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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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