HOW TO: Pastel Pop Stars

By Chandler Rollins | 12/03/2013 3:16:00 PM

 

At last Sunday’s American Music Awards, candy-colored strands set off long, stately gowns. Both Bonnie McKee and Ke$ha gave the red carpet an edge with pastel hair. Pravana’s Artist Vadre Grigsby Shares Insight on How to Get the Look.

 

click image to zoomBonnie McKee Bonnie McKee’s light yet vibrant copper color works especially well on her pale skin, and blue-gray eyes. Ke$ha rocked a split personality pastel that was a fierce as the extra high slit on her gown. We think the singer’s color would look great on just about any of your far-out and fabulous client's.

BONNIE MCKEE'S LOOK >>>

STEP 1: Apply ChromaSilk 7.44 from scalp through the first few inches of each strand, adjusting the length at which you apply the color as you move into the top section, adding more length.

STEP 2: Apply Pure Light Power Lightener with 30 volume developer to the remaining ends, lifting to a level 10.

STEP 3: Once, processing is complete, rinse, shampoo, condition, and dry completely.

STEP 4: Apply VIVIDS Orange over the 7.44.

STEP 5: Apply a mixture of equal parts VIVIDS Orange and PASTELS Too Cute Coral through the mid lengths.

STEP 6: Then apply a mixture of ½ oz of PASTELS Too Cute Coral with ¼ VIVIDS Clear and a drop of PASTELS Pretty in Pink through the ends.

STEP 7: Process for 20 minutes at room temperature. Then, rinse with cool water until the water runs clear, shampoo lightly with VIVIDS Color Protect Shampoo, Condition with VIVIDS Color Protect Conditioner, apply a light mist of VIVIDS Color Protect Sealing Spray, then style as desired.

 

click image to zoomKe$ha Ke$ha’s two-toned, delicate hair color adds an element of surprise with every turn. The Pastel Blue and Pastel Pink shades complement each other due to their matching cool, icey undertones. For Kesha’s look it is important to rinse and shampoo each side separately to maintain the separation of tones.

<<<KE$HA'S LOOK

STEP 1: Apply ChromaSilk 6N with 10 volume developer through 1 inch starting at the scalp. Process for 30 minutes. Then shampoo, condition, and dry completely.

STEP 2: Apply Pure Light Power Lightener with 30 volume developer through the remainder of the hair to lighten the mid-length and ends to a light level 10. Then shampoo, condition, and dry completely.

STEP 3: Divide hair down the middle. For the right side: Create a total of 4 mixtures each starting with 1 oz of PASTELS Mystical Mint.

      3a. In the 1st bowl add ¼ oz of VIVIDS Clear.

      3b. In the 2nd bowl add ½ oz of VIVIDS Clear.

      3c. In the 3rd bowl add ¾ oz of VIVIDS Clear.

      3d. In the 4th bowl add 1 oz of VIVIDS Clear plus 1 drop of PASTELS Blissful Blue.

STEP 4: Apply these custom colors through the full length of the hair, by taking varying sections for each mixture.

STEP 5: For the left side: Create a total of 3 mixtures:

     5a. In the 1st bowl combine 1 oz of VIVIDS Clear with 1 oz. of PASTELS Pretty in Pink.

     5b. In the 2nd bowl combine 1 oz of VIVIDS Clear with 1 oz. PASTELS Too Cute Coral.

     5c. In the 3rd bowl combine 1 oz of VIVIDS Clear with 1 oz. PASTELS Pretty in Pink and 1 drop of Blissful Blue.

STEP 6: Apply these custom colors through the full length of the hair, by taking varying sections for each mixture.

STEP 7: Process for 20 minutes at room temperature. Then, rinse with cool water until the water runs clear, shampoo lightly with VIVIDS Color Protect Shampoo, Condition with VIVIDS Color Protect Conditioner, apply a light mist of VIVIDS Color Protect Sealing Spray, then style as desired.

To maintain the vibrancy and tone of these colors, PRAVANA recommends using VIVIDS Color Protect Shampoo, Conditioner, and Sealing Spray for at-home care.


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ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Chandler Rollins

Chandler Rollins, Associate Editor | Modern Salon | Salon Today | First Chair

Since October 2013, Chandler has worked at Modern Salon Media producing print and online content. For MODERN SALON magazine, she contributes to the Style Watch, Ask the Experts, Modern Man, Face and Body, Product Spotlight and Goods. On modernsalon.com, Chandler assists with posting blogs and articles, the Product section and product reviews.

You can contact Chandler on Google+ or through email at crollins@modernsalon.com

 


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