Expensive blonde hair is one of 2022’s most sought-after hair colours. We’ve seen celebrities, including Selling Sunset’s Chrishell Stause, Jennifer Lopez and Margot Robbie all embracing luxurious and expensive-looking blonde hair that is full of lustre, depth and dimension. 

We can certainly see expensive blonde hair sticking around for some time, and we guarantee that your clients will be keen to try out this stunning blonde look. So to help you get ahead of the trend, the professional team at Redken have created a helpful guide on how to create the perfect expensive blonde hair using their signature Liquid Color range.

What Is Expensive Blonde Hair?

Expensive blonde is a soft contrast colour technique that is inspired by the glass-skin skincare trend. Expensive blonde hair is an ultra-glossy multi-dimensional blonde colour that leans upon multiple shades of blonde for a tonal look. Depending on your chosen technique, expensive blonde hair can be achieved with foils or balayage highlights. 

What Does Expensive Blonde Hair Look Like?

Expensive blonde isn’t one set shade, though it typically sits on the warmer side of the scale. Expensive blonde hair incorporates professionally blended shades of blonde that results in incredible highlights and lowlights.

Redken Advocate Conor Doyle says:

 

“Long gone are days of same again, root and ends’ as more and more clients opt for upgrading their natural colour with rich dimension, radiance and subtle warmth”.

There’s only one way to achieve the ultra-shiny, deeply rich, healthy-looking expensive blonde colour everyone’s looking for, and that is with Redken Liquid Color.

What is Redken Liquid Color?

Liquid color is Redken’s iconic duo of Shades EQ Gloss & Color Gels Lacquers. These two ranges have been formulated to deliver all the gloss, blend and shine with incredible versatility and ease of application. 

The liquid texture moves away from traditional cream application to help you achieve fluid, lived-in tones that can be fused with other shades to provide a bespoke colour treatment for every client and colour. 

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The versatility of Redken’s liquid hair colour allows you to create Instagramable hair masterpieces without the hassle of traditional cream toners. The application process is straightforward – with the option to apply with a bowl & brush or even with an applicator bottle to achieve that enviable sun-drenched blonde or hazelnut bronde balayage. 

How To Create Expensive Blonde Hair 

Redken’s Advocate Network has embraced the power of liquid colour to create expensive-looking hair for their clients this year. The results are stunning, multi-dimensional creations which genuinely encapsulate the golden hues and radiance expected from this technique. 

Below are the recipes you need for taking the first step to achieving expensive-looking hair for your clients.

High-End Greige Bronde – Created by @vikiscissorhands

LOW LIGHTS: 

Shades EQ 06N + 06WG + 05N Processing Solution 

ROOT SHADOW: 

Shades EQ Bonder Inside equal parts 07AG + 07N + Processing Solution 

GLOSS: 

Shades EQ Bonder Inside 010WG + Processing Solution 

Liquid Gold Blonde Balayage – Crated by @carlarosehair_

LOW LIGHTS 

Shades EQ 09NB + 07N + 08N + Processing Solution 

GLOSS: 

Shades EQ 09NB + 09N + 09AA + 010WG + Processing Solution 

FRONT HAIRLINE: 

Shades EQ Bonder Inside 010NB + Crystal Clear + Processing Solution 

Everything You Need To Know about Redken Shades EQ and Color Gels Lacquers

If you’re interested in learning more about Redken Shades EQ, we’ve previously created a guide to using Redken Shades EQ Gloss in your salon and below, the Redken team answers the most frequently asked questions about the range.

Q: WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN SHADES EQ AND COLOR GELS LACQUERS?

Both Shades EQ and Color Gels Lacquers are forms of Liquid Hair Color by Redken. The difference is that Shades EQ is demi-permanent liquid hair color whilst Color Gels Lacquers is a permanent liquid hair colour.

Q: WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN SHADES EQ AND SHADES EQ BONDER INSIDE?

Shades EQ and Shades EQ Bonder Inside are both liquid demi-permanent hair color ranges by Redken. Both Shades EQ and Shades EQ Bonder Inside can be used for all hair types and textures. However, Shades EQ Bonder Inside is a premium range which focuses on toning and protecting the strength of sensitized hair in 1 step.

Q: CAN YOU MIX SHADES EQ AND SHADES EQ BONDER INSIDE TOGETHER?

Yes, you can mix the two technologies together, however, the bonding effect will be diminished.

 

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Q: SHOULD I USE AN ADDITIVE WITH SHADES EQ BONDER INSIDE?

Given Shades EQ Bonder Inside contains a built-in bonding agent, additional bonding additives are not necessary.

Q: CAN I MIX THE GOLDEN 10’S SHADES WITH SHADES EQ BONDER INSIDE GREIGE SHADES?

Yes, the new Shades EQ Bonder Inside Golden 10’s shades can be mixed with the Shades EQ Bonder Inside Greige tones alongside all of the other Shades EQ Bonder Inside shades. 

Q: CAN I MIX SHADES EQ WITH SHADES EQ BONDE INSIDE?

Yes, you can! However, this will dilute the toning effect and provide a sheer result.

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