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How-Tos > Melt Into Purple Perfection
March 6, 2016

Melt Into Purple Perfection

  • Formula A (regrowth):

    Kenra Color Lightener + 20-volume developer

  • Formula B (top of regrowth):

    Lightener + 30-volume developer

  • Formula C (previously lightened hair):

    Lightener + 20-volume developer  + Olaplex

  • Formula D (midzone melt):

    Kenra Color Demi-Permanent 2 oz. 8SM + 1/4 oz Blue Booster + 9-volume Demi-Permanent Activator

  • Formula E:

    Demi-Permanent 1 oz 9VM + 1-inch ribbon Blue Booster + 9-volume

  • Formula F:

    Demi-Permanent 1 oz 10SM + 1-inch ribbon Blue Booster + 9-volume

  • Formula G:

    Color Creative 1oz Teal + 1/2 oz Yellow

  • Formula H:

    1 oz 10SM + 1/4 oz Blue Booster +2 oz 9-volume

  • Formula I:

    1 oz 10SM + 1/4 oz Red Booster + 2 oz 9-volume

What a show-stopper! This violet melt carefully crafted for the Guy Tang Hair Battle by master stylist and salon owner Kimemily Pham (@kimwasabi), of Excellent Hair Salon & Spa Inc. in Fremont, California with Kenra Color exudes purple perfection. “We wanted to do something fun (and totally out of my comfort zone) for the Guy Tang Hair Battle,” Kimemily shared. See how it’s done!

 

Starting Level: “My client had eight-month-old new growth at a natural Level 2,”  Kimemily revealed. “The rest of the hair was lightened to a level 9-ish 8 months ago.”

Colorist: Kimemily Pham

COLOR FORMULAS

  • Formula A (regrowth):

    Kenra Color Lightener + 20-volume developer

  • Formula B (top of regrowth):

    Lightener + 30-volume developer

  • Formula C (previously lightened hair):

    Lightener + 20-volume developer  + Olaplex

  • Formula D (midzone melt):

    Kenra Color Demi-Permanent 2 oz. 8SM + 1/4 oz Blue Booster + 9-volume Demi-Permanent Activator

  • Formula E:

    Demi-Permanent 1 oz 9VM + 1-inch ribbon Blue Booster + 9-volume

  • Formula F:

    Demi-Permanent 1 oz 10SM + 1-inch ribbon Blue Booster + 9-volume

  • Formula G:

    Color Creative 1oz Teal + 1/2 oz Yellow

  • Formula H:

    1 oz 10SM + 1/4 oz Blue Booster +2 oz 9-volume

  • Formula I:

    1 oz 10SM + 1/4 oz Red Booster + 2 oz 9-volume

HOW-TO STEPS

    • Formula A (regrowth):

      Kenra Color Lightener + 20-volume developer

    • Formula B (top of regrowth):

      Lightener + 30-volume developer

    • Formula C (previously lightened hair):

      Lightener + 20-volume developer  + Olaplex

    • Formula D (midzone melt):

      Kenra Color Demi-Permanent 2 oz. 8SM + 1/4 oz Blue Booster + 9-volume Demi-Permanent Activator

    • Formula E:

      Demi-Permanent 1 oz 9VM + 1-inch ribbon Blue Booster + 9-volume

    • Formula F:

      Demi-Permanent 1 oz 10SM + 1-inch ribbon Blue Booster + 9-volume

    • Formula G:

      Color Creative 1oz Teal + 1/2 oz Yellow

    • Formula H:

      1 oz 10SM + 1/4 oz Blue Booster +2 oz 9-volume

    • Formula I:

      1 oz 10SM + 1/4 oz Red Booster + 2 oz 9-volume

    1

    First, take back-to-back slices starting at the nape first and work toward the crown and sides using Formula A at the regrowth. Use Formula B toward the top.

  • 2

    Process at room temperature. Remove all the foils.

  • 3

    Refresh previously lightened hair with Formula C.

    • Formula A (regrowth):

      Kenra Color Lightener + 20-volume developer

    • Formula B (top of regrowth):

      Lightener + 30-volume developer

    • Formula C (previously lightened hair):

      Lightener + 20-volume developer  + Olaplex

    • Formula D (midzone melt):

      Kenra Color Demi-Permanent 2 oz. 8SM + 1/4 oz Blue Booster + 9-volume Demi-Permanent Activator

    • Formula E:

      Demi-Permanent 1 oz 9VM + 1-inch ribbon Blue Booster + 9-volume

    • Formula F:

      Demi-Permanent 1 oz 10SM + 1-inch ribbon Blue Booster + 9-volume

    • Formula G:

      Color Creative 1oz Teal + 1/2 oz Yellow

    • Formula H:

      1 oz 10SM + 1/4 oz Blue Booster +2 oz 9-volume

    • Formula I:

      1 oz 10SM + 1/4 oz Red Booster + 2 oz 9-volume

    4

    Next, melt Formula D to zone 2 and 3. Continue the melt, alternating between Formula E through Formula I.

  • 5

      Last, use Formula J for an overlay on damp hair. Process for 15 minutes.