California Blonde with Karla Bodycote


We’re Cali dreaming with this clean bright blonde on Karla Bodycote! Oscar Oscar Robina took Karla’s hair just that bit lighter to really bring out the California blonde.

This colour is for the cool girl, the sun seeker, the cocktail queen and the gal in the group who ALWAYS looks fab. Karla Bodycote has been on a journey with our Robina salon to go lighter…and lighter…and even lighter. The end result was exquisite, this clip is sure to get you booking your appointment pronto to go California Blonde.

The Application

“California & Scandi blondes and are my favourite at the moment. Here on the Gold Coast it is a request we get a lot of the time, even in winter! But it doesn’t mean you can’t play around with warmer softer tones as well. I did a half head of micro foils, root application only so that I didn’t compromise the health of the hair that had previously been coloured. This processed for 35-40min.”

Rinse Off

“After rinsing all of the foils I applied some fly colour over previously lightened areas to add variation and brightness to the ends. This is a soft way of lightening and very safe to do over already lightened hair. We then applied a Redken Shades EQ Gloss – I am loving these tones so much! This helps to enhance shine whilst correcting the tone of your hair. We did a root tap using 9N to give a softer grow out and then for the mids to ends we used 9GI, 9V & 9P.”


“This was left to develop for only 20 minutes. At home hair care is paramount for maintaining healthy hair so I recommended Bain Extensioniste and the Blonde Absolute Ultra Violet Masque. Oh and I am so obsessed with Serum Therapiste so I applied that on her mid lengths and ends when styling, that serum is an absolute reset for hair.”

Style Time

“To finish off the look we used the new Helios GHD Dryer and the Platinum + Straightener. These are definitely my go to in my styling kit. I love using the GB & AA tones in the Redken Shades EQ range, the grow out is a lot softer when you utilise micro lights and free hand work. The final touch was to brush out the curls with a wide tooth comb to create soft movement.”

– Lisa, Salon Partner Oscar Oscar Robina

California Blonde



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