Hi GQ, my name’s Chrissy Nellie
and today I’m gonna dye my husband’s hair.
We’re in my home salon in Los Angeles
and I’m gonna teach you how to bleach, tone
and do a multicolor design.
Before we go into the color,
I’m gonna do a quick buzz cut, trim him,
and clean him up.
So I’m finished with this buzz cut
So I think I’m ready to go.
I feel like a new man.
Let’s get this.
Step one, bleach.
I’m gonna use the gloves, a color bowl, a smaller brush.
I’m gonna use bleach and 40 developer.
So I’m gonna take a scoop.
I’m using the Wella Blondor bleach.
I’m gonna take a scoop out.
I’m gonna put it in
and then I’m gonna measure out.
I would say the same like a scoop of developer.
And then I’m just gonna mix it together
until it’s like creamy.
I like to put a little bit of Vaseline on top of his ears,
so it doesn’t like kinda, you know, get on his ears
and I’m just gonna apply.
You know, there’s not really right or wrong way
I like to start with the hairline,
but you just want to make sure
all the hair is evenly saturated.
You don’t want it to start lifting over here
and then take longer over here.
You want it to be kinda on at the same time.
So it’s all lifting evenly.
But now, that I have it all in,
keep the gloves on
and I would take a comb and I would just comb it through
to make sure it’s all evenly saturated.
So once I put it on, I’ll put a cap on.
I’m gonna let it sit on
for at least 30 minutes to 45 minutes.
But at home I always check it every 15 minutes
if you have never bleached your hair before.
This is Dracula, she cuts his hair too, by the way.
He does not get groomed by a dog groomer.
I’m gonna check it like this.
And it’s okay when you’re processing
if it tingles a little bit.
All right, that looks good.
It’s a pale yellow, how I wanted it
so now we’re gonna rinse.
So the next step I would do after this is toning.
Let’s have more fun, baby.
Sometimes, if you mix like purple with yellow,
it becomes green.
So I like to tone it to more of a neutral
like whitish, or even maybe like a silvery blonde.
I’m gonna take a bowl
and I like to use the silver ashy color.
As you can see, it comes out like purple.
I would take this much,
just towel dry as much as possible.
And now I’m just gonna apply the same way
that I applied the bleach.
So this is gonna take real fast.
So, you gotta get him on as fast as possible.
And then I’ll do the same thing with the comb.
And I would just brush it through.
And now we’re gonna wash it
because it’s already turned that fast.
So, we gotta rinse it, right now.
You’re supposed to take the cape off
when we’re rinsing the hair,
but clearly he didn’t.
So now I’m gonna put a different cape on him.
One that’s dry.
Step three, multicolor design.
I’ve decided that I want to do a blue, a green,
the orange, light purple, a turquoise and a coral.
What I normally do just to make sure
they look good together.
I put them on a white piece of paper
to see that they’ll.
You know, I don’t like to just go in blindly.
What I’m gonna do is I’m gonna blend one into the other
until like a design on top of his head.
It’s all about being creative.
You can do whatever you want.
I’m gonna start with the purple, the light purple.
So I’m just gonna kinda paint a little thing like this.
I don’t want there to be any like, defined lines
so I’m just gonna like, kinda swish it out.
So like for like this color,
I could like go into the, see.
Now I’m gonna on to different side.
I’m gonna go right here with the green.
I’m gonna do this orange color.
See, it doesn’t even matter
if you’re getting a little bit into each other
because you want to kinda look like
it’s melting into each other.
See how, like I’m gonna mix the pink in the middle.
You really got to saturate the pastel colors
or else they don’t pick up.
‘Cause they’re just so light.
You gotta really get them in there.
I’m gonna over with additional color
to make sure his hair is fully saturated,
with the same colors that are already in.
And it’s like, kind of really blurring the lines so.
Now that he’s fully done,
I’m gonna let this color process,
I’m gonna let it sit on for 20 minutes
and then rinse it out to see what the final result is.
If I don’t like some of the color,
I’m gonna go back over
with a little bit of a darker color
and just splash it in there.
Now that it sat on for about 15 minutes,
I’m gonna to rinse it.
It processed faster than I thought it was going to be.
So we can see what it looks.
I’m gonna see where the color is.
And some of the color, didn’t take him places
because it’s too light
So I’m gonna go over it.
See sometimes when you mix the pastels, it doesn’t take.
Now, I’m finished so I’m just gonna take five minutes
because it’s gonna take a little bit faster
since there’s already color underneath it.
I’m just gonna let it sit.
Remember, have fun and be creative in
what feels right for you.