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Before and After - Iced Platinum

By Leann Salzmann, owner of Hair and Skin, 279 Church Street (corner Witkoppen), Randburg. Tel: 083 233 1276.

We adore this stunning transformation into a perfect, shiny, eye-catching, platinum bob with an icy blue-violet sheen.

Here is how Leann Salzmann achieved this look:

My guest had pre-lightened ends, faded midlengths, and a 3-month regrowth of virgin hair.

With Paul Mitchell, we do what is called a Platinum Card – a full head foiling technique with Paul Mitchell Dual Purpose Lightener and 10-vol developer, applying just off scalp and midlengths.

Once lifted to the desired tone, give the foils a gentle tug and apply to the root area.

Once roots are lifted and you have a beautiful, even colour, rinse thoroughly and apply Paul Mitchell Super Strengthener, which treats the hair while in an alkaline state.

We then shampooed with Paul Mitchell Post Color Shampoo, formulated to remove excess colour from the hair and scalp while reducing colour fade and damage, and stopping oxidation.

We then applied Paul Mitchell Flash Finish, equal parts Icy Blue and Ultra Violet, with a 5-vol cream developer. We processed this for 20 minutes, rinsed, did a light shampoo with Post Color, and finished with Paul Mitchell Marula Oil conditioner.

The Cut:

We used Marula 3-in-1 Styling Cream as a cutting lotion to prep the hair. Hair was blowdried and then a clipper cut was performed on the dry hair.

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