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Color & Lightening

Burnished Copper Natural Curls Makeover

by Tiffany Lobdell-Summers
Hop on the Ginger trend with Tiffany Lobdell easy Express Halo Highlighting technique paired with vibrant shades of ChromaSilk Creme Hair Color for a Burnished Copper result that accents natural, undulating curls!


Lighting Formula

30g Pure Light Ultra Lightener + 60g 10 Volume Creme Developer

Base Formulas

Formula 1: 30g ChromaSilk Creme Hair Color 6.46 + 45g 10 Volume Creme Developer
Formula 2: 30g ChromaSilk Creme Hair Color 7.4 + 45g 10 Volume Creme Developer
Formula 3: 30g ChromaSilk Creme Hair Color 8.43 + 45g 10 Volume Creme Developer

Overlay Formula

15g ChromaSilk Creme Hair Color 8.43 + 15g ChromaSilk VIVIDS Everlasting Enchanted Pink
+ 5g ChromaSilk VIVIDS Everlasting Pastel Potion + 52g 10 Volume Creme Developer


Step 1: Prep

Prep the hair by spraying Purify and Revive PRIME generously throughout the hair, combing through for even distribution and allowing to sit for 3 minutes (no rinsing or shampoo required). This will diminish any hard water minerals prior to any chemical service.

Pro Tip

Minerals are found in 85% of household water which can cause lightener to puff and swell or color to take inaccurately.

Step 2: Section

Divide the hair into the PRAVANA Standard 4 quadrants by taking a radial parting from crown to ear on both sides. Divide the front into two sections by taking a parting from crown to nose. Then divide the back into two sections by taking a parting from crown to nape dropping out your first diagonal back section.

Pro Tip

Twist each section into a knot to keep long hair out of your way.

Step 3: Halo Highlight

Starting at the nape of the neck with diagonal back partings, take 3 back-to-back slices and apply the Lightening Formula. Next, continuing with diagonal back partings, take three back-to-back slices on the side of the face from the temple to the front of the ear. Finally, take 3 back-to-back foils in the front hair line for a Face Frame. Repeat on the other side.

Pro Tip

Leave out ½” at the top of each foil feathering the lightener leaving room for a tap root for a softer grow out.

Process the lightener at room temperature until you reach a Level 9. Shampoo using with Intense Therapy Cleanse and apply Silk Degrees Prep and Treat for 5 minutes. Rinse and dry the hair completely.

Step 4: Color Application – Highlight Overlay

Take a horseshoe parting from temple to temple around the top of the occipital bone. Apply the Overlay Formula to the lightened pieces.

Step 5: Color Application – Tap Root and Base

Apply Base Formula 1 to the remaining hair underneath the horseshoe section. Then for the top section of the horshoe, apply Base Formula 2 to the first 1/2″ melted into Base Formula 3.

Process 30 mins at room temperature, then Cleanse and Condition with PRAVANA’s Intense Therapy Regimen.

Step 6: Style

Style as desired. Tiffany detangled her model’s hair with PRAVANA’s Intense Therapy Leave-In Treatment and then applied PRAVANA’s Hydra Pearl Oil from roots to ends for thermal protection up to 450 degrees before diffusing her natural curls.

Pro Tip

Apply the color in vertical sections bringing all the hair towards the back for cleaner application applying to the roots first, then the mid-lengths and ends.


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