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Gina Montemagni is a new stylist in Central Massachusetts with a huge passion for the beauty industry. “I’m located in a very small town and my dream is for my work to be seen so I can make people so happy to rock hair like this,” she says. “I love playing with dimension and watching my beautiful colors process! Color trends like this aren’t popular around here so I go bananas when I get a color client. My dream is to leave the salon every day with tie-dyed hands and a beaming smile from my client.”

To create this velvety vibrant shade, Montemagni used Pulp Riot shades of Velvet, Lilac and Nightfall.

“Before I even touched the hair with chemicals I clarified it to get a nice clean canvas,” she says.

Step 1: Balayage the hair to prelighten to a level 10. Rinse and dry. 

Step 2: Apply Pulp Riot Nightfall to the base and pull it through to about two inches down the strand to melt into the next color.

Step 3: Melt the next shade into the base by taking small sections and alternate between Pulp Riot Velvet and Pulp Riot Lilac to bring dimension. 

Step 4:  Process for 35 minutes. Rinse in cool water and condition.  

Step 5: Dry, curl and fishtail.

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