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This cut and color is perfect for that client who wants a bright-as-the-sun blonde and a modern haircut and style to accompany it. We spotted this cut/color combo on Jennifer LaVinge’s Instagram (@jenniferlavignehair) and got her color formulas, cutting how-to, and styling steps so that you can recreate this in your own Sola studio.

Client Consultation Notes

Age: 25

Hair Length: Medium

Hair Texture: Thin/Fine

“My client, Rachel Krause, has been coming to my studio for about a year now. I did this cut and color on her because she really wanted to be a bright and very cool blonde. This is a vision that we both agreed on and thought it would really look best on her.”

Products Used:

·      Goldwell Oxycur Platin Lightening Powder Dust-Free

·      Goldwell Topchic Developer Lotion

·      Goldwell Dualsenses Rich Repair 6 Effects Serum

·      Redken Shades EQ Color Gloss

·      Olaplex #1

·      UNITE BLONDA™ Shampoo

·      UNITE 7SECONDS™ Conditioner

·      UNITE 7SECONDS™ Leave-In Conditioner


·      Moroccanoil Treatment

·      Moroccanoil Glimmer Shine

Tools Used:

·      Moroccanoil Round Brush

·      Sam Villa Classic Blow Dryer

·      ghd Styler Flat Iron

The Color

Formula 1 (New Growth): Goldwell Oxycur Platin Lightening Powder Dust-Free + 40-vol + ¼ oz. Olaplex #1

Formula 2 (Ends): Goldwell Oxycur Platin Lightening Powder Dust-Free + 20-vol + ¼ oz. Olaplex #1

Toner Gloss: Redken Shades EQ 1 oz. 9N + 2 oz. 9V + 1 oz. 9P

“I created a full head of babylights and then I went in a balayaged all the tips and ends outside the foils. After processing, I rinsed/washed/conditioned and then applied the toner gloss,” said Jennifer.

The Cut

Jennifer recommends the following steps:

Step 1: Shampoo and condition using  UNITE BLONDA™ Shampoo & UNITE 7SECONDS™ Conditioner, and then establish sections.

NOTE: Jennifer did ear-to-ear-to-ear sections.

Step 2: Section from the back. Start first section from the occipital bone, drop that first section then cut the perimeter with a slight angle. Repeat this process until you have finished cutting the back section.

Step 3: Drop the left ear-to-ear section, then using the guide from the back section, connect the perimeter and cut the length with a slight angle on the sides.

Repeat process on the right ear-to-ear section.

Step 4: Blow dry, flat iron, and go back in create layers and refine precision.

Step 5: Remove the weight using a razor and texturize the ends to create those wispy ends.

The Style

To recreate this smooth finish on wet hair, Jennifer suggests the following steps:

Step 1: Apply Moroccanoil Treatment, Goldwell Dualsenses Rich Repair 6 Effects Serum, and UNITE 7SECONDS™ Leave-In Conditioner to wet hair.

Step 2: Finger dry hair until 80% dry.

Step 3: Finish drying hair using Moroccanoil Round Brush to smooth the cuticle.

Step 4: Flat iron once hair is completely dry.

Step 5: Finish look with a spritz of Moroccanoil Glimmer Shine.

Final Price: $200

About Jennifer LaVigne:

Jennifer has been in the beauty industry for eight years now and has been in the Sola community for almost three. Her studio, Jennifer LaVigne Hair Studio, is located at Sola Ann Arbor and she is a Balayage Specialist & Balayage Educator. You’ll be seeing more of Jennifer’s cut, color, and styling how-tos here on the Sola blog. She is a stylist who has been on our radar for quite a while now and we are excited to share more of her work, her story, and tips in the near future.

Follow Jennifer on Instagram: @jenniferlavignehair

Follow Sola on Instagram: @solasalons

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