The Formula for Elizabeth Banks’ Met Gala 2017 Hair Color


Unofficially called “the party of the year,” the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute’s black-tie extravaganza—or Met Gala—is known for its famous guests. Officially, it’s the place to see avant-garde fashion and buzz-worthy beauty. Our very own Global Editorial & Digital Director Lucie Doughty had a golden ticket to the event, as she transformed actress Elizabeth Banks’ dark blonde hair to a radiant new shade of platinum blonde to debut on the red carpet!

To follow Lucie’s lustrous formula:

  • Start with the Platinum Card technique using Dual Purpose Lightener + 30 volume on level 6 tinted hair.
  • After the level 6 is lifted to a level 7, apply Dual Purpose Lightener + 10 volume through the ends.
  • Once the mid-shaft and ends are lifted to a level 8, apply Synchro Lift + 20 volume to the base.
  • Let hair process until everything has reached an even level 9.
  • Rinse then treat with Awapuhi Wild Ginger® KeraTriplex® and HydraTriplex™ Treatments to restore strength and moisture.
  • Tone with the Color XG® UTA + pea sized amount of UTV + 20 Volume for 20 minutes.
  • Shampoo with Awapuhi Wild Ginger® Moisturizing Lather Shampoo®.
  • Condition with Color Craft™ in Misty Violet (minimum strength) for 5 minutes.

Cover photo: ©Matt Baron/BEI/Shutterstock

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