Get The Look:


A striking modern cut is complemented by gorgeously blended shades of ultra-light, golden and lemony blonde. This look by Deb Gavin, from the Orchard Collection, graced the cover of The Colorist for July/August 2013.



  • blonde-thing

    It’s a Blonde Thing Keratin Lightening System® powder

  • blonde-thing-developer

    20 vol. It’s a Blonde Thing Developer

  • kerahold-developer-20

    20 vol. KeraHold Developer

  • kerahold-10-2810vp

    KeraHold® 10.28/10VP

  • kerahold-10-310g

    KeraHold® 10.3/10G

  • kerahold-9-439cg

    KeraHold® 9.43/9CG

  • kerahold-33gg

    Metamorfix .33/GG

Starting level: 6 (new growth)

Color Therapy formulations:

Formula A:
30 mL/1 oz. It’s a Blonde Thing Keratin Lightening System® powder
60 mL/2 fl. oz. 20 vol. It’s a Blonde Thing Developer

Formula B:
30 mL/1 fl. oz. KeraHold® 10.28/10VP
60 mL/2 fl. oz. 20 vol. KeraHold Developer

Formula C:
15 mL/.5 fl. oz. KeraHold 10.3/10G
10 mL/.33 fl. oz. KeraHold 9.43/9CG
5 mL/.25 fl. oz. Metamorfix .33/GG
30 mL/1 fl. oz. 20 vol. KeraHold Developer

  • Step 1

    Using a compact foil technique, apply Formula A to new growth. Process to target level; cleanse with Keratin Complex shampoo.

  • Step 2

    Apply Formula B to warmest areas first, followed by the other areas. If canvas is even, apply formula all over. Process 10 minutes. Cleanse and condition with Keratin Complex® shampoo and conditioner.

  • Step 3 step3-4-5

    On the heavier fall of the natural part line, create a triangle, with the part as the base, by starting at the crown and drawing a line to the outer corner of the eye. Create a smaller triangle on the other side that begins at the same point and ends between the center forehead and mid-brow. Carve out another, smaller triangle shape on the crown.

  • Step 4

    Apply Formula C in slices from the forehead to the top, within triangle. Cover forehead sub-sections with the most color – paint from the scalp to ¼ inch from the ends, finishing with an angled brush and diffusing through ends in varying degrees.

  • Step 5

    Continue working through sub-sections, saturating less length as you move upward, and diffusing through the ends. Sub-sections at crown should be painted from scalp to mid-length, but still blended.

  • Step 6 step6-7

    Using Formula C, repeat the same technique on the smaller triangle section at the crown. The sub-sections closest to the crown should be most saturated with color. Process 35 minutes.

  • Step 7

    Cleanse and condition with Keratin Complex shampoo and conditioner.

  • Tip

    Add a Vitalshot™ to formulas to strengthen and rebuild the bonds of the hair.

Style Support


  • glowtion-potion-styling-oil

    Apply Glowtion Potion Styling Oil lightly throughout hair.

  • polish-pomade

    Finish with Iconic Polish High Shine Pomade.

  • finishing-hairspray

    Spray Flex Flow Flexible Shaping Hairspray lightly to hold the style.



  • blondeshell-debrass

    Blondeshell® Debrass
    & Brighten Shampoo
    and Conditioner