Candy Girl | Chelsea Bate for Elizabeth & Giovanni

Chelsea says “I absolutely love this image and I had so much fun creating it. Colour is a chance to express yourself and make statement and I wanted to do just that. We had an overall candy style theme for this shoot, which gave me the perfect opportunity to have some fun. I wanted to play with multiple colours and sharp lines to really make the colours pop. My aim was to create a bold image that was all about the hair and for me, the contrasting colours combined with the precision cut is the perfect example of that!”

You will need


Schwarzkopf Professional BLONDME

Bonacure Clean Performance Repair Rescue Shampoo

Schwarzkopf Professional CHROMA ID

Fibre Plex Hair Primer

Schwarzkopf Professional Vibrance

OSIS+ blow and go

OSIS+ Tame Wild

OSIS+ Keep it Light hairspray

OSIS+ sparkler

Denman flat brush

ghd original straighter

ghd heat protector

Step 1

Before we started there was around 3-4inches of regrowth and a build-up of pink on the mid-lengths and ends. To get the base more even, I lifted the root with Schwarzkopf Professional BLONDME 6% for 30 minutes and BLONDME 4% on the mid lengths and ends for the remaining 15 minutes. 

Step 2

Once developed and rinsed, I did bleach cleanse. For this I used Bonacure Clean Performance Repair Rescue Shampoo with BLONDME bleach and 2% in equal measure and left this on for a further 10 minutes. This helped to remove some of the stubborn pink tones that were remaining. 

Step 3

I then sectioned a wide face framing panel and partly dried. I then took small sections of the panel and used a splatter and smudge technique in foils with Schwarzkopf Professional CHROMA ID in pink and blue shades.

Step 4

Next, I primed the rest of the hair using the Fibre Plex Hair Primer to even out the porosity before toning using Schwarzkopf Professional Vibrance 9.5-1.9+1.9%, which gave that gorgeous pearly finish. 

Step 5

I then did a precision cut with 0 projection to achieve a blunt one length bob, with no graduation whatsoever. For a sharper finish I used mini clippers to ensure no straggly hair was present.

Step 6

Before drying I used OSIS+ blow and go as a light blow-drying spray and teamed this with OSIS+ Tame Wild to tame any stray, unruly strands.

Step 7

I then blow dried using a Denman flat brush for a sleek blow dry with no body or volume.

Step 8

Next, I styled using sing the ghd original straighter and ghd heat protector, taking very small sections to straighten with a very slight bend towards the ends of hair.

Step 9

To finish I used OSIS+ Keep it Light hairspray for hold and the OSIS+ sparkler for a soft shine.

Chelsea Bate