Thursday, February 21, 2013

As seen in MODERN How-to Ombre Hair

See original article in MODERN

Ombre is no longer labeled as a trend, but now a staple in salons across the country. Take ombre to the next level by incorporating Pravana's ChromaSilk VIVIDS or new ChromaSilk Pastels (launching in May 2013!) to create one-of-a-kind styles.
Begin by creating a subtle blended dark to light ombre Pravana Urban Ombre.
Urban Ombre Color Formula:
Light Shade on Ends: Equal parts VIVIDS Pink and VIVIDS Magenta with a drop of Wild Orchid
Darker Shade: Equal Parts VIVIDS Magenta and VIVIDS Violet
Step 1: Create the mixture of the lightest color you will be using. This will be the color you will end with at the tips of the hair. Take the Pravana ChromaSilk VIVIDS or Pastels color of your choice. Remember you can always further customize by mixing colors together, adding VIVIDS Clear to a mixture or choosing the color as is straight from the tube.

Step 2: Begin in the front and apply the lightest ChromaSilk VIVIDS or Pastels shade onto the pre-lightened hair. Deciding where you want the colors to blend is by artistic preference, but the lightest shade should be applied through the area you want the blending to begin.
Step 3: Create your darker shade mixture.
Step 4: Start applying the darker shade from the area you want this color to be visible through to the previously applied lighter color. Once you have applied the darker color, use your fingers to work the darker color through the lighter color to create a blended effect. The amount of hair that is created by the blending of the two colors is up to you and will typically depend on the length of the hair you are working with.
*Note: It is important to have a towel on hand and clean your hands between each section to avoid transfer of color from one section to the next.
Step 5: Shampoo with your choice of PRAVANA Sulfate-Free Shampoo and Conditioner. Rinse with cool water.
Step 6: Dry and style as desired.
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Hair & Makeup: Sherri Jessee
Color: Vadre Grigsby
Model: Kaitlin Thomas
Video: James Kriha

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