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How To: Winter Waves

Shine with DIA.Sparkle with Tecni.ART

Kick off the colder months to come with a collection of soft winter waves for your clients, personalized by L’Oréal Professionnel Artists. You’ll discover why DIA + Tecni.ART are the perfect combination to create beautiful, glossy looks, giving you maximum confidence to take on the busiest styling season of the year!   

WAVES THAT SHINE
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WAVES THAT LAST
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Wet or dry hair, there are infinite possibilities 

Transformer Lotion 

Prep on wet hair: Apply blowdry lotion to prep, smooth, and protect. 
Finish on dry hair: Work past through hands and apply for definition and texture.
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Transformer Gel
Prep on wet hair: Gently emulsify the gel into a foam. Apply from roots to lengths to achieve volume and lift.
Finish on dry hair: Apply the gel on short cuts for control or on curls for definition without stiffness. 
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    POLISHED COOPER

    BY BRANDON CURTIS


    “This look was inspired by autumn, so I wanted to create a vibrant look that would stand out during this upcoming fall season!” L’Oréal Professionnel Artist Brandon Curtis @brandoncurtis

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    FORMULA

    MIXING


    DIA Richesse 1/3 7N + 1/3 7.40 + 1/3 .24 + 9-Volume DIActivateur Developer

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    SECTIONING

    BALAYAGE APPLICATION


    Apply Formula globally to the new growth. At the hairline, create a zig-zag sectioning that follows the parietal ridge. Create large zig-zags to resemble a “star” shape. Repeat on the other side, and section the top of the hair away.

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    FORMULA

    MIXING


    DIA Richesse 3/4 .24 + 1/4 7.35 + 15-Volume DIActivateur Developer

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    PAINT

    BALAYAGE APPLICATION


    Apply Formula to the mid-lengths of the hair. Gently meld the color down the hair and use your hands to create a soft diffusion into the ends. Let down the top of the zig-zag section and continue applying Formula in the same style. Process for 20 minutes then wet, emulsify and rinse.

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    FORMULA

    MIXING


    DIA Light 3/4 10.32 + 1/4 7.4 + 6-Volume DIActivateur Developer

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    FINISH

    GLOSS


    Towel dry hair 80%. Apply Formula globally and process for 10 minutes or until desired tone is reached.

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    STYLING

    PREP


    Apply Serie Expert 10-in-1 from mid-lengths to ends UV protection.

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    STYLING

    FINISH


    Apply Transformer Gel to the hair, beginning at roots and working through to the mid lengths and ends. Then power-dry the hair with your hands in the opposite direction of which it will lay to build volume. Use a round brush to smooth out ends if needed.

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    STYLING

    WAVES


    Using a 1½ inch barrel curling iron, take 2” by 2” sections and rope curl away from the face. Spray with Infinium 4 for a flexible, touchable hold. Use fingers to gently rake through the rope curls, allowing them to form into soft “S” Waves. Finish with a mist of Infinium 4.

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    ARTIST TIP


    “Vary the amount of color you pull-through the mid-lengths to create peaks and valleys of color!”

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    SOFT GLACÉE

    BY CASSI PINDER


    “For this look I wanted to create a subtle blonde while also incorporating some metallic features to it!” L’Oréal Professionnel Artist Cassi Pinder @cassipinder

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    FORMULA

    MIXING


    Platinium Plus (base retouch in foil 30-Volume Nutri-Developer, ends in foil 20-Volume Nutri-Developer)

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    SECTIONING

    BALAYAGE APPLICATION


    Beginning along the part, apply formula as baby lights using foils.

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    FORMULA

    MIXING


    INOA Clear + 20-Volume INOA Rich Developer

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    PAINT

    BALAYAGE APPLICATION


    On the remaining hair that’s left outside of the foils (avoiding the base), apply formula. NOTE: if applied to the base color, it will lift without control of underlying tones. INOA Clear is used to cleanse the ends of buildup, unwanted tones, all while adding shine.

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    FORMULA

    MIXING


    DIA Light ½ 7.12 + ½ 6N + 9-Volume DIActivateur Developer

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    GLOSS

    APPLICATION


    Apply a Microscopic Base Tap (1/4-3/4”) with formula and process for 20 minutes.

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    FORMULA

    MIXING


    DIA Light Clear + 6-Volume DIActivateur Developer

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    GLOSS

    FINISH


    Rinse out and towel dry then apply formula. Avoid applying the base tap and ends gloss together to keep the base tap from dragging down too far. Apply Blondifier Shampoo, then with Serie Expert Silver Shampoo. Finish with a Nutrifier Powermix Treatment.

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    STYLING

    PREP


    Apply Serie Expert Vitamino Color 10-in-1 from midlengths to ends for heat protection. Rough blow dry. Apply Transformer Lotion to the mid-lengths and ends of the hair for moldable control and hold.

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    STYLING

    WAVES


    Use a 1 ½ inch barrel curling iron to add soft waves. Once cool, separate the curls using Transformer Lotion – applying to the palm and then raking through the hair. Finish with Infinium 4 for flexible, touchable hold and Next Day Hair for subtle texture.

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    PRO TYPE


    “To maintain their #blondegoals, I recommend that all of my blonde clients take home Serie Expert Silver shampoo!”

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