Violet and Wild Orchid Vivids: The Color How To

Alison Alhamed | April 4, 2012 | 1:22 PM

Violet and Wild Orchid Vivids: The Color How ToFrom baliage to ombré to chalking, summer is the season to experiment with high-impact coloring techniques. In this how-to, Pravana Artistic Director Vadre Grigsby creates a head-turning finish that can easily transition from conservative to BOLD.

The Artist
Vadre Grigsby
Pravana Artistic Director

The Vision
Easy transitions from conservative look to bold color statement.

Step 1: Working off the part the client would wear to show less of the Vivid color, take three sliced sections at an angle from temple to the top back of the head.

Step 2: Apply Pure Light Power Lightener to the sliced section, then repeat, leaving out a section equal to the first, for a total of three packets.

Step 3: On the other side of the part, take three sections using the same angle, but take these sections back-to-back, not leaving any hair in between.

Step 4: At the back of the top foil, take an angled part to the middle of the fringe. Take three more sliced partings. Apply Pure Light Power Lightener leaving no hair between slices.

Step 5: Apply a base color of 5V (5.7) and 3N (3) to the rest of the head. Process 30 minutes.

Step 6: Shampoo and dry hair to prep for Vivids overlay.

Step 7: Apply Violet and Wild Orchid alternately in same pattern used for lightener. Process 20-30 minutes with no developer and no heat.

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