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Hair How-To: REAL ME – Yihui

Ideal on longer hair, this trending colour look utilises the Colour Contour Technique to frame the face with BLONDME and IGORA VIBRANCE colours; creating a bold, dimensional REAL ME look that pushes creative boundaries.


To recreate this powerful look, follow the steps below:


Before & After


Before & After

Colours Used:

  • COLOUR 1 – BLONDME Bond Enforcing Premium Lightener 9+ + BLONDME Premium Developer 6% / 20Vol.
  • COLOUR 2 – IGORA VIBRANCE 1-0 + IGORA VIBRANCE Developer 4% / 13Vol.
  • COLOUR 3 – 25g BLONDME Toner Ice + 25g Sand + 5g Strawberry + BLONDME Premium Developer 2% / 7Vol.

Step 1 – Section the hair 


Step 1
  • Section the hair as indicated in the image; twisting the back and sides out of the way
  • Leave the fringe area loose

Step 2 – Colour 1 (Pre-Lighten)


Step 2
  • Release hair from one of the side sections and apply colour 1 in back-to-back slices 
  • Repeat colour 1 application within the other side section
  • Leave the fringe and back section untouched for now
  • Develop colour 1 according to instructions

Step 3 – Re-section the hair


Step 3
  • Re-section the hair as indicated in the image; keeping the pre-lightened sections out of the way for now
  • The next colour application will focus on the back area

Step 4 – Colour 2 (Base Tone)


Step 4
  • Working with the loose hair at the back of the head, apply colour 2 from roots to ends until saturated with colour
  • Cover with foil

Step 5 – Colour 3 (Effect Colour)


Step 5
  • Taking the first pre-lightened side section, apply colour 3 in back-to-back slices
  • Repeat colour 3 application within the other pre-lightened section

Step 6 – Colour 2 (Base Tone)


Step 6
  • Carefully apply 2 on the top of the head (ensuring the side sections are not touched) 
  • Moving to the fringe, continue to apply colour 2 until completely saturated with colour 
  • Finally apply colour 2 to the ends of both side sections

Step 7 – Finish (Develop and Rinse)


Step 7
  • Develop all colours according to appropriate timings
  • Rinse, then shampoo the hair with BLONDME Keratin Restore Bonding Shampoo
  • Finally treat hair with BLONDME Keratin Restore Intense Care Bonding Potion in combination with BLONDME Keratin Restore Bonding Mask for the ultimate in bonding care

For even more hairdressing inspiration explore this season’s Essential Looks Collection in full, or learn the latest trend-led colour techniques at a Schwarzkopf Professional seminar near you!