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How-Tos > How-To: Neon Lights
May 15, 2016

How-To: Neon Lights

  • Natural/Starting Level:

    3, with Level 8 ends

  • Formula A:

    Wella Professionals Free Lights + 40-volume developer + OlaplexNo.1

  • Formula B:

    Wella Professionals Colour Touch Instamatic Ocean Storm

  • Formula C:

    Goldwell Elumen Violet VV@all

Megan Schipani (@shmeggsandbaconn) was only junior stylist at the time, but you’d never know it by looking at her early color creations. Megan, a hairdresser at Bescene Studios in Rockville, Md., entered BTC’s 2016 #ONESHOT Hair Awards contest with this unique, vibrant color melt and it is SO. RAD. So how’d she achieve such a flawless blend? Find out below!

 

 

Total process time: 4 hours

Total price: $104

COLOR FORMULAS

  • Natural/Starting Level:

    3, with Level 8 ends

  • Formula A:

    Wella Professionals Free Lights + 40-volume developer + OlaplexNo.1

  • Formula B:

    Wella Professionals Colour Touch Instamatic Ocean Storm

  • Formula C:

    Goldwell Elumen Violet VV@all

HOW-TO STEPS

    • Natural/Starting Level:

      3, with Level 8 ends

    • Formula A:

      Wella Professionals Free Lights + 40-volume developer + OlaplexNo.1

    • Formula B:

      Wella Professionals Colour Touch Instamatic Ocean Storm

    • Formula C:

      Goldwell Elumen Violet VV@all

    1

    Balayage using Formula A, pulling the formula through to the ends. Process until a Level 7 is achieved in the midlengths and a Level 10 is achieved on the ends.

  • 2

    Rinse, then paint Formula B on the ends while still wet at the bowl.

  • 3

    Process for about five minutes, until a slightly smoky color is achieved.

  • 4

    Dry completely, then apply Formula C to the midshaft, feathering it down into the ends for a melted effect. Process for 30 minutes.

  • 5

    Rinse completely with cool water, and apply Olaplex No.2. Process for 20 minutes.

  • 6

    Shampoo using PHYTO Phytokératine Extrême Exceptional Shampoo and condition using the PHYTO Phytokératine Extrême Exceptional Hair Mask.