American Idol’s Haley Johnsen Shines with PRAVANA VIVIDS

By Anne Moratto | 02/20/2013 12:19:00 PM


American Idol contestant Haley Johnsen worked with Celebrity Hair Stylist & Makeup Artist M’chel Bauxal-Gleason on a new look that will make her standout in the field of contestants. A bright, beautiful ombre effect using PRAVANA VIVIDS was created. Here's how to get this winning look:

Haley Johnson looking ready for anything in Pravana VIVIDS HOW-TO

 "The ombre effect I was able to achieve on American Idol semi-finalist Haley Johnsen’s hair was created using VIVIDS, which helped make the funky effect spectacular and my client was beyond thrilled," shared Gleason.

STEP ONE:  "First I bleached out the remaining red pigment she had already with 40 volume."

STEP TWO: "Starting with darkest to lightest, I used the balayage technique, painting the colors freehand with a very small applicator brush – first with violet, then wild orchid, followed by magenta and finished with pink."

FINAL FINISH: "I created an outstanding hair color presentation that I am proud of." 








Anne Moratto’s well-rounded beauty career includes years in beauty public relations, beauty marketing, beauty manufacturing, and now, with MODERN SALON, in beauty publishing. The through-line has been an intense interest in all things beauty and a sincere appreciation for the skilled artists and entrepreneurs who make the industry so vital, compelling and creative. Anne, a native of Wisconsin, lives with her family in Los Angeles, CA, and is MODERN SALON’s West Coast Beauty and Special Markets Editor. She can be reached at


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Oregon  |  February, 21, 2013 at 01:44 AM

M'chel Bauxal-Gleason is the most talented artist in the industry today. I'm not surprised she created this look by hand because watching her work is like watching Monet paint a masterpiece.

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