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June 30, 2015

NEON: Birds of Paradise

Bright, bold and intense, this color creation takes childhood staples like sand art and Lite-Brite to a whole new artistic level. Here, PRAVANA 2014 Show Us Your VIVIDS finalist Danielle VanGerpen, combined a gorgeous array of neon hues to create the ultimate color cascade. Like what you see? Here’s Danielle’s tropical-infused formula.

PRAVANA Color Formulas
Formula A:

Formula B: VIVIDS NEONS Blue

Formula C: VIVIDS NEONS Yellow

Formula D: VIVIDS NEONS Orange

Formula E: VIVIDS Wild Orchid

Formula F: VIVIDS Blue

Formula G: VIVIDS Green


1. Choose a color scheme, picking between five and eight PRAVANA VIVIDS Colors.

2. When using a multitude of colors, it is best to prelighten hair to a Level 9 or 10 with PRAVANA’s Pure Light Power Lightener to get the freshest canvas for your color selection.

3. From the nape, work up the head in large sections applying one color from Formulas A-G in foils per section.

4. Once you get to the sides vary the colors from one side to the other by applying color in large 3-inch sections, in a rainbow-like fashion from one ear to the next.

5. Process the colors at room temperature for 20 to 30 minutes.

6. Rinse each foil out well with cold water. Follow up with VIVIDS Color Protect Shampoo and Conditioner.

2015 PRAVANA “Show Us Your VIVIDS” Contest!