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June 6, 2014

Tie-Dye Pastel Color Formula

Highlights aren't for everyone—and thankfully there are clients who want a little more variety! Since pastels are still trending, BTC Member Jared Cash of Clipzone Salon and Spa in Anderson, IN decided to try this psychedelic, tie-dye look on one of his bolder clients.

 

Tie-Dye Pastel Color Formula

 

Highlights aren’t for everyone—and thankfully there are clients who want a little more variety! Since pastels are still trending, BTC Member Jared Cash of Clipzone Salon and Spa in Anderson, IN decided to try this psychedelic, tie-dye look on one of his bolder clients. If you know someone who’s looking for a fresh look for the summer, follow Jared’s steps below.

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Color Formulas

Formula A (prelighten): Redken Blonde Icing + 20-volume developer

Formula B (pink): 1 oz. Pravana PASTELS Too Cute Coral + ½ oz. Pravana PASTELS Pretty in Pink

Formula C (seafoam): 1 oz. Pravana PASTELS Mystical Mint + ½ oz. Pravana PASTELS Blissful Blue

Formula D (lavender): 1 oz. Pravana VIVIDS Clear + ½ oz. Pravana VIVIDS Pink + 1 dot of Pravana VIVIDS Violet 

Formula E (ocean blue): 1 oz. Pravana PASTELS Blissful Blue + 1 dot of Pravana VIVIDS Green

 

Application

1. Prelighten to a Level 10 using Formula A.

2. Starting from the bottom, take a section from right above the occipital bone to the nape, and apply Formula C to zone 1 and Formula D to the mid-lengths and ends.

3. For the next section, apply Formula D to zone 1 from just under the apex to each ear, and begin alternating all the colors in each section. For uniformity, color one piece in each section the same color as the zone 1 color.

4. On the right side, take an inverted triangle section from the temple to the back of the ear and apply Formula B to zone 1 and Formula C to the ends.

5. Take a trapezoid-shaped section from the top of the head to about 2 inches from the front hairline and apply the Formula C to zone 1. Once again, alternate the colors, leaving one piece the same as the base color.

6. On the last section of the front-right, apply Formula D to zone 1 and VIVIDS Clear to the ends to protect the blonde.

7. On the left side, use the same partings as the right, but apply Formula C to zone 1 on the bottom section and alternate Formula E and Formula B on the ends.

8. In the next section, apply Formula B to zone 1 and alternate all colors on the ends.

9. On the last section of the front-left, apply Formula C to zone 1 and VIVIDS Clear to the ends to protect the blonde.

10. Rinse the pastels in cold water to make sure the cuticle is closed and to keep colors from bleeding.

11. Towel dry and apply Redken Shades EQ Clear Processing Solution all over the hair and let it process for 10 minutes. (This will act like a top coat since pastels do tend to fade quickly).

12. Condition with Pureology Strength Cure. Style as desired.

 

Bonus Tip: Encourage your client to go three days between shampoos (using dry shampoo in between washes). Mention that when shampooing with these colors, instead of scrubbing, use a light, scrunching motion. This will prevent fading.

 

 

 

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