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September 3, 2015

Moon Stone Melt

Stylists around the globe are absolutely taken with holographic vivids, inspiring each other to push their color mastery to the next level. Here, Ash Fortis of G Patton Salon in Norfolk, Va., amazes with her gorgeous Moon Stone Melt. Want to achieve this look for your favorite bold beauty? Here's how to get it!  

Moon Stone Melt

Whether you call it pixel, holographic or sand art, one thing’s for sure…this year’s hottest vivids trend is here to stay. Stylists around the globe are absolutely taken with this colorful style, inspiring each other to push their color mastery to the next level. Here, Ash Fortis of G Patton Salon in Norfolk, Va., amazes with her gorgeous Moon Stone Melt. Want to achieve this look for your favorite bold beauty? Here’s how to get it!  

Natural Level: 7 on regrowth and Level 10 on the rest of the hair

Color Formulas
Formula A (Lightener): PRAVANA Pure Light Powder Lightener + 30-volume developer dropped to 20-volume developer + Olaplex + 20-volume developer dropped to 10-volume developer

Formula B (Smoky Root): Kenra SV + VP Rapid Toner + 9-volume developer

Formula C (Purple): 1 tube of PRAVANA VIVIDS Silver + 1/2 tube of VIVIDS Clear + 2 drops of VIVIDS Violet

Formula D (Blue): 1 tube of PRAVANA PASTELS Mystical Mint + 1/2 tube of PASTELS Blissful Blue

Formula E (Neon Blue): 1/2 tube of VIVIDS Clear + 1/2 tube of PRAVANA NEONS Blue

Formula F (Orange): 1 tube of PASTELS Too Cute Coral + 1/2 tube NEONS Orange + 1/2 tube of VIVIDS Clear

Formula G (Mint): 1/2 tube PASTELS Mystical Mint + 2 inches of PASTELS Blissful Blue + 1 drop of NEONS Green

Formula H (Pink): 1 tube PASTELS Pretty in Pink + 1-inch of VIVIDs Wild Orchid + 1/2 tube of VIVIDS Clear

Formula I (Orange): 1/2 tube of NEONS Orange + 1/2 tube of VIVIDS Clear

Application:

1. Use Formula A on the ends to pull out any leftover green tint. Then, apply on the regrowth, and process for 25 minutes.

2. Apply Formula A to the midlengths and ends for 15 minutes under a cap.

3. At the bowl, apply Formula B to achieve the shadow root.

4. Blow-dry the hair, and begin blending and alternating Formula’s C to I.

Pricing Tips:
“For this color, I would charge at least $300-$400 due to the artistry that went behind this,” says Ash. “It’s hair art and unlike anything you have ever seen. It takes time during application and several steps to maintain the integrity of the hair.”

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