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August 12, 2015

Violet Gemstone

Drawing inspiration from gemstones, this deep hue glistens with multidimensional tones of violet and blue. Here's how Tracy Vasquez took her Level 5 client from dull and faded to a violet multi-tonal gem!

Violet Gemstone

Drawing inspiration from gemstones, this deep hue glistens with multidimensional tones of violet and blue. “The cool thing about gemstones is that it’s the imperfections are what make the color dimensional,” says Tracy Vasquez, Owner of Scotch Bonnet Hair Studio. “Although, of course I wanted to bleach out the hair to make it as even as possible (especially if doing paler pastel shades) but sometimes when there are still slight varying shades throughout the hair, whether it be from previous highlights or the natural color, when you apply a pure pigment such as a deep violet some of those flecks of imperfections become this beautiful, dimensional color in a very organic way.” Here’s how Tracy took her Level 5 client from dull and faded to a violet multi-tonal gem!

Ashley is a natural Level 5 with 2 inches of regrowth with faded warm-brown Level 5 permanent color and just a few highlights on the ends that were about a Level 7.

Color Formulas
Formula A: BES Cream Lightener + 40-volume developer

Formula B: BES HiFi 5.20 + 20-volume developer

Formula C: BES 45g. 6.29 + 15g. 5.20 + 60g. 20-volume developer

Formula D: BES Movie Color 130g. Violet + 20g Blue

Application

1. Apply Formula A to prelighten the hair 2 to 3 inches off the scalp creating a diffused transition from dark to light. Lighten to a Level 8-9, the rinse and wash the hair with BES Emulsion D (2.5 pH) and dry-damp the hair.
 
2. Apply Formula B to the first 2 inches of regrowth.

3. Apply Formula C neatly to the next  2 to 4 inches. “I like to drag the color down more on the underneath and the sides, that way when the top of the hair overlays it has more depth behind it,” notes Tracy.  *Leave out the ends (these will be toned separately with a pure pigment color) process for 35 minutes, wash and towel-dry the hair well.

4. Apply Formula A all over to intensify the hair that was just colored so it melts right into the brighter violet.

 

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