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November 9, 2014

Multi-Colored Peek-a-Boo

Ian Michael Black, Aveda's Global Artistic Director for Haircolor, is a travelin’ man; he picks up inspiration everywhere on the planet! For this unique color melt, created for Aveda’s Master Jam 2014 in London, his observations of the colorful tribal clothing of Africa’s Masai Mara sparked his creativity. The result? A dazzling color melt in tones of periwinkle, tomato red and violet, peeking through a creamy, blonde base. Get his formula!

 Multicolored Peek-a-Boo

Ian Michael Black, Aveda’s Global Artistic Director for Haircolor, is a travelin’ man; he picks up inspiration everywhere on the planet! For this unique color melt, created for Aveda’s Master Jam 2014 in London, his observations of the colorful tribal clothing of Africa’s Masai Mara sparked his creativity. The result? A dazzling color melt in tones of periwinkle, tomato red and violet, peeking through a creamy, blonde base. Oh, and does this hue look familiar? It should—Ian Michael did a version of the look for BTC’s COLOR, Cut & Style Show in New Orleans!

Aveda Color Formulas
Natural Level
6

Prelighten: 40g Extra Lifting Cream + 4g Violet Pastel Pure Tone + 2g Blonde Pastel Pure Tone + 80g 40-volume developer.

Formula A: 40g 0N + 3g Violet Pure Pigment + 40g 5-volume developer

Formula B: 40g 0N + 4g Blue Pure Pigment + 40g 5-volume developer

Formula C: 20g Orange Pure Pigment + 10g Red Pure Pigment + 30g 5-volume developer

1. Section out the front hairline, parting the section around the point of distribution. Clip this section away, as it will remain blonde.

2. Take a section from the top of the ear to the top of the ear across the back. This will create the two sections you will place color.

3. Working through the nape section, subdivide the hair into six vertical sections.

4. Alternate Formulas A-C throughout this section.

5. Repeat this technique through the next section, placing your vertical sectioning directly above the previous sectioning. Alternate your colors so no color sits on top of the same color.

6. Process for 20 minutes, then rinse.

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