Do you have clients coming in who have level 8 hair looking to get their hair toned?
Today we've lined up some ash blonde toners for you which you can use on level 8 hair.
We will go through these toners now.
Level 8 Hair
When hair is lightened, it produces an undercoat, or secondary reflect.
This is totally normal. It's the way hair works.
You probably remember this from your cosmetology classes.
When hair is at level 9 and 10, this undercoat is pale yellow.
But when it is level 8, the undercoat is more of a brassy, orangeish yellow.
And of course, when it is darker than that, it's even more brassy, almost copper-orange.
See the chart below to see what level 8 hair looks like:
Check what level your client's hair is at using this chart
Best Solution for Level 8 Hair
When you have level 8 hair, you essentially have 3 choices.
First, you can keep the hair at level 8 and tone using Ugly Duckling's Blondify liquid gloss demi-permanent gloss toners.
These toners don't lift. So you won't get the hair to ultra white ash blonde.
But thanks to the strong pigments you should be able to get rid of the orange and yellow.
Second, you can lift up the hair to level 9-10 using Ugly Duckling's cream permanent toners with lift.
These toners will lift the hair by at least 1 level, and color-correct the yellow and the orange at the same time.
Your third choice - and this is if you want to go really white ash blonde - is that you can lift first using bleach. And then tone.
We will go through these 3 choices now in this blog.
First Way: Toning Level 8 Hair Using Blondify Toners
Using these toners represents a really quick and easy toning solution for level 8 hair.
These toners are ammonia-free and work in 10 minutes with 10 or 20 Vol developer.
They also comes with Bond Protect and Argan oil built in, so the conditioning properties are excellent.
They are also very easy to use.
Simply mix them in a 1+1 ratio with either 10 or 20 Vol developer.
You can use an applicator bottle or a plastic mixing bowl.
Apply all over the hair, saturating really really well so that the hair gets the chance to come into contact with the gel.
Wait 10 minutes, then rinse off.
You can use the Natural Ash Blonde or the Natural Violet Blonde depending on your toning preference.
Blondify Ammonia-Free Toner
Natural Ash Blonde 010A
Results using Natural Ash Blonde Toner - Hair by Elona Taki
Natural Violet Blonde 010V
Results using Natural Violet Blonde Toner - Hair by Elona Taki
Second Way: Using Cream Based Permanent Toners and Lifting the Hair by 1 level.
What if you want to lift the hair? In that case we would suggest you use Ugly Duckling's intense toners.
These toners have built in lift, thanks to a special ingredient called "Boost".
These toners are best used with 20 Vol developer in a 1 part toner to 2 parts developer mix.
They are fairly lifting, so if you have thin hair, you may like to apply on the root part at the end.
The heat from the scalp will lift the hair quicker and further there as opposed to the ends.
Use Intense Silver Blonde for a natural, very white blonde.
And use Intense pearl blonde for a more pearly, grey-like blonde.
Intense Silver Blonde 100B
Hair toned with Intense Silver Blonde - Hair by K&K Salon
Intense Pearl Blonde 100V
Hair toned with Intense Pearl Blonde 100V - Hair by K and K Salon
Third Way: Bleach First, Then Tone
If you really want to go white ash blonde or a pure platinum blonde level 10 from level 8, you will need to bleach first.
We would recommend you use Brilliant Blondexx with Bond Protect.
Mix with 20 Vol developer in most cases and apply wherever the hair is dark.
Very often roots are darker than ends, because it is virgin hair.
So apply there and make sure you lift the dark hair and get the whole head to a very consistent level 9 or 10.
Then after that, since you are now at your desired level, you can tone, with Blondify liquid toner ammoniia-free toner.
You should get truly excellent ash blonde results this way.
And honestly, this way is the best way to get stunning white ash blonde results.
Brilliant Blondexx with Bond Protect
Can you use Purple Shampoo & Mask to tone level 8 hair?
Ugly Duckling Brilliant Blonde Purple Shampoo & Mask being used on level 10 hair to tone away yellow.
Ugly Duckling has an excellent Purple Shampoo and Mask which is non-staining, acidic and sulfate and gluten free.
It tones away yellow extremely well.
But it won't lift hair that is too dark.
If your client has level 8 hair, you can still use it.
But you will only get good results if you lift it first, either by using the second or the third method outlined above.
Can you tone level 8 hair and produce a grey blonde look?
If you're looking to take level 8 hair and get a grey blonde, we have the perfect recipe for you.
Mix Pearl Blonde toner 10V with Purple Grey.
This mix will not only neutralize yellow, it will also get you really vibrant grey blonde results.
Use them with 20 Vol developer, with a 1+2 mix.
Pearl Blonde 10V
Hair toned with Pearl Blonde 10V and Purple Grey - Hair by Elona Taki
How do I look after and maintain Ash Blonde hair?
In order to maintain bleached or toned blonde hair, we would suggest you use Brilliant Blondexx haircare.
Brilliant Blondexx contains Bond Protect and acts to strengthen blonde, fragile and thin hair, making it thicker, fuller and healthier.
The formula is acid based, which means that it closes the hair cuticle also, and acts to prevent split ends.
Also it is sulfate-free. Meaning no clogging up of the pores.
You can use this range as a regular maintenance product.
The more you use it, the more the hair will benefit.