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Formulas > Velvet Lilac Color Formula
May 16, 2017

Velvet Lilac Color Formula

  • Natural/Starting Level

    7/8, with platinum ends and lavender faded from a previous color application

  • Formula A

    Matrix Light Master + 25-volume developer

  • Formula B

    Pulp Riot Velvet + Pulp Riot Mercury

  • Formula C

    Pulp Riot Lilac + Pulp Riot Mercury

When her bold color starts to fade, your color-lovin’ client is already thinking ahead to the next shade she wants to rock. If she’s feeling the purple palatte, check out this velvet lilac color formula from Stephanie Aretakis (@freecuppycake), a senior stylist at Milazzo & Mattey Salon in Milltown, N.J. This how-to features a super trendy shadow root on a rich lilac shade. Check it out below!

Who Did It

Colorist: Stephanie Aretakis
Manufacturer: Matrix, @matrix; Pulp Riot, @pulpriothair

COLOR FORMULAS

  • Natural/Starting Level

    7/8, with platinum ends and lavender faded from a previous color application

  • Formula A

    Matrix Light Master + 25-volume developer

  • Formula B

    Pulp Riot Velvet + Pulp Riot Mercury

  • Formula C

    Pulp Riot Lilac + Pulp Riot Mercury

FORMULA STEPS

1. Lighten her balayage by applying Formula A in foils. Process for 20 minutes.

2. Shampoo and condition, then pre-tone with Matrix Brass Off Mask. Process for 5 to 10 minutes, then rinse.

3. Towel-dry her hair, then apply Formula B to the base.

4. Apply Formula C to the ends, then blend Formulas B and C. Process for 30 minutes.

5. Wash, blow-dry and style as desired.