths and ends, so the correction took a while to achieve.” But the results? Definitely worth it.
Get the Look
Step 1. Prep hair with Malibu C Un-Do-Goo > pH9 Shampoo and Malibu C Blondes Wellness Hair Remedy to remove mineral and product buildup. Leave on for 5 minutes, rinse well, and shampoo again with Un-Do-Goo > pH9 Shampoo.
Step 2. For the color melt, use three demipermanent cool-tone colors (used here: Joico Vero K-Pak Chrome A7, Matrix Color Sync 6A and Oligo Professionnel Calura 7-2 with demipermanent developer) to create a neutral shade by canceling out unwanted warmth sans adding extra brown or tan to the combination. Tip: Rather than mix all three shades together, use a color-layering technique to soften and control to avoid over-deposition.
Step 3. To help soften the mid- lengths and ends, allow processing to fully complete before bringing the color through with a color comb. (A blending brush from Olivia Garden also works well.)
Step 4. Mix Malibu C Concentr8 Colors Primary Red and Primary Blue to create a violet hue. Add a small amount of the mixture to Malibu C Color-Lock Masque to keep results from becoming too ashy. Apply to hair and leave on accordingly for desired results.
“I advised the model to use the Malibu C Hydrate Color Wellness collection at home to keep her hair hydrated and allow more softness and manageability for styling,” notes Anthony Barnhill. “Color-lock technology helps to fight fade between salon visits, too.”
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