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Formulas > Multi-Tonal Purple
December 18, 2014

Multi-Tonal Purple

  • Formula A:

    L’Oreal Professionnel Majimeches  + 30-volume developer

  • Formula B:

    L’Oreal Professionnel Majimeches  + 40-volume developer

  • Formula C:

    9 oz. PRAVANA VIVIDS Violet + 3 oz. PRAVANA VIVIDS Magenta 

This vibrant purple hue offers a tone-on-tone color shift that is sure to turn heads. The artist behind this vibrant shade—well, that would be Jessica Davis from COLOR Salon by Michael Boychuck Salon located inside Caesar’s Palance in Las Vegas, NV. Jessica’s young client has a passion for singing and was looking to establish a strong, yet unique self-image that would allow her to stand out. Here’s how Jessica created this multi-tonal purple hue. Follow Jessican on Twitter at @HairArtisanJess.

 

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Who Did It

Colorist: Jessica Davis

COLOR FORMULAS

  • Formula A:

    L’Oreal Professionnel Majimeches  + 30-volume developer

  • Formula B:

    L’Oreal Professionnel Majimeches  + 40-volume developer

  • Formula C:

    9 oz. PRAVANA VIVIDS Violet + 3 oz. PRAVANA VIVIDS Magenta 

FORMULA STEPS

1. Begin the process with a heavy half-head highlight using mostly thin slices mixed in with a few weaved pieces. In doing so, make sure to keep the bang and face frame as bright as possible for an optimal effect. Apply Formula A from roots to midelengths, and Formula B to the ends. 

2. Once the top half of the hair is highlighted, use a freehand balyage method, incorporating all of the hair that was not already foiled by grabbing thin sections around the entire head (including the hair between the foils). With each section, paint a V (as seen in photo) with Formula B.

 

1.  Find desired section.

2.  Sweep a “V” using a heavier application in the midlength area, sweeping lightly upward toward the root. This creates a look in which only the top layer in the section is fully saturated.
3. Place a foil under the ends of the hair and saturate completely with Formula B, sweeping upward to blend with midlength balyage. Saturate the ends fully, leaving the midlengths only partially saturated will leave you with a beautiful fluidity in your end result. 

4. Process under heat for 15 minutes in order to break through the old fashion shade color pigments, leaving the hair a pale-medium yellow. 

5. Shampoo and towel-dry the hair as much as possible.

6.  Apply Formula C from scalp to ends, making sure the entire head is fully saturated for optimal processing.

7. Process at room temperature for 20 minutes.