Pravana Announces 2013's Show Us Your Vivids + Pastels Winners

By Lauren Salapatek | 09/17/2013 10:13:00 AM


The results for Pravana's “Show Us Your Vivids + Pastels Contest” are in! From June 1st through August 31st, students and stylists entered their most creative color creations for a chance to win their own editorial photo shoot in Chicago. Members of Pravana's Artistic Council judged the contest based on creativity, technique and overall impact.

Each talented winner will receive the following prizes:

First Place: a creative photo shoot for an editorial spread in Chicago mentored by Daniel Moon, Celebrity Colorist and Pravana Artistic Council Member

Second Place: a deluxe Pravana Glam Kit (products of their choice) valued at $1,000

Third Place: a Pravana Glam Kit (products of their choice) valued at $500

Facebook Fan Pick: a Fan Glam Kit with Pravana products, valued at $500


1st Place

Name: Mariell Johnson

Products Used: Vivids Silver, Vivids Pink, Vivids Magenta, Vivids Wild Orchid, Vivids Violet, Vivids Green (diluted)

Technique: "My model was lightened and cut into a symmetrical a-line bob. I then sectioned along the curve of the head, adding desired colors and ombred sections. The final result is completely multi dimensional color, however it is worn.”

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2nd Place

Name: Lydia Ruth Durand

Products Used: Vivids Blue, Vivids Clear, Vivids Green, Pastels Blissful Blue

Technique: “I pre-lightened her whole head to a level 9, shampooed and blow-dried. I used Vivids Blue on the top 2 inches, then a mix of Vivids Blue, Pastels Blissful Blue, and Vivids Clear on the mid lengths. The ends are Pastels Blissful Blue, Vivids Green, and Vivids Clear.”

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3rd Place

Name: Shannon O'Neill

Products Used: Vivids Violet, Vivids Orange, Vivids Red, Vivids Magenta, ChromaSilk 4.20, ChromaSilk 3n, ChromaSilk 5.7, 20 Volume Creme Developer

Technique: "Splicing, paneling, basic tinting."

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Honorable Mention

Name: Jacquelyn Marie Hastings

Products used: Vivids Violet, Vivids Blue, Vivids Clear, Pastels Blissful Blue, Pastels Luscious Lavender, Pure Light Power Lightener, 20 Volume Creme Developer

Technique: "I used foiling in the front for the darker pieces and hand painting for the hard part illusion. Blending was done by using the combing technique and the customized color gradient was created by formulating combinations of Blue and Blissful Blue, Luscious Lavender and Clear. To lighten her base I used Pravana Pure Light Power Lightener with 20 Volume.”

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Facebook Fan Pick

Name: Erica Hardy

Products Used: Pastels Mystical Mint, Pastels Blissful Blue, Pastels Too Cute Coral, Pastels Pretty in Pink, Pastels Luscious Lavender, Vivids Clear, Vivids Green, Vivids Wild Orchid, Vivids Pink

Technique: “Pre-lighten the level 5 regrowth to a level 10 using Pravana Pure Light Power Lightener and 40 Volume Crème Developer. Section off a large triangle shape in the center, and horizontal sections on the sides. Foil the sections with a thin slice alternating the color formulas until complete. Apply color to the midshaft and ends of the hair that is remaining, alternating the colors. Process this for 20 minutes at room temperature. Shampoo and condition with Pravana Sulfate-Free Shampoo and Conditioner. Apply Silk Degrees Shine Serum to hair, blowdry, then flat iron.”

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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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