Transitioning Blondes from Summer to Fall/Winter

I have quite a few blonde clientele as most hairstylists do. It can be a challenge changing one's color per season change, as it can take a few sessions to finally get the desired color both client and hairstylist are satisfied with.  I find that some blonde clients maintain the same constant shade of blonde through out the year but there are others that want to add depth, deepened the roots (shadow root/root extensions) as seasons change. I find that blonde never goes out of style. Minor changes can be a big step for your clients. So here was an easy approach to change one of my guest's current mane while still maintaining quite a bit of lightness. I'll be using Redken Shades EQ glosses "N" series combined with the "Edging" brush

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My client Amy, wanted a low maintenance look, (below is her before) several weeks after her last appointment. She had sent me so inspiration photos with a deeper root with balayaged ends. 

 before back view

before back view

 before side profile

before side profile

I opted to use Redken Shades EQ glosses in 05N. I chose this color for a neutral end result with no warmth and in gloss for a non committal result. This way we can change the color in the essence she wants a change later on that is easy to work with. I first applied the entire color in her zone 1 area (1 to 1 1/2" root area) blurring the ends with a framar feather tipped color brush. I then wove in a fine lowlight in foils every inch saturating the ends. In between sections I blurred the regrowth using the Redken "edging" brush for a diffused, "live in" look.

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 Redken "Edging" brush

Redken "Edging" brush

 FInished application

FInished application

Processing time took 20 minutes no heat. Foil placement was done horizontally in traditional four quadrant sectioning. Hair was shampooed with Diamond Oil Pink shampoo along with CAT treatment followed with the Redken Chemistry System.

 end result back view

end result back view

Styled with Pillowproof Primer and Guts 10. Iron Shape 11 soft curl with the Sam Villa curling wand.

 end result profile view

end result profile view

 end result profile view

end result profile view

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This application is easy to maintain and allows for flexibility when you want to relighted or deepen.