8 Level Lift Blue Dust-Free Lightener
Dust-free powder bleach, 17.6 oz, 500 gm
Specially Formulated for Dark Bases & Color Correction
- Highly rated bleach, Best Seller.
- Used & Recommended by professionals in the USA.
- Incredibly fast, safe and effective lifting.
- Guaranteed results: lifts by up to 8 levels.
- The only bleach that has been specifically formulated for dark bases: Asian, Hispanic and African American
- Will also work wonders on hair that has been colored darker and is difficult to lift.
Save yourself the trouble of bleaching your hair again & again!
- Mixes with your chosen strength developer to form a beautifully creamy and consistent paste.
- 20 or 30 Vol developer is usually more than sufficient to achieve 8 levels lift.
- 40 Vol developer usually not required.
- Enables a safe, quick controlled lift of the hair.
- Blue, dust-free formulation.
- Made in Europe.
What else you need to know about Brilliant Blonde:
- Probably the fastest acting bleach on the market.
- For most cases, you can use this bleach only with 20 Vol & 30 Vol.
- So you don't end up damaging your hair unnecessarily.
- Powerful fast acting bleach.
- We advise to keep at least 1/8 inch away from the root area to avoid placing the product on the scalp.
- Thee mix will travel up to the root and will process the root area in any case.
- A patch test before use is always recommended.
1. Check your Customer's Hair Condition.
- Make sure the hair is strong and has not lost its elasticity.
2. Choose the correct strength of developer for Your Bleach.
- Use bleach with 10 Vol. developer for gentle color washing.
- Use bleach with 20 Vol. developer for color stripping and controlled lifting.
- Use bleach with 30 Vol developer for lifting of 3 levels of lift and more.
3. Get the right mix.
- The recommended mix for Ugly Duckling Brilliant Blonde is 1 part Ugly Duckling Brilliant Blonde Powder Bleach Lightener with 2 parts developer.
- You should try and get a gravy-like consistency, watery enough for easy application but not so watery that it drips off your brush.
- Bear in mind that the bleach mixture will stop being active the moment it turns dry.
4. Apply in sections starting from the back.
- After mixing up your bleach, you now need to divide your client's hair into sections.
- To do this, part your client's hair down the middle from the front of your head to the back, then once more from ear to ear.
- You will now have four quadrant sections which you need to tie up with sectioning clips.
- Now you can let one section down and begin working on just one section at a time.
5. Work Your Way Round the Head.
- Take very thin mini-sections and apply your bleach mixture with a dye brush. You can use foil also if you like.
- Start from the back at the bottom, where your hair is the thickest.
- After you've completely applied bleach to one section, you need to move through each of the other sections until your hair is covered fully.
- The quicker you do this, the more even the colour result will be. An even bleaching gives the best result.
6. Dealing with Hair Near the Scalp.
- It is a good idea to not apply to the roots immediately or else they will end up lighter than the rest of your hair due to the warmth of your scalp.
- Instead, return to this area later in order to give this area less processing time. This way you will get a consistent result from roots to ends.
- Use 20 Vol when applying near the scalp.
- Never apply bleach directly onto the scalp as this may provoke reactions. It is preferable to stay 1/8 inch away at least.
7. Keep Checking Your Client's Hair Color Level through Processing Time.
- Keep checking the hair color level as it develops. You need to be ready to rinse as soon you get to the desired hair color level.
- The maximum development time is around 30 minutes.
- If you have not attained your desired hair color level, it is better to rinse off and re-apply a fresh mixture rather than let it process longer.
8. For Ash Blonde Results, Please Lift to Level 9 (see below)
Sometimes, colorists make the mistake of under-bleaching and this only ends up in a hair color result which is too yellow, too brassy, and not blonde enoughleaving your client disappointed.
9. Emulsify and Rinse.
- After development, emulsify, rinse and wash with a mild, preferably acidic shampoo.
- This helps to close the coloring process.
- We recommend you use Purple Toning Shampoo and Mask as this both helps to close the cuticle and takes any remaining yellow in the hair out.
10. After Bleach, Tone.
- For getting an attractive hair color result, you will need to do a second color application after bleaching ("Toning").
- Ugly Duckling's best selling toners Intense Pearl Blonde, Intense Silver Blonde, Pearl Blonde, Silver Blonde work very well and we recommend them.
- Cool colors with violet or blue in it to neutralize the warm undertones also work very well. Colors like 10.20, 10.1 9.1, etc can be used.
- Toners need to be processed around 10-15 minutes, whereas colors need the full processing time of 30 minutes.
- Mix your toner or color with 10 or 20 Vol depending on the lift that you have after the bleach and apply on the full head.
- Emulsify and rinse.
BRILLIANT BLONDE ON CAUCASIAN HAIR
Final Result After Bleaching and Toning