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Palette Perfect: ColorDesign Gets Inspired by Pantone

ColorDesign’s challenges its Artistic Team to work within the Pantone color palette to develop the brand’s Spring/Summer collection.

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Depth Preservation and Placement: Jamie Sea's Tips on Where to Place Lightener and Where to Avoid

Avoiding color ribbons, preserving depth with interior shadowing, depth distribution--it sounds complicated, right? Blonde and balayage expert Jamie Sea, @prettylittleombre, breaks down the why behind some of her favorite techniques.

The Wet Balayage Technique Will Boost and Brighten Dull Ends

Colorist Jessica Vanderwouden uses the wet balayage service to boost everyday color services with minimal time investment. This service allows her to balayage her clients’ hair while wet when the client wants to be slightly brightened, but needs a gentle approach.

AirTouch Technique: What it is, How it’s Done, and Why Your Clients Will be Saying Bye-Bye to Traditional Balayage

Learn all about the Russian highlighting and coloring technique created by Vladimir Sarbashev, it's a technique that's booming down salon doors in Eastern Europe and is moments away from being the biggest trend in American lightening and coloring since ombre and balayage.

HOW-TO: Midnight Violet Subtle Melt

We love how the various shades of violet blur together for a seamless transition in this subtle melt using Matrix Color Sync Vinyls.

THE JOURNEY: Blonding, One Session At A Time

Reanna Cochrane (@Reanna_SN), a Redken Certified Colorist based at Salon Nathaniel, Redken Elite, Summit Salon, Meriden, Connecticut, knew it would take multiple sessions to get her client to her desired goal. Details here.

HOW-TO: Color Extractor In Action

Kayla Boyer (@kayla_boyer) from Minneapolis, Minnesota, posted this amazing transformation using a color extractor and we had to know more.

10 Perfectly Blended, Balayaged Color Melts That Will Make You Fall In Love with Ombre Again

Flip though these seamless ombre hair designs by Yen Vuongphan.

The Journey: From Black to Blonde - And Everything In-Between

Melissa Flathers (@melissadoesyourdo) a Pravana Certified Colorist at Innov8 Hair Design, Long Beach, CA., says "This client has been coming to me for about 3 years now. Her natural color is a level 6 auburn and has a very fine ...

Pravana Bronde Balayage Formula and Technique by @mtlewisstylist

To create the sunkissed golden glow on her now-bronde model, @mtlewisstylist used Pravana Pure Enlightenment Clay lightener with a high-volume developer. Then, she wrapped the lightened sections, and processed under heat for 15 minutes, and at room temperature for another 15 minutes for a total processing time of 30 minutes. Hair was then toned with Pravana's Color Lush 8nb for 15 minutes.