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Ashley Lewis, a.k.a. @the_blondologist, from Nest Hair Studio in Richmond, Virginia has us in complete swoon-mode over this absolutely striking icy blonde bob that is just perfect now that “winter is coming.” This end result is one that does NOT happen overnight; it has required time and proper execution to achieve. Ashley shares her last-stage formulas so that you can recreate this full-surface balayage and ice-ice-babylights on a client who is ready to take her color in stages.

Client Consultation Notes 

Age: 34

Hair Length: Short

Hair Texture: Normal

“Allison has been an existing guest that is in the process of growing her hair out from a chin length bob,” Ashley adds. “Her end goal is for her blonde to be 'icy' in appearance and I feel like we have achieved that.”

Products Used:

  • Joico FreePlay Clay Lightener
  • Joico LumiShine Developer
  • EuforaColor Elixir #1
  • EuforaColor Elixir #2
  • EuforaColor No Ammonia
  • EuforaColor Low Ammonia
  • Eufora International Developer
  • Eufora Nourish Beautifying Serum
  • Eufora Formation Whipped Styling Solution
  • Eufora Behave Lightweight Styling Cream
  • Eufora Details Dry Spray Wax
  • Eufora Volume Fusion Spray
  • Fanola No Yellow Shampoo

Tools Used:

Color: Framar Bowls/Brushes/Foils

Style: Blow Dryer (Elchim 8th Sense), Flat Iron (HotTools 1 ¾-inch), Large-Toothed Comb, Bumble & bumble Flat Brush

The Color: 

Color Formula 1: Joico FreePlay Clay Lightener + Joico LumiShine Developer 30vol + 2 pumps of Eufora Color Elixir #1

Color Formula 2: Eufora Color Low Ammonia 9NA + EuforaColor No Ammonia

Clear Boost + Eufora International Developer 10vol (doubled)

Color Step 1: Full surface paint Formula 1 to achieve babylights, process for 30-45 minutes until desired lift.

Color Step 2: Shampoo with Fanola No Yellow Shampoo

Color Step 3: Apply gloss to roots for a soft base break for two minutes then pull through the rest of the hair for three minutes. Rinse.

Color Step 4: Apply EuforaColor Elixir #2 from mids to ends of hair for 10 minutes and rinse. Condition after if desired.

The Style:

Step 1: Apply dime-size Eufora Nourish Beautifying Serum from mids to ends and comb through with fingers.

Step 2: In hands, cocktail together a quarter size of Eufora Formation Whipped Styling Solution and a dime-size of Eufora Behave Lightweight Styling Cream and work throughout hair and comb through with a large-toothed comb.

Step 3: Spray Eufora Details Dry Spray Wax through the hair.

Step 4: Spray Eufora Volume Fusion Spray throughout the roots.

Step 5: Blow dry starting at nape until the roots are 85% dry and ends are just damp.

Step 6: Finish blow-drying using flat brush.

Step 7: Curl 1 to 2-inch sections of hair using a 1 ¾-inch curling iron.

Step 8: Take fab pics!

About Ashley Lewis:

A self-proclaimed Blondologist—one who studies blondes and their behaviors—Ashley Lewis is a Sola studio owner who co-owns Nest Studio in Richmond, Virginia. When she’s not in the salon, she is an educator for The Business of Balayage and is absolutely killing it on Instagram.

Follow Ashley Lewis on Instagram: @the_blondologist

Follow Sola on Instagram: @solasalonstudios