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How-To Video: Pixelated Equalizer Design with Pravana Locked-In

Lauren Quick | August 7, 2015 | 8:04 AM

Music software was the inspiration for Pravana Guest Artist James Gartner's pixelated haircolor design.

Gartner started with a sleek, platinum-blonde bob as the base of his artistic design, then used Pravana Locked-In color to create a bleed-free design. The end result is edgy and cool—and can be recreated with any combination of Locked-In shades.

Take a look at the steps and tutorial video below!

Get the look: The Equalizer

Formula 1: Pravana Vivids Locked-In Teal
Formula 2: Vivids Locked-In Purple
Formula 3: Vivids Locked-In Pink

STEP 1: Pre-lighten hair to level 10 with Pravana Pure Light Power Lightener and choice of developer.

STEP 2: Shampoo and condition with Pure Light Brightening Shampoo and Conditioner.

STEP 3: Clean up the cut. Gartner chose a one-length bob for his model.

STEP 4: Dry the hair completely. Flatiron hair for precision placement during application.

STEP 5: Lay a barrier beneath and 1/8 to 1/4-inch slice. Press Formula 1 into thick, striated, vertical lines.

STEP 6: Lay a clear barrier down and drop another slice.

STEP 7: Comb into place and apply Formula 1 over the previous vertical lines.

STEP 8: Lay a clear barrier and drop a slice.

STEP 9: Comb into place and apply Formula 2 in vertical lines alongside and slightly overlapping Formula 1.

STEP 10: Lay a clear barrier and drop a slice.

STEP 11: Comb into place. Apply Formula 3 in blocks connecting the space between the applications of Formula 1 and 2.

STEP 12: Repeat steps 5-11 on the other side.

STEP 13: Process 20-30 minutes at room temperature.

STEP 14: Rinse. Locked-In colors will not transfer. Shampoo, condition and protect with Pravana Vivids Color Protect.

STEP 15: Dry and style. 

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