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Formulas > Color Correction: Red Hot Melt
June 14, 2018

Color Correction: Red Hot Melt

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  • Formula A (prelightener on back quadrants)

    PRAVANA Pure Light Power Lightener + 10-volume developer

  • Formula B (prelightener on front quadrants)

    PRAVANA Pure Light Power Lightener + 20-volume developer

  • Formula C (prelightener on ends)

    PRAVANA Pure Light Power Lightener + Zero Lift Developer

  • Formula D (pre-toner)


    equal parts PRAVANA ChromaSilk EXPRESS TONES Copper + Clear

  • Formula E (base)

    PRAVANA ChromaSilk VIVIDS Red + 1/4 parts Black

  • Formula F (color melt)

    equal parts PRAVANA ChromaSilk VIVIDS Red + Magenta

  • Formula G (color melt)

    equal parts PRAVANA ChromaSilk VIVIDS Red + Orange

Color corrections are oftentimes the most challenging appointments…but they can also be some of the most rewarding work behind the chair! When PRAVANA Color Collective artist Presley Poe’s (@presleypoe) client came in with multiple faded-out fashion colors, she came up with a plan to replace those unwanted tones with a rich scarlet red! Click the beaker to grab the color formulas Presley used and scroll to snag the steps for this major transformation.

 

Who Did It

Colorist: Presley Poe
Manufacturer: PRAVANA, @pravana

Products Used

COLOR FORMULAS

  • Formula A (prelightener on back quadrants)

    PRAVANA Pure Light Power Lightener + 10-volume developer

  • Formula B (prelightener on front quadrants)

    PRAVANA Pure Light Power Lightener + 20-volume developer

  • Formula C (prelightener on ends)

    PRAVANA Pure Light Power Lightener + Zero Lift Developer

  • Formula D (pre-toner)


    equal parts PRAVANA ChromaSilk EXPRESS TONES Copper + Clear

  • Formula E (base)

    PRAVANA ChromaSilk VIVIDS Red + 1/4 parts Black

  • Formula F (color melt)

    equal parts PRAVANA ChromaSilk VIVIDS Red + Magenta

  • Formula G (color melt)

    equal parts PRAVANA ChromaSilk VIVIDS Red + Orange

FORMULA STEPS

1. Start by applying PRAVANA Artificial Hair Color Extractor all over. Process for 20 minutes, then rinse.

 

2. Slicing small subsections and leaving the ends out, apply Formula A in the back quadrants and Formula B in the front quadrants. Process until Level 8.5 is achieved. Then, mist the hair until damp.

 

3. Apply Formula C to the ends. Process for 5 minutes, then rinse.

 

4. Apply Formula D to pre-tone the hair, process for 20 minutes and rinse.

 

5. Apply Formula E to the base. Then, alternate applying Formula F and Formula G throughout using a color melt application. Process for 20 minutes, then rinse and style as desired.

 

Finished Look