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Formulas > Transformation: Pink & Purple Dreams
February 27, 2018

Transformation: Pink & Purple Dreams

By Sarah Sibley

  • Formula A

    Aveda Enlightener Powder Lightener + 5-volume developer (working up to 20-volume developer)

  • Formula B

    Enlightener Powder Lightener + 20-volume developer + Enlightener Creme Booster

  • Formula C

    Enlightener Powder Lightener + 10-volume developer

  • Formula D

    40g Aveda Blonde Finish Protective Toner Ash Blonde + 20g Aveda Universal 0N + 60g Aveda Liquid Activator

  • Formula E

    40g Aveda Full Spectrum 10N + 1g VR + ½g Aveda Pure Pigment Blue + 40 mL Cream Activator

  • Formula F

    40g Aveda Extra Lifting Crème + 2g VR + 80 mL 20-volume developer

This soft pastel transformation is what dreams are made of! Aveda artist Sarah Sibley (@hairbysquare) from Dallas, Texas gave us the rundown—keep reading!

 

“Samantha is a regular guest of mine. I use her for photo shoots and a lot of different looks, and maintaining the integrity of her hair is always a priority for our services together,” Sarah shared. “She’s always shooting me messages on Instagram of new things she would be down to try.” So Sarah got to work (with cut and style by @leahbabwe)!

 

Her best advice? “Plan your work, and work your plan!” she said. “Samantha has been wanting to try going platinum for a while, so we decided it was time. We found a day that worked for both of us and knew it was going to be an all-day process.”

 

Pricing

Cost to create initial look: $900

Cost to maintain as platinum: $115

Pastel gloss: additional $80

Total: $1,095

 

Who Did It

Colorist: Sarah Sibley
Manufacturer: Aveda, @aveda

Products Used

COLOR FORMULAS

  • Formula A

    Aveda Enlightener Powder Lightener + 5-volume developer (working up to 20-volume developer)

  • Formula B

    Enlightener Powder Lightener + 20-volume developer + Enlightener Creme Booster

  • Formula C

    Enlightener Powder Lightener + 10-volume developer

  • Formula D

    40g Aveda Blonde Finish Protective Toner Ash Blonde + 20g Aveda Universal 0N + 60g Aveda Liquid Activator

  • Formula E

    40g Aveda Full Spectrum 10N + 1g VR + ½g Aveda Pure Pigment Blue + 40 mL Cream Activator

  • Formula F

    40g Aveda Extra Lifting Crème + 2g VR + 80 mL 20-volume developer

FORMULA STEPS

 

Before. Samantha had previously lightened ends. “I knew I needed to panel from from about ¼ inch off the scalp to where her previous blonde began, leaving out the ends so as not to over-process the hair,” Sarah said.

 

1. Section the hair into quadrants and work from bottom to top, applying Formula A in foils. “I work around the face first and work in fine sections,” Sarah said. Increase the developer from 5-volume as you work—Sarah moved up to 20-volume. “I don’t use higher than 20-volume 90 percent of the time,” Sarah said. “It will give you a cleaner, more even lift, which is essential with blondes!”

 

2. Continue to the back, working the same as the front. After about an hour, Sarah checked the front first and removed the foils from around the face.

 

 

3. Once all foils are finished processing, remove them and apply Formula B to the roots.

 

4. Next, apply Formula C to the ends to clean out the initial blonde ends and achieve the palest results possible. Process at room temperature for 30 to 40 minutes.

 

5. Shampoo with Aveda Damage Remedy shampoo and pretreat the hair with Aveda Botanical Therapy treatment after shampooing thoroughly.

 

6. Prime the hair with Formula D to neutralize any yellow.

 

7. Apply Formula E to the base and Formula F to the ends. Process for 30 minutes. Here’s a tip from Sarah on getting that sheer pastel tone: “I use Extra Lifting Crème as my carrier for my tone,” she shared. “It will give the most sheer reflection of tone.”

 

 

  • Formula A

    Aveda Enlightener Powder Lightener + 5-volume developer (working up to 20-volume developer)

  • Formula B

    Enlightener Powder Lightener + 20-volume developer + Enlightener Creme Booster

  • Formula C

    Enlightener Powder Lightener + 10-volume developer

  • Formula D

    40g Aveda Blonde Finish Protective Toner Ash Blonde + 20g Aveda Universal 0N + 60g Aveda Liquid Activator

  • Formula E

    40g Aveda Full Spectrum 10N + 1g VR + ½g Aveda Pure Pigment Blue + 40 mL Cream Activator

  • Formula F

    40g Aveda Extra Lifting Crème + 2g VR + 80 mL 20-volume developer

 

Finished look.