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How-Tos > Pastel Color Melt Transformation
September 14, 2017

Pastel Color Melt Transformation

  • Formula A (lightener)

    Redken Flash Lift + 25-volume developer + Olaplex No.1 + Argan oil

  • Formula B

    Pulp Riot Lilac + Olaplex No.1

  • Formula C

    Pulp Riot Blush + Pulp Riot Cupid + Olaplex No.1

  • Formula D

    Pulp Riot Lemon + Olaplex No.1

  • Formula E

    Redken Shades EQ Gloss 60g 7V + 1g 1B + 60 ml Shades EQ Processing Solution

When Alexander Scott (@alexanderscotthair), a colorist at Bang Seattle, has a vision for a makeover, you sit down and let him work his magic, no questions asked. Alexander’s makeovers are so dramatic (and so good), they’ve earned him four #ONESHOT nominations, including two for Transformation Shot of the Year! Here’s how he took his mousy brunette client to a pastel bombshell!  

 

Total chair time: 7 hours

 

Pricing: color correction at $110/hour

Total: $770

Colorist: Alexander Scott

COLOR FORMULAS

  • Formula A (lightener)

    Redken Flash Lift + 25-volume developer + Olaplex No.1 + Argan oil

  • Formula B

    Pulp Riot Lilac + Olaplex No.1

  • Formula C

    Pulp Riot Blush + Pulp Riot Cupid + Olaplex No.1

  • Formula D

    Pulp Riot Lemon + Olaplex No.1

  • Formula E

    Redken Shades EQ Gloss 60g 7V + 1g 1B + 60 ml Shades EQ Processing Solution

HOW-TO STEPS

  • 1

    Apply Formula A ½-inch from the roots to the ends, and process in open air for 25 minutes.

  • 2

    Then apply Formula A to the roots, resaturate the midlengths and ends and process for 40 minutes, until reaching a pale yellow.

  • 3

    Rinse, and apply Olaplex No.2, processing for 10 minutes. Rinse and dry.

  • 4

    To create the color melt, take diagonal back slices in panels, transitioning from Formula B, to Formula C, to Formula D.

  • 5

    Apply Formula E to all the remaining hair in between. Process for 20 minutes, and carefully rinse with cold water.

  • 6

    Apply Olaplex No.2 for 10 minutes, and style with Oribe Royal Blowout Heat Styling Spray, Supershine Moisturizing Cream and Freestyler Working Hairspray

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