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How-Tos > Seamless Ash Makeover
August 15, 2017

Seamless Ash Makeover

  • Starting Level

    6, with brassy ends

  • Formula A

    Matrix Light Master + Ultra Bond Seal + 30-volume developer

  • Formula B (toner)

    Paul Mitchell The Color 5 oz. 4A + 5 oz. 10-volume developer + Ultra Bond Seal

  • Formula C (toner)

    Paul Mitchell The Color 4½ oz. 10A + 4½ oz. 10-volume developer + Ultra Bond Seal

  • Formula D

    PRAVANA ChromaSilk Vivids Silver + Clear + Ultra Bond Seal

Loving Yen Vuongphan’s (@ombrestudio) Hot Shot entry for Ombré Shot of the Year? Luckily, she shared her entire process below—so you can see how it was done! Yen, a stylist in Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada, spent eight hours taking her client from an orange, brassy ombré to a seamless ashy lilac color melt. “She wanted something low-maintenance that would grow out naturally,” she shares. Here’s how she did it.  

 

Total chair time: 8 hours

 

Pricing: $570 

 

COLOR FORMULAS

  • Starting Level

    6, with brassy ends

  • Formula A

    Matrix Light Master + Ultra Bond Seal + 30-volume developer

  • Formula B (toner)

    Paul Mitchell The Color 5 oz. 4A + 5 oz. 10-volume developer + Ultra Bond Seal

  • Formula C (toner)

    Paul Mitchell The Color 4½ oz. 10A + 4½ oz. 10-volume developer + Ultra Bond Seal

  • Formula D

    PRAVANA ChromaSilk Vivids Silver + Clear + Ultra Bond Seal

Products Used

HOW-TO STEPS

    • Starting Level

      6, with brassy ends

    • Formula A

      Matrix Light Master + Ultra Bond Seal + 30-volume developer

    • Formula B (toner)

      Paul Mitchell The Color 5 oz. 4A + 5 oz. 10-volume developer + Ultra Bond Seal

    • Formula C (toner)

      Paul Mitchell The Color 4½ oz. 10A + 4½ oz. 10-volume developer + Ultra Bond Seal

    • Formula D

      PRAVANA ChromaSilk Vivids Silver + Clear + Ultra Bond Seal

    1

    Before

  • 2

    Starting in the midlengths, then pulling through to the ends, apply Formula A throughout the whole head, taking medium sections and slicing horizontally using back-to-back foils. Process until hair reaches a Level 9/10.

  • 3

    Apply Formula B to the roots, melting the color down into the midlengths. Apply Formula C from the midlengths to the ends. Process for 35 minutes.

  • 4

    Apply Formula D to the ends at the sink. “This was to pack even more pigment into her hair,” says Yen. Process for 10 to 15 minutes at the sink.

    • Starting Level

      6, with brassy ends

    • Formula A

      Matrix Light Master + Ultra Bond Seal + 30-volume developer

    • Formula B (toner)

      Paul Mitchell The Color 5 oz. 4A + 5 oz. 10-volume developer + Ultra Bond Seal

    • Formula C (toner)

      Paul Mitchell The Color 4½ oz. 10A + 4½ oz. 10-volume developer + Ultra Bond Seal

    • Formula D

      PRAVANA ChromaSilk Vivids Silver + Clear + Ultra Bond Seal

    5

    Finished look.