Color How-To: Neon Peach


A simple scan of Emily Boulin's gallery of work demonstrates her mad skills in an ever-challenging relam of hairdressing: vibrant color. Her eye for depth, highlights and hues translates into her color work, creating colorful melts, silky metallic, bright balayage and everything in between.

When we stumbled upon a recent neon peach bob on Boulin's page, we just knew we had to reach out to her for the details. To create the look, Boulin turned to Goldwell’s new Elumen Play and Elumen Care Collection. The hair color system is an expansion of the brand’s nonoxidative and ammonia-free direct dyes that launched in 2001. The new additions deliver creative, semipermanent color and a care collection to support color between salon visits.

"My favorite thing about the Elumen Play line is that the colors can be intermixed and applied to a range of different canvasses,” Boulin says. “The end result is customitzation for each client.”

There are eight bold, shades and four pastels, all of which are true to tone and can be customized with Clear to pastelize and Jet Black for a more smokey finish. The other shades include: Sunny Yellow, Juicy Orange, Fiery Red, Hot Pink, Mysterious Violet, Ocean Blue, Tropical Green, Blush Coral, Bashful Rose, Sweet Lavender, and Cool Mint. When changing color, Elumen Play Eraser is designed to remove the current shade.

Watch all the details in this video from Boulin:



A.    Quarter sized dot of “Pink” + Half bottle of “Orange” + Half Bottle of “Clear”

B.     Pastel Coral

C.     Pastel Rose


1.      Separate the hair into four quadrants

2.      Apply Formula (A) horizontally to 1/2 inch slice beginning at the bottom of quadrant

3.      Apply Formula (B) horizontally to 1/2 inch slice directly above previous slice

4.      Apply Formula (C) horizontally to 1/2 inch slice above previous slice

5.      Continue Steps 2-4 all the way up the quadrant.

6.      Repeat in each quadrant.

7.      Process. Rinse. Blowdry.

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