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February 29, 2016

Watercolor Melt

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  • Formula A:

    Kenra Color Creative Violet + 1/2 inch ribbon of Blue diluted with White

  • Formula B:

    Kenra Color Creative Teal + 3 drops of Blue diluted with White

  • Formula C:

    Kenra Color Creative Pink + 3 drops of Magenta diluted with White

    *1/16 oz. of Olaplex No.1 was added to all Creatives

When stylist Caroline Guiney @caroline.anythingbutbasic of Butterfly Loft Salon was faced with the difficult decision of which color creation to enter into the Guy Tang Hair Battle, she knew she had two choices. Go with a stunning, Level 10 ice blonde, or take it one step further and submit this beautiful blend of watercolor metallics, inspired by her daughter’s watercolor art.

 

Caroline ended up choosing the latter, and today, she couldn’t be happier. “I wanted to do something out of the ordinary for the Guy Tang Hair Battle, and I knew I was taking a risk, but hey, it’s art and I couldn’t help myself,” shares Caroline. “So I went for it and have had an overwhelmingly positive response.”

 

Here’s Caroline’s how-to for her metallic watercolor melt.

Who Did It

Colorist: Caroline Guiney

COLOR FORMULAS

  • Formula A:

    Kenra Color Creative Violet + 1/2 inch ribbon of Blue diluted with White

  • Formula B:

    Kenra Color Creative Teal + 3 drops of Blue diluted with White

  • Formula C:

    Kenra Color Creative Pink + 3 drops of Magenta diluted with White

    *1/16 oz. of Olaplex No.1 was added to all Creatives

FORMULA STEPS

 


 

1. Pre-lighten to a Level 10.

 

2. Apply Kenra Color 10SM Demi-Permanent + 9-volume developer starting at root and pulling through the ends. Process for 15 minutes, then rinse.

3.
Apply Kenra Color SV Rapid Toner + 9-volume developer. Process for 3 minutes, then rinse.


4.
Apply Olaplex Stand Alone Treatment, and process for 30 minutes. Wash, condition and dry the hair.

 

5. Apply Formula A to root, painting one inch out.

6.
Apply Formula B, blurring into Formula A.


7.
Apply Formula C, blurring into Formula B and leaving 3 to 5 inches out at the ends.


8.
Apply White at ends to protect from creative colors. Process for 20 minutes. Rinse only.