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May 1, 2019

Larisa Love’s Dip Dye Technique

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  • Natural/Starting Level:

    Previously colored Level 5 hair

  • Formula A (prelightening):

    Joico Blonde Life Lightening Powder + 20-Volume LumiShine Developer (6%)

  • Formula B (toner):

    Joico Blonde Life Quick Tone Liqui-Crème Toner Silver + 5-Volume LumiShine Developer (1.5%)

  • Formula C:

    Joico Color Intensity Limelight

  • Formula D:

    Joico Color Intensity Aqua Flow

Larisa Love’s Dip Dye Technique

Spring is in the hair and its got some clients wanting to ditch dark, muted hues for vibrant pastel blends! And you can seamlessly fuse two fashion colors together—like blue and green—without the bleeding and color transfer using Joico Brand Ambassador Larisa Love’s (@larisadoll) signature dip dye technique, “Love Dip.” Keep scrolling to find out her formulas, which include the new Color Intensity LoveFest Collection, AND to get a step-by-step breakdown that details how to keep the colors separated and the key to a precise dip dye line.

Manufacturer: Joico, @joico

COLOR FORMULAS

  • Natural/Starting Level:

    Previously colored Level 5 hair

  • Formula A (prelightening):

    Joico Blonde Life Lightening Powder + 20-Volume LumiShine Developer (6%)

  • Formula B (toner):

    Joico Blonde Life Quick Tone Liqui-Crème Toner Silver + 5-Volume LumiShine Developer (1.5%)

  • Formula C:

    Joico Color Intensity Limelight

  • Formula D:

    Joico Color Intensity Aqua Flow

Products Used

HOW-TO STEPS

  • Joico How To Larisa Love @larisadoll Spring Haircolor LoveFest Collection Love Dip Technique Color Intensity Blonde Life Defy Damage
    • Natural/Starting Level:

      Previously colored Level 5 hair

    • Formula A (prelightening):

      Joico Blonde Life Lightening Powder + 20-Volume LumiShine Developer (6%)

    • Formula B (toner):

      Joico Blonde Life Quick Tone Liqui-Crème Toner Silver + 5-Volume LumiShine Developer (1.5%)

    • Formula C:

      Joico Color Intensity Limelight

    • Formula D:

      Joico Color Intensity Aqua Flow

    1

    Before // This model had previously colored Level 5 hair, which Larisa then prelightened to a Level 11. Keep scrolling for her process!

  • Joico How To Larisa Love @larisadoll Spring Haircolor LoveFest Collection Love Dip Technique Color Intensity Blonde Life Defy Damage
    • Natural/Starting Level:

      Previously colored Level 5 hair

    • Formula A (prelightening):

      Joico Blonde Life Lightening Powder + 20-Volume LumiShine Developer (6%)

    • Formula B (toner):

      Joico Blonde Life Quick Tone Liqui-Crème Toner Silver + 5-Volume LumiShine Developer (1.5%)

    • Formula C:

      Joico Color Intensity Limelight

    • Formula D:

      Joico Color Intensity Aqua Flow

    2

    Working with 2-inch sections, prep the entire head with Joico Defy Damage Pro Series 1: Bond-Protecting Color Optimizer. Then, prelighten the hair by applying Formula A and let process until she reaches a Level 11 or a pale yellow tone.

  • Joico How To Larisa Love @larisadoll Spring Haircolor LoveFest Collection Love Dip Technique Color Intensity Blonde Life Defy Damage
    • Natural/Starting Level:

      Previously colored Level 5 hair

    • Formula A (prelightening):

      Joico Blonde Life Lightening Powder + 20-Volume LumiShine Developer (6%)

    • Formula B (toner):

      Joico Blonde Life Quick Tone Liqui-Crème Toner Silver + 5-Volume LumiShine Developer (1.5%)

    • Formula C:

      Joico Color Intensity Limelight

    • Formula D:

      Joico Color Intensity Aqua Flow

    3

    Shampoo, condition and dry the hair. Then, tone by applying Formula B from roots to ends and process for 3 minutes or until a silver tone is achieved.

     

    Pro Tip: To ensure the “Love Dip” looks as perfect and as graphic as possible, be sure to flat iron the hair first before applying any color.

  • Joico How To Larisa Love @larisadoll Spring Haircolor LoveFest Collection Love Dip Technique Color Intensity Blonde Life Defy Damage
    • Natural/Starting Level:

      Previously colored Level 5 hair

    • Formula A (prelightening):

      Joico Blonde Life Lightening Powder + 20-Volume LumiShine Developer (6%)

    • Formula B (toner):

      Joico Blonde Life Quick Tone Liqui-Crème Toner Silver + 5-Volume LumiShine Developer (1.5%)

    • Formula C:

      Joico Color Intensity Limelight

    • Formula D:

      Joico Color Intensity Aqua Flow

    4

    Next, divide the hair into four sections, clip the fringe (if she has any) out of the way and lay meche at the hairline to prevent color from bleeding or transferring to the other sections. Then, starting in the back, take a ½-inch horizontal slice and apply Formula C from the scalp to about halfway down the slice, creating a teardrop shadow root.

  • Joico How To Larisa Love @larisadoll Spring Haircolor LoveFest Collection Love Dip Technique Color Intensity Blonde Life Defy Damage
    • Natural/Starting Level:

      Previously colored Level 5 hair

    • Formula A (prelightening):

      Joico Blonde Life Lightening Powder + 20-Volume LumiShine Developer (6%)

    • Formula B (toner):

      Joico Blonde Life Quick Tone Liqui-Crème Toner Silver + 5-Volume LumiShine Developer (1.5%)

    • Formula C:

      Joico Color Intensity Limelight

    • Formula D:

      Joico Color Intensity Aqua Flow

    5

    Continue applying Formula C to the back section, fully saturating the top and bottom of each parting.

  • Joico How To Larisa Love @larisadoll Spring Haircolor LoveFest Collection Love Dip Technique Color Intensity Blonde Life Defy Damage
    • Natural/Starting Level:

      Previously colored Level 5 hair

    • Formula A (prelightening):

      Joico Blonde Life Lightening Powder + 20-Volume LumiShine Developer (6%)

    • Formula B (toner):

      Joico Blonde Life Quick Tone Liqui-Crème Toner Silver + 5-Volume LumiShine Developer (1.5%)

    • Formula C:

      Joico Color Intensity Limelight

    • Formula D:

      Joico Color Intensity Aqua Flow

    6

    Next, move to the front side sections and use the same technique to continue applying Formula C. 

     

    Note: Remember to lay a new meche over the top parting area to prevent any color transfer.

  • Joico How To Larisa Love @larisadoll Spring Haircolor LoveFest Collection Love Dip Technique Color Intensity Blonde Life Defy Damage
    • Natural/Starting Level:

      Previously colored Level 5 hair

    • Formula A (prelightening):

      Joico Blonde Life Lightening Powder + 20-Volume LumiShine Developer (6%)

    • Formula B (toner):

      Joico Blonde Life Quick Tone Liqui-Crème Toner Silver + 5-Volume LumiShine Developer (1.5%)

    • Formula C:

      Joico Color Intensity Limelight

    • Formula D:

      Joico Color Intensity Aqua Flow

    7

    Repeat on the other side of the head.

  • Joico How To Larisa Love @larisadoll Spring Haircolor LoveFest Collection Love Dip Technique Color Intensity Blonde Life Defy Damage
    • Natural/Starting Level:

      Previously colored Level 5 hair

    • Formula A (prelightening):

      Joico Blonde Life Lightening Powder + 20-Volume LumiShine Developer (6%)

    • Formula B (toner):

      Joico Blonde Life Quick Tone Liqui-Crème Toner Silver + 5-Volume LumiShine Developer (1.5%)

    • Formula C:

      Joico Color Intensity Limelight

    • Formula D:

      Joico Color Intensity Aqua Flow

    8

    Moving on to the fringe, slice finer partings and apply Formula C from the scalp to about halfway down. Work from the top of the section down toward the hairline for maximum control.

  • Joico How To Larisa Love @larisadoll Spring Haircolor LoveFest Collection Love Dip Technique Color Intensity Blonde Life Defy Damage
    • Natural/Starting Level:

      Previously colored Level 5 hair

    • Formula A (prelightening):

      Joico Blonde Life Lightening Powder + 20-Volume LumiShine Developer (6%)

    • Formula B (toner):

      Joico Blonde Life Quick Tone Liqui-Crème Toner Silver + 5-Volume LumiShine Developer (1.5%)

    • Formula C:

      Joico Color Intensity Limelight

    • Formula D:

      Joico Color Intensity Aqua Flow

    9

    Move to the back and lay a fresh meche over the previously colored hair.

  • Joico How To Larisa Love @larisadoll Spring Haircolor LoveFest Collection Love Dip Technique Color Intensity Blonde Life Defy Damage
    • Natural/Starting Level:

      Previously colored Level 5 hair

    • Formula A (prelightening):

      Joico Blonde Life Lightening Powder + 20-Volume LumiShine Developer (6%)

    • Formula B (toner):

      Joico Blonde Life Quick Tone Liqui-Crème Toner Silver + 5-Volume LumiShine Developer (1.5%)

    • Formula C:

      Joico Color Intensity Limelight

    • Formula D:

      Joico Color Intensity Aqua Flow

    10

    Take a 1-inch horizontal slice parting from the back nape area and place a pre-cut 2-inch rectangular meche strip as a guide to create a precise line. Then, apply Formula D to the bottom 2 inches of hair. Be sure to fully saturate the thin section. 

     

    Pro Tip: To prevent Formulas C and D from bleeding together, place another pre-cut meche strip over where Formula D was just applied.

  • Joico How To Larisa Love @larisadoll Spring Haircolor LoveFest Collection Love Dip Technique Color Intensity Blonde Life Defy Damage
    • Natural/Starting Level:

      Previously colored Level 5 hair

    • Formula A (prelightening):

      Joico Blonde Life Lightening Powder + 20-Volume LumiShine Developer (6%)

    • Formula B (toner):

      Joico Blonde Life Quick Tone Liqui-Crème Toner Silver + 5-Volume LumiShine Developer (1.5%)

    • Formula C:

      Joico Color Intensity Limelight

    • Formula D:

      Joico Color Intensity Aqua Flow

    11

    Next, apply a little more of Formula C directly above where Formula D was just applied. “I use the tip of my brush and carefully apply it in an upward motion to keep my lines straight,” advises Larisa.

     

    Note: Doing this ensures maximum saturation AND that the two colors are applied in a precise color blocking method.

  • Joico How To Larisa Love @larisadoll Spring Haircolor LoveFest Collection Love Dip Technique Color Intensity Blonde Life Defy Damage
    • Natural/Starting Level:

      Previously colored Level 5 hair

    • Formula A (prelightening):

      Joico Blonde Life Lightening Powder + 20-Volume LumiShine Developer (6%)

    • Formula B (toner):

      Joico Blonde Life Quick Tone Liqui-Crème Toner Silver + 5-Volume LumiShine Developer (1.5%)

    • Formula C:

      Joico Color Intensity Limelight

    • Formula D:

      Joico Color Intensity Aqua Flow

    12

    Continue working up the head in 1-inch partings with Formula D on the ends and touching up Formula C directly above it, ensuring the top and bottom of each parting is fully saturated.

  • Joico How To Larisa Love @larisadoll Spring Haircolor LoveFest Collection Love Dip Technique Color Intensity Blonde Life Defy Damage
    • Natural/Starting Level:

      Previously colored Level 5 hair

    • Formula A (prelightening):

      Joico Blonde Life Lightening Powder + 20-Volume LumiShine Developer (6%)

    • Formula B (toner):

      Joico Blonde Life Quick Tone Liqui-Crème Toner Silver + 5-Volume LumiShine Developer (1.5%)

    • Formula C:

      Joico Color Intensity Limelight

    • Formula D:

      Joico Color Intensity Aqua Flow

    13

    Move to the side sections and use the same technique that was used in the back, working with thin, horizontal sections from the bottom to the top. Lay a new meche at the top of the section to maintain a clean working area and use a longer meche along the side of the face to keep color off the client’s skin. 

  • Joico How To Larisa Love @larisadoll Spring Haircolor LoveFest Collection Love Dip Technique Color Intensity Blonde Life Defy Damage
    • Natural/Starting Level:

      Previously colored Level 5 hair

    • Formula A (prelightening):

      Joico Blonde Life Lightening Powder + 20-Volume LumiShine Developer (6%)

    • Formula B (toner):

      Joico Blonde Life Quick Tone Liqui-Crème Toner Silver + 5-Volume LumiShine Developer (1.5%)

    • Formula C:

      Joico Color Intensity Limelight

    • Formula D:

      Joico Color Intensity Aqua Flow

    14

    Continue this application method until each section is complete. 

  • Joico How To Larisa Love @larisadoll Spring Haircolor LoveFest Collection Love Dip Technique Color Intensity Blonde Life Defy Damage
    • Natural/Starting Level:

      Previously colored Level 5 hair

    • Formula A (prelightening):

      Joico Blonde Life Lightening Powder + 20-Volume LumiShine Developer (6%)

    • Formula B (toner):

      Joico Blonde Life Quick Tone Liqui-Crème Toner Silver + 5-Volume LumiShine Developer (1.5%)

    • Formula C:

      Joico Color Intensity Limelight

    • Formula D:

      Joico Color Intensity Aqua Flow

    15

    For the fringe, place meche against the hairline, take a horizontal slice parting and apply Formula D to the ends. “Since the hair is shorter here, I only take the color up a ½ inch,” shares Larisa.

  • Joico How To Larisa Love @larisadoll Spring Haircolor LoveFest Collection Love Dip Technique Color Intensity Blonde Life Defy Damage
    • Natural/Starting Level:

      Previously colored Level 5 hair

    • Formula A (prelightening):

      Joico Blonde Life Lightening Powder + 20-Volume LumiShine Developer (6%)

    • Formula B (toner):

      Joico Blonde Life Quick Tone Liqui-Crème Toner Silver + 5-Volume LumiShine Developer (1.5%)

    • Formula C:

      Joico Color Intensity Limelight

    • Formula D:

      Joico Color Intensity Aqua Flow

    16

    Repeat this process until the fringe area is complete and let everything process for 20 minutes. Then, rinse the hair thoroughly and shampoo with Joico Defy Damage Protective Shampoo.

  • Joico How To Larisa Love @larisadoll Spring Haircolor LoveFest Collection Love Dip Technique Color Intensity Blonde Life Defy Damage
    • Natural/Starting Level:

      Previously colored Level 5 hair

    • Formula A (prelightening):

      Joico Blonde Life Lightening Powder + 20-Volume LumiShine Developer (6%)

    • Formula B (toner):

      Joico Blonde Life Quick Tone Liqui-Crème Toner Silver + 5-Volume LumiShine Developer (1.5%)

    • Formula C:

      Joico Color Intensity Limelight

    • Formula D:

      Joico Color Intensity Aqua Flow

    17

    Apply Joico Defy Damage ProSeries 2 Bond-Strengthening Color Treatment all over the hair and then let sit for 5 minutes before rinsing. Then, apply Joico Defy Damage Protective Shield, focusing on the midlengths and ends, then blow-dry and style as desired.

  • Joico How To Larisa Love @larisadoll Spring Haircolor LoveFest Collection Love Dip Technique Color Intensity Blonde Life Defy Damage
    • Natural/Starting Level:

      Previously colored Level 5 hair

    • Formula A (prelightening):

      Joico Blonde Life Lightening Powder + 20-Volume LumiShine Developer (6%)

    • Formula B (toner):

      Joico Blonde Life Quick Tone Liqui-Crème Toner Silver + 5-Volume LumiShine Developer (1.5%)

    • Formula C:

      Joico Color Intensity Limelight

    • Formula D:

      Joico Color Intensity Aqua Flow

    18

    Finished look

  • Joico How To Larisa Love @larisadoll Spring Haircolor LoveFest Collection Love Dip Technique Color Intensity Blonde Life Defy Damage
    • Natural/Starting Level:

      Previously colored Level 5 hair

    • Formula A (prelightening):

      Joico Blonde Life Lightening Powder + 20-Volume LumiShine Developer (6%)

    • Formula B (toner):

      Joico Blonde Life Quick Tone Liqui-Crème Toner Silver + 5-Volume LumiShine Developer (1.5%)

    • Formula C:

      Joico Color Intensity Limelight

    • Formula D:

      Joico Color Intensity Aqua Flow

    19

    Finished look // This was an after shot from when Larisa recreated the look for a Facebook Live with Joico and Cosmoprof.

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