TRANSFORMATION: From Oh No To Gorg Chameleon Color

Maggie Mulhern | March 24, 2015 | 8:22 AM
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After 4 years and a degree from Sonoma State University, Paige Transue (@pntransue) decided to follow her passion and apply to beauty school. "My script had been completely flipped in a matter of days, but I could not have made a better decision." Now a cosmetology student at Citrus Heights Beauty College, Citrus Heights, California,  the aspiring pro says "Though I have not been part of the industry for very long, I can already tell that this is where I am meant to be. I absolutely, positively, cannot get enough of it. I am more driven than I have ever been and I have never felt such a strong desire to learn and further educate myself."

MODERN tracked her down and asked for the details for this transformation we found on Instagram.

"Normally I would have started with a bleach touch up. However, my client informed me that she would rather not due to her sensitive scalp. Instead, I used Pravana VIVIDS Blue & applied it to zone 1, starting in the front. This gave her a deep, dimensional root that also concealed her natural outgrowth. Next, I used Pravana Pastels Blissful Blue & a mixture of 1oz. Pravana VIVIDS Pink + 1 dot of Pravana VIVIDS Magenta. I alternated the use of these two colors section by section, working my way up & to the front from the nape. I made sure to blend my newly applied colors with the Pravana VIVIDS Blue that I used as my base color. Once finished, I let the color sit for 20 minutes. Then I simply washed, dried, & styled. This technique is called "Chameleon Color." I learned it from Hair Artist, Rebecca Taylor (@Vividartistichairdesign). I believe the technique is normally used with a wider variety of color, but I felt it would add dimension and prevent the hair from looking flat. The great thing about this technique is that there is no particular color placement. No right or wrong, just artistic freedom."

Transue graduates in May. We are excited to see what she will do when she has finished her basic training!


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