Vidal Sassoon Salonist Hair Color 8/1 Medium Cool Blonde delivers salon quality hair coloring for a stunning, permanent color.

  • Colors roots and lengths separately using a 2-step salon technique.
  • Includes brush, bowl and VS serum.
  • 100% gray coverage.
  • Up to 8 weeks of salon quality permanent hair color. 
  • Rich, seamlessly blended Medium Cool Blonde color.
  • Perfected by Vidal Sassoon color experts.

How to Use

It’s more than color. It’s a work of art.

Because different parts of your hair take in color differently, Vidal Sassoon created Salonist, a revolutionary 2-step method that treats your roots and lengths separately. The result is stunning, seamlessly blended color with lots of depth and tones.


To begin, empty Tube 1 and Bottle 1 into the bowl and mix until smooth.

PRO TIP: For long, thick hair use two boxes of Salonist 8/1 Medium Cool Blonde hair color.

Then, using the tip of the brush to part your hair, divide it into ½-inch sections along the hairline.



Take ¾ of your mixture and brush the rich 8/0 Medium Cool Blonde color cream into your hairline. Massage your roots to ensure even coverage.

Because 8/0 Medium Cool Blonde is a standard shade, leave the color in for 20 minutes.

Prep for Step 2 by adding the Sassoon Serum in Tube 2 to the color cream still in the bowl. There should be about ¼ left.

PRO TIP:If you did not use ¾ of the product in Step 1, remove the excess product before adding serum.



Scoop the new mixture out of the bowl and smooth and blend thoroughly through your hair, all the way to the ends. Massage the color all over, even at the roots for the best coverage. 

Because 8/0 Medium Cool Blonde is a standard shade, wait 10 minutes. 


Wash hair with a color-safe shampoo, rinse and then apply Salonist Color Preserving Conditioner. Leave in for two minutes, then rinse again.

PRO TIP: Use Color Preserving Conditioner for every day washes to make color last longer.


Ratings & Reviews

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4.32/5 (68)

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Fenton, MO
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Excellent color and coverage

I was very pleasantly surprised by the results I achieved with Vidal Sassoon Salonist hair color. I usually buy ash blonde shades of hair color, but struggle with brassiness after it is colored. I have to use a toner after I color my hair to get the redness out. When I purchased the cool medium blonde shade, I assumed I would have to use a toner after this also. Much to my surprise the color came out perfectly! A nice cool blonde just like the package stated. No more toner for me. This is the brand and color of hair product I am using from now on! I am also very salt and pepper grey and this covered the grey completely and left it looking like there are highlights in my hair.

This reviewer received incentives from the product manufacturer.

Your location:
Towanda, PA
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My new Go To Color

I received a free Vidal Sassoon Salonist color treatment from Vidal Sassoon. I have been a faithful user of another brand for 20 years, so I was a bit afraid to try this!! I am now a believer and Vidal Sassoon Salonist is now my favorite! It was easy to apply, even with the two steps! It didn't have a strong odor, like many other color products. My color is so soft and not at all brassy! It has many tones to it, so it looks natural! I am so happy...and this will for sure be my new GO TO!!

This reviewer received incentives from the product manufacturer.

Your location:
Cincinnati, OH
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Vidal Sassoon Salonist Hair Color - My Own Home Salon

Another great score (sample) from being a BzzAgent! Vidal Sassoon Salonist Permanent Hair Color has a new easy 2 step system with all the tools and salon tricks for coloring your hair at home in your very own salon. I watched the video first which made it pretty simple when it came time to color my hair. You start at the roots and finish to the tips in the second step. Another plus for me was the smell wasn't strong and the special conditioner provided makes your hair silky soft and provides help with lasting color. I felt it is also reasonably priced and they have a great variety of colors to pick from. The blonde I picked matched spot on and left pretty color tones/highlights in my hair. The grey coverage didn't seem to last for me but only about 4 weeks, however, as my hair is very thick, next time I will leave it on a little longer. VS Salonist will definitely be my new fav!

This reviewer received incentives from the product manufacturer.