FORMULA HOW-TO: Lily Allen's Sunset Haircolor Melt

By Lauren Quick | 07/15/2014 11:33:00 AM


Lily Allen isn't afraid of bold--in her lyrics, hair and otherwise. Her sunset-hued, color-melted hair has stars in our eyes, so we snagged the formula and how-to from Pravana's Artistic Color Director Vadre Grigsby.

click image to zoomStuart C. Wilson/Getty ImagesLily Allen attends the annual Serpentine Galley Summer Party at The Serpentine Gallery on July 1, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Stuart C. Wilson/Getty Images)


Formula 1: Equal parts Pravana VIVIDS Violet and VIVDS Clear
Formula 2: Two parts VIVIDS Wild Orchid to one part VIVIDS Magenta
Formula 3: Four parts Pravana PASTELS Too Cute Coral to one part VIVDS Orange + one part VIVIDS Pink

STEP 1: Use tint brushes to take small sections and apply VIVIDS Violet (formula 1) at the root.

STEP 2: Use VIVIDS Wild Orchid (formula 2) through the mid-shaft.

STEP 3: Use Coral (formula 3) through the ends.

STEP 4: With gloved hands, blend the formulas where they meet. Make sure to clean gloved hands between blends.



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Lauren Quick, Assistant Editor for Modern Salon | Salon Today | First Chair

Lauren has been Assistant Editor since January 2014. Lauren attended the University of Missouri School of Journalism and is an avid Tigers fan. Her emphasis area was magazine journalism, specifically editing, and she obtained minors in sociology and Spanish. Lauren was a department and web editor for Vox magazine and a reporter for the Columbia Missourian newspaper before she worked at Modern Salon.

She grew up in Springfield, Mo., and now lives in the Chicago area with her wheaten terrier, Lucy. You can e-mail Lauren at or connect on Google+.


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