FORMULA: Purple To Lavender Color Melt

by Maggie Mulhern | January 19, 2015


Ash Fortis (@XOstylistXO), of the G Patton Salon, Norfolk, Virgina, had an opportunity to truly transform her client, giving her some fun colors for 2015. Here she offers the how to:


STEP 1:  Apply Redken Flash Lift with 30 volume from midshaft to ends. Process with heat for 25 minutes. Shampoo and blow dry.

STEP 2: To the roots apply Wella Blondor with 20 volume.

STEP 3: Re-apply Redken Flash Lift with 30 volume to midshaft and ends.

STEP 4: Process with heat for 30 minutes. Shampoo and deep condition. Dry completely.

STEP 5: Alternate the following formulas (all Pravana Vivids) using a color melting technique:

Formula A: Mint Violet: 1/2 tube Mint with 3 drops of Violet

Formula B: Purple:  Violet with a quarter tube of Mint, 1/2 tube of Pastel Pink

Formula C: Magenta: 1/2 tube Wild Orchid with a squeeze of Violet with 1/2 tube of Mint , with 1/2 tube Pastel Pink


Step 6: Process for 30 minutes and then rinse with cold water.

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