The Ultimate Mermaid Refresh

Maggie Mulhern | May 23, 2016 | 4:56 AM

"This lovely lady found me on Instagram," says Sami Schneider (@samihairmagic) of House of Color, Colorado Springs, CO.  "This was the second time I colored her hair. The first time we kept the natural root and added a blue balayage. FOUR MONTHS later she was ready for a change. She wanted to go full mermaid with a purple root. We talked ideas and decided on a purple root with different blues to create a smokey effect."

Here Schneider shares the details for this beautiful mermaid refresh:

Step 1: CONSULTATION! "It is very important to have a consultation before a color service. It's also a great time to take a before picture."

Step 2: Ligthen the regrowth with Joico Creme Lightener and 20 volume developer.  Process for 15 minutes lifting to a level 9/10. Rinse and blow dry. 

Step 3: Apply colors, all Joico:

-root shade: amethyst & indigo (1:1) 

- lengths, balayage with custom blue shades: Mermaid blue diluted with clear (1:2) , cobalt blue diluted with clear (2inches of clear) , sapphire & titanium diluted with clear (1:2:1)

-ends: sapphire and titanium (1:1) 

Step 4: Process for 25 minutes and shampoo. Blow dry using Joico K PAK Restoring Oil and Kenra Blow Dry Spray.  Curl the hair using a Paul Mitchell Smoothing Iron using Joico Thermal Protectant and Hairspray! 


Indoor lighting (using a ring light):


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