How-To: Ash Blonde Highlights 

Written by L'Oréal Professionnel TeamOct 22, 2018

Read time 5 min

Ash Blonde Highlights
by Jackie Epperson

Can you believe this look is completely ammonia free? L’Oréal Professionnel Artist Jackie Epperson created this gorgeous cool color using INOA, DIA Light and Blond Studio Platinium Ammonia-Free. See her technique and formulas!

Step 1
New Growth Application:
Keeping the front ½ inch around the hairline out, apply the base color as a global retouch, equal parts INOA 5.1/5B + INOA 6.1/6B with 10-vol. INOA Rich Developer, onto the new growth and pull down 2 inches.

Step 2
Section the hair into four quadrants. Beginning at the nape, take diagonal back sections 1 inch thick and alternate hair painting starting 2 inches from the scalp using Blond Studio Platinium Ammonia-Free + 30-vol. Nutri- Developer. Separate your sections with perforated plastic. Paint the face frame pieces. Process to desired level of lift.

Step 3
Beginning at the nape, take 1 inch sections and saturate beginning with the base color and melting into the lowlight formula DIA Light 7.12/7BV with 6-vol. DIActivateur Developer. Process for 20 minutes.

Step 4
Rinse, shampoo and towel dry the hair thoroughly. Apply the gloss formula globally: equal parts DIA Light Clear + DIA Light 10.12/10BV with 6-vol. DIActivateur Developer. Process up to 10 minutes. Rinse, shampoo and condition with Serie Expert Vitamino A-OX.

Photo Credit: Jackie Epperson/@jackieepp