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Lived-in blonde is loved by clients across the globe, but what’s the formula for success? Chris Appleton, global Schwarzkopf colour ambassador, shares all.

Chris Appleton

Chris Appleton

Sofia Vergara

Sofia Vergara

It’s no secret that blondes are big for business all year round but as trends evolve, how can you capture the attention of clients and keep them coming back for more? Enter lived-in blonde, the colour trend of the year which is coveted by celebrities and offers ender possibilities for bespoke colour placement to suit every client’s needs.

“One of the biggest trends right now is the lived-in blonde. It is a very popular look with celebrities, very sought after in the salon, and it’s a trend that isn’t going anywhere,” says global Schwarzkopf colour ambassador, Chris Appleton, highlighting the enduring appeal of this captivating style. 

Chris Appleton with Sofia Vergara

Chris Appleton with Sofia Vergara

Capturing the essence of this sought-after shade, Chris delivered a complete colour transformation for global Schwarzkopf ambassador, Sofia Vergara, who transitioned from a deep brunette to a beautiful, lived-in blonde. Drawing upon his unparalleled expertise, Chris has revealed the techniques and products that brought this colour creation to life.

Central to Chris’s technique is the careful colour placement to frame the face and accentuate its contours. “What is great about the lived-in look is that it really frames the face,” he comments. By strategically placing brighter pieces around the face, Chris achieved a flattering contrast with the natural root throughout the back, adding depth and dimension to the overall look.

To create Sofia Vergara’s radiant lived-in blonde transformation, Chris used a carefully curated selection of Schwarzkopf Professional products, each tailored to deliver exceptional results. 

Schwarzkopf Professional product montage

Colour recipe:

Colour 1 (Foils): IGORA ROYAL Highlifts 12-0 + 12-1 (1:1) + IGORA ROYAL Developer Oil 12% | 30 Vol. (1:1)
Colour 2 (Face Frame): BLONDME Premium Lightener 9+ + BLONDME Premium Developer 2% | 7 Vol. (1:2)
Colour 3 (All Over): IGORA VIBRANCE 5-4 + 7-4 + 6-0 (1:1:1) + IGORA VIBRANCE Activator Lotion 1.9% | 6 Vol. (1:1)
Colour 4 (Toner On Face Frame): BLONDME Pastel Toner Ice Irisé + Biscuit (2:1) + BLONDME Premium Developer 2% | 7 Vol. (1-1)

As striking as it is sophisticated, Chris’s innovative use of Schwarzkopf Professional colour has created a truly bespoke lived-in blonde for Sofia. By personalising the style with strategically placed money pieces, he has elevated Sofia’s hair to new heights of elegance while remaining bang on trend.

For hairdressers looking to expand their expertise in the lived-in blonde trend, consider Sofia’s transformation the ultimate inspiration. By mastering the techniques and products used in her stunning makeover, you too can unlock endless possibilities for your clients’ hair stories. 

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