Salon blondes all have one thing in common: They're always thinking about ways to make their locks look even brighter and blonder. Achieving the perfect tone of level 10 blonde (also known as one of the lightest shades of blonde), however, can be tricky for your colorist. That’s why Redken upgraded their top-rated Shades EQ hair gloss lineup with formulas specifically designed to give you shiny, healthy-looking (and feeling!) platinum blonde shades.
Shades EQ Level 10s offers the highest level of toner for super bright blondes. Read on to find out how these little formulas can help you achieve your best blonde hair color yet.
How do you get a level 10 blonde?
When you look at a blonde hair color chart, you’ll see that level 10 blonde hair is one of the lightest and brightest hues you can achieve at the salon. Shades like platinum, white, and light ash fall into this category. In order to achieve level 10 blonde hair, your colorist will need to use bleach (and likely mix several different toner formulas) to lift your existing color and create your desired shade. Redken Shades EQ Level 10s simplifies this process with toning formulas strong enough to create your brightest, lightest blonde with true-to-tone results.
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What is Redken Shades EQ Level 10s?
Redken's Shades EQ glosses are well-regarded within hair salons across the country because they're easy to use (20 minutes from beginning to end) and have a no-ammonia formula, which means no smells or itching during your color service. As a bonus, the demi-permanent, no lift formulas fade within a few weeks—which means more freedom to experiment with your color!
Now that you've got the basics, onto Shades EQ Level 10s. While stylists previously combined a less-bright Level 9 and a clear coat to achieve reflective, gorgeous blonde, they now have the option to go one level higher and get a brighter blonde as a result!
Cassandra McGlaughlin, pro stylist and Redken brand ambassador, says the difference is the precision. When you bring a photo of platinum hair to your Redken stylist, you'll know they have the tools to get exactly what you want.
"You can consistently create a super bright blonde," she says. "You get a predictable end result every time…no more hoping and praying that it doesn't turn out too dark! I've been loving the control it gives me with blonding and the bright, clear results I get each and every time."
Who should ask for Redken Shades EQ Level 10s?
If you have bright blonde hair and have begun seeing grays or uneven color, you should ask your stylist for Shades EQ Level 10s. The shades are acidic and formulated without ammonia, so expect less harsh processing and mega shine (the biggest win of all, especially if you're rough on your hair). You'll end up with an even, well-blended color, and a reflective finish.
Moreover, you should ask about Shades EQ Level 10s if you want blonde hair that leans icy or neutral—the system can support your every need!
How To Care For Level 10 Blonde Hair
Once you’ve achieved that light shade you’ve been dreaming of, the last thing you want is dull, brassy strands just a few weeks post-appointment. That’s why your at-home routine, as well as visiting your colorist every few weeks, is essential to keeping your light blonde hue in tip-top shape. When it comes to your product lineup, begin with a shampoo and conditioner formulated for color-treated hair like Redken Color Extend Magnetics Shampoo and Conditioner. This system gently cleanses, strengthens, and detangles color-treated hair and includes the brand’s exclusive RCT Protein Complex to treat hair from the root, to the core, to the tip.
Between touch-up appointments, your level 10 blonde won’t stay that way on its own. To keep your platinum hue from turning brassy, you’ll need a color-toning shampoo and conditioner like Redken Color Extend Blondage Shampoo and Conditioner. This purple toning system has ultra violet pigment and Triple Acid Protein complex to tone, strengthen, and brighten all in one for a brighter, stronger blonde. If your blonde requires some extra toning power, swap your conditioner for the Redken Color Extend Blondage Anti-Brass Purple Hair Mask. Featuring a powerful toning formula, this hair mask helps correct and neutralize unwanted yellow and orange undertones in even the brassiest blondes.
While your colorist will do their best to lessen the damage caused by bleach, you should always add a few at-home repairing products to your routine. Formulas like Redken’s Acidic Bonding Concentrate Shampoo and Conditioner system are made with citric acid, vitamin b, and a concentrated bonding complex to strengthen weakened bonds and improve your hair’s resiliency and strength after a bleach service.
The Best Styling Products For Level 10 Blonde Hair
When it comes to styling, you need to find products that will keep your strands healthy and add shine. Begin your routine with a multi-purpose product like Redken One United Multi-Benefit Treatment Spray. This formula provides 25 benefits for hair, including detangling, helping prevent split ends, preventing heat damage, conditioning, and more.
Next, it’s time to give your mane that high-shine finish. Start with a shine-enhancing hair oil like Redken Oil For All Multi-Benefit Hair Oil. This hair oil protects hair from heat, seals in moisture, and helps tame frizz while adding instant shine. Finally, complete any hairstyle with a few spritzes of shine spray like Redken Shine Flash Hair Spray. This lightweight hair shine spray provides instant shine on all hair types without feeling greasy.
Ready to try Redken Shades EQ Level 10s for yourself? Use the Redken salon locator to book an appointment at a salon near you.