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Formulas > Wild Orchid Urban Ombré from Pravana
June 23, 2014

Wild Orchid Urban Ombré from Pravana

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  • Formula A (light shade on ends):

    Equal parts Pravana VIVIDS Pink and Pravana VIVIDS Magenta with a drop of Pravana VIVIDS Wild Orchid

  • Formula B (darker shade):

    Equal parts Pravana VIVIDS Magenta and Pravana VIVIDS Violet

Pantone has named Radiant Orchid the 2014 color of the year, and from the runway to the salon, people everywhere are running to their stylists for a dash of violet to be added to their hair. And why not?  After all, purple is a bold, confident color that adds beautiful dimension to any shade. And with Pravana’s ChromaSilk Pastels and VIVIDS, your clients can fully embrace the color trend that has caught the attention of celebrities like Kelly Osborn.

 

This magnificent violet tone exhibits both warm and cool dimensions. This color combination creates the perfect balance between violet, fuchsia, purple and pink undertones which will enhance any haircolor and flatter every skin tone. To start you off, PRAVANA Artistic Director, Vadre Grigsby, used VIVIDS Wild Orchid in conjunction with other VIVIDS shades to blend lighter and darker variations of the shade for a trending look she deemed “The Urban Ombré.”  Begin by creating a subtle blended dark to light ombré on your client. From here go from ordinary to extraordinary easily with Pravana’s Urban Ombré technique. Here’s how to get the look.

Who Did It

Colorist: Vadre Grigsby
Manufacturer: PRAVANA, @pravana

Products Used

COLOR FORMULAS

  • Formula A (light shade on ends):

    Equal parts Pravana VIVIDS Pink and Pravana VIVIDS Magenta with a drop of Pravana VIVIDS Wild Orchid

  • Formula B (darker shade):

    Equal parts Pravana VIVIDS Magenta and Pravana VIVIDS Violet

FORMULA STEPS

1. Create the mixture of the lightest color you will be using. This will be the color you will end with at the tips of the hair. Take the ChromaSilk VIVIDS or Pastels color of your choice. Remember you can always further customize by mixing colors together, adding Pravana VIVIDS Clear to a mixture or choosing the color as is straight from the tube.

2. Begin in the front and apply Formula A onto pre-lightened hair. Deciding where you want the colors to blend is by artistic preference, but the lightest shade should be applied through the area you want the blending to begin.

3. Create your darker shade mixture.

4. Start applying Formula B from the area you want this color to be visible through to the previously applied lighter color. Once you have applied the darker color, use your fingers to work the darker color through the lighter color to create a blended effect. The amount of hair that is created by the blending of the two colors is up to you and will typically depend on the length of the hair you are working with. *Note – it is important to have a towel on hand and clean your hands between each section to avoid transfer of color from one section to the next.

5. Shampoo hair with Pravana VIVIDS Color Protect aftercare collection. Rinse with cool water.

6. Style as desired