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September 6, 2017

Opalescent Aurora Color Melt

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  • Formula A

    Joico Blonde Life + 20-volume developer

  • Formula B

    Blonde Life + half 20-volume developer + half 30-volume developer

  • Formula C

    Blonde Life + 30-volume developer

  • Formula D

    2 parts LumiShine Demi-Permanent Liquid 9NV + 1 part LumiShine Demi-Permanent Liquid 10N + 3 drops LumiShine Demi-Permanent Liquid 1NV + 5-volume developer

  • Formula E

    Color Intensity True Blue

  • Formula F

    Color Intensity Kelly Green + Color Intensity Clear

  • Formula G

    Color Intensity Peach

  • Formula H

    Color Intensity Orchid

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Opalescent Aurora Color Melt

Taking cues from the Northern Lights, this color melt extravaganza by Larisa Love (aka @larisadoll) uses two new hues from the Joico Color Intensity line: True Blue and Kelly Green. Check out how she takes fine weaves as accent pieces to create a dimensional melt, and watch the entire video here!

COLOR FORMULAS

  • Formula A

    Joico Blonde Life + 20-volume developer

  • Formula B

    Blonde Life + half 20-volume developer + half 30-volume developer

  • Formula C

    Blonde Life + 30-volume developer

  • Formula D

    2 parts LumiShine Demi-Permanent Liquid 9NV + 1 part LumiShine Demi-Permanent Liquid 10N + 3 drops LumiShine Demi-Permanent Liquid 1NV + 5-volume developer

  • Formula E

    Color Intensity True Blue

  • Formula F

    Color Intensity Kelly Green + Color Intensity Clear

  • Formula G

    Color Intensity Peach

  • Formula H

    Color Intensity Orchid

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HOW-TO STEPS

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    • Formula A

      Joico Blonde Life + 20-volume developer

    • Formula B

      Blonde Life + half 20-volume developer + half 30-volume developer

    • Formula C

      Blonde Life + 30-volume developer

    • Formula D

      2 parts LumiShine Demi-Permanent Liquid 9NV + 1 part LumiShine Demi-Permanent Liquid 10N + 3 drops LumiShine Demi-Permanent Liquid 1NV + 5-volume developer

    • Formula E

      Color Intensity True Blue

    • Formula F

      Color Intensity Kelly Green + Color Intensity Clear

    • Formula G

      Color Intensity Peach

    • Formula H

      Color Intensity Orchid

    1

    Prelighten the hair using Formulas A, B and C depending on where you are working on the head. Pre-tone with Formula D, processing for 5 to 20 minutes until desired outcome is achieved.

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    • Formula A

      Joico Blonde Life + 20-volume developer

    • Formula B

      Blonde Life + half 20-volume developer + half 30-volume developer

    • Formula C

      Blonde Life + 30-volume developer

    • Formula D

      2 parts LumiShine Demi-Permanent Liquid 9NV + 1 part LumiShine Demi-Permanent Liquid 10N + 3 drops LumiShine Demi-Permanent Liquid 1NV + 5-volume developer

    • Formula E

      Color Intensity True Blue

    • Formula F

      Color Intensity Kelly Green + Color Intensity Clear

    • Formula G

      Color Intensity Peach

    • Formula H

      Color Intensity Orchid

    2

    Begin by parting the hair into three sections: two on either side of the center part from the back of the ear forward, and one section in the back. Apply Formula E at the root in a teardrop shape. 

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    • Formula A

      Joico Blonde Life + 20-volume developer

    • Formula B

      Blonde Life + half 20-volume developer + half 30-volume developer

    • Formula C

      Blonde Life + 30-volume developer

    • Formula D

      2 parts LumiShine Demi-Permanent Liquid 9NV + 1 part LumiShine Demi-Permanent Liquid 10N + 3 drops LumiShine Demi-Permanent Liquid 1NV + 5-volume developer

    • Formula E

      Color Intensity True Blue

    • Formula F

      Color Intensity Kelly Green + Color Intensity Clear

    • Formula G

      Color Intensity Peach

    • Formula H

      Color Intensity Orchid

    3

    Continue to apply the shadow root in the back section, bringing the color down about 3 to 4 inches.

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    • Formula A

      Joico Blonde Life + 20-volume developer

    • Formula B

      Blonde Life + half 20-volume developer + half 30-volume developer

    • Formula C

      Blonde Life + 30-volume developer

    • Formula D

      2 parts LumiShine Demi-Permanent Liquid 9NV + 1 part LumiShine Demi-Permanent Liquid 10N + 3 drops LumiShine Demi-Permanent Liquid 1NV + 5-volume developer

    • Formula E

      Color Intensity True Blue

    • Formula F

      Color Intensity Kelly Green + Color Intensity Clear

    • Formula G

      Color Intensity Peach

    • Formula H

      Color Intensity Orchid

    4

    After the shadow root is applied in the back section, take the entire back section and part it with a large zigzag parting from ear to ear. Then, take a fine weave from the zigzag and clip it out of the way.

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    • Formula A

      Joico Blonde Life + 20-volume developer

    • Formula B

      Blonde Life + half 20-volume developer + half 30-volume developer

    • Formula C

      Blonde Life + 30-volume developer

    • Formula D

      2 parts LumiShine Demi-Permanent Liquid 9NV + 1 part LumiShine Demi-Permanent Liquid 10N + 3 drops LumiShine Demi-Permanent Liquid 1NV + 5-volume developer

    • Formula E

      Color Intensity True Blue

    • Formula F

      Color Intensity Kelly Green + Color Intensity Clear

    • Formula G

      Color Intensity Peach

    • Formula H

      Color Intensity Orchid

    5

    On the bottom section, melt in Formula F, using your fingers in a scissor motion to blend the colors together.

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    • Formula A

      Joico Blonde Life + 20-volume developer

    • Formula B

      Blonde Life + half 20-volume developer + half 30-volume developer

    • Formula C

      Blonde Life + 30-volume developer

    • Formula D

      2 parts LumiShine Demi-Permanent Liquid 9NV + 1 part LumiShine Demi-Permanent Liquid 10N + 3 drops LumiShine Demi-Permanent Liquid 1NV + 5-volume developer

    • Formula E

      Color Intensity True Blue

    • Formula F

      Color Intensity Kelly Green + Color Intensity Clear

    • Formula G

      Color Intensity Peach

    • Formula H

      Color Intensity Orchid

    6

    Take the weaved-out section and melt Formula G in through the Formula E. This is the accent section. Apply meche between colors so they don’t bleed.

     

    Pro Tip: Combing is important to make sure color is saturated.

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    • Formula A

      Joico Blonde Life + 20-volume developer

    • Formula B

      Blonde Life + half 20-volume developer + half 30-volume developer

    • Formula C

      Blonde Life + 30-volume developer

    • Formula D

      2 parts LumiShine Demi-Permanent Liquid 9NV + 1 part LumiShine Demi-Permanent Liquid 10N + 3 drops LumiShine Demi-Permanent Liquid 1NV + 5-volume developer

    • Formula E

      Color Intensity True Blue

    • Formula F

      Color Intensity Kelly Green + Color Intensity Clear

    • Formula G

      Color Intensity Peach

    • Formula H

      Color Intensity Orchid

    7

    Repeat the process, using Formula H instead of Formula G as the accent color. Continue up the back, alternating Formulas G and F as the accent color on the small weaved-out sections.

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    • Formula A

      Joico Blonde Life + 20-volume developer

    • Formula B

      Blonde Life + half 20-volume developer + half 30-volume developer

    • Formula C

      Blonde Life + 30-volume developer

    • Formula D

      2 parts LumiShine Demi-Permanent Liquid 9NV + 1 part LumiShine Demi-Permanent Liquid 10N + 3 drops LumiShine Demi-Permanent Liquid 1NV + 5-volume developer

    • Formula E

      Color Intensity True Blue

    • Formula F

      Color Intensity Kelly Green + Color Intensity Clear

    • Formula G

      Color Intensity Peach

    • Formula H

      Color Intensity Orchid

    8

    Move to the right front section. Apply the shadow root with Formula E, keeping the teardrop shape in mind and bringing color about 1 ½-2 inches from scalp. Take a diagonal-forward slice from the temple to the top of the crown. Weave a section from the slice, with the weave thicker in the front and thinner toward the back. Clip the weave section of the way.

     

    Pro Tip: Keeping the weave thicker in front and thinner toward the back gives a money piece in the front for a pop and helps blend with the back section.

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    • Formula A

      Joico Blonde Life + 20-volume developer

    • Formula B

      Blonde Life + half 20-volume developer + half 30-volume developer

    • Formula C

      Blonde Life + 30-volume developer

    • Formula D

      2 parts LumiShine Demi-Permanent Liquid 9NV + 1 part LumiShine Demi-Permanent Liquid 10N + 3 drops LumiShine Demi-Permanent Liquid 1NV + 5-volume developer

    • Formula E

      Color Intensity True Blue

    • Formula F

      Color Intensity Kelly Green + Color Intensity Clear

    • Formula G

      Color Intensity Peach

    • Formula H

      Color Intensity Orchid

    9

    Melt Formula F into the shadow root on bottom section.

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    • Formula A

      Joico Blonde Life + 20-volume developer

    • Formula B

      Blonde Life + half 20-volume developer + half 30-volume developer

    • Formula C

      Blonde Life + 30-volume developer

    • Formula D

      2 parts LumiShine Demi-Permanent Liquid 9NV + 1 part LumiShine Demi-Permanent Liquid 10N + 3 drops LumiShine Demi-Permanent Liquid 1NV + 5-volume developer

    • Formula E

      Color Intensity True Blue

    • Formula F

      Color Intensity Kelly Green + Color Intensity Clear

    • Formula G

      Color Intensity Peach

    • Formula H

      Color Intensity Orchid

    10

    Use Formula H on the smaller weave section. Repeat up the head, alternating the accent section colors.

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    • Formula A

      Joico Blonde Life + 20-volume developer

    • Formula B

      Blonde Life + half 20-volume developer + half 30-volume developer

    • Formula C

      Blonde Life + 30-volume developer

    • Formula D

      2 parts LumiShine Demi-Permanent Liquid 9NV + 1 part LumiShine Demi-Permanent Liquid 10N + 3 drops LumiShine Demi-Permanent Liquid 1NV + 5-volume developer

    • Formula E

      Color Intensity True Blue

    • Formula F

      Color Intensity Kelly Green + Color Intensity Clear

    • Formula G

      Color Intensity Peach

    • Formula H

      Color Intensity Orchid

    11

    Repeat the entire process on the other side.

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    • Formula A

      Joico Blonde Life + 20-volume developer

    • Formula B

      Blonde Life + half 20-volume developer + half 30-volume developer

    • Formula C

      Blonde Life + 30-volume developer

    • Formula D

      2 parts LumiShine Demi-Permanent Liquid 9NV + 1 part LumiShine Demi-Permanent Liquid 10N + 3 drops LumiShine Demi-Permanent Liquid 1NV + 5-volume developer

    • Formula E

      Color Intensity True Blue

    • Formula F

      Color Intensity Kelly Green + Color Intensity Clear

    • Formula G

      Color Intensity Peach

    • Formula H

      Color Intensity Orchid

    12

    Process for 25 min, shampoo with Joico Co+Wash Color Whipped Cleansing Conditioner.

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    • Formula A

      Joico Blonde Life + 20-volume developer

    • Formula B

      Blonde Life + half 20-volume developer + half 30-volume developer

    • Formula C

      Blonde Life + 30-volume developer

    • Formula D

      2 parts LumiShine Demi-Permanent Liquid 9NV + 1 part LumiShine Demi-Permanent Liquid 10N + 3 drops LumiShine Demi-Permanent Liquid 1NV + 5-volume developer

    • Formula E

      Color Intensity True Blue

    • Formula F

      Color Intensity Kelly Green + Color Intensity Clear

    • Formula G

      Color Intensity Peach

    • Formula H

      Color Intensity Orchid

    13

    Finished look.

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