Color & Lightening

Step-by-Step Holiday Split Dye

by Kayla Boyer
Girl with VIVIDS Aquamarine, Pink and Violet colored
Create a fun look for the Holiday Season as easy as 1-2-3! Watch Kayla Boyer of our PRAVANA Collective’s easy Step-By-Step for this festive Holiday Split Dye created with custom ChromaSilk VIVIDS shades!


Lightening Formula

30g Pure Light Ultra Lightener + 60g 20 Volume Creme Developer

VIVIDS Diminishing Formula

30g Pure Light Ultra Lightener + 60g Zero Lift Creme Developer

VIVIDS Formulas

Formula 1 (Green): 30g VIVIDS Original Green + 30g VIVIDS Original Aquamarine

Formula 2 (Magenta): 30g VIVIDS Original Magenta + 30g ChromaSilk VIVIDS Neon Pink

Formula 3 (Silver): 60g VIVIDS Original Silver + 5g VIVIDS Original Orange


Step 1: Prep the Hair

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) to diminish any hard water minerals.

PRAVANA Purify and Revive PRIME

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: Global Blonding

Using your favorite Global Blonding technique, pre-lighten the hair to Level 9 utilizing the Lightening Formula.

Global Blonding technique applied on hair

Pro Tip

If your client had a previous VIVIDS application, diminish any faded color by applying the VIVIDS Diminishing Formula for 5-15 minutes.

Shampoo the hair with PRAVANA Intense Therapy Cleanse. Rinse, towel-dry and apply Silk Degrees Prep & Treat for 5 minutes at the basin to equalize the porosity and provide anchoring sites for your color application. Rinse and dry the hair completely.

Step 3: VIVIDS Application

Take a radial parting from behind the ear to behind the ear and another parting from nose to nape to create the PRAVANA standard 4 quadrants. Starting in a front quadrant, apply VIVIDS Formula 1 to the base dragging it down 2-3 inches. Then apply VIVIDS Formula 3 to the midlengths and ends, blending the transition point well. Repeat throughout the front and back quadrant. Then move to the other side repeating the same method switching to VIVIDS Formula 2 melted into VIVIDS Formula 3.

VIVIDS Aquamarine, Pink and Violet applied to female model's hair

Pro Tip

Add a few grams of a VIVIDS shade opposite on the color wheel (in this case VIVIDS Orange) to neutralize any remaining color after diminishing previous VIVIDS applications (here pale blue).

Process all 30 minutes at room temperature. Rinse with cold water and high water pressure until the water runs clear, condition with PRAVANA Color Protect Condition and style as desired.

Step 4: Styling

Taking a triangular section in the crown on one side of the part 1-2” back from the hairline. Apply a rubber band to secure, then apply a second rubber band about 3” below the first one. Holding on to the second rubber band, gently pull out each side of the hair above the band creating a “bubble”. Apply another rubber band 3” down and repeat the same process. Then braid the remaining ends to finish the section and repeat on the other side.

VIVIDS colored hair of female model styled

Pro Tip

Create a festive look criss-crossing the color and adding different size braids and bubble braids.


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