CRANBERRY ORANGE COLOR MELT
We are THRILLED to see the ’90s color block trend still going strong as we head into fall, and this stunning melt by AJ Quinones (@_ajquinones) is the fall version of the trend. We had to get the 411, so we reached for all of the juicy details on how to recreate this look. Scroll through for all of the steps to get this cranberry orange color melt haircolor for fall!
Total chair time: 1 hour and 20 minutes + styling time
Single Process: $150
Mini Lightening: $275
Refreshing Glaze: $150
Who is the ideal client for this technique?
“This technique is for someone who is looking to add brightness during the colder months. When we tend to get paler, it is nice to add warmth and brightness around the face,” explains AJ.
What maintenance is required for this look?
For fashion shades, AJ recommends that his clients purchase a shampoo or conditioner that has toning properties relevant to the shade you are looking to maintain. “In this case I suggested she purchase Davines ALCHEMIC Shampoo and Conditioner for Copper and Red Hair. It will not be as vibrant but that is why she will be back in my chair in six weeks for her root touch up and glaze,” explains AJ.
Overall, the maintenance for this look is pretty easy. As always it is best to use cool water when caring for color to help with longevity. “There is a chance that when she shampoos her hair some of the red may rinse into the orange, but I think that will make for a fun change. I call it the 2-for-1 because you get two looks for the price of one,” says AJ.
Who Did It
1. Apply Formula B to the base and let process for 35 minutes.
2. Apply Formula A in foils using a foilayage technique and process until desired level of lift is reached.
3. Rinse, shampoo, and apply Formula C to pre-lightened hair and process for 20-30 minutes.
4. Rinse, condition and style as desired.