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What you need:

  • Ion Color Brilliance Powder Lightener
  • Ion Color Brilliance Sensitive Scalp 40Volume Crème Developer
  • Ion Color Brilliance Brights Hair Color
    (choose from 20 vivid, intense shades!)
  • Ion Color Brilliance Tint Bowl
  • Ion Color Brilliance Tint Brush
  • Teasing Brush (available on sallybeauty.com)
  • Ion Color Brilliance Foil

How to get the look:

Note: If your hair has already been prelightened with the ombré lightening technique, go straight to step 8.

  1. Mix Ion Color Brilliance Powder Lightener with Ion Color Brilliance Sensitive Scalp 40 Volume Crème Developer.
  2. Divide your hair into 4 sections or quadrants.
  3. Beginning at the back in the nape, create horizontal subsections that measure about 3 ½ inches thick. For denser/thicker hair, work with only 2-inch subsections. Back brush each section with the teasing brush at least 5 times to soften the line of demarcation (the division between the sections).
  4. Apply the lightener generously to the bottom 3/4 of hair and wrap with foil.
  5. Continue working up the head through each of the sections, from the bottom to thetop of the head.
  6. Allow hair to prelighten to a pale yellow shade.
  7. Rinse, lightly shampoo, and follow with an application of Ion Color Brilliance After Color Treatment. Dry the hair completely.
  8. Apply your desired Ion Color Brilliance Brights shade(s) on your freshly/previously lightened ends. Wrap each section in foil to keep the colors separated and process according to directions. Note: Always read the product packaging and inserts for complete directions, instructions, and warnings, and make sure to perform both a strand test and patch test before applying your color.
  9. Rinse with cool water, lightly shampoo, and style as desired.