Get the Look: Lite Brite Hair Color

Glow-in-the-dark hair is shaping up to be one of 2017’s biggest hair trends so far, thanks to daring stylists taking the rainbow hair trend to the next level. A distinct nod to the colorful and vibrant 1980s, blacklight hair is beautiful day and night.

Beauty Launchpad Influencer and Pravana 2016 Show Us Your Vivids contest winner, Neal Malek, recently created this edgy, fluorescent look, transforming makeup artist Ashley Wagner into a rainbow dream — no batteries required! See how Neal got the look in the video below, and get his formula so you can recreate this show-stopping color for your own clients!

 

Color Formulas

 

  • 1: 85g VIVIDS Black + 15g VIVIDS Violet
  • 2: 20g VIVIDS Black + 80g VIVIDS Silver
  • 3: 90g VIVIDS Silver + ½ Drop VIVIDS Violet + 1g VIVIDS Black
  • 4: 50g NEON Green + 10g PASTELS Blissful Blue + 30g NEON Yellow
  • 5: 60g VIVIDS Clear + 10g NEON Green + 10g NEON Yellow
  • 6: 30g PASTELS Pretty in Pink + 40g PASTELS Too Cute Coral + 5g NEON Pink + 10g NEON Orange
  • 7: PASTELS Blissful Blue

 
Get the Look:

  1. Pre-lighten hair to a Level 9 with Pure Light Power Lightener.
  2. Section the hair.
  3. Starting at the nape, apply VIVIDS Formula 1 at the root and Formula 2 from the rooted color down to the ends.
  4. Work your way up the head in two-inch sections. The next section is colored as follows: Root – Formula 1: 85g VIVIDS Black + 15g VIVIDS Violet; Formula 2: 20g VIVIDS Black + 80g VIVIDS Silver; PASTELS Blissful Blue; Formula 6: 30g PASTELS Pretty in Pink + 40g PASTELS Too Cute Coral + 5g NEON Pink + 10g NEON Orange; PASTELS Blissful Blue; Formula 2: 20g VIVIDS Black + 80g VIVIDS Silver; Formula 1: 85g VIVIDS Black + 15g VIVIDS Violet
  5. In the next section, color the hair as follows: Root – Formula 1: 85g VIVIDS Black + 15g VIVIDS Violet; Formula 2: 20g VIVIDS Black + 80g VIVIDS Silver; Formula 4: 50g NEON Green + 10g PASTELS Blissful Blue + 30g NEON Yellow; Formula 5: 60g VIVIDS Clear + 10g NEON Green + 10g NEON Yellow; Formula 3: 90g VIVIDS Silver + ½ Drop VIVIDS Violet + 1g VIVIDS Black
  6. In the next section, alternate between the following color combinations on two-inch strands: 1: Formula 2: 20g VIVIDS Black + 80g VIVIDS Silver; PASTELS Blissful Blue; Formula 3: 90g VIVIDS Silver + ½ Drop VIVIDS Violet + 1g VIVIDS Black; 2: Formula 2: 20g VIVIDS Black + 80g VIVIDS Silver; Formula 6: 30g PASTELS Pretty in Pink + 40g PASTELS Too Cute Coral + 5g NEON Pink + 10g NEON Orange; Formula 3: 90g VIVIDS Silver + ½ Drop VIVIDS Violet + 1g VIVIDS Black; 3: Formula 2: 20g VIVIDS Black + 80g VIVIDS Silver; Formula 5: 60g VIVIDS Clear + 10g NEON Green + 10g NEON Yellow; Formula 3: 90g VIVIDS Silver + ½ Drop VIVIDS Violet + 1g VIVIDS Black; 4: Formula 2: 20g VIVIDS Black + 80g VIVIDS Silver; Formula 4: 50g NEON Green + 10g PASTELS Blissful Blue + 30g NEON Yellow; Formula 3: 90g VIVIDS Silver + ½ Drop VIVIDS Violet + 1g VIVIDS Black
  7. When you reach the apex (top of diamond sectioning) apply the following colors in order to the entire section: Root-to-Mid Formula 1: 85g VIVIDS Black + 15g VIVIDS Violet; Mid-to-Ends Formula 3: 90g VIVIDS Silver + ½ Drop VIVIDS Violet + 1g VIVIDS Black
  8. As you move into the sides, apply the color in the following order closest to the ear. Formula 2: 20g VIVIDS Black + 80g VIVIDS Silver; Formula 3: 90g VIVIDS Silver + ½ Drop VIVIDS Violet + 1g VIVIDS Black
  9. As you move up the head on the sides, apply the color in the following order: Formula 2: 20g VIVIDS Black + 80g VIVIDS Silver; Formula 4: 50g NEON Green + 10g PASTELS Blissful Blue + 30g NEON Yellow; Formula 3: 90g VIVIDS Silver + ½ Drop VIVIDS Violet + 1g VIVIDS Black
  10. Repeat on other side.
  11. Once you reach the fringe, apply in the following order: Root Formula 1: 85g VIVIDS Black + 15g VIVIDS Violet; Formula 2: 20g VIVIDS Black + 80g VIVIDS Silver; Formula 5: 60g VIVIDS Clear + 10g NEON Green + 10g NEON Yellow; Formula 3: 90g VIVIDS Silver + ½ Drop VIVIDS Violet + 1g VIVIDS Black
  12. Process at room temperature 20-30 minutes.
  13. EXTRA: Color a HALOCOUTURE Extension while your client is processing and add a pop of pink. Formula 2: 20g VIVIDS Black + 80g VIVIDS Silver; Formula 6: 30g PASTELS Pretty in Pink + 40g PASTELS Too Cute Coral + 5g NEON Pink + 10g NEON Orange
  14. Shampoo, condition and protect with VIVIDS Color Protect aftercare.
  15. Finish with PRAVANA NEVO vegan and gluten-free stylers.

 
CREDITS
Colorist/Stylist: Neal Malek
Model: Ashley Wagner
Photographer: Josh McCaghren
Videographer: Huck Hinshaw
Makeup: Karen Gonzalez
Wardrobe: Caisa Airmet
Extension piece provided by: Halocouture

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