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Effortless Blonde – step by step

Indola recently launched the beautiful and new Street Style Collection featuring not one but three brand new must-have looks for the new season. Indola’s looks explore the normcore trend, generally associated with the early 2000s when grunge met pop, and casual met elegant. Today, we share a step by step guide of the first look, the Effortless Blonde.

Effortless Blonde

Inspired by the late ’90s series “Beverly Hills 90210”, this effortless blonde look is one that works for every taste. Highlights in the long blonde hair are redefined with a modern silhouette and a classic layered shape. The colour brings soft touches of sand and neutral hues for a blonde that is effortlessly glowing. The cut has a dishevelled airy feel that complements the softness of the chosen colour palette whilst the texture gives really uncomplicated vibes with weightless ends and a soft wave. The fashion nods towards the normcore trend by teaming them with a plain kami and sneakers finished with a patterned kimono for that added feminine flair.

Step by step


Step 1: Section hair.

Step 2: Starting with the lowest section elevate this hair straight up and cut half the length of the desired base. Repeat on both sides.

Step 3: Take the section above and integrate it into the desired baseline.

Step 4: Moving up one section, elevate this straight up and cut half the length of the desired baseline off.

Step 5: Comb all the hair down including the sides, except for the top section.

Step 6: Execute the baseline with a razor.

Step 7: Moving into the top section, create 2 shorter veils to add movement.

Step 8: Dry off and refine using razors, taking out all unnecessary weight.


Step 1: Section hair.

Step 2: Start from the nape of the hair.

Step 3: Alternate between Colour 1 and Colour 2 using a freehand painting technique

Step 4: Ensure that each section is properly blended and saturated in the ends.

Step 5: Apply the product heavily around the face to create a face framing effect.

Step 6: To soften the root and the transition break the base with Colour 3.

Step 7: Apply Colour 3 to the root area working from the nape towards the front.

Step 8: Develop visually.

Colour3: BLONDEEXPERTPASTELSP.17+P.11 + 2% (7vol) (4:1:5)


Step 1: Apply ACT NOW! SETTING SPRAY onto damp hair.

Step 2: Dry the hair using a round brush for a smooth surface.

Step 3: Curl the hair using a curling wand.

Step 4: Finish off using ACT NOW! TEXTURE SPRAY.

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