Another trip to California’s Central Valley not only means seeing cute cows and smelling cow poop, but it means I get to play with new colors on my colleagues hair. In this blog I’m going to walk you through my first time using Guy Tang’s #Mydentity and of course sprinkled with a little Kenra Color.
Carla and I go to Bakersfield, CA about once every 3 months, mainly to do education and spread the Kenra love. Aside from visiting fun salons and the cool sight seeing that the Central Valley has to offer, we always plan on retouching her hair after a long day in the field. I like to call this #hotelhair because, you know? We do her hair in the hotel bathroom like any other professional stylist on the road. HA!
Here is Carla’s before shot. Excuse the lighting, because like I mentioned before, we were in the hotel room at night. This is the best lighting we could have achieved. Of course I forgot my ring light on this trip.
As you can see she had lots of red and copper tones with a few inches of regrowth. Carla is a natural level 4, so I am dealing with some pretty dark hair which is even more of a challenge because we are in a hotel. She really wanted to see if we could get her light enough to use #Mydentity Dusty Lavender hue.
So here is my after followed by the process….
Step one: I used #Big9 cream lightener 1:1 with it’s dedicated 30vol developer. I applied lots of babylights and some foilayage (balayage in a foil) for my application.
After using this lightener, I totally could have used 40 because even though I got great lift out of it, it is gentle enough to use a higher developer. It’s super creamy, conditioning, but strong. Usually when I try something for the first time, I always like to learn the behaviors of the product before going full force. So even though I think I could have used 40, 30 vol did the trick perfectly. I did add some B3 in the mix for added protection, but I honestly don’t think I even needed it with how conditioning #Big9 is. Definitely give this lightener a try!
Step two: I used Kenra Professional VP rapid toner to cool out the yellow tones from the lightening service for about 7 minutes. Washed and 100% dried her hair.
Step three: I applied #Mydentity Demi-Permanent for her final color.
Roots: 6DL with Duel Booster Ultra Violet
Alternate 2 formulas on ends: 6DL,8DL, with Duel Booster Pink Glow and 7RG, Duel Booster Pink Glow, and Ultra Violet
I am so in love with the way this turned out. The colors from #Mydentity are absolutely beautiful. I cannot wait to play with them some more. Hopefully next time it will be in a controlled environment like a salon. HAHA Carla definitely pushes my skills to the limit when making me do her hair while on the road and makes me stay up till midnight doing it, but I wouldn’t want to do it with anyone else. Love you Carla, and that purple hair tho! xoxo Mirella
Tell me what you guys think of this look? If you have a favorite product or color formula, please comment below! To learn more about #Mydentity go to Mydentitycolor.com