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Lindsay Lohan’s 10 hour hair-color marathon

Posted Jun 01 2010 5:11am

I loathe Lindsay Lohan and avoid blogging about her whenever possible. Recently, however she dyed her hair from jet black to platinum blonde in a single day, which is a pretty major transformation.

I had my hair done on Friday at the new McMillan-Canale salon in Malibu, and was chatting with my stylist Chase (he’s amazing!) about the insane amount of time it takes to do a huge color-swap like that, and how most women don’t realize what really goes into it.  When I received the following email in my inbox about Lindsay’s color–and the fact it took nearly 10 hours to do–I thought, “Eh. What the hell.  I’ll cover it.”  Press release to follow, ’cause I just don’t have any energy for this girl.

“George Papanikolas and his colleagues at Beverly Hills’ Andy LeCompte Salon teamed up to transform actress Lindsay Lohan from dark to light—a process that took close to 10 hours!

Lohan, a natural redhead, showed the color pro photos of the golden, strawberry blonde hue that she had in mind, which he agreed would be ideal for her eye color and complexion. Because she already had dye on her deep brunette locks, the first step was to carefully strip out as much of the dark color as possible with color remover. Then George chose low ammonia Joico Vero K-PAK Chrome demi-permanent color to tone the hair—using a pale, neutral light blonde on the midlengths and ends and a neutral medium blonde at the scalp to achieve a trendy, “rooty” effect. He finished with his signature, balayage highlight technique, strategically hand-painting Vero K-PAK Crème Lightener to select strands for a glowing, golden, sun-kissed look.

“Normally I wouldn’t recommend such a radical color change in one day,” comments Papanikolas, “but when a celebrity insists, you do your best to give her what she wants. Plus, I know that Joico color contains K-PAK Quadramine Complex, which reconstructs while the color processes, and that makes a huge difference. And of course, before Lindsay left the salon, I recommended weekly K-PAK conditioning treatments to keep her hair as strong and healthy as possible. K-PAK isn’t just for stars—I recommend it to all of my color clients!””

(Note from Jolie: Joico K-PAK truly is a fantastic intensive conditioner, so I don’t mind the blatant marketing above.)

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