Color Drafting Using Pravana Vivids

By Lauren Salapatek | 06/21/2011 10:59:20 AM


Need some color inspiration? Using Pravana ChromaSilk and VIVIDs as the tools to create an inspiring look for stylists who are thinking about entering Pravana's Show Us Your VIVIDs contest, Brig Van Osten stretched her color boundaries by skipping the use of paper, and instead used hair as her canvas for this look.

To create this look Van Osten used Color Drafting, a technique she uses to segregate hair for unique color placement by using tape. By Color Drafting the outline of the model's short bob, Brig evolved the traditionally monotone style to a prismatic spectacle, dispersing colors at every angle.

"I did take risks with this technique, I wasn't 100 percent sure if I was going to love it. But I do, I love it," says Van Osten. "Pravana VIVIDs provided the perfect consistency and delivers vibrant, powerful and "wow" hair color. I have the ability to take the ten shades and exploit them into countless custom colors creating unbelievable hair."

If you know you have what it takes to color the world your way, visit to get more information and to enter the first ever Show Us Your VIVIDs contest. on September 5, 2011, when Van Osten will bestow her three favorite colorists with premium prizes.





ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Lauren Salapatek

Lauren Salapatek Lauren Salapatek, Web Editor for Modern Salon | Salon Today | First Chair.

(Previous positions: Associate Editor/E-Newsletter Content Production Manager)

Since January 2010, Lauren has worked for Modern Salon Media covering salon style, product and beauty trends, and business editorial for both print and online content. As of October 2013, Lauren’s role changed to Web Editor—now she manages all online editorial content for, and As part of her responsibilities, she creates, edits, organizes and curates content for all Modern Salon Media’s websites; manages the creation and production of all Salon e-newsletters; promotes Modern Salon Media’s digital content via several social media accounts (Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest); and maintains an editorial calendar to keep all Modern Salon Media’s websites timely and current.

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