FORMULA: Purple To Pink, The Journey

Maggie Mulhern | February 5, 2015 | 9:21 AM
BEFORE: build up of Vivids
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First process
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Prepped for color!
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THE AGE OF THE ARTIST MOVEMENT was inspired by the "UNICORN TRIBE" collective vibe," says Toni Rose Larson (@hairitagesaloncarlsbad), owner of Hairitage Salon (@hairitagesalon), Carlsbad, Cal. "My 'Born On A Journey' color design is an extension of self, a creative expression, and my interpretation of that on a living canvas!" (see more about the Unicorn Tribe below).

Here she offers the HOW TO on this beautiful "Purple To Pink" melt:


"Client had built up Pravana Vivids. I decolorized with Pravana Clear and 30 vol. processing with heat for 20 min. Shampoo and blow dried. Client also had built up home box color that was at a level 6" through out the back of her head. I pre-lightened her with lightener + 30 vol and Olaplex. Taking 1/3 inch sections using 'Embee.Meche' Apply 2 inches from scalp up to her ends. I then bumped her base using lightener + 20 vol and Olaplex lifting her base to a level 9 and lifting the remaining hair to a level 9/10. Applying lightener + 20 vol and Olaplex through her ends at the shampoo bowl. Apply Olaplex Bond Perfector #2 for 5 min. Shampoo and blow dry. I sent client home with Olaplex #3 to maintain the integrity if her hair."


#1 1oz Violet + 1/3oz Blue + 1oz Clear

#2 2oz Violet + 2oz Neon Blue + 1oz Clear 

#3 3oz Wild Orchid + 2oz Pink 

#4 3oz Magenta + 1oz Pink + Ribbon of Wild Orchid 

#5 1oz Neon Pink

Apply Formula #1 To Base pull down approximately 2 inches work around the entire head.

Apply Formula #2 1/3 away from Formula #1 Melting Colour, working around the entire head.

Apply Formula #3 Apply directly onto Formula #2 Melting Colour. Apply Formula #4 directly onto Formula #3 Melting Colours.

Apply Formula #5 Applied around her face and directly onto previously coloured hair to create brightness, "Be Creative"!!! 

Process for 30 minutes. Rinse well with cool water and condition. No shampoo necessary.


NOTES FROM LARSON ON THE UNICORN TRIBE: "As we learn from each other new techniques and styles, we are also bouncing ideas, tricks and learned experience driven practical applications known to nullify issues that may arise in creating such a BOLD look! Creative COLOUR is at the top of its game right now and as an elder of the UNICORN TRIBE I am happy to showcase my creative prowess in this particular area of expertise. The age of the Artist is more than picking up a box of premixed color and 30 minutes later you're finished, with a mess to correct!! The movement is art, hair painting takes time. As we strive as a collective for the betterment of our art as a whole we are %100 driven to showcase the works of art."

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