How-To: Purple Pastel Shadow Root
8/9 with 2 inches of Level 4 regrowth
Kenra Professional Kenra Color Simply Blonde Blue Powder Lightener + 40-volume developer
Kenra Color Simply Blonde Blue Powder Lightener + 20-Volume Developer
Schwarzkopf Professional IGORA ColorWorx Purple
Kenra Metallics Demi-Permanent 8SM + 2 inches Kenra Violet Booster + 9-volume activator
So your client’s über dark roots grew out, and her blonde is looking lackluster. Here’s your solution: a velvety purple shadow root with a pastel lavender finish—perfection. Check out how Tatiana Silvestri (@tatianashair), a stylist at Le Studio Salon de Beaute in Mesa, Ariz., achieved this gorgeous new look on her client in need of a major makeover!
Natural/Starting Level: 8/9 with 2 inches of Level 4 regrowth
Formula A (lightener): Kenra Professional Kenra Color Simply Blonde Blue Powder Lightener + 40-volume developer
Formula B (lightener): Kenra Color Simply Blonde Blue Powder Lightener + 20-volume developer
Formula C (shadow root): Schwarzkopf Professional IGORA ColorWorx Purple
Formula D: Kenra Metallics Demi-Permanent 8SM + 2 inches Kenra Violet Booster + 9-volume activator
1. Apply Formula A to regrowth, and process for 35 minutes at room temperature.
2. Balayage the midlengths and ends using Formula B.
3. Shampoo, condition and blow-dry.
4. Apply Formula C to the root area, then Formula D to midlengths and ends. Process for 25 minutes.
Apply Kenra Professional Platinum Thickening Spray before blowing dry. Finish with Kenra Professional Shine Spray.
At Home Care
Tatiana advised her client to wash her hair using cold water and sent her home with Olaplex No.3, which she will apply for 10 minutes before shampooing and conditioning.
Total process time: 4+ hours. “I always allow an extra 20 minutes at the beginning of an appointment for color consultation,” says Tatiana.
Pricing: $200 for color