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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.