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Formulas > The Color, Cut and Style For A Trendy Rock ‘n’ Roll Pixie
October 12, 2015

The Color, Cut and Style For A Trendy Rock ‘n’ Roll Pixie

  • Formula A:

    56g Wella Professionals BLONDOR Multi Blonde Lightening Powder + 56g 30-volume Koleston Perfect Developer + 7g Olaplex (to help protect Natalie’s fine hair)

  • Formula B:

    Redken Shades EQ 28g 9V + 14g 9B

  • Formula C:

    20g PRAVANA VIVIDS Silver + 1g PRAVANA VIVIDS Blue 

As the seasons change, so do the hairstyles. When the leaves start falling and the autumn air becomes a little more crisp, some clients just need a fun, new look. If a client walks in craving a fresh and funky vibe for fall’s coolest months, this color, cut and style from the Marianne Strokirk Salons in Chicago is a go-to for your most modern client. From fine to fierce, Kate Picken and Gia Tovar gave their client a cool color and a chic cut, creating a trendy rock ‘n’ roll look with textures that flow all the way through to the end of her blue-gray locks. This long, angled pixie and steel-blue color make for the perfect blend for BTC’s own Ad Team Account Manager Natalie Lopez! Here’s how it’s done.

Who Did It

Artist: Gia Tovar
Colorist: Kate Picken

COLOR FORMULAS

  • Formula A:

    56g Wella Professionals BLONDOR Multi Blonde Lightening Powder + 56g 30-volume Koleston Perfect Developer + 7g Olaplex (to help protect Natalie’s fine hair)

  • Formula B:

    Redken Shades EQ 28g 9V + 14g 9B

  • Formula C:

    20g PRAVANA VIVIDS Silver + 1g PRAVANA VIVIDS Blue 

FORMULA STEPS

 

1. Use all diagonal partings through the sides and top sections of the hair. Then go into the back above the occipital with diagonal partings as well. This will allow the color to blend into the shorter back section below the occipital without applying color.

 

2. On every diagonal parting, take a 1-inch section of hair (leaving a very small section of hair between each highlight) and backcomb before applying Formula A. Feather the lightener toward the tease. Repeat this process on all sections.

 

3. Once these lightened pieces lift to the desired blonde, rinse the hair and apply Formula B to towel-dried hair and process for five minutes. This will ensure the color is even.

 

4. After rinsing Formula B, apply Olaplex No. 2 for five minutes. Follow this by washing hair with Rene Furterer Mild Silver Shampoo and Rene Furterer Okara Conditioner.

 

5. Lastly, apply Formula C on dry hair on all the previous lightened pieces and process for 15 minutes. This will give you a smoky, steely blue end result.

 

Cut

 

 

Application
1. On the outgrowth of an undercut pixie, bring the back in and allow the front to stay long. The key for this cut is to make this back-heavy shape more modern. This cut will help the growing out process by allowing the top and sides to grow longer, but not in the back.

 

2. To style this look, use Kerastase Form Fatale to create a fine hold while still allowing some movement.

 

3. Use a small Mason Pearson brush and blow hair down and from side to side, this will rid colics and keep the hair close to the head to really show the shape of the cut.

 

4. Continue blow-drying the hair from side to side, moving the opposite direction in front of the bangs, creating more volume and movement on top.

 

5. Finish the style by picking up the hair and smoothing the ends with a brush. This will achieve a slight side bang that falls slightly onto the face. Lastly, add Oribe Dry Texture Spray for added texture.