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Strawberry Serenade: 3 Steps to Spring's Signature Hair Color!

by Sarah Nitz
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Don’t be left in the shadows this season, light up the red carpet with Spring’s Signature hair color–Strawberry Serenade! Follow PRAVANA Senior Artistic Educator Sarah Nitz‘s tutorial and soon you’ll be feeling like a true Hollywood Star!

Formulas

Lightening Formula

20g Pure Light Blonding Creme + 40g 10 Volume Creme Developer

Base Formula

ChromaSilk Creme Hair Color 15g 8.43 + 15g 7Nt + 45g 10 Volume Creme Developer

Midlengths/Ends Formulas

Formula 1: ChromaSilk Creme Hair Color 40g 8.43 + 40g 10.08 + ChromaSilk VIVIDS Everlasting 20g Enchanted Pink + 150g 20 Volume Creme Developer

Formula 2: ChromaSilk Creme Hair Color 50g 8.43 + 50g 8.8 + 150g 20 Volume Creme Developer

Toning Formula

ChromaSilk Platinum Toners 20g Platinum Sand + 30g Zero Lift Creme Developer

Application

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.

Step 1 Preparing the hair by spraying 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: Section

Divide the hair into the PRAVANA Standard 4 Quadrants by taking a radial parting from behind the ear to behind the ear and a second parting from nose to nape.

Step 2 Divide the hair into the PRAVANA Standard 4 Quadrants

Pro Tip

Sectioning the hair ahead of time creates a roadmap for your final result.

Step 3: Asymmetrical Accent

In one of the front quadrants for an asymmetrical accent, beginning 1” above the ear create six highlights in foil by taking horizontal partings utilizing the following pattern of weaving the hair: Micro Stitch (- – -), Stitch (– — –), Slice (——), Slice (——), Stitch (– — –) and Micro Stitch (- – -). Apply the Lightening Formula.

Step 3 Do Asymmetrical Accent for Female Model's Hair

Pro Tip

Apply the lightener one inch down from the top of the foil, then go back turning your brush to feather the lightener towards the scalp to avoid bleed marks.

Process at room temperature checking every 5-10 minutes until you have reached a Level 9.

Step 4: Base Color Application

While the asymmetrical accent is processing, apply the Base Formula to all four quadrants.

Step 4 Applying the Base Formula to all four quadrants of Female Model's Hair

Pro Tip

Drag the Base Formula down less in the front and further in the back for added natural dimension.

Step 5: Midlengths and Ends Color Application

Taking Diagonal Back partings and 1” sections, alternate Formula 1 and Formula 2 throughout the mid-lengths and ends blending them into the Base Formula with your middle and index fingers.

Step 5 Taking Diagonal Back Partings and Color Ends Application of Female Model's Hair

Pro Tip

Start and end your application with the lightest formula (Formula 1) around the face for added brightness.

Process 30 minutes at room temperature. Cleanse the hair with PRAVANA’s Color Protect Cleanse and towel-dry.

Step 6: Toning

Apply the Toning Formula to the pre-lightened Asymmetrical Accent.

Process 5 minutes at room temperature. Cleanse with PRAVANA’s Color Protect Cleanse, then rinse and apply PRAVANA’s Color Protect Condition all over. Rinse and style as desired.

Reveal

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