Trending Winter Blonding Techniques

Published by: Matrix Team
Dec 30, 2020

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Source: Courtesy of Matrix/Dan Csicsai, Alfredo Lewis, Michelle O’Connor

Help lift your client’s spirits—and hue—with these top blonding techniques trending for winter.

ICE QUEEN

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Credit: Eric Vaughn @realericvaughn

Formula
Lightener:
Light Master Bonder Insider & 20 Volume Matrix Cream Developer
Lowlights: Equal parts Color Sync 8N & 8G & 10 Volume Matrix Cream Developer
Root Tap: Equal parts 8N & 10V & 10 Volume Matrix Cream Developer 
Toner: Equal parts Color Sync SPA & SPV & SPP & 10 Volume Matrix Cream Developer 
Face Frame Toner: 1:1 Color Sync 11P & 10 Volume Matrix Cream Developer

Step-By-Step
- To achieve this look, weave highlights and lowlights throughout the entire head, keeping the face frame lighter with back to back slices.
- Process until desired level is achieved or up to 50 minutes. 
- Rinse thoroughly. 
- Shampoo and towel dry hair. 
- Section out face frame and clip for control. 
- Working outside the face frame section, apply root tap formula to the base to all other hair and the toner formula from mid-lengths to ends.
-  Next, release face frame section and apply face frame formula from base to ends. This formula is lighter and will provide the extra lightness desired.
- Process for 10 minutes. 
- Rinse thoroughly, cleanse and condition with Total Results Keep Me Vivid shampoo and conditioner.

CHAMPAGNE COIL

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Credit: Dan Csicsai @dancsicsaihair

Formula
Lightener Formula: 1:1 Light Master + 20 Volume Matrix Cream Developer
Toner Formula: 1:1 Color Sync SPV + 10 Volume Matrix Cream Developer

Step-By-Step
- Starting in the back, working in diagonal sub-section, utilize a 2-point balayage technique and freehand paint the lightener formula to the mids and ends. 
- Repeat this method of application throughout the entire head. 
- Process to a yellow-tone or up to 50 minutes.
- Rinse thoroughly, cleanse with SoSilver shampoo and towel dry. 
- Next, apply toner formula on pre-lightened hair and process up to 20 minutes. 
- Rinse thoroughly, cleanse and condition using Total Results Color Obsessed shampoo and conditioner.

PLATINUM ICE ICE BABY

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Credit: Eric Vaughn @realericvaughn

Formula
Lightener Formula:
Light Master Bonder Inside with varying developer strengths
Toner Formula: 1:1 Color Sync SPV & 10 Volume Matrix Cream Developer

Step-By-Step
The Platinum Card technique is for the client that wants to be lighter globally and achieve the greatest amount of lift in one session. 
- Begin by taking a slice that is a 1/8-inch section, place hair on foil and apply lightener formula from scalp to ends. 
- Mastery Point: Since this technique will be repeated throughout the entire head it is recommended to start with a lower developer and increase developer strength as you make you way up the head. 
- Once you have completed foiling the entire head, apply fresh lightener formula to the base between all the foils. 
- Process until desired level is achieved or up to 50 minutes at room temperature. 
- Rinse thoroughly, cleanse with Total Results SoSilver shampoo and towel dry. 
- Next, apply your toner formula to the base and then to the mids and ends. 
- Process up to 20 minutes, rinse thoroughly cleanse and condition using Total Results Color Obsessed shampoo and conditioner.

BRONDE GLOW UP

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Credit: Dan Csicsai, Alfredo Lewis & Michelle O’Connor 
@dancsicsaihair @alfredo_lewis @michelleoconnorbeauty

Formula
Lightener Formula:
Light Master Bonder Inside + Freehand Additive + 20 Volume Matrix Cream Developer
Toner A: Equal parts Color Sync 7MM + Clear + 10 Volume Matrix Cream Developer

Step-By-Step
- Create a horseshoe-shaped section on top of head. 
- Next, staring over the left eye, take a diagonal sub-section and free hand paint the lightener formula to the mids and ends. 
- Feather the formula up towards the base. 
- Continue to work diagonally across the section. 
- Once complete process until desired level is achieved or up to 50 minutes. 
- Rinse, cleanse and towel dry. 
- Next, apply toner formula to the base area then to the mids and ends. 
- Process up to 20 minutes, rinse thoroughly, cleanse and condition using Total Results Color Obsessed shampoo and conditioner.

HONEY LIGHTS

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Credit: Michelle O’Connor @michelleoconnorbeauty

Formula
Lightener Formula:
1:1 Light Master Bonder Inside + 20 Volume Matrix Cream Developer
Base Formula: 1:1 SoColor 8AA + 30 Volume Matrix Cream Developer
Toner A: 1:1 Color Sync 7M + 10 Volume Matrix Cream Developer
Toner B: Equal parts Color Sync 10M + Clear + 10 Volume Matrix Cream Developer

Step-By-Step
- Strategically select curl sections and balayage by applying lightener formula to mids and ends, feathering up towards the base. 
- Next, apply base formula globally to the scalp area. 
- Process up to 50 minutes, rinse thoroughly, cleanse using Total Results Brass Off shampoo and towel dry. 
- Next, apply toner formula A to the base area and toner formula B to the mids and ends. Process up to 20 minutes, rinse thoroughly, cleanse and condition using Total Results Color Obsessed shampoo and conditioner.

BRONZED CARAMEL MACCHIATO BABYLIGHTS

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Credit: Manuela Martial @vivalaglamstudio

Formula
Lightener Formula:
1:1 Light Master + 30 Volume Matrix Cream Developer
Toner Formula: 1:1 Color Sync 8M + 10 Volume Matrix Cream Developer

Step-By-Step
- Take ½-inch sub-sections and weave baby-fine sections of hair, place on foil and apply lightener formula from scalp to ends. 
- Repeat this method of application throughout the entire head. 
- Mastery Point: To create a subtle dimension be sure your weave is super fine strands of hair. 
- Process until desired level of lightness is achieved or up to 50 minutes. 
- Rinse thoroughly and cleanse with Total Results Color Obsessed shampoo and towel dry. 
- Next, apply toner formula from base to ends, process up to 20 minutes. 
- Rinse thoroughly cleanse and condition using Total Result Color Obsessed shampoo and conditioner.

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Matrix Total Results Color Obsessed Shampoo
Matrix Total Results Keep Me Vivid Shampoo
Matrix Total Results Keep Me Vivid Conditioner 

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