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How-Tos > Think Pink Color Formula
December 1, 2016

Think Pink Color Formula

  • Formula A:

    Paul Mitchell Violet Flash Toner + Equal parts 5-volume developer

  • Formula B:

    Redken Shades EQ 9v + Equal parts processing solution

  • Formula C:

    Redken Shades EQ 8v + Equal parts processing solution

  • Formula D:

    Pulp Riot 4 oz. Blush + ½ oz. Cupid

Winter goes hand-in-hand with dark and dreary days, which is exactly why we need fashion colors to add some life to the season! If your client is asking for a specific shade of pink, it can be hard to figure out which mix of colors will achieve the exact color she desires. But, if she’s asking for a true bubblegum pink, look no further than this “think pink” color formula from Kelly McCormick (@kellymccormickhair), a stylist at Salon 202 in Howell, N.J. Get the how-to!

Colorist: Kelly McCormick

COLOR FORMULAS

  • Formula A:

    Paul Mitchell Violet Flash Toner + Equal parts 5-volume developer

  • Formula B:

    Redken Shades EQ 9v + Equal parts processing solution

  • Formula C:

    Redken Shades EQ 8v + Equal parts processing solution

  • Formula D:

    Pulp Riot 4 oz. Blush + ½ oz. Cupid

HOW-TO STEPS

  • 1

    During the first session, lighten the roots with 30-volume developer and lightener. Process for 20 minutes, then run through at the sink.

    • Formula A:

      Paul Mitchell Violet Flash Toner + Equal parts 5-volume developer

    • Formula B:

      Redken Shades EQ 9v + Equal parts processing solution

    • Formula C:

      Redken Shades EQ 8v + Equal parts processing solution

    • Formula D:

      Pulp Riot 4 oz. Blush + ½ oz. Cupid

    2

    Next, tone using Formula A and process for 5 minutes.

  • 3

    At the second session, perfect the blonde color by toning with Formula B for 3 minutes.

    • Formula A:

      Paul Mitchell Violet Flash Toner + Equal parts 5-volume developer

    • Formula B:

      Redken Shades EQ 9v + Equal parts processing solution

    • Formula C:

      Redken Shades EQ 8v + Equal parts processing solution

    • Formula D:

      Pulp Riot 4 oz. Blush + ½ oz. Cupid

    4

    Lighten the roots with Formula C and process for 5 minutes. Then wash her hair with Shimmer Lights and towel-dry well.

  • 5

    To deepen the color, apply Formula D in small sections and process for 10 minutes.