How-To: Creative Color Pixie
Ah, to have your client sit in your chair and say, “Whatever you feel like doing today is totally OK with me!” But, we all know it isn’t that easy. There is still a consultation involved because our ultimate goal is to make sure she leaves your chair happy, right? We talked with Wella Professionals Top Artist Aubrey Loots about how the consultation went before he created the creative color pixie. Check out his top-notch consultation questions and the how-to below!
Q. What would you like your hair to say about you?
A. That I am an artist not afraid of expressing myself.
Q. How open are you to multiple colors and to bleaching your hair all over first before I can add the fun color tones?
A. I’m very open and trust your vision.
Q. Right now your hair is a blunt bob. Can I give you a cool and creative cut that will not only support the color, but make it pop even more?
A. Absolutely! I would like some length through the top to play with and for it to be easy to style.
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Starting Level: Regrowth was a Level 7 with Level 9-10 highlights
Wella Professionals Color Formulas
Formula A (prelighten): BLONDOR Multi-Blonde Powder + 20-volume developer
Formula B (base): Koleston Perfect 5/1 + Special Mix 0/28 (3:1) + 10-volume developer
Formula C (front-side sections): Color Touch 5/5 + Color .id + 7-volume (1.9%) Emulsion (1:2)
Formula D: Koleston Perfect 9/3 (1:2) + Special Mix 0/33 + Color .id + Pastel Developer
Formula E: Color Touch Relights /44 (1:2) + Color .id + 7-volume (1.9%) Emulsion
Formula F: Color Touch 8/43 + 1 inch Special Mix 0/43 + Color .id + 7-volume (1.9%) Emulsion
1. Apply Formula A as a virgin application—then work through the previously-colored ends. Lastly, apply at the roots. Lift to a Level 8/9.
2. Shampoo with Brilliance For Fine To Normal Colored Hair. Process for 5 minutes. Rinse and rough-dry.
3. Apply Formula B to the roots at the crown, sides and the back.
4. Apply Formula C at the front-side sections.
5. In panel sections, apply Formula D first, then Formula E and Formula F.
6. Process until desired look is achieved. Lightly shampoo and finish with Blondor Blonde Seal & Care treatment.