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Formulas > Purple Fusion
November 6, 2014

Purple Fusion

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  • Starting Level:

    new growth Level 2 (the rest of the hair was multi-colored from previous, washed out vivid colors)

  • Prelighten:

    Redken Flash Lift + 10-volume developer + 1/4 oz. Olaplex

  • Formula A:

    1 part Vero K-PAK Color Intensity Light Purple

  • Formula B:

    1 part Vero K-PAK Color Intensity Radiant Orchid + 1 part Vero K-PAK Color Intensity Clear

  • Formula C:

    1 part Vero K-PAK Color Intensity Clear + 3 parts Vero K-PAK Color Intensity Magenta

This multi-tonal purple makes for the perfect blend of plum and orchid. Stylist Cathy Tran  draws inspiration from everywhere. “I find inspiration from within and all around me,” notes Cathy. “As a little girl, I was always trying to imitate my hairstylist grandma and mother. Hair has been our family’s industry for generations.” This particular color palette was inspired by Cathy’s inner child. “Growing up in the ’90s, Lisa Frank was the hottest label in school supplies. So I recreated a vivid and edgy custom haircolor that portrayed my rendition of Lisa Frank, and I incorporated it with my own cutting-edge style.” Her finished look was so impressive that it caught the eye of Joico International Artistic Director, Sue Pemberton and won her the Joico Color Intensity Contest. For her win, Sue will fly to Cathy’s salon for an in-salon education class, which includes live models! 

 

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Who Did It

Colorist: Cathy Tran
Manufacturer: Joico, @joico

COLOR FORMULAS

  • Starting Level:

    new growth Level 2 (the rest of the hair was multi-colored from previous, washed out vivid colors)

  • Prelighten:

    Redken Flash Lift + 10-volume developer + 1/4 oz. Olaplex

  • Formula A:

    1 part Vero K-PAK Color Intensity Light Purple

  • Formula B:

    1 part Vero K-PAK Color Intensity Radiant Orchid + 1 part Vero K-PAK Color Intensity Clear

  • Formula C:

    1 part Vero K-PAK Color Intensity Clear + 3 parts Vero K-PAK Color Intensity Magenta

FORMULA STEPS

1. Prelighten the hair and lift to a pale blonde.

 

2. Divide the hair into two triangles.

 

3. In the second triangle, section an upside down triangle two to three times bigger in width than the top triangle.

 

4. The third section will consist of whatever hair is left.

 

5. Begin the application in section 3 and apply Formula C from the base to the ends.

 

6. In section two, apply Formula B using a balayage technique. Then apply Formula A in section one using the same balayage technique from base to midlengths.

 

7. In section one, balayage some pieces in using Formula B. Use your fingers to blend the color down so there is no line of demarcation between the sections.

 

8. Use cotton or foil to avoid bleeding. Process for 45 minutes, the rinse and shampoo and condition the hair with Joico Color Endure Sulfate-Free Shampoo and Conditioner.