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Lived-in Blonde

Chris Appleton is not just a  superstar stylist, he’s also Schwarzkopf Global Colour Ambassador. You probably saw that he recently  transformed Sofia Vergara’s hair. His attention to detail and innovative use of colour has resulted in a lived-in blonde look that is as striking as it is sophisticated. By personalising the style with strategically placed money pieces, he has elevated Sofia’s hair transformation to new heights of elegance. Chris has shared all the secrets and products that made this iconic style happen. Curious about how he did it? Let’s dive in!

Chris Appleton, Schwarzkopf Global Colour Ambassador

Chris Appleton says…

 “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 really going anywhere.

 “Now, we see these lived-in blondes where we see a more natural root with these ribbons of blonde and natural colour coming through. This can be really low maintenance; it can also be high maintenance depending on the individual and depending on the colour result you want to achieve. You can make it more exciting by putting the money pieces around the front, brightening the face up. My favourite look right now because I think it is so versatile,” he explains.

Sofia Vergaro
Sofia Vergara

Technique and formulas

Central to Chris’s technique is the art of framing the face to accentuate its contours. By strategically placing brighter pieces around the face, Chris achieves 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 utilised a carefully curated selection of Schwarzkopf Professional products, each tailored to deliver exceptional results:

  • Foils – IGORA Highlifts (12- series): The formula with Truelift Complex provides powerful lift and strong neutralisation while reducing breakage thanks to the integrated Fibre Bond Technology.
  • Face Frame – BLONDME Premium Lightener 9+: With it’s integrated Anti-Metal Bond Protection
  • Technology the formula protects the hair fibre during processing for minimised hair breakage while lifting up to 9 levels.
  • Toning – IGORA Vibrance: The trusted ammonia-free demi-permanent colouration developed with the Moisture Protecting complex, for more shine and more care.
  • Faceframe Toning – BLONDME Toning: The ammonia-free toning range essential for a perfect blonde with integrated Anti-Metal Bond Protection Technology and HydroLock Technology for improved moisturisation.

By mastering the techniques and products employed in Sofia Vergara’s stunning makeover, professionals can unlock endless possibilities for their clients’ hair stories.

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