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HOW-TO: VIVIDS Cotton Candy Hair Color Formula

Lauren Salapatek | September 12, 2017 | 9:45 AM

Blowing up on social media right now is the new color craze by PRAVANA—it's heat reactive hair color! VIVIDS MOOD COLOR is a heat-activated temporary hair color that transforms hair—just add heat and watch the transition happen instantly, then change back when it cools! Overlay VIVIDS MOOD COLOR at the end of your creative color services for an intensified look, or over natural hair colors for a fun transitional experience.

Intermix shades to create custom VIVIDS MOOD COLOR combinations or use a color melt or dip dye technique for a fun pop of color. When you client is ready for another color-changing combination, simply wash out with shampoo and instantly apply the next VIVIDS Mood Color shade - without affecting the hair color underneath. This add-on service is ideal for clients wanting to add something extra to their look, wither it be festivals, concerts or special events.

HOW TO USE: Combine one part VIVIDS MOOD COLOR pigment with three parts Base Creme. Apply evenly to towel-dried hair, then dry and style – just remember to keep hot tools at or below 400 degrees Fahrenheit. To remove, simply wash out with shampoo. Pre-lightening the hair is not required; however, VIVIDS MOOD COLOR appears best on lighter levels of hair.

2.5 oz ChromaSilk VIVIDS Pretty In Pink: .5 oz ChromaSilk VIVIDS Magenta

VIVIDS MoodColor in Lime Green to Sunny Yellow

  1. Pre-lighten hair leaving a 2-inch root. Lighten to a level 10 using a mix of one part PRAVANA Pure Light Power Lightener to 3 parts 30 volume creme developer.
  2. Shampoo using PRAVANA NEVO Moisture Rich shampoo. Dry the hair completely. 
  3. Apply VIVIDS Cotton Candy formula to the clean, dry, prelightened hair.
  4. Process 20 to 30 minutes at room temperature. Rinse with cool water until the water runs clear. Shampoo and with VIVIDS Color Protect after care products. 
  5. Prep with PRAVANA Intense therapy and Invisible control.
  6. Using large sections, curl with a 1.5" barrel iron.
  7. Apply Hydra Pearls to the palm of your hand and comb out curls with fingers.
  8. Apply VIVIDS MoodColor in Lime Green to Sunny Yellow to clip in hair extension pieces. 
  9. Install the hair pieces around the face & experience color changing magic.

Get all four VIVIDS MoodColor heat activated pigments in the $35 VIVIDS MoodColor Kit. VIVIDS MoodColor is a limited-edition product, get color changing hair before it’s gone at SalonCentric.

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