2 Tips For Better Fall Blends
Watch & Learn How To Elevate Your Color Melting Skills
Give your clients rich red hues that pop this fall! PRAVANA Senior Educator Melody Larissa (@ml_methods) went live to show you how to elevate your color melting technique for a fade out your clients will enjoy. Keep scrolling to get her foil placement tips for adding brightness and depth before the melt, plus why it’s important to mirror each side as you go. Watch the full video tutorial above, then grab the finished looks and formulas below!
Check Out The Finished Look!
How Long Does This Technique Take?
This service is almost like a major vivid transformation or a color correction. The entire process is a three step technique and can take up to four to five hours, unless the client is already blonde. Make sure the appropriate amount of time is blocked out when clients are scheduled.
The Prep Is Important
Before color melting, the client’s hair must be lifted so the hues will pop. Melody placed foils along the face frame for extra brightness, back to back teased foils throughout the hair for added depth and went back and lightened the ends. The lightener placement is important, because sloppy application will show through once the client’s hair starts to fade.
Mirror Each Side As You Work
When applying this technique in the salon, make sure to work on both sides of the client’s head at once. It’s easy to lose track of the color placement when working on one side at a time, which will lead to an uneven application.
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- Formula A (Foils)
PRAVANA Pure Light Ultra Lightener™ + 20-volume developer
- Formula B (Base)
PRAVANA ChromaSilk 4.45 + 10-volume developer
- Formula C (Midlengths)
3 parts ChromaSilk 7.4 + 1 part ChromaSilk 5.45 + 1 drop PRAVANA ChromaSilk VIVIDS Everlasting Scarlett Red + 1 part VIVIDS Everlasting Pastel Potion + 10-volume developer
- Formula D (Ends)
3 parts ChromaSilk 10.03 + 1 part ChromaSilk 7.40 + 2 drops ChromaSilk VIVIDS Everlasting Scarlett Red + 10-volume developer
- Formula E (Alternate Ends/Pop of Color)
1 part ChromaSilk 6.64 + 2 parts ChromaSilk VIVIDS Everlasting Enchanted Pink + 2 parts ChromaSilk VIVIDS Everlasting Pastel Potion + 10-volume developer
- Formula F (Alternate Ends/Pop of Color)
3 parts ChromaSilk 10.03 + 3 drops ChromaSilk VIVIDS Everlasting Scarlett Red + 2 drops ChromaSilk VIVIDS Everlasting Enchanted Pink + 10-volume developer
- Formula G (Dark Ends)
PRAVANA ChromaSilk VIVIDS Clear
- Formula H (Dark Ends)
1 half ChromaSilk VIVIDS Black (Additive) + 1 half ChromaSilk VIVIDS Garnet
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