If you’ve ever dyed your hair any color on the ROYGBIV spectrum, you already know how hard it is to get that stuff out when you’re ready for a change again. But Hilary Duff just made it look easy. On April 8, the actor revealed her new white-blonde hair, which now extends all the way down to her waist. It’s an impressive feat, considering she had a pastel blue shade less than a month ago.
“Have you noticed that I’m blonde…. and Rapunzeled???” Duff wrote in an Instagram post. “@nikkilee901 you are hair fairy goddess and I thank you for going down all my hair-ventures with me. Especially for all the tender loving care you treat my hair with when you have to undo what I make you do.”
Duff’s colorist, Nikki Lee from Los Angeles’s Nine Zero One salon, broke down via a press release how she took the actor “from sky blue to springtime sunshine.” According to Lee, it took eight hours and two rounds of a color-removing solution just to get all of the blue pigment out of Duff’s hair. Then, to lighten the hair to that platinum blonde hue, she used a few different professional-grade Redken formulas.
To add length to Duff’s hair, extensions were a must. “Lisa Satron and I used a Great Lengths combination of tape-in and individual keratin-bonded extensions in 18-inch and 20-inch for the perfect look,” Lee explains. “We mixed rooted and bronde tape-ins in the back of the head and individual keratin-tip extensions in front and sides for the most moveable effortless look.”
Sadly, this isn’t a transformation you could pull off easily at home or without a licensed professional — but if you’re in the market for a hair-repairing product to soothe heat-damaged or color-treated hair like Duff’s, there’s always the In Common Common Crystal Cashmere Treatment system, the bond-repairing treatment Lee used to keep Duff’s hair as healthy as possible during their lightening session. [Lee co-created the brand.]
We don’t know about you, but this new look has us itching even more for a drastic springtime hair transformation ourselves. Be right back, we’re off to call our colorists.
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