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June 19, 2015

Steely Lavender Color Melt

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  • Natural Level:

    7

  • Formula A:

    BES Cream Lightener + 30-volume developer

  • Formula B:

    BES Cream Lightener + 20-volume developer

  • Formula C:

    2 parts BEI Soft Color G10 + 1 part G11 + double N1 developer

Steely Lavender Color Melt

You can’t go wrong with pastel pops of color, and for the most part, that’s exactly what your clients are requesting. Add in the latest crave of gray/silver stands and you just opened up a world of color possibilities. That’s what Tracy Vasquez @Scotchbonnethairstudo did when her previously smoky blonde client came looking for a change. She had previously been deepened to a Level 6 ash blonde on her base, and now wanted to be platinum. To shake up her look, Tracy opted for a steely lavender color melt that’s both on-trend and oh so chic. Here’s how she did it!

Colorist: Tracy Vasquez
Manufacturer: BES

COLOR FORMULAS

  • Natural Level:

    7

  • Formula A:

    BES Cream Lightener + 30-volume developer

  • Formula B:

    BES Cream Lightener + 20-volume developer

  • Formula C:

    2 parts BEI Soft Color G10 + 1 part G11 + double N1 developer

HOW-TO STEPS

    • Natural Level:

      7

    • Formula A:

      BES Cream Lightener + 30-volume developer

    • Formula B:

      BES Cream Lightener + 20-volume developer

    • Formula C:

      2 parts BEI Soft Color G10 + 1 part G11 + double N1 developer

    1

    Apply Formula A 1/2-inch off the scalp up to the previous platinum and then apply Formula B on the scalp. Tracy anticipated a band where she had previously colored.

    • Natural Level:

      7

    • Formula A:

      BES Cream Lightener + 30-volume developer

    • Formula B:

      BES Cream Lightener + 20-volume developer

    • Formula C:

      2 parts BEI Soft Color G10 + 1 part G11 + double N1 developer

    2

    After processing until the scalp reaches the palest yellow, rinse the hair, use Emulsion D Shampoo at the bowl, then wash the hair with PURELY PERFECT Cleansing Crème. While hair is still damp, carefully reapply Formula A to the gold band.

    • Natural Level:

      7

    • Formula A:

      BES Cream Lightener + 30-volume developer

    • Formula B:

      BES Cream Lightener + 20-volume developer

    • Formula C:

      2 parts BEI Soft Color G10 + 1 part G11 + double N1 developer

    3

    Process for 15 minutes with plastic wrap placed gently over the head.

    • Natural Level:

      7

    • Formula A:

      BES Cream Lightener + 30-volume developer

    • Formula B:

      BES Cream Lightener + 20-volume developer

    • Formula C:

      2 parts BEI Soft Color G10 + 1 part G11 + double N1 developer

    4

    Rinse the hair, apply Emulsion D Shampoo before toning.

  • 5

    Separate the hair by clipping the top section up, then apply Formula C,  a slate and pale silver tone with a blue/violet undertone, on all of the underneath and sides, starting at the scalp and working through the ends.

  • 6

    Apply the same formula to the top section, process for 5 minutes.