How-To Video: Tortoiseshell Blonde

Is there anything THE BLONDE WAND can’t do? From lunchtime highlights to creating the perfect base for VIVIDS applications, it’s no surprise why top stylists are obsessed: this unique thermal lightening tool, in combination with the gentle, coconut oil-infused PURE LIGHT Crème Lightener, has the ability to lift up to 7 LEVELS in a matter of SECONDS! To achieve this beautiful and impactful look using THE BLONDE WAND, check out the video here

THE BLONDE WAND can also help stylists achieve the latest and most requested trends in hair color! Celebrities like Blake Lively and Jessica Alba have embraced Tortoise Shell, also known as Ecaille, that focuses on tones like caramel, honey and golden brown for a look full of shine and dimension.

This perfectly blended look begins with beautiful, dark brown roots and subtly fades into a combination of blonde and brunette pieces of varying tones, creating depth, dimension and drama with ease. Perfect for the “au naturel” client who wants a lower maintenance color, this look showcases some of the best that THE BLONDE WAND can do. Plus, thanks to the quick lightening of THE BLONDE WAND and the nourishing properties of the PURE LIGHT Crème Lightener, the hair looks and feels healthier than it would if done using traditional lighteners and processes! Perfect for those brunettes looking to get some sun-kissed pieces as the warmer months are right around the corner.



  • Colorist: Nikki Lee @nikkilee901
  • Model: Maritsa Granillo @maritsagm
  • Photo: Sarah Holt @sarahholt_
  • Video: Huck Hinshaw @pleasantlycavingin
  • Sound: Darren Augustus @darrenaugustus
  • Makeup: Griselda Martinez @makeupbygriselda
  • Wardrobe: Caisa Airmet @caisadilla



Founded in 2004 by 30-year beauty industry veteran Steve Goddard, PRAVANA International is a global salon professional hair care brand "created by stylists, for stylists".

The name PRAVANA is derived from an ancient Sanskrit phrase, which translates to The Source of All Things. The brand's core mission is to provide unparalleled, high performance beauty solutions to salon professionals and their clients everywhere through a range of carefully curated, innovative hair care products that are formulated from only the best, and most natural ingredients available to the beauty industry.

PRAVANA'S full and complete range of continuously natural evolving hair care products includes hair color, styling, texturizing and after-color care to meet virtually every beauty need.

PRAVANA'S anti-corporate philosophy goes beyond traditional product creation by redefining personal hair care with a caring commitment towards only the highest quality brand and product precision, underscored by a responsible and altruistic eco-conscious approach, which includes biodegradable packaging, natural, non-harmful ingredients and a built in charitable contribution for every purchase made.

PRAVANA hair care and hair color products are always free of parabens, sulfates, cocamide DEA, formaldehyde, phthalates, and many other ingredients commonly used in cosmetic products but known to be harmful to users or the environment. This hybrid approach, which marries time proven botanical extracts and natural proteins with modern elements such as nano-amino acids and micro-polymers, provides hair care that is truly super-natural while also protecting the planet and its people.