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How-Tos > How-To: Cotton Candy Melt
November 13, 2016

How-To: Cotton Candy Melt

  • Formula A:

    SUBTIL Blond Lightening Powder + 20-volume with XRESCUE No.1

  • Formula B (Toner):

    SUBTIL 9 ICE

  • Formula C:

    Pulp Riot Smoke + Pulp Riot Jam + Pulp Riot Noir

  • Formula D:

    Pulp Riot Lemon + Pulp Riot Clear

  • Formula E:

    Pulp Riot Mercury

  • Formula F:

    Pulp Riot Blush

  • Formula G:

    Pulp Riot Smoke

This year’s COLOR, Cut & Style show was incredible for a number of reasons, but one of the biggest highlights from the event? The discovery of Megan Schipani aka @shmeggsandbaconn! As a junior stylist at @alchemyhairsalon in Silver Spring, Md., Megan created a name for herself after being nominated six times in the #ONESHOT Hair Awards and taking home the winning shot for HOT SHOT Student Shot of the Year.

 

After spending some time with her at the show, we found out that not only is her work incredible, but her work ethic and story are pretty inspiring, too. “I started at the front desk and eventually Roxi (the salon owner) brought me behind the chair,” she says. “I’ve always loved to draw and I wanted to do something more creative, so she suggested that I start the apprenticeship program, and I immediately said yes. I shampooed for a while, but after a couple months I realized that being on the floor was what I really wanted to do. I fell completely in love with color.”

 

This cotton candy melt is one of her most recent color transformations and proves her skill when it comes to mixing and blending the perfect shades. So, what’s her secret for creating these killer transformations? SUBTIL XRESCUE from PHYTO. “XRESCUE is really a hero product for me,” says Megan. “Healthy hair is so important—you have to lift the hair a lot to achieve these dramatic colors. If the hair you’re working with is damaged, it does not hold the color. PHYTO treats the hair so I can give my clients the color they want without compromising the integrity of their hair.” Here’s how Megan created this cotton candy melt and kept her client’s hair shiny and healthy throughout the process. Plus, it’s a BTC exclusive!

COLOR FORMULAS

  • Formula A:

    SUBTIL Blond Lightening Powder + 20-volume with XRESCUE No.1

  • Formula B (Toner):

    SUBTIL 9 ICE

  • Formula C:

    Pulp Riot Smoke + Pulp Riot Jam + Pulp Riot Noir

  • Formula D:

    Pulp Riot Lemon + Pulp Riot Clear

  • Formula E:

    Pulp Riot Mercury

  • Formula F:

    Pulp Riot Blush

  • Formula G:

    Pulp Riot Smoke

HOW-TO STEPS

  • 1

    Shampoo with SUBTIL Pretech Shampoo to remove product buildup.

  • 2

    Apply Formula A to lift out the previous green color. Once it reaches desired level, rinse.

  • 3

    Tone hair with Formula B.

  • 4

    Shampoo with Phytoneutre, condition with Phytokeratine Extreme Mask and dry completely.

    • Formula A:

      SUBTIL Blond Lightening Powder + 20-volume with XRESCUE No.1

    • Formula B (Toner):

      SUBTIL 9 ICE

    • Formula C:

      Pulp Riot Smoke + Pulp Riot Jam + Pulp Riot Noir

    • Formula D:

      Pulp Riot Lemon + Pulp Riot Clear

    • Formula E:

      Pulp Riot Mercury

    • Formula F:

      Pulp Riot Blush

    • Formula G:

      Pulp Riot Smoke

    5

    Apply Formula C to the roots and blend down 1 inch.

  • 6

    Starting at the nape, apply Formula E on the midlengths and ends and blend it into the root.

  • 7

    Then, alternate Formulas D and E throughout the ends, up to the crown of the head.

  • 8

    Apply Formula F to the midlengths and ends on the top halo section.

  • 9

    Apply Formula G to the temple area, and melt into Formula D.

  • 10

    Rinse with cold water and seal with Phytocitrus Mask. Blow-dry with Phytolisse, Phyto Matte Texturizing Paste and Phytokeratine Extreme Creme. Then style as desired.