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Last updated: May 31, 2017

Autumn Color Melt from PRAVANA

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Autumn Color Melt from PRAVANA

Embrace the warmth! This look is as cozy as a crackling fire, and still manages to be chic and on-trend. PRAVANA Artistic Color Director, Vadre Grigsby, draws inspiration from the distinctive palette of vivid autumn leaves to create this carefully blended color melt design.

Who did it
haircolor: Vadre Grigsby, PRAVANA Artistic Color Director
photography: Joshua McCaghren @joshuamccaghren
makeup: Sara Ashouri @saraashouri
styling: Caisa Airmet
website: @pravana

On Paper keyword: Pravana

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    Model’s ends were prelightened to Level 9.

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    PRAVANA Color Formulas
    Formula A: Chromasilk 1 oz. 6.46 + ¼ oz. 4.4
    Formula B: Chromasilk VIVIDS Red
    Formula C: 2½ oz. Chromasilk VIVIDS Yellow +  1 oz. Clear

    Section the hair into quadrants.

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    Beginning in front, apply Formula A to new growth, working in ¼-inch to ½-inch subsections. Apply to all regrowth from the top down, and from front to back. Process, shampoo, rinse and dry the hair.

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    Resection the hair into quadrants. Create a ¼-inch to ½-inch horizontal slice at the nape, and apply Formula B two inches from the roots and over the previously-applied formula with a color brush. 

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    Apply Formula C through the prelightened ends.

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    With gloved hands, blend Formulas B and C at the midshaft. Avoid blending too far down the shaft in order to preserve the vibrancy of Formula C. Be sure to wipe off gloves between sections.

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    Continue working up the head in ¼-inch to ½-inch subsections, applying Formula B at the roots and Formula C through the ends, and blending through the midshafts.

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    Once the back section is complete, move to the section above the ear. Working in ¼-inch to ½-inch horizontal sections, apply Formula B two inches off of the roots, Formula C through the ends and blend at the midshaft.

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    Process 20 to 30 minutes at room temperature, rinse with cool water and shampoo, condition and set color with the VIVIDS Color Protect collection.

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