Lush Lilac Melt
There’s something so mesmerizing about this bold lilac color melt by colorist Ashlyn Warren (@ashalily) from Texas. Dark roots transition into a deep violet before fading out into a bright shade of lilac—we’re here for it! Keep scrolling for the deets on how to get this luscious look!
The haircolor takes about 6 hours to process, with Ashlyn charging $100 per hour for this service.
Who Did It
1. Section off the hair into five parts—two in the back, one on each side and one in the front.
2. Starting at the back of the head, apply Formula A along the roots in thinly weaved sections using foils to create a heavy highlight. As you work your way up, alternate between the left and right sections.
Pro Tip: When applying Formula A along the new growth area, make sure to saturate the lightener all the way to the top of the foil to prevent brassiness at the highlight line.
3. Let each section process for at least 45 minutes to an hour or until it’s lifted to a Level 9, and then shampoo with Fanola No Yellow Shampoo to tone. Blow-out the hair before applying the color.
4. Now divide the hair into four parts—two in the back and one on each side in the front.
5. Starting in the back, apply Formula B at the root area and smudge it down about 2 inches.
6. Next, apply Formula C to the mid-shaft and blend Formula B and C together where they meet with the fingers.
Note: Make sure your wiping the color off your hands with a towel before you get to Formula D.
7. Work Formula D in beginning at the ends and working your way up towards the mid-shaft. Merge Formula C and D together with your fingers.
8. Let the color process for 45 minutes for optimum saturation and vibrancy.
9. Proceed to shampoo, condition and style the hair.