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April 13, 2017

How-To: Electric Apricot

Now here's a color you don't see rocked very often—apricot! Check out the how to for this unconventional color creation from Goldwell's Steven Picciano.

How-To: Electric Apricot

Now here’s a color you don’t see rocked very often—apricot! Goldwell Regional Artistic Team Member Steven Picciano is the stylist behind this unconventional color creation, and he says he drew inspiration from three sources for this electric spring shade: the shape and design of the haircut (which was done by Goldwell Global Ambassador for Hair Cutting, Jay Mahmood), the model’s complexion and eye color and Pantone’s colors of spring 2017.

For the cut, Jay used disconnection and asymmetry to give this model’s graduated bob a modern twist. Wondering how you, too, can create this electric apricot bob in your salon? We’ve got the color formulas and how-to from Steven! Check ’em out below.


Goldwell Color Formulas
Formula A (lightener): 1 scoop SilkLift High Performance Lightener + 35ml 20-volume SilkLift Conditioning Cream Developer (6%)

Formula B (midlengths/ends): 20ml 8G + 10ml 10G + 60ml Colorance Lotion

Formula C: 40ml Elumen GB@9 + 10ml KB@7 + 5ml GK@all + 3ml Pk@all

Formula D: 20ml Elumen GB@9 + 10ml GK@all + 3ml KK@all + 2ml Pk@all

1. First, prelighten the regrowth to a Level 9 using Formula A. Then, shampoo with Dualsenses Rich Repair shampoo and towel-dry well.

2. Next, apply Formula B to the midlengths and ends. Process for 25 minutes. Rinse and condition with Dualsenses Rich Repair Conditioner and towel-dry well.

3. After, apply Elumen Prepare from the roots to the ends, comb through then blow-dry.

4. Next, apply Formula C from the roots to the ends using the Elumen bottle and applicator comb. Process for 30 minutes.

5. Shampoo the hair with Elumen Wash, then blow-dry.

6. Apply Formula D to the roots, then take 1-inch horizontal sections and soften the line of demarcation by combing with a wide-tooth comb. Process for 30 minutes.

7. Shampoo hair using Elumen Wash and towel-dry well. Finish the look by applying Elumen Lock for 5 minutes, then rinse and condition with Elumen Treat.