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February 27, 2018

Desert Rose Halo Melt

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  • Formula A:

    Matrix SOCOLOR Cult Semi-Permanent Blooming Orchid + Starfish Coral

  • Formula B:

    Starfish Coral + Black

  • Formula C:

    Bubblegum Pink + Starfish Coral

Desert Rose Halo Melt

Muted dusty colors with tone-on-tone accents are going to be big in 2018—and this color from Caitlin Ford (@caitlinfordhair), a BTC team member from St. Louis, Mo., brings both of those to life. Using, the new Matrix SOCOLOR Cult color line and a horizontal halo placement technique, Caitlin created a hue that’s perfect for your color-forward clients or your gals who want to spice things up for festival season. Here’s how to recreate this dusty desert rose.

Manufacturer: Matrix, @matrix

COLOR FORMULAS

  • Formula A:

    Matrix SOCOLOR Cult Semi-Permanent Blooming Orchid + Starfish Coral

  • Formula B:

    Starfish Coral + Black

  • Formula C:

    Bubblegum Pink + Starfish Coral

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HOW-TO STEPS

    • Formula A:

      Matrix SOCOLOR Cult Semi-Permanent Blooming Orchid + Starfish Coral

    • Formula B:

      Starfish Coral + Black

    • Formula C:

      Bubblegum Pink + Starfish Coral

    1

    To start, release a 1-inch section around the entire perimeter of the head forming a halo from the nape to the front hairline. This will be the base (or foundation) of the sectioning pattern. Continue releasing 1-inch sections from this halo until reaching the crown of the head.

    • Formula A:

      Matrix SOCOLOR Cult Semi-Permanent Blooming Orchid + Starfish Coral

    • Formula B:

      Starfish Coral + Black

    • Formula C:

      Bubblegum Pink + Starfish Coral

    2

    Starting at the front and working around the head, apply Formula A into Formula B into Formula C. Then leave out a stripe of blonde, and continue coloring in the same pattern—Formula A into Formula B into Formula C. Be mindful of the angle of your lines and the shape they will create in the finish. 

     

    Use a balayage board behind a meche strip to provide a stable surface to press the color into the hair and ensure saturation.

    • Formula A:

      Matrix SOCOLOR Cult Semi-Permanent Blooming Orchid + Starfish Coral

    • Formula B:

      Starfish Coral + Black

    • Formula C:

      Bubblegum Pink + Starfish Coral

    3

    Continue applying the color around the head, and remember that partings should be taken on a steep diagonal. Once the working section is colored, place it down on top of the previous-colored section to saturate the back.

    • Formula A:

      Matrix SOCOLOR Cult Semi-Permanent Blooming Orchid + Starfish Coral

    • Formula B:

      Starfish Coral + Black

    • Formula C:

      Bubblegum Pink + Starfish Coral

    4

    Work around and up the head, continuing to be mindful of how the lines are connecting. Use meche as needed to separate and prevent the pattern from becoming too steep.

    • Formula A:

      Matrix SOCOLOR Cult Semi-Permanent Blooming Orchid + Starfish Coral

    • Formula B:

      Starfish Coral + Black

    • Formula C:

      Bubblegum Pink + Starfish Coral

    5

    Continue coloring. 

    • Formula A:

      Matrix SOCOLOR Cult Semi-Permanent Blooming Orchid + Starfish Coral

    • Formula B:

      Starfish Coral + Black

    • Formula C:

      Bubblegum Pink + Starfish Coral

    6

    Repeat the previous steps until color is fully applied, double check for saturation, process 30 minutes and rinse in very cold water. Finally, shampoo, pre-condition and condition with Total Results The Re-Bond 3-Step Strength Rehab System

    • Formula A:

      Matrix SOCOLOR Cult Semi-Permanent Blooming Orchid + Starfish Coral

    • Formula B:

      Starfish Coral + Black

    • Formula C:

      Bubblegum Pink + Starfish Coral

    7

    Finished look. 

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