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Formulas > Dark Bright Blend
October 3, 2014

Dark Bright Blend

Starting level:

7

Formula A (root):

Lakme 6/55 + 20-volume developer

Formula B (midlengths and ends):

Vixen War Paint Crimson Crush + Vixen War Paint Manic Panic + Vixen War Paint Wild Fire + 3/4 Crimson Crush + 1/4 Wild Fire

We at BTC have noticed that the pastel and bright color shades of the summer are transforming into blended creations where the base is dark and the midlengths and ends are bright. Take this rich, deep plum, which melts beautifully into a bold fuchsia. Inspired by a candy confection, Natasha Comensoli from The Fox & The Hair Salon in Wollongong, Australia, wanted the look to be bright and fun, while still keeping some depth at the roots. Here’s how she did it!

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Who Did It

Colorist: Natasha Comensoli
Manufacturer: LAKMÉ; Manic Panic Professional, @manicpanicnyc

Products Used

COLOR FORMULAS

Starting level:

7

Formula A (root):

Lakme 6/55 + 20-volume developer

Formula B (midlengths and ends):

Vixen War Paint Crimson Crush + Vixen War Paint Manic Panic + Vixen War Paint Wild Fire + 3/4 Crimson Crush + 1/4 Wild Fire

FORMULA STEPS

1. Create cobweb sections and apply Formula A to the roots.

2. Once the root color has been applied, comb the color through the midlengths.

3. Apply Formula B to midlengths and ends using a freehand technique. Be sure to blend the colors through the midlength area.

4. Process for 30 minutes, the rinse and shampoo with a color-safe shampoo and conditioner at the sink.

5. Prep hair with Kevin Murphy Young Again Oil and Shimmer Shine Repairing Shine Mist before blow-drying.