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Makeover: From Blue To Red Red Red

Maggie Mulhern | June 30, 2016 | 3:14 PM

Alyssa Wiener    (@lysseon) of Sylin' Salon, Norwalk, Connecticut, says this makeover has been "quite the journey! A couple months ago Jordan decided she was sick of having blue hair and wanted to go red. I told her it'd be a process, considering it was on the other side of the color wheel. I tend to under promise and over deliver."

Here Wiener shares the details for this impressive transformation:

FIRST SESSION:

Step 1: Lighten the root area with Wella Blondor blended with 20 volume and Brazilian Bond Builder.

Step 2: Apply Scruples True Integrity Creme Booster with 30 volume and b3 on the ends. Process together for 30 minutes. Shampoo. ("This made her roots a perfect pale yellow, and her ends fade into a pale mint. Instead of attempting purple, I decided to test out some chemistry.")

Step 3: Apply Scruples True Integrity equal parts 8cc and 8rr with demi to the ends for about 5-8 minutes. Dry the hair. "This left her hair somewhat neutralized and a pretty even palette to do some red.")

Step 4: Apply fashion color

root area: a mixture of Pravana Red and Manic Panic Rock n Roll Red

to mids and lengths:  Pravana Red and Manic Panic Rock n Roll Red with Urban Shock Red and Purple mixed in for a deeper tone to cover the neutralized color.

"I sent Jordan home with the Overtone Go Deep Weekly in Extreme Red to help her color really become just like Ariel"

SECOND SESSION:

Step 1: Lighten root area with Wella Blondor with 20 volume, blended with B3. Process for 30 minutes. Shampoo and dry.

Step 2: Mix two formulas using the new Pulp Riot color ("I'm so stoked to be one of the first trying these out!"):

Formula 1: Fireball with a good amount of Velvet mixed in

Formula 2: Fireball straight up

Both mixed with b3 added.

("I typically never measure fashion color, I just mix until I like the way it looks on a paper towel.")

Step 3: Apply formula 1 at the root and blur into shade 2. Make some sections of shade 2 go higher up and some shades lower to create dimension. Process for 30 minutes with heat. Rinse and style.

"It's definitely a process going from one side of the color wheel to the other, but I like a good challenge! And with the help of Overtone, my guests can maintain fashion color for an extended period of time."

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