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Formulas > Vibrant Pink Balayage
April 20, 2018

Vibrant Pink Balayage

Vibrant Pink Balayage Using SOCOLOR Cult and created by @Michellehair
  • Formula A:

    Equal parts Matrix SOCOLOR Cult Semi-Permanent Royal Purple + equal parts SOCOLOR Cult Semi-Permanent Black + equal parts SOCOLOR Cult Semi-Permanent Marble Gray

  • Formula B:

    Equal parts SOCOLOR Cult Semi-Permanent Royal Purple + equal parts SOCOLOR Cult Semi-Permanent Marble Gray

  • Formula C:

    SOCOLOR Cult Semi-Permanent Bubblegum Pink + a quarter-size amount of SOCOLOR Cult Semi-Permanent Marble Gray

  • Formula D:

    SOCOLOR Cult Semi-Permanent Clear + a drop of SOCOLOR Cult Semi-Permanent Blooming Orchid 

Achieving a dimensional vibrant color requires starting on the perfect canvas—that’s why BTC Team Member Michelle Stevenson (@michellehair) balayages her clients before applying fashion colors. A balayaged canvas adds dimension and offers a better grow-out process for the client. Catch her formulas and techniques below for this rich, painted pink using the new SOCOLOR Cult color line from Matrix.

 

Takeaway Tips From @Michellehair

Curious why Michelle starts with a balayaged canvas? Here are the details behind her prepping process. 

  • If the starting canvas is a blended balayage, the fashion colors (especially when working with pinks and purples) will fade back to that starting point without a harsh line of demarcation. 
  • A balayaged canvas will naturally create highs and lows in the haircolor, allowing the end result to be more dimensional. (This can’t happen if the hair is prelightened all over.)

 

 

 

Who Did It

Manufacturer: Matrix, @matrix

Products Used

COLOR FORMULAS

  • Formula A:

    Equal parts Matrix SOCOLOR Cult Semi-Permanent Royal Purple + equal parts SOCOLOR Cult Semi-Permanent Black + equal parts SOCOLOR Cult Semi-Permanent Marble Gray

  • Formula B:

    Equal parts SOCOLOR Cult Semi-Permanent Royal Purple + equal parts SOCOLOR Cult Semi-Permanent Marble Gray

  • Formula C:

    SOCOLOR Cult Semi-Permanent Bubblegum Pink + a quarter-size amount of SOCOLOR Cult Semi-Permanent Marble Gray

  • Formula D:

    SOCOLOR Cult Semi-Permanent Clear + a drop of SOCOLOR Cult Semi-Permanent Blooming Orchid 

FORMULA STEPS

 

1. Balayage with clay lightener, concentrating on the client’s regrowth.

 

2. Then, apply Formula A at the roots, but not all the way to the scalp. Leaving a small amount of the client’s natural root shade ensures a more seamless grow-out process.

 

3. Alternate applying all four formulas through the midlengths and the ends.

 

4. To create the most vibrant outcome, use Formulas A and B (the darker colors) on the warmer areas, and Formulas C and D (the lighter pink colors) on the lighter, more porous ends.

 

5. Process for 20 minutes at room temperate. Then rinse and seal with the Biolage Acidic Milk Rinse, leaving on for 10 minutes before rinsing and conditioning.

 

Vibrant Pink Balayage Using SOCOLOR Cult and created by @Michellehair
Finished shot.