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Last updated: June 23, 2021

Creative Color: 3 Tips For Achieving Rainbow Blends

Watch: 3 Tips For Keeping Creative Color Clients Bright & Healthy

Clients that rock rainbow haircolor are a VIBE—and we love them for it! But creative color needs a bit of extra attention and care. Olaplex went live with rainbow color expert Mykey O’Halloran (@unicorn_manes_bymykey) to share his advice for keeping clients bright and healthy during their appointment and at-home. Scroll down for some of his go-to tips and check out the stunning before and after!


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1. Add A Treatment To Your Toner Formula To Save Time 

Here’s a little secret: Olaplex doesn’t just have to be added to lightener formulas. Mykey actually prefers to add Olaplex No. 1 and No. 2 to his creative color formulas as well. “This way, if you are busy the client doesn’t mind sitting a little longer because they are also receiving a treatment,” he explains. 


Tell your client that while her color processes, it’s also:

  • Reconstructs the hair bonds and helps repair damage.
  • Seals the cuticle of the hair, which helps retain color.
  • Creates a creamier consistency for formulas, perfect for color melting.


Slide To See The Gorgeous Before & After!

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For this look Mykey used semi-permanent color from Manic Panic in the shades: Atomic Turquoise, Electric Lizard, Electric Banana, Psychadellic Sunset, Hot Hot Pink and Ultra Violet! 


Watch The Entire Haircolor Tutorial Here! 


2. Two Tricks For Avoiding Patchy Color

Avoid patches and holes in rainbow color melts by using these two tricks from Mykey:

  1. Apply color to the underside of the section FIRST. This ensures the section is fully saturated with color.
  2. Melt each shade together to avoid blonde lines. Mykey suggests choosing colors that are complementary to each other so shades can melt together without turning muddy. 


Pro Tip: Mixing Olaplex into a color formula also creates a creamier consistency, making it easier to color melt. 



3. Switch Up The Root Shade To Create Movement 

To give his rainbow prisms movement, Mykey changes the root shade every inch. “By changing the shade every inch I can create the illusion that the color is moving up the hair. Also, having my sections on a slight angle helps create a seamless blend when the color falls all together at the end,” Mykey explains. 



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BONUS: Give Client’s These Products For At-Home Maintenance

To keep his creative color clients bright and healthy between appointments, Mykey send them home with an arsenal of Olaplex products:

  • No. 3 Hair Perfector as a treatment to give their hair some extra TCL
  • No. 4 + No. 5 Shampoo and Conditioner 
  • No. 6 Bond Smoother as a leave-in conditioner
  • No. 7 Bonding Oil to prep the hair before blow-drying. 


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