Enjoy a tasty treat with the Oreo colour melt technique

by | May 25, 2023 | Colour, Techniques

Sink your teeth into some high contrast hues, as Chloe Szubinski of Bad Apple Hair shares all about her latest creation


Combining precise colour placement with bold panels, the Oreo melt technique from creative colourist Chloe Szubinski set social media ablaze – and for good reason.  

Having established a reputation for delivering creative colour panel looks on a range of clients and hair types, it has fast become one of her favourite services. “It can be soft and neutral, or harsh and vivid,” Chloe explains. “It’s fearless but beautiful!” 

Aiming to achieve a darker look with a complimentary helping of blonde, Chloe breaks down how to get the Oreo melt look. 



Pre-lightener: L’Oréal Professionnel Paris Blond Studio 9 Levels Lightening Powder: L’Oréal Professionnel Paris Blond Studio 20 Vol Oil Developer (1:1) 30g: 60g 

Dark shade: L’Oréal Professionnel Paris Dia Richesse 5: L’Oréal Professionnel Paris Dia Activator 6Vol (1:1.5) 40g: 60g 

Toning: L’Oréal Professionnel Paris DIA Light 9.01, 10.12 and L’Oréal Professionnel Paris Dia Activator 9 vol (20g: 20g: 60g) 

Get the look:

Step one: Firstly, section a one-inch-wide panel on both sides of the head, two inches back from the hairline.  

Step two: Treat the back section as one area, making it sure it is all clipped up firmly and out of the way. 

Step three: Start with pre-lightening first as this develops the slowest. Once this has developed, apply the semi-permanent colour to the remaining hair. This will ensure you can maintain the appropriate process time across all the sections.   

This also includes root to tip of the front section, and the roots of the back section, as this is where a root smudge technique will be used. For this look, we wanted to keep the previous grown-out highlights.  



Step four: Once these sections have developed, rinse each individually to avoid colour bleeding.  

Step five: Once all are rinsed, shampooed and towel dried, it’s time to tone! Use the L’Oréal Professionnel Paris DIA Light formula on any areas which are pre-lightened. This will neutralise and refresh the lighter sections, removing brassiness and delivering a clean and fresh white again.  

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