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Last updated: September 30, 2017

How-To: A Vivid Journey

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Taking a base this dark and creating a beautiful vivid ombré takes skill, people! We loved this journey through vivid shades by Chloe Gross (@chloe_theyoungamerican) from Young American Salon in Tustin, Calif., and you all agreed—that rich violet got almost 9,000 likes on Instagram! Here’s the whole process.

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Color Formulas
Formula A:
Redken Flash Lift + 40-volume developer + Olaplex No.1

Formula B: 2 parts PRAVANA ChromaSilk VIVIDS Magenta + 1 part Wild Orchid

Formula C: Equal parts Joico Vero K-PAK Color Intensity Orchid + Color Intensity Amethyst Purple

How-To: Pink Ombré
1. Lighten hair with Formula A for 20 minutes in open air with no heat.

2. Wash hair, then apply Olaplex No.2. Shampoo and blow-dry.

3. Apply Formula B for 30 minutes under heat.



How-To: Take It To Violet
1. Apply Formula C for 30 minutes under heat as a vivid touch-up process.

For the first vivid color, Chloe charged $300 for the three-hour process. “My vivids and color corrections start at $250 and then go up depending on the time I spend,” Chloe says.