HOW-TO: Melted Pink and Purple Subtle Ombre

Lauren Salapatek | July 23, 2013 | 10:27 AM

HOW-TO: Melted Pink and Purple Subtle OmbreMODERN's Photo Submissions are becoming more popular than ever! If you are a salon professional or a cosmetology student looking for ways to expose your work, simply snap a photo of your favorite styles and submit them to MODERN SALON or FIRST CHAIR!

Every day I recieve photo submissions from photo professionals and students hoping to get their work showcased. Show off your before and afters, photo collections, updos, color creations or styles that made you proud. Simply upload your photos to the Photo Styles section on or

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Recently, I received a photo submission from Adeline Hutmacher, from Embellir Total Image Salon in Toledo, Ohio. To achieve this look, here's the steps that Hutmacher took:

STEP 1: On pre-lightened hair take thin slices around the head and slightly tease each section before applyling color.

STEP 2: For pink, use 1/2 oz Pravana pastel pink + 1/2 oz magenta. For purple use 1/2 oz Pravana lavender + 1/3 oz pink. For blue, use 1 oz Pravana blissful blue.

STEP 3: Apply each of the colors to your selected sections (your preference). Use a dry detail brush to feather out the line of demarcation on each foil and fade out each color.

To create this look, Hutmacher says she was inspired by two things: "Pinterest! I was seeing a huge trend with both pastel colors and modern style of ombre hair," she says. "I was also inspired by 4th of July. I love how fireworks look after they go off, they have a beautiful melting effect as they are fading away, kind of like this style." Hutmacher says the most challenging part about creating this look was capturing the melting effect and blending out any line of demarcation. "I had to make sure the color pattern made sense without it looking overly 'done.'"

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