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How-Tos > How-To: Metallic Purple Ombré
April 10, 2017

How-To: Metallic Purple Ombré

  • Natural/Starting Level:

    Level 6/7 highlights 

  • Formula A:

    Fanola Oro Gold Therapy Bleaching Powder + Fanola Oro Therapy 24k Gold Activator (half 20-volume and half 30-volume) + Fanola Fiber Fix Step 1 + OlaplexNo.1

  • Formula B (roots):

    50g Fanola Oro Puro 7.1 + 5g Kenra Professional Violet Booster + 10-volume developer + Fanola Fiber Fix Step 1 + 55g water

  • Formula C (midlengths):

    60g Fanola Oro Puro 8.1 + 6g Kenra Violet Booster + 10-volume developer + Fanola Fiber Fix Step 1

  • Formula D (ends):

    60g Fanola Oro Puro 9.1 + 6g Kenra Violet Booster + 10-volume developer + Fanola Fiber Fix Step 1 

Looking for a way to make your fashion colors a little more wearable for all clients? Check out this metallic purple ombré from Mindy Nam (@mindy.n), a stylist at Miju Van Salon in Beverly Grove, Calif. Metallics are seriously on-trend right now and we can almost guarantee she’ll love this take on it. Get the color formulas and steps below. 

 

Pricing
Full ombré/highlights:
$250 to $350+

 

Colorist: Mindy Nam
Manufacturer: Fanola; Kenra Professional, @kenraprofessional

COLOR FORMULAS

  • Natural/Starting Level:

    Level 6/7 highlights 

  • Formula A:

    Fanola Oro Gold Therapy Bleaching Powder + Fanola Oro Therapy 24k Gold Activator (half 20-volume and half 30-volume) + Fanola Fiber Fix Step 1 + OlaplexNo.1

  • Formula B (roots):

    50g Fanola Oro Puro 7.1 + 5g Kenra Professional Violet Booster + 10-volume developer + Fanola Fiber Fix Step 1 + 55g water

  • Formula C (midlengths):

    60g Fanola Oro Puro 8.1 + 6g Kenra Violet Booster + 10-volume developer + Fanola Fiber Fix Step 1

  • Formula D (ends):

    60g Fanola Oro Puro 9.1 + 6g Kenra Violet Booster + 10-volume developer + Fanola Fiber Fix Step 1 

HOW-TO STEPS

  • 1

    Section the hair into five quadrants—two quadrants in the back and three in the front. Mindy separates the front quadrants into a Mohawk section and two sections on the sides.

  • 2

    Apply Formula A using an ombré technique and foils. For this step, Mindy follows this pattern:

    • Highlight starting at the nape, then tease a thin section.
    • Weave, pretty evenly, and clip the top part away. Paint a little more than half of the bottom weave, creating your lowlight.
    • Next, unclip the top weave and paint that up to the tease, creating your highlight.
    • For the next section, weave highlights and paint a few centimeters away from the scalp all the way down.
    • Continue this pattern for every quadrant.
  • 3

    After Formula A is applied, cover the head with Saran Wrap to help with insulation. Process for 30 minutes.

  • 4

    After 30 minutes, check the first foil to see if the hair lifted to a Level 9. If not, continue processing and check again in 15-minute intervals. “If you see that parts are darker or not as saturated, go through each foil and saturate it again,” advises Mindy.

  • 5

    If some parts of the hair reach a Level 9 while other parts are not ready, take any Level 9 pieces out of the foil and wipe the lightener off with a towel. Continue this process as needed.

    • Natural/Starting Level:

      Level 6/7 highlights 

    • Formula A:

      Fanola Oro Gold Therapy Bleaching Powder + Fanola Oro Therapy 24k Gold Activator (half 20-volume and half 30-volume) + Fanola Fiber Fix Step 1 + OlaplexNo.1

    • Formula B (roots):

      50g Fanola Oro Puro 7.1 + 5g Kenra Professional Violet Booster + 10-volume developer + Fanola Fiber Fix Step 1 + 55g water

    • Formula C (midlengths):

      60g Fanola Oro Puro 8.1 + 6g Kenra Violet Booster + 10-volume developer + Fanola Fiber Fix Step 1

    • Formula D (ends):

      60g Fanola Oro Puro 9.1 + 6g Kenra Violet Booster + 10-volume developer + Fanola Fiber Fix Step 1 

    6

    When the entire head reaches a Level 8/9, rinse using Fanola Fiber Fix n3 Finalizing Fiber Shampoo. Shampoo twice to ensure the hair is clean and contains no remnants of the bleach.

  • 7

    After rinsing out the shampoo, squeeze out the excess water, then use Fiber Fix Step 2 and run it through the hair.

  • 8

    Section the hair into four quadrants to prepare for toning.

  • 9

    Apply Formula D to the ends, starting in the front and making your way toward the back. “I find that using a YS Park comb is the easiest and makes the process faster for me,” says Mindy. 

  • 10

    Next, apply Formula B to the roots. (Mindy diluted Formula B with water to make sure her client’s hair did not lift any further.) Then, apply Formula C to the midlengths.

  • 11

    Proceed to cross-check and make sure everything is saturated. If you notice that some parts are not taking in the color, you can drag Formula C a bit lower or mix it with Formula D and apply. Let the toner process for about 15 minutes.

    • Natural/Starting Level:

      Level 6/7 highlights 

    • Formula A:

      Fanola Oro Gold Therapy Bleaching Powder + Fanola Oro Therapy 24k Gold Activator (half 20-volume and half 30-volume) + Fanola Fiber Fix Step 1 + OlaplexNo.1

    • Formula B (roots):

      50g Fanola Oro Puro 7.1 + 5g Kenra Professional Violet Booster + 10-volume developer + Fanola Fiber Fix Step 1 + 55g water

    • Formula C (midlengths):

      60g Fanola Oro Puro 8.1 + 6g Kenra Violet Booster + 10-volume developer + Fanola Fiber Fix Step 1

    • Formula D (ends):

      60g Fanola Oro Puro 9.1 + 6g Kenra Violet Booster + 10-volume developer + Fanola Fiber Fix Step 1 

    12

    Rinse out the color, then apply Fanola Fiber Fix Step 2 as a mask. Leave it on for about 5 minutes then rinse it out and towel-dry.

  • 13

    Use a quarter-sized amount of Neuma Smoothing Creme + 2 pumps of Neuma Argan Oil and towel-dry once again, then blow-dry.

  • 14

    For styling, you can leave her hair straight or use the T3 Bodywaver 1¾-inch Styling Iron to curl it. Use hairspray to hold the curls.