Hair Color How To: Radiant Red by Olesia Vabishchevich


Hairstylist Olesia Vabishchevich recently helped transform her client from faded, grown-out color to this gorgeous, vibrant red. The rich, bright color, paired with mega-watt shine, results in a final look that is simply stunning. Below, Olesia shares her process for creating this look.

Get the Look:

  1. Says Olesia, "First, I pre-lightened using Paul Mitchell SynchroLift with 20 volume cream on just the hair that was previously colored (left out the regrowth). I left it on for about 20 minutes, and once I got it to a perfect level 7/8, I rinsed it out using the Paul Mitchell Post Color Shampoo followed by the Paul Mitchell Awapuhi Shampoo.
  2. "Next, I did an Awapuhi treatment, which is: after the shampoo, I towel-dried the hair, then applied 2 ampules. I left it on for 5 minutes, then towel-dried again and applied the Wild Ginger Awapuhi Intensive Treatment for 10 minutes. The reason for doing this is because I love shiny, healthy hair so after a lightening service, I always put love back into the hair to ensure that it stays hydrated and healthy.
  3. "Once I had dried the hair, I applied Paul Mitchell Color Xg 6R with 30 volume cream equal parts to the re-growth, then used my Paul Mitchell Inkworks 2:1 parts red to pink and applied on the rest of the hair.
  4. "Professed for 30 minutes after the Inkworks was applied, then rinsed.
  5. "I washed and conditioned using Awapuhi Wild Ginger Mirror Smooth. My friend Summer O'Neal created the beautiful style."

For more from Olesia, follow her on Instagram @olesia23.

[Images courtesy of Olesia Vabishchevich]

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