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We’re Obsessed With Audrina Patridge’s Summer Hair Makeover

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You probably know her from her years on MTV’s The HillsAudrina Patridge has become known for her effortless style, girl-next-door charm and gorgeous, brown beach waves. But for this summer, she’s sporting a new look, and we love the brighter vibe, especially as we all emerge from our pandemic-induced sweatpants looking to reenter the world with a bang. Here’s how her stylist, Wella Professionals North America ambassador Briana Cisneros achieved the reality star’s new blonde ‘do. 

The Step-by-Step Process

“It was definitely a long process, but absolutely worth it! I had to isolate thin small sections all throughout her hair using Blondorplex + Welloxon Perfect Crème Developer 20 vol as my formula to lift her brunette hair to blonde, and I used my Total Transformation Signature Technique for the application, something I teach in my online education. It was what allowed me to get the optimal amount of lift from her hair. After removing the foils, I used two different formulations to tone her hair: Koleston Perfect 88/02 and 7/1—my new go-to base—as her soft face adjustment and subtle root shadow. Then I pulled Koleston Perfect 10/16 through her mid-lengths and ends. Both formulas were mixed one to two times with Welloxon Perfect Crème Developer Pastel. I never regret taking my time to do it right. It’s amazing how healthy and shiny her hair feels. I love that I can use Koleston Perfect color to tone, and afterwards have the hair feel even healthier than it did before we lifted her to blonde!”

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The Inspiration

“We talked about almost all hair colors, from pink to purple and even dark brown, and we ultimately decided on a sandy blonde as inspiration from her daughter! She has naturally gorgeous, blonde hair, and we thought why not recreate a similar color with bright blonde pops throughout, as if she was in the sun all summer.”

The Aftercare

To keep your blonde looking bright and healthy, Cisneros recommends using a bond-repair product at home, like the Wella Professionals Fusionplex Collection. “This will maintain hair health, ensuring a vibrant color,” she says. “For blondes in particular, a purple shampoo is key. You don’t have to be regimented about using it once a week—just when you start to see some brassy areas peak through.”

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