Faded Purple To Fuchia Melt

Maggie Mulhern | May 18, 2016 | 5:21 AM

Kristina Dunn (@hairbykristinamarie) of Raven & Sage in San Diego, CA, specializes in fashion colors. For this client she had an opportunity to do just that.

Here she shares the HOW-TO:

Starting canvas: level 4 natural regrowth of about 5 inches with ends of a faded purple that had been previously lightened to a level 8.


A) Magic lightener + 30 volume + Olaplex

B) 5 different mixtures using all Joico Intensity + 1/4 oz Olaplex no. 2 in each mixture

      1. Hot Pink+Magenta+Red

      2. Pink

      3. Soft Pink

      4. Fiery Coral

      5. Yellow


Step 1: Using Formula A, pre-lighten regrowth only starting in front and ending in the back, keeping 1/2 inch off scalp.

Step 2: Using Formula A, pull through mids to ends and fully saturate the hair. Separate the sections with meche.

Step 3: Using Formula A, apply on roots that were left out at the beginning. Begin at the front working toward the back.

Step 4: Allow to process about 20-30 minutes at room temperature. Constantly check the hair to make sure integrity isn't being compromised.

Step 5: Once hair is a level 9 all over, shampoo with a clarifying shampoo, ("I used Bumble & bumble Sunday Shampoo.") Do not condition. Dry hair completely.

Step 6: Starting in the front (working from the bottom to top) take slightly diagonal back to back sections to create a fashion color melt.  Use Mix 1 for roots, melt into mix  2, alternate  mixes 3-5 for ends through each section. Repeat in back.

Step 7: Process for 15 minutes. Rinse with COLD water. Do NOT shampoo again, condition only.

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