Vivid hair color can be beautiful, but it's high-maintenence! Before your clients opt for a bright pink, blue, purple etc. make sure they're educated on proper color protection:
-Use color-protecting shampoos to prolong color vibrancy.
-Use heat protection sprays before using thermal tools.
-Limit sun exposure which causes color fading (wear sun hats whenever necessary).
In the how-to below, Shonda Broadus, colorist at Color Me RAD Salon in Beaufort, South Carolina had a client come in with previously colored vivid hair color wanting an ocean blue color correction. Broadus used Pravana Vivids products and gave her a cool ombre that resembles a tropical coastline.
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STEP 1: Use Schwarzkopf Professional IGORA Vario Blond with 20 volume on the roots and a mixture of 20/30 volume on the mid shaft and ends of the hair for 20 mintues.
STEP 2: Towel dry the hair.
Top of head: Mix together equal parts Pravana Chromasilk Vivids Blue + Pravana Chromasilk Neon Blue
Middle of head: Chromasilk Pastels Blissful Blue
Ends: Mix together equal parts Chromasilk Blissful Blue + Chromasilk Pastels Mystical Mint
STEP 3: Let the hair process for 15 mintues then rinse the hair.
STEP 4: Spray the hair with Pravana NEVO Color Lock Leave-in Treatment.
STEP 5: Cut and style hair how you wish!
The inspiration photo Brodus found online to create her client's ocean ombre.