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Color & Lightening

Why This Lightening Technique Is as Easy as It Is Pretty

by Becky Betts
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RP6OUv3HFrw
Transitioning Summer bleach blondes to a LIVED-IN BLONDE got you puzzled? See PRAVANA Advanced Artistic Educator Becky Betts‘ Retouch and Balance formula featuring ChromaSilk Hi Lifts!

Formulas

Lightening Formula

Formula 1: 1 oz ChromaSilk Hi Lifts Violet Blue + 1½ oz 40 Volume Creme Developer
Formula 2: 1 oz ChromaSilk Hi Lifts Cool Violet + 1½ oz 40 Volume Creme Developer

Shadow Root

½ oz Express Tones Dark Neutral Ash + ½ oz Express Tones Beige + 1½ oz Zero Lift Creme Developer

Balance

1 oz Express Pearl + 1½ oz Zero Lift Creme Developer

Application

Prep

To diminish minerals, spray Purify and Revive PRIME generously, comb through, and allow to sit for 3 minutes while you mix your color (no rinsing or shampoo required).

Step 1

Create a Working Guide by dividing the hair into 8 sections: Take a 3” hairline parting all the way around the head. Parting behind each ear, divide into 3 equal front sections and 2 equal back sections. Take a wide diamond section in the crown area dividing it in half vertically to create 2 triangle sections. The remaining hair in the back creates 1 large inverted triangle section.

Step 1 Sectioning of Hair

Step 2

Starting in the front middle hairline section, take a ¼” diagonal back parting and Micro Stitch ( – – – ) applying Lightening Formula #1. Take another ¼” diagonal back parting and Slice the hair without weaving ( ______ ) applying Lightening Formula #2 and take a third ¼” diagonal back parting and Wide Stitch ( __ __ __ ) applying Lightening Formula #1. Apply the Lightening formulas to the new regrowth only without overlapping previously lightened hair.

Step 2 Starting in the front middle hairline section, take a ¼” diagonal back parting and Micro Stitch applying Lightening Formula

Pro Tip

When using ChromaSilk Hi Lifts begin your application in the front working towards the back to add more brightness around the face. Apply foils in a back-to-back pattern for concentrated blonding.

Step 3

Continue the same foiling pattern of Micro Stitch-Slice-Wide Stitch while also alternating Lightening Formulas #1 and #2 throughout all sections of the hair beginning with the 3 front hairline sections, moving into the 2 crown area triangle sections, the 2 back hairline sections, and finally the back triangle section. Process 45 minutes at room temperature.

Step 3 Continue the same foiling pattern of Micro Stitch-Slice-Wide Stitch while also alternating Lightening Formulas

Pro Tip

Alternating ChromaSilk Hi Lifts shades and foil patterns create dimension. Diagonal partings allow for a diffused, blended result. Leave out a ¼” parting between foils for added dimension with a “lowlight” effect.

Step 4

Cleanse the hair with TRUITY Cleanse and towel-dry well. Apply the Shadow Root formula to the roots only at a 1” depth and process 10 minutes at room temperature. Apply the Balancing formula to the remaining mid-shaft and ends processing an additional 5 minutes at room temperature.

Step 4 Apply the Balancing formula to the remaining mid-shaft

Pro Tip

Shadow Root and Balancing formulas are optional. ChromaSilk Hi Lifts provide up to 4 levels of lift and neutralize unwanted warmth in a single step so they can be used alone.

Step 5

Lightly cleanse and condition the hair with PRAVANA’s TRUITY system. Detangle with Intense Therapy Leave-In Treatment, apply TRUITY Thermal Blowdry Cream and style.

Step 5 PRAVANA's TRUITY Daily Condition

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