HOW-TO: Smokey Silver Hair Color With a Futuristic Feel

September 26, 2018 | 10:00 AM
Photo By Darren Tieste

This stunning silver shade from Paul Mitchell balances fierce confidence and celestial dreams. The smokey, cool color on glamorous waves brings out a futuristic feeling.


Natural level 2 regrowth with level 9 previously lightened ends

Formula 1: 1 scoop Paul Mitchell Dual Purpose Lightener with 2 oz Paul Mitchell 20-volume cream developer

Formula 2: 2 oz Paul Mitchell The Demi 10PA (10/81) with 2 oz Paul Mitchell Processing Liquid

Formula 3: Color Craft Take Home, 14 pumps Paul Mitchell Color Craft Misty Violet + 2 pumps Lapis in a Color Craft Custom Color Treatment Jar

  1. Use Formula 1 to pre-lighten the base to match ends. Process as needed; then rinse, shampoo and towel dry.
  2. Apply Formula 2 to all hair. Process 20 minutes, then rinse.
  3. Mix Formula 3 to maintain color at home.


Hair: Erin Wheaton, John Paul Mitchell Systems national educator
Photographer: Darren Tieste
Makeup: Iris Moreau

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