I’ve always had restrictions on my hair. I haven’t been able to do anything fun with it because Asian moms are a little bit stricter. I’m really nervous about dying my hair because I definitely don’t want it to ruin it. Also my mom is gonna kill me, but it’ll be great. My name is Nicole and I am getting icy white hair. Before you see my hair transformation, subscribe below. When I think of icy white hair I think of Gwen Stefani and I also think of Elsa from “Frozen” and I definitely don’t want to look like that. So hopefully it’ll be a little more stylish than that. I’ve always been a huge fan of Gwen Stefani and she literally grew up 20 minutes from where I’m from. So I’m really excited to get a look that will kind of express my personality the way that she expresses hers. When I was younger, I always wanted to change the color of my hair. I always wanted to dye it but that was not allowed in my household because my mom is super strict about hair. I’ve had this same hair for 22 years–my entire life. So it’s time to change it up. My name is Kazumi. I own a hair salon in Beverly Hills called Salon Kazumi. I specialize in color correction. That means I change the hair color completely from black to blonde. And Nicole was the perfect candidate for today. Hello! Hi! I’m Kazumi. I’m Nicole, nice to meet you. So what are we doing today? I think we’re going to do really blonde, really icy blonde. Oh my god, that’s amazing! How blonde do you want to go? As light as we can, I think. Okay, have you done it before? No! It’s gonna look so awesome on you. Give you a little edge, style. I’m so excited! Okay, great! Let’s get you started. Great! Thank you! So we are going make Nicole–she has beautiful dark hair, and we are gonna give her beautiful champagne blonde. It’ll be an amazing transition today. So first I did full highlights on Nicole. I took all, sliced back to back sections. I literally have to lift this up cause it feels like I’m wearing headphones. Okay, we’re almost done. How are you doing? Good. Yeah, you okay? Yeah. Is it really heavy? Yeah, just relaxing my head on here. It’s a lot better cause I’m not holding the weight anymore. I process about 30 minutes. I’m so glad your head is doing well. I get to do one more round of bleach. It’s pretty light but I still see that little bit of yellow. So we want to get that as white as possible. I went in and reapplied the bleach on where it was still dark. Okay, so bleach is all in. We went over the roots a little bit. And also I went over with very gentle bleach where that yellow remained. And I’m trying to get as light as possible evenly. And we are going to give you that toner, and you’ll be all done! Awesome! Yeah, almost there, almost there. So excited. So excited, me too. Right after the bleach you want to treat the hair with good keratin and collagen based treatment to repair your hair inside out before you tone your hair. And then I tone her hair with champagne blonde and left it about a good five minutes. What do you think? I love it. Oh my god. It looks so good on you. I couldn’t imagine it would look any better. This is exactly–it looks so good. You are blonde. It looks amazing. It feels like a superhero. Your dreams come true. I am in absolute awe. It looks so good. It feels really good. And it still feels like it had so much life in it. And I couldn’t be happier with what happened today, it looks amazing. It reminds me so much of Gwen Stefani and has all the sassiness and all the grace she has, so I love it. I got really lucky today with Nicole because she was virgin hair. Usually people have colored hair and that can be challenging to a colorist. Since Nicole was virgin hair, I was expecting a pretty smooth transition. I think what was so special about it was that Kazumi brought back a special treatment from Japan, so I was getting all the elite Japanese hair treatment, so it feels really good. I can’t wait to show my mom. I think she is gonna be overjoyed by the way it looks. I know she was afraid it was going to be damaged, and it’s perfectly fine, so it’s great. I guess it’s time to test the theory if blondes have more fun. We’ll see. Thank you so much for watching Refinery29. For more videos, click here. To subscribe, click here.