How-Tos > Bold Blue Hue
August 17, 2017

Bold Blue Hue

Natural/Starting Level:

Level 4 regrowth with a Level 4/5 base

Formula A (new growth):

Pulp Riot #BLONDEAF Lightener + 20-volume developer + b3 Brazilian Bond Builder

Formula B (base color):

#BLONDEAF Lightener + 30-volume developer + b3

Formula C (midlengths/ends):

#BLONDEAF Lightener + 10-volume developer + b3

Formula D:

Pulp Riot Velvet + a small amount of Pulp Riot Nightfall + b3

Formula E:

Nightfall + a small amount of Velvet + b3

Formula F:

Pulp Riot Aquatic + a small amount of Nightfall + b3

Formula G:

Pulp Riot Seaglass + a small of amount of Aquatic + b3

If you follow Melissa Eppers (aka @roguehairstudio) on Insta, you know she is a master at creating bold color. And with 14 years of experience, it comes as no surprise that this vibrant blue color correction earned her a finalist spot in the 2017 #ONESHOT Hair Awards for Transformation Shot of the Year. Get all the deets below! 

 

“I really wanted the hair to show movement in the color so I gave her a contoured creative color that complemented her cheekbones and beautiful skin tone,” says Melissa. “And I wanted it to represent her adventurous spirit.”

 

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Total time: 3 hours

 

Pricing: $425

Colorist: Melissa Eppers
Makeup Artist: Daysi Serrano

COLOR FORMULAS

Natural/Starting Level:

Level 4 regrowth with a Level 4/5 base

Formula A (new growth):

Pulp Riot #BLONDEAF Lightener + 20-volume developer + b3 Brazilian Bond Builder

Formula B (base color):

#BLONDEAF Lightener + 30-volume developer + b3

Formula C (midlengths/ends):

#BLONDEAF Lightener + 10-volume developer + b3

Formula D:

Pulp Riot Velvet + a small amount of Pulp Riot Nightfall + b3

Formula E:

Nightfall + a small amount of Velvet + b3

Formula F:

Pulp Riot Aquatic + a small amount of Nightfall + b3

Formula G:

Pulp Riot Seaglass + a small of amount of Aquatic + b3

Products Used

HOW-TO STEPS

Natural/Starting Level:

Level 4 regrowth with a Level 4/5 base

Formula A (new growth):

Pulp Riot #BLONDEAF Lightener + 20-volume developer + b3 Brazilian Bond Builder

Formula B (base color):

#BLONDEAF Lightener + 30-volume developer + b3

Formula C (midlengths/ends):

#BLONDEAF Lightener + 10-volume developer + b3

Formula D:

Pulp Riot Velvet + a small amount of Pulp Riot Nightfall + b3

Formula E:

Nightfall + a small amount of Velvet + b3

Formula F:

Pulp Riot Aquatic + a small amount of Nightfall + b3

Formula G:

Pulp Riot Seaglass + a small of amount of Aquatic + b3

1

Before

2

Apply Formula A to the new growth and Formula B to the base color. Process at room temp for 30 minutes.

3

Then, apply Formula C from the midlengths to the ends and process at room temp for 5 to 10 minutes. Note: Take thin sections for a faster lift.

4

Rinse and shampoo with label.m Diamond Dust Shampoo.

5

Tone at the bowl with Fanola No Yellow Shampoo for 10 minutes, then rinse and blow-dry completely.

6

Next, create five sections with one being the fringe area. Alternate applying Formulas D, E, F and G from light to dark and vice versa using a hand-painting technique. Process at room temp for 30 minutes.

7

Rinse with cold water and condition with label.m Diamond Dust Conditioner.

8

For the style, lightly spray label.m Diamond Dust Leave-In Cremé and blow-dry with the Bio Ionic 10X Ultralight Speed Dryer and Olivia Garden round brushes. As you blow-dry, lightly spray label.m Therapy Rejuvenating Oil Mist.

9

Dry cut her hair, accentuating the fringe area. Then, remove the weight and shape the base of her cut by slide-cutting. 

10

Finally, curl the hair and use label.m Texturising Volume Spray for extra volume and texture.

Natural/Starting Level:

Level 4 regrowth with a Level 4/5 base

Formula A (new growth):

Pulp Riot #BLONDEAF Lightener + 20-volume developer + b3 Brazilian Bond Builder

Formula B (base color):

#BLONDEAF Lightener + 30-volume developer + b3

Formula C (midlengths/ends):

#BLONDEAF Lightener + 10-volume developer + b3

Formula D:

Pulp Riot Velvet + a small amount of Pulp Riot Nightfall + b3

Formula E:

Nightfall + a small amount of Velvet + b3

Formula F:

Pulp Riot Aquatic + a small amount of Nightfall + b3

Formula G:

Pulp Riot Seaglass + a small of amount of Aquatic + b3

11

Finished look

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