Advanced Blonding • Lesson One*

It’s impossible to talk about blonding without discussing how important lighteners are. And lighteners carry so many questions….

What volume developer should I use?

How long should it process for?

Is it lifted enough?

My lightener is too thick, how can I make it thinner? (hint: don’t add more developer)

My lightener is too thin, how can I make it thicker? (hint: don’t add less developer)

Can I use heat with it?

Sometimes blonde hair goes hand in hand with damaged or stressed hair, but it doesn't have to be like that. Your first responsibility is to protect the integrity of the client’s hair, right? Lighteners are the one tool in our salon that can cause the most potential damage to the hair if they are misused. It’s time to really shine a spotlight on how to use them correctly, how to pick the right one for the job you need to do, and how to avoid the most common mistakes hairstylist make with lighteners.

What you’ll Learn:

  • The Difference Between Lighteners and Artificial Haircolor
  • Advantages and Disadvantages of Lighteners
  • Optimal Working Time of Lighteners
  • The Types of Lighteners
  • Your Developer Choices
  • The Smart Way to Adjust the Consistency of your product

In addition to that, there is a huge debate among our industry is whether or not to use heat with lighteners. We are really going to dispel myths on that one and get real. I’m going to tell you which scenarios I use heat with lightener, which scenarios I’m not likely to use heat with my lightener, and which scenario I won't ever use heat with lightener for. Heat is not the enemy: Misinformation is the enemy.

Plus, a bonus Step-by-Step On-Scalp Lightener Application with a real client of mine. Including all the the dirty details from application, to processing, to rising, to toning, and how to avoid the biggest mistake…. Rinsing out too soon. By the end of this lesson you will be on your way to becoming an expert with lightener.

After purchasing this lesson, my biggest piece of advice is to watch the video first, and then watch it again while answering the workbook questions. It's important that you actually understand your answers so you can remember this information while working behind the chair.

This Single Lesson Purchase Includes 1 video lesson (29 minutes) and 1 workbook.

*If you’re interested in purchasing all three lessons in Advanced Blonding Course, please click here.

Your Instructor


15+ year beauty industry veteran, specializing in advanced color techniques behind the chair, training new stylists in color theory, and the creator of this on-demand post-beauty school education platform. To read her blog, click here.

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