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How To: Instant Highlights

Express Partial Highlighting Services

Grow your business with Express Lightening Services!

From your grey-coverage client to your cut-only client, add-on a partial lightening service without increasing the appointment time. More money in your pocket in the same amount of time – master our techniques below to incorporate this into every day behind the chair!

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    INSTALIGHTS

    CREATE


    Learn to create the INSTALIGHTS for your regular White Coverage client to enhance her look! There’s no time added to her service because you can apply & process foils in the same time that it takes the permanent color to process!

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    FORMULA

    WHITE-COVERAGE


    Apply INOA 6.34/6CG + 10-vol. INOA Rich Developer + Smartbond Step 1 as a Global Application Retouch at the new growth area. Set timer to process for 35 minutes.

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    FORMULA

    SECTION


    Section hair into four sections, a radial parting ear to ear and a profile parting. In each of the four subsections, create 1-2 diagonal-back, sliced highlights using Blond Studio Instant Highlights Crème Lightener + 20-vol. Majicrème Developer + Smartbond Step 1, with recommended Aluminum Foil for Highlighting.

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    FORMULA

    APPLICATION


    In each of the four subsections, create 1-2 diagonal-back, sliced highlights using Blond Studio Instant Highlights Crème Lightener + 20-vol. Majicrème Developer + Smartbond Step 1, with recommended Aluminum Foil for Highlighting. Do not fold foils. Place one foil underneath each isolated highlight and another on top. Secure by folding the top corners. Foil all sections before applying heat

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    HEAT


    Return to your first foil. Pass Instant Highlights Heating Iron over each isolated foil repeatedly in a smooth, continuous up and down motion for up to 30 seconds. Stay over an inch away from the scalp. Repeat on foiled sections.

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    GLOSS & TREAT


    Once each isolated foil has been heated, remove foils and rinse thoroughly. Gloss with DIA Light Clear + 6-vol. DIActivateur Developer + Smartbond Step 1for 10 minutes. Rinse and apply 4-8 pumps of Smartbond Step 2, process for 10 minutes.

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    REMOVAL & RINSING


    Wet, emulsify, rinse and shampoo once with L’Oréal Professionnel Post Shampoo. Condition and preserve color radiance with a Serie Expert Powermix Color in-salon treatment.

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    INSTACONTOUR

    CREATE


    Learn to create INSTACONTOUR Highlights in a perfect express service for your cut and blow-dry only clients. In only 5 to 15 foils, brighten up her look to complement their beautiful style!

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    FORMULA

    SECTION


    Section hair into four sections, a radial parting ear to ear and a profile parting.

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    FORMULA

    APPLICATION


    In each of the four subsections, create sliced highlights using Blond Studio Instant Highlights Crème Lightener + 20-vol. Majicrème Developer + Smartbond Step 1, leaving hair in between, secure with recommended Aluminum Foil for Highlighting. Do not fold foils. Place one foil underneath each isolated highlight and another on top. Secure by folding the top corners. Foil all sections before applying heat.

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    HEAT


    Return to your first foil. Pass Instant Highlights Heating Iron over each isolated foil repeatedly in a smooth, continuous up and down motion for up to 30 seconds. Stay over an inch away from the scalp. Repeat on foiled sections.

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    GLOSS & TREAT


    Once each isolated foil has been heated, remove foils and rinse thoroughly. DIA Light 10.13/10BG + 6-vol. DIActivateur Developer + Smartbond Step 1. Rinse and apply 4-8 pumps of Smartbond Step 2, process for 10 minutes.

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    REMOVAL & RINSING


    Wet, emulsify, rinse and shampoo once with L’Oréal Professionnel Post Shampoo. Condition and preserve color radiance with a Serie Expert Powermix Color in-salon treatment.

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    INSTAREVIVE

    CREATE


    Learn to create INSTAREVIVE Balayage Highlights in a express service for your Balayage clients that come into the salons in between color appointments. Use this time refresh her look in just 10 to 15 foils.

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    FORMULA

    SECTION


    Create a profile parting to the nape. Create zigzag diagonal back sections on each side of the head.

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    FORMULA

    APPLICATION


    Create single point Foilayage pieces using Blond Studio Instant Highlights Crème Lightener + 30-vol. Majicrème Developer + Smartbond Step 1 on the top of the triangle in each of the zigzag sections. Working your way to the top of the head using 2-inch subsections, creating 1-2 highlights in each subsection, secure with recommended Aluminum Foil for Highlighting. Do not fold foils. Place one foil underneath each isolated highlight and another on top. Secure by folding the top corners. Foil all sections before applying heat.

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    HEAT


    Return to your first foil. Pass Instant Highlights Heating Iron over each isolated foil repeatedly in a smooth, continuous up and down motion for up to 30 seconds. Stay over an inch away from the scalp. Repeat on foiled sections.

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    GLOSS & TREAT


    Once each isolated foil has been heated, remove foils, rinse thoroughly and gloss with DIA Light 9.3/9G + 9-vol. DIActivateur Developer + Smartbond Step 1 for 10 minutes. Rinse and apply 4-8 pumps of Smartbond Step 2, process for 10 minutes.

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    REMOVAL & RINSING


    Wet, emulsify, rinse and shampoo once with L’Oréal Professionnel Post Shampoo. Condition and preserve color radiance with a Serie Expert Powermix Color in-salon treatment.

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    INSTAPASTELAGE

    CREATE


    Learn to create INSTAPASTELAGE Highlights in an instant with the Instant Highlights Express Professional Lightening System. For your adventurous client that loves to play with different colors, this express service will make that desire easier and less time consuming for you to execute.

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    FORMULA

    SECTION


    Create a profile parting from the natural part to the high point of the head, and a radial parting from the high point of the head to behind the ears, separating the front from the back. Create two diagonal-back partings from the radial parting to just below the round of the head, isolate and secure with clips.

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    FORMULA

    APPLICATION


    Beginning on the side of the head, at the shallow side of the natural part, create diagonal-forward sliced highlights using Blond Studio Instant Highlights Crème Lightener + 30-vol. Majicrème Developer + Smartbond Step 1, secure with recommended Aluminum Foil for Highlighting.

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    FORMULA

    APPLICATION


    Working towards the back of the head using 1-inch subsections, creating 3-5 highlights in each section. Repeat throughout the opposite section, creating highlights on the heavy side of the natural part. Foil all sections before applying heat. Do not fold foils. Place one foil underneath each isolated highlight and another on top. Secure by folding the top corners. Foil all sections before applying heat.

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    HEAT


    Return to your first foil. Pass Instant Highlights Heating Iron over each isolated foil repeatedly in a smooth, continuous up and down motion for up to 30 seconds. Stay over an inch away from the scalp. Repeat on foiled sections.

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    COLOR & TREAT


    Once each isolated foil has been heated, remove foils, rinse thoroughly and shampoo with L’Oréal Professionnel Post Shampoo. To towel-dried hair, apply ½ #COLORFULHAIR Caribbean Blue + ½ #COLORFULHAIR Crystal and process for up to 10 minutes. Rinse and apply 4-8 pumps of Smartbond Step 2, process for 10 minutes.

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