How To: Bold Statement with Pastel Color

By Alison Alhamed | 04/04/2012 2:12:00 PM

 

From baliage to ombré to chalking, summer is the season to experiment with high-impact coloring techniques. In this how-to, Sue Pemberton creates a multi-dimensional bold color statement using Joico VeroLight Powder Lightener and Vero K-Pak Color.

The Artist
Sue Pemberton Editorial Colorist, suepemberton.com
International Vero K-Pak Hair Color Artistic Director

The Vision
All clients want to be lighter and brighter for summer, but those who want to make a statement will go bolder—blondes add a hint of pastels in pink or blue; brunettes add hues of red or purple. Shades of pink and indigo are also popular.

Formula
Base: colored level 4 dark brown
• Pre-Lighten with VeroLight Powder Lightener and 10 volume Veroxide
• Lift to Level 8 Yellow/orange
Formula A: Vero K-PAK Color Demi-Permanent 1/4 oz. Really Yellow Concentrate + 3/4 oz. G9 with Activator
Formula B: Vero K-PAK Color 7RC with 10-volume Veroxide
Formula C: Vero K-Pak Color 1/4 oz. Intensity Yellow with a 2-inch Ribbon of Vero Color Intensity Green
Formula D: Vero K-Pak Color 1/2 oz. Intensity Purple + ½-oz. Intensity Clear

How-To
Take vertical slice partings on the sides, alternating all four formulas for approximately four back-to-back slice partings. Proceed to the top section. Working diagonally, take back-to-back slice partings starting with formula A for two slice partings into formula B for two slice partings, formula C for two slice partings, and formula D for the last two slice partings.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Alison Alhamed

Alison Alhamed, Editor in Chief of Modern Salon Magazine | Editor of First Chair

Since July 2008, Alison has worked across all brands under the MODERN SALON Media umbrella, including MODERN SALON, SALON TODAY, FIRST CHAIR and MODERN SALON TV. Alison’s passion for the beauty industry grew even deeper after she enrolled in beauty school, working as an editor by day and a student by night. Alison earned her cosmetology degree from Pivot Point International in Bloomingdale, Illinois, in May 2011.

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monyca    
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nogales,az  |  April, 09, 2012 at 07:47 PM

I would like to learn how to color hair fucsia???

John Edward    
Northville,Mi  |  June, 22, 2012 at 01:21 PM

You will want to lighten the hair atleast to a level nine and use Prevana Vivids. Formula 3/4 majenta and 1/4 purple. Use on dry hair and don't process with heat. Let it sit on for about a 1/2 hour.

Melissa    
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Florida  |  April, 20, 2012 at 07:57 PM

This is so ugly. I would be embaresssed if any of my dye jobs turned out looking like this. These are the color experts that I'm supposed to learn from...no thanks:-)

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