This Luxury Blonde Is the Dreamy Shade You Need to Try

This Luxury Blonde Is the Dreamy Shade You Need to Try

If you’re a colorist creating stunning blonde transformations, you understand the dedication of both time and money required to achieve that coveted look. Enter “luxury blonde” – a hair color trend that truly embodies its luxurious title.

Similar to its brunette counterpart, luxury blonde is more than just a hair color – it’s an experience. Known for its soft, multidimensional tones, luxury blonde exudes elegance and allure like no other. But don’t just take our word for it. We’ve consulted with expert colorist Mego Ayvazian, Farouk Systems, Inc. Vice President of Education and Shows, to give you the inside scoop on this viral shade and help you decide if it’s the right choice for your clients.

Whether you’re a seasoned pro or a budding colorist, prepare to be inspired by this viral shade and elevate your salon game to new heights of excellence with must-have products, including CHI Bleach & Shine, CHI Royal Treatment, and the LG CHI Color Master Factory. Read on and take notes on this step-by-steps to recreate this glamorous hue.

Before

After

Get the Look

Formula 1:  1: 1 1/5 mixing ratio mix CHI Bleach & Shine 20 volume CHI Color Generator + 3 pumps of CHI Bond Rebuilder

Formula 2: 1: 1 1/5 mixing ratio mix CHI Bleach & Shine 30 volume CHI Color Generator + 3 pumps of CHI Bond Rebuilder

Formula 3 Toned with the LG CHI Color Master Factory using Trending Color Ice (1oz) + 11N (1oz) + 2 shots of Violet Additive + 10 volume CHI Color Generator

Artist Tip: Mist each section with bond & seal before applying lightener

Section crown area leaving out fringe and rear perimeter.

Create a chunky weave in the crown and create long backcomb ends to root and apply lighter feathering in with a vertical brush.

Front quadrants take thin slices parallel to the hairline and apply with vertical brush to create the money piece using 2 foils back to back using Formula 3

Process up to 50 min or until hair reaches pale yellow.

Apply Formula 3 to pre-lightened area and process 20 minutes.  

Rinse with warm water, shampoo and condition the hair with Royal Treatment Bond & Repair Shampoo and Conditioner.

Towel dry the hair and apply Royal Treatment Pearl Complex and blow dry using the CHI Lava Pro Blowdryer.

Finish with CHI Royal Treatment Rapid Shine and CHI Royal Treatment Ultimate Control Hairspray.

About Farouk Systems, Inc.:

Farouk Systems, Inc. is a Houston-based company of hairdressers for hairdressers, known for manufacturing high-quality professional hair care products under the industry-leading brands CHI®, BioSilk®, and SunGlitz®. Founded in 1986 by Farouk Shami, the company’s mission is to provide the professional beauty industry with the most advanced American technology based upon “Environment, Education, and Innovation.” The CHI Royal Treatment collection is the latest in Farouk Systems’ commitment to providing hairstylists with the tools and products they need to grow their businesses and excel in the art of hair styling and coloring. For salon-exclusive products, visit pro.chi.com.

Farouk Systems, Inc. is Set to Stun at IBS New York 2024

Farouk Systems, Inc. is Set to Stun at IBS New York 2024

Farouk Systems, Inc. is gearing up for an exciting showcase at the International Beauty Show New York 2024, taking place from March 3-5, 2024, at the Javits Convention Center.

This renowned event is a hub for beauty professionals looking to stay ahead of the curve with the latest trends and innovations in the industry, and Farouk Systems, Inc. is always ready to pull out all the stops for their audience.

CHI Live! Featuring An All-Star Cast of Hairstylists

Headlining the event will be a lineup of top Farouk Systems hairstylists including newly-appointed VP of Education and Shows, Mego Ayvazian, as well as CHI Creative Directors Rocky Vitalli, McKenzie Lehmann, and Bradley Tuggle, who will be showcasing their exceptional talents and sharing their insights with attendees. For IBS New York 2024, however, audiences will receive an even bigger treat than usual: an episode of CHI Live, in which artists McKenzie Lehmann and Bradley Tuggle will be delighting viewers and giving away a prize any salon professional would love to add to their hair arsenal. Want to add CHI Live to your IBS NY 2024 schedule? Here are the details!

Make sure not to miss this in-person episode of CHI Live! Arrive early to secure your spot in the audience!

CHI LAVA Tools: Hot Ticket Items in 2024

CHI Lava Hairstyling Iron - Main Image - CHI LAVA Tools

Farouk Systems, Inc. is set to impress with its latest innovations, including the highly anticipated additions to its successful CHI LAVA line of hairstyling tools. This line, which includes smash hits like the CHI LAVA 4D Hairstyling Iron, CHI LAVA 1″ Professional Hairstyling Iron, CHI LAVA Curl Shot, and CHI LAVA Pro Hair Dryer, is made with lava minerals infused into the ceramic plates, allowing for effective heat styling at lower temperatures for longer-lasting color and healthier hair.

CHI Color Express: 10 Minutes to Beautiful Color

Attendees can also look forward to learning about CHI Color Express, an innovative line of ammonia-free, full-coverage hair color that processes in just 10 minutes, making it ideal for busy salon professionals and clients alike. This line is available on both the LG CHI Color Master Factory, and in individual tubes, making it a great fit for any salon.

CHI Royal Treatment: For Hairstylists, By Hairstylists

Additionally, Farouk Systems, Inc. will be showcasing the CHI Royal Treatment collection, a range of professionals-only salon products that deliver luxurious results. Made to address concerns from styling solutions to color to texture, this heavenly-smelling line is made with natural ingredients like pearl, hemp, and aloe, leaving hair healthier after each use.

LG CHI Color Master Factory: A Revolution for Your Salon

Last but definitely not least, attendees will have the opportunity to see the LG CHI Color Master Factory in action. This cutting-edge digital hair color formulator can mix unlimited hair colors in under two minutes, saving each formulation by both the hairstylist’s name and the client’s name, permanently taking the guesswork out of the formulation process. This revolutionary machine also allows for up to a 30% reduction in color waste owing to its canister system, and uses ammonia-free color to keep hair damage to a minimum. This digital haircolor formulator is truly the future of haircolor and is sure to be a hit at IBS New York 2024.

Be sure to visit the CHI by Farouk Systems Inc. booth (Booth #1901) to discover these groundbreaking innovations and more. Don’t miss this opportunity to elevate your beauty game with Farouk Systems, Inc. at the International Beauty Show New York 2024!

Farouk Systems Inc. Mourns the Loss of Rick Landry, Former Chief of Security and VP of International Education

Farouk Systems Inc. Mourns the Loss of Rick Landry, Former Chief of Security and VP of International Education

Houston, Tx – Farouk Systems, Inc., a leading manufacturer of haircare products, is deeply saddened to announce the passing of Rick Landry, former Chief of Security and Vice President of International Education. Landry’s multifaceted contributions to the company, coupled with his unwavering dedication to excellence, have left an indelible mark on the organization and the beauty industry at large.

Rick Landry’s journey with Farouk Systems, Inc. spans decades, during which he held various pivotal roles within the company. In addition to serving as Chief of Security, Landry distinguished himself as the Vice President of International Education, where he played a crucial role in expanding the company’s global footprint and nurturing talent across borders.

Dr. Farouk Shami, Chairman and Chairman of Farouk Systems, Inc., fondly remembers Landry as not only as a member of the Farouk Systems, Inc. family, but also a cherished friend and mentor.

“Rick was my first and last boss at a salon in Louisiana, who later became a dear friend,” remarked Shami. “His dedication and unwavering commitment have left an indelible mark on the company and the countless lives he touched. Rick’s legacy will continue to inspire us to push boundaries in everything we do.”

Beyond his professional accomplishments, Landry’s impact extended far beyond the Farouk Systems, Inc. headquarters. His warmth and genuine passion for helping others endeared him to all who had the privilege of knowing him. Whether he was mentoring aspiring hairstylists or leading security operations, Landry approached every task with integrity, humility, and boundless enthusiasm.

As Farouk Systems, Inc. mourns the loss of a beloved colleague and friend, it reaffirms its commitment to honoring Rick Landry’s memory by continuing to uphold the values of creativity, innovation, and inclusivity that he held dear. His legacy will forever be etched into the fabric of the company and serve as a guiding light for generations to come.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with Rick’s family and loved ones during this difficult time,” said Shami.

Join us in commemorating Landry’s extraordinary life and legacy. Together, let’s honor his memory with gratitude and fond remembrance.

About Farouk Systems, Inc.:

Farouk Systems, Inc. is a Houston-based company of hairdressers for hairdressers, known for manufacturing high-quality professional hair care products under the industry-leading brands CHI®, BioSilk®, and SunGlitz®. The company provides the beauty industry with the latest innovations to a wide range of markets through multiple successful product lines and the finest educational support to better serve hairdressers and their clients.

Attain Heavenly Hair with Ethereal Peachy Gray from the Rouge de CHI Collection

Attain Heavenly Hair with Ethereal Peachy Gray from the Rouge de CHI Collection

For clients in need of a short cut that doesn’t sacrifice style, this magical fusion of shades evokes high-octane fairycore in the best way possible.

This color-blocked masterpiece seamlessly blends on-trend peach with intriguing misty grey in the front bang area for a magical, cyberpunk pixie cut that is equal parts whimsy and edge.


Get The Look

Formula 1: CHI Bleach & Shine + 20 volume CHI Developer, using a 1:½ mixing ratio + 3 pumps of CHI Bond Rebuilder

Step 1: Mist hair with CHI Bond & Seal.

Step 2: Begin to apply lightener all over for a complete bleach out to the root.

Step 3: After completing the root application all over, go back and apply lightener to the ends.

Step 4: Process until the desired level is achieved.

Artist tip: Lift hair off the scalp to aerate which will help with even processing and client comfort. Mist hair with CHI Bond & Seal to slow down processing for areas lifting faster than others.

Toner Formulas

Toner Formula 2: 1 oz Blorange Trend Color + 1 shot Orange Additive + 1 oz 10 volume CHI Developer, formulated with the LG CHI Color Master Factory

Toner Formula 3: 1 oz Ice Trend Color + 1 shot of Violet Additive + 1 oz 10 volume CHI Developer, formulated with the LG CHI Color Master Factory

Toner Formula 4: 1 ½ oz Baby Pink + 1 shot of Red Additive + 1 oz 10 volume CHI Developer, formulated with the LG CHI Color Master Factory

Step 5: Create a section 1-inch from the hairline following the shape of the head.

Step 6: Apply Formula 3 to front section. Use a foil to protect the face, and apply to front left section, stopping at the ear. Cover section with foil.

Step 7: Apply Formula 4 using a 1-inch section behind the first foil.

Step 8: Behind the second foil, start with Formula 2 using a diagonal section. Lightly saturate and comb to opposite side.

Step 9: Apply Formula 4 to section above the ear and back of neck up to occipital and full side (right)

Step 10: Continuing with diagonal sub sections, apply Formula 2 up to the crown.

Step 11: Apply Formula 2 to remaining section (feathering; lightly saturating leaving blonde remnants) comb through to aerate.

Step 12: Process for 30 minutes.

Step 13: Shampoo the hair using CHI Royal Treatment Color Gloss Shampoo and follow with CHI Royal Treatment Color Gloss Conditioner.


The LG CHI Color Master Factory

This salon-changing innovation by Farouk Systems, Inc. Founder and Chairman, Dr. Farouk Shami, was designed to empower colorists to utilize the power of technology to create an endless array of colors and set their creativity on fire. This machine is created as an invitation to artists to embrace their passion and ignite their craftsmanship without limitations. Now, with the Rouge de CHI collection and the LG CHI Color Master Factory, colorists can transcend boundaries and explore new possibilities. Explore this dynamic fusion of art and technology, where red is more than just a color; it is a symbol of endless possibility.

Capture Peachy Blonde Brilliance with the Rouge de CHI Collection

Capture Peachy Blonde Brilliance with the Rouge de CHI Collection

As we leave 2023 behind, “Peach Fuzz,” a luminous peach color named by Pantone as the official shade of 2024, is emerging as one of the must-have colors of the year. In the newly-released Rouge de CHI collection from the hair geniuses at Farouk Systems, Inc., you can learn to achieve this color, blended with an edgy-beautiful, high-definition blonde, on the LG CHI Color Master Factory, the revolutionary, digital color formulator taking the world of beauty by storm.


Get the Look

Formula 1: CHI Bleach & Shine with 10 volume CHI Developer at root + 3 pumps of CHI Royal Treatment Bond Rebuilder

Formula 2: CHI Bleach & Shine + 30 volume CHI Developer at the ends + 3 pumps of CHI Royal Treatment Bond Rebuilder

Step 1: Mist the hair with CHI Bond & Seal.

Step 2: Section the hair into 4 quadrants.

Step 3: Using slicing technique with ½” sections, start in the front left quadrant, 10 volume CHI Developer on the roots, 30 volume CHI Developer on midsections and ends, complete full head using this technique. Only use foils in front left quad.

Step 4: Bang area will be ½” slices back-to-back foils with Formula 1.

Step 5: On the 3 remaining quadrants, apply Formula 1 to the demarcation line from previous color and apply Formula 2 to the ends melting the two together.

Artist tip: Use your clip to create your subsections instead of foiling comb to save time.

Step 6: Process for 40 minutes.

Step 7: Shampoo with Royal Treatment Clarifying Shampoo for 3-5 minutes. Condition with CHI Royal Treatment Clarifying Treatment.

Toner Formulas

Color Formula 1 (root area): 1oz 6G + 1 oz 6C + 2 oz 10 volume CHI Developer, formulated with the LG CHI Color Master Factory

Color Formula 2 (midshaft and ends): 1 oz 8C + 1 oz 7C 2 oz 30 volume CHI Developer, formulated with the LG CHI Color Master Factory

Toner Formula 3 (left blonde section): 1 oz 10I + 1 oz 10W + 1 shot of Violet Additive + 2 oz 10 volume CHI Developer, formulated with the LG CHI Color Master Factory

Toner Formula 4 (bang area): ½ Royal Violet ½ oz 10 volume CHI Developer, formulated with the LG CHI Color Master Factory

Step 8 : Section into 4 quadrants and begin applying Formula 1 to roots excluding bangs and left quad.

Step 9: Melt Formula 2 to midsections and ends.

Step 10: Apply Formula 3 to left quad.

Step 11: Sectioning the bangs into 3 triangle subsections, apply Formula 3 to first triangle subsection.

Step 12: Apply Formula 4 to middle subsection of the bang.

Step 13: Apply Formula 3 to the last triangle subsection.

Step 14: Shampoo the hair using CHI Royal Treatment Color Gloss Shampoo and follow with CHI Royal Treatment Color Gloss Conditioner.

Haircut Step By Step

Long Layers (360 Haircut)

Step 1: Section the top of the head into two quadrants, leaving out the bangs.

Step 2: Create a v-section at the crown area.

Step 3: Set a guideline at the crown.

Step 4: Trim the middle section up to the guideline, employing point cutting at the tips.

Step 5: Perform point cutting on the left side, then the right side.

Step 6: Bring the hair forward and point cut.

Step 7: Finally, take the guide section to the back and point cut.

Bottom Section

Step 8: Take a ½” section from the bottom section near the ear to the guideline and point cut.

Step 9: Proceed to the back section, lifting it 90 degrees and point cutting using the crown guideline.

Curtain Bangs

Step 10: If needed, apply CHI Bond & Seal to add moisture to the hair.

Step 11: Section a small v-shape into the bangs.

Step 12: Twist the v-shape 360 degrees and point cut.

Step 13: Use the left section as a guide, pulling it over to the right section of the bang and point cut.

Step 14: Cut from the inside to the outside to ensure balanced length on each side of the bangs.

Step 15: Create a middle part and slide cut each section to soften the ends of the hair.

Step 16: Lift a 1” section 90 degrees and point cut to add volume to the bangs. Repeat the process on
the left and right sides of the bangs.

Step 17: Return to the starting guideline and take a slice from the top right and left sections, cutting at a
90-degree angle with the guideline.

Step 18: Bring a slice from the crown to the bang area, cutting at a 90-degree angle with a point cut.

Step 19: Take ½ slices from the left and right sections, bringing them to the middle guideline at a 180-
degree angle and point cut.

Step 20: Adjust the guideline to 90 degrees and use the shears to slide along the end for a seamless cut.

Step 21: Re-check each section back to the guideline and perform a double check cut.


LG CHI Color Master Factory

This salon-changing innovation by Farouk Systems, Inc. Founder and Chairman, Dr. Farouk Shami, was designed to empower colorists to utilize the power of technology to create an endless array of colors and set their creativity on fire. This machine is created as an invitation to artists to embrace their passion and ignite their craftsmanship without limitations. Now, with the Rouge de CHI collection and the LG CHI Color Master Factory, colorists can transcend boundaries and explore new possibilities. Explore this dynamic fusion of art and technology, where red is more than just a color; it is a symbol of endless possibility.

Channel Edgy-Luxe with the High Contrast Reverse Money Piece from the Rouge de CHI Collection

Channel Edgy-Luxe with the High Contrast Reverse Money Piece from the Rouge de CHI Collection

The money piece has been a classic hair color technique for the past several seasons, adding sunkissed warmth to face-framing layers. Get ready for a new, edgier twist on the classic money piece: the High Contrast Reverse Money Piece from the Rouge de CHI Collection from the hair artists at Farouk Systems, Inc. made exclusively for the LG CHI Color Master Factory.

Pairing a neutral, beige blonde base with a darker, face-framing mocha money piece, this look artfully frames the face, adding a touch of warmth while it accentuates the cheekbones. Appropriate for any setting, this look adds a touch of natural edge to your client’s look, helping them look anything but basic this season.

Rouge de CHI High Contrast Reverse Money Piece

Get the Look

Formula 1: Mix CHI Bleach & Shine with 20 volume CHI Developer using a 1:2 ratio and add 3 pumps of CHI Bond Rebuilder.

Step 1: Mist hair with CHI Bond & Seal.

Step 2: Section hair into 4 quadrants.

Step 3: Begin in the nape and apply lightener in 1” sections. Apply from root the ends staying 1/8th-inch away from the scalp all over to perform a complete bleach out.

Step 4: Process until desired level is achieved.

Step 5: Rinse and shampoo with CHI Royal Treatment Clarifying Shampoo and follow with CHI Royal
Treatment Clarifying Treatment and blow dry.

Toner Formulas
(Apply To Dry Hair)

Toner Formula 1: ½ oz 6CM + ½ oz 6G + 2 shots Gold Additive + 1 oz 10 volume CHI Developer formulated with the LG CHI Color Master Factory

Toner Formula 2: 2 oz 11I + 1 oz 11N + 3 shots of Violet + 3 oz 10 volume CHI Developer formulated with the LG CHI Color Master Factory

Step 6: Section the crown, leaving the fringe out.

Step 7: Apply Toner Formula 1 to the fringe and panel above the ear underneath the crown parting.

Toner Formula 3: 2 oz 11I + 1 oz 11N + 3 shots of Violet + 3 oz 10 volume CHI Developer formulated with the LG CHI Color Master Factory

Step 8: Apply Toner Formula 3 to all remaining blonde hair.

Step 9: Process for 30 minutes at room temperature.

Step 10: Shampoo the hair using CHI Royal Treatment Color Gloss Shampoo and follow with CHI Royal Treatment Color Gloss Conditioner.

Haircut Step-By-Steps

Step 1: Section hair into 3 sections (middle part with 2 sections and one large section in the back).

Step 2: Comb the hair straight down, cut to your desired length in the center and over direct to the center to leave length on the sides and front.

Artist tip: Start at the center for an even outcome.

Step 3: Continue taking sections until the entire back section has been completed.

Step 4: Once you have reached the top section, cut vertically to create texture, and do this across for the entire top section.

Step 5: Comb the hair straight down and check for inconsistencies and even without elevating the hair.

Step 6: To add more texture, take 1-inch square section from the top, comb straight up and point cut.

Step 7: Comb side sections straight down and tilt the head to the opposite direction without lifting the hair cut the front to desired length.

Step 8: For bang section using triangle method, comb up a vertical section and cut diagonally (towards yourself) and pull each sub section to the middle.

Artist tip: Use CHI Bond & Seal as a cutting agent.

Step 9: Starting at the crown, comb all the hair forward. Take a middle subsection and point cut to blend into the bangs. Take sections from the side, comb up, and point cut.

Step 10: Take the front section down and cut to desired length at an angle to leave the front longer.

Step 11: Go back with texturizing shears to add some texture and dimension in the bang area.


LG CHI Color Master Factory

This salon-changing innovation by Farouk Systems, Inc. Founder and Chairman, Dr. Farouk Shami, was designed to empower colorists to utilize the power of technology to create an endless array of colors and set their creativity on fire. This machine is created as an invitation to artists to embrace their passion and ignite their craftsmanship without limitations. Now, with the Rouge de CHI collection and the LG CHI Color Master Factory, colorists can transcend boundaries and explore new possibilities. Explore this dynamic fusion of art and technology, where red is more than just a color; it is a symbol of endless possibility.