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July 2, 2018

Lilac Rosé Color Melt

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Formula A

1 oz. Watercolors Intense Shampoo Purple + ½ oz. Watercolors DD Intense Color Royal Grape

Formula B

2 parts Watercolors Intense Shampoo Purple + ¼ oz. Watercolors Intense Metallic Shampoo Silver

Formula C

Watercolors Intense Metallic Shampoo Rose Gold + Watercolors DD Intense Color Sparkling Rosé

Lilac Rosé Color Melt

Would you believe this color melt was created using SHAMPOO? It’s true! Roy Naccour (@roynacc), owner of J. Joseph Salons in the Tampa, Fla. area, went live on BTC’s Facebook to demo a technique he uses on color chameleons who love to change their look often and don’t want anything too long-lasting. His secret? Watercolors Intense Shampoos, which deposit color—temporarily—and fade on-tone.

 

What’s the benefit of creating this look if it’s going to easily wash out? For Roy, it’s another moneymaker! You can charge for this, and think of the clients who want fun (yet temporary) color—a client going on vacation who can’t have fantasy colors at her job, a teen who wants to look colorful over summer break, or even someone who likes to jump between shades all the time!

 

Watch The Video How-To Below

Colorist: Roy Naccour
Manufacturer: Tressa, @watercolorshair

COLOR FORMULAS

Formula A

1 oz. Watercolors Intense Shampoo Purple + ½ oz. Watercolors DD Intense Color Royal Grape

Formula B

2 parts Watercolors Intense Shampoo Purple + ¼ oz. Watercolors Intense Metallic Shampoo Silver

Formula C

Watercolors Intense Metallic Shampoo Rose Gold + Watercolors DD Intense Color Sparkling Rosé

Products Used

HOW-TO STEPS

Formula A

1 oz. Watercolors Intense Shampoo Purple + ½ oz. Watercolors DD Intense Color Royal Grape

Formula B

2 parts Watercolors Intense Shampoo Purple + ¼ oz. Watercolors Intense Metallic Shampoo Silver

Formula C

Watercolors Intense Metallic Shampoo Rose Gold + Watercolors DD Intense Color Sparkling Rosé

1

Before

Formula A

1 oz. Watercolors Intense Shampoo Purple + ½ oz. Watercolors DD Intense Color Royal Grape

Formula B

2 parts Watercolors Intense Shampoo Purple + ¼ oz. Watercolors Intense Metallic Shampoo Silver

Formula C

Watercolors Intense Metallic Shampoo Rose Gold + Watercolors DD Intense Color Sparkling Rosé

2

Section the hair by creating a Mohawk section at the top and clip out of the way. In the back, create another section at the nape (just below the occipital) and clip the hair above this little section out of the way. Apply Formula A to this section at the base, then use your hands to bring the color down and ensure even saturation. Cover the section with a meche sheet.

 

Pro Tip: Sudsing up the color will result in a slightly lighter shade, so you can create a melt with one shade right on the section!

Formula A

1 oz. Watercolors Intense Shampoo Purple + ½ oz. Watercolors DD Intense Color Royal Grape

Formula B

2 parts Watercolors Intense Shampoo Purple + ¼ oz. Watercolors Intense Metallic Shampoo Silver

Formula C

Watercolors Intense Metallic Shampoo Rose Gold + Watercolors DD Intense Color Sparkling Rosé

3

 Release the hair in the back of the head and take a horizontal subsection (it should be thin enough to see through!). Apply Formula A to the base, then apply Formula B to the mids and ends. Make sure to leave a small space between each formula!

Formula A

1 oz. Watercolors Intense Shampoo Purple + ½ oz. Watercolors DD Intense Color Royal Grape

Formula B

2 parts Watercolors Intense Shampoo Purple + ¼ oz. Watercolors Intense Metallic Shampoo Silver

Formula C

Watercolors Intense Metallic Shampoo Rose Gold + Watercolors DD Intense Color Sparkling Rosé

4

Take a clean, dry brush and turn it vertically, using short strokes to blend the two formulas together on the head. When the blending is finished, cover the section with another meche sheet.

Formula A

1 oz. Watercolors Intense Shampoo Purple + ½ oz. Watercolors DD Intense Color Royal Grape

Formula B

2 parts Watercolors Intense Shampoo Purple + ¼ oz. Watercolors Intense Metallic Shampoo Silver

Formula C

Watercolors Intense Metallic Shampoo Rose Gold + Watercolors DD Intense Color Sparkling Rosé

5

On the next section (working up the head), apply Formula A to the base, Formula B to the mids and Formula C to the ends, taking care to keep Formulas B and C separate on the section.

Formula A

1 oz. Watercolors Intense Shampoo Purple + ½ oz. Watercolors DD Intense Color Royal Grape

Formula B

2 parts Watercolors Intense Shampoo Purple + ¼ oz. Watercolors Intense Metallic Shampoo Silver

Formula C

Watercolors Intense Metallic Shampoo Rose Gold + Watercolors DD Intense Color Sparkling Rosé

6

Use a clean, dry brush to blend Formula B and C.

Formula A

1 oz. Watercolors Intense Shampoo Purple + ½ oz. Watercolors DD Intense Color Royal Grape

Formula B

2 parts Watercolors Intense Shampoo Purple + ¼ oz. Watercolors Intense Metallic Shampoo Silver

Formula C

Watercolors Intense Metallic Shampoo Rose Gold + Watercolors DD Intense Color Sparkling Rosé

7

Continue working up the head into the Mohawk section, then repeat on the sides of the head.

 

Pro Tip: As you work up the head, apply the rose gold higher and higher.

Formula A

1 oz. Watercolors Intense Shampoo Purple + ½ oz. Watercolors DD Intense Color Royal Grape

Formula B

2 parts Watercolors Intense Shampoo Purple + ¼ oz. Watercolors Intense Metallic Shampoo Silver

Formula C

Watercolors Intense Metallic Shampoo Rose Gold + Watercolors DD Intense Color Sparkling Rosé

8

To ensure saturation, Roy likes to paint the meche itself, then lay the hair on top of it!

Formula A

1 oz. Watercolors Intense Shampoo Purple + ½ oz. Watercolors DD Intense Color Royal Grape

Formula B

2 parts Watercolors Intense Shampoo Purple + ¼ oz. Watercolors Intense Metallic Shampoo Silver

Formula C

Watercolors Intense Metallic Shampoo Rose Gold + Watercolors DD Intense Color Sparkling Rosé

9

Process for 20 minutes, then pull the meche sheets out at the bowl. Use a wide-tooth comb to ensure complete distribution, then rinse with very cold water. (No need to shampoo—because the color IS shampoo!) Condition, blow-dry and style as desired.

Formula A

1 oz. Watercolors Intense Shampoo Purple + ½ oz. Watercolors DD Intense Color Royal Grape

Formula B

2 parts Watercolors Intense Shampoo Purple + ¼ oz. Watercolors Intense Metallic Shampoo Silver

Formula C

Watercolors Intense Metallic Shampoo Rose Gold + Watercolors DD Intense Color Sparkling Rosé

10

Finished look.

Formula A

1 oz. Watercolors Intense Shampoo Purple + ½ oz. Watercolors DD Intense Color Royal Grape

Formula B

2 parts Watercolors Intense Shampoo Purple + ¼ oz. Watercolors Intense Metallic Shampoo Silver

Formula C

Watercolors Intense Metallic Shampoo Rose Gold + Watercolors DD Intense Color Sparkling Rosé

11

Finished look.

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