Hair Color How To: Recreate Pantone's Radiant Orchid with PRAVANA

Pantone’s Radiant Orchid has been named the 2014 Color of the Year and from the runway to the salon, everyone’s implementing a dash of the purple hue into all facets of fashion and beauty. A confident color with magical warmth, this charming shade can dress up neutrals in the wardrobe or be a bold, statement making pastel shade for hair. Now with PRAVANA’s ChromaSilk PASTELS and VIVIDS, you can help your client achieve the look that’s caught the attention of celebrities like Lupita Nyong'o, Scarlett Johansson, and Jenna Malone.

VIDS Pink and VIVIDS Magenta with a drop of VIVIDS 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 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 VIVIDS Color Protect aftercare collection. Rinse with cool water.

    Step 6: Style as desired

    [Images courtesy of Pierce Mattie Communications]

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