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March 25, 2016

How-To: Rainbow Pinwheel

Get the details on how two huge Instagram stars give clients a crazy kaleidoscope of colors without compromising hair quality by using b3 Brazilian Bond Builder.

How-To: Rainbow Pinwheel

Taste the rainbow with this colorful pinwheel look! Created by two-time winner of BTC‘s #ONESHOT Awards for the Hot Shot – Rainbow Shot of the Year and Extensions Shot of the Year, Rickey Zito (also known as @hairgod_zito on Instagram to his more than 214k followers) and Linh Phan, AKA @bescene to his more than 173k followers, this look marries the collaboration between two masters of smoky and vivid hair into one crazy kaleidoscope!


Linh and Rickey show how they apply color to the sections that make this pinwheel look!


For this look, Linh applied color shades from the warm side of the color wheel to the left side of the head, while Rickey applied shades from the cool side of the color wheel to the other side of the head. The pair shares how they achieve fashion colors without compromising hair quality using b3 Brazilian Bond Builder—get their how-to here!


Color Formulas
Formula A (Lift):
1 scoop of lightener + 2 oz. 20-volume developer + 1/4 oz. b3 Brazilian Bond Builder
Formula B (Tone): Your favorite toning formula + 1/8 oz. b3 Brazilian Bond Builder
Formula C (Fashion Colors): Your favorite color formula + 1/8 oz. b3 Brazilian Bond Builder


1. Lift the hair to pale yellow using Formula A.

2. Tone hair to an icy blonde with Formula B, then blow-dry and section hair into a pinwheel with all points connecting at the crown.

3. Apply fashion colors to sections working from the roots down to the ends, purposefully blending in one color to the next as you go.

4. Rinse with cool/cold water but do not shampoo. This helps retain color longevity.

5. Saturate the hair with b3 Reconstructor and let sit for 20 minutes, then rinse.

6. Blow-dry and style as desired.


Watch the video for more insights from Linh and Rickey!
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