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June 26, 2018

5 Color Quickies From @hairgod_zito

Rickey Zito Sunrise Mohawk Using SOCOLOR Cult

5 Color Quickies From @hairgod_zito

Just like his handle says, @hairgod_zito is a fashion color GOD, and we can’t get enough of his color quickies featuring the newly launched SOCOLOR Cult color line from Matrix. That’s why we are sharing five of his top-viewed videos (some have hundreds of thousands of views and feature artists like @philipwolffhair, @cbensonhair and @joeltorresstyle) and a few of his best-kept coloring secrets! Check it all out below.

 

 

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 1. @hairgod_zito’s Sunrise Mohawk

 

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Takeaway Tip: Prelightening is key—your client needs to be totally blonde before starting to melt or apply fashion colors. Rickey likes to take the lightening process low and slow—he rarely moves above 20-volume developer and follows the “banana guide” to determine what shades to use. Here’s the breakdown:

 

  • “Inside of a banana” yellow: you can do any pastel shade.
  • “Outside of a banana” yellow: you should only use vibrant tones.
  • “Darker than the outside of a banana” yellow: stick with blues and purples only.

 

 

 2. @hairgod_zito’s Fruit Rollup Color

 

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Takeaway Tip: If you have problems with bleeding and blending, Rickey suggests wiping your gloves clean after each panel to keep your hands and the sections neat.

 

 

 3. @hairgod_zito’s Aurora Borealis

 

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Takeaway Tip: When color melting, use smaller sections to create a more seamless blend and to save time.  

 

 

4. @hairgod_zito’s Guardians Of The Galaxy Hue

 

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Takeaway Tip: Use a brush AND your fingers—Rickey believes a brush-finger combo is best for melting. Use a brush to apply the root shade, then use your hand as a board to get the color on flat while brushing with side-to-side strokes. Finally, go back in with your fingers to ensure the section is fully saturated. 

 

5. @hairgod_zito’s Mermaid Teal

 

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Love these fashion colors? Check out this
Desert Rose Halo Melt How-To using SOCOLOR Cult!

 

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