Hair Color How To: Perfect Purple Pixie by Lauren Sill

Luxelab’s Master Stylist, resident Kerastase Lead Educator, Shu Uemura Teacher and all around Hair Hero Lauren Sill created these uniquely gorgeous versions of her client Melody's classic pixie cut and eye-popping color.  

To create the bold color, Lauren began by isolating and pre-lightening the vibrant areas with L’Oreal Platinium Blue with 30 volume developer to a pale yellow. She then applied a mixture of 1/4 violet and 3/4 pastel lavender from Pravana to the pre-lightened area to achieve the beautiful bright pop of purple. To make it really stand out, Lauren also applied a formula consisting of 1/2 4.26, 1/2 3N and a 1 inch ribbon of violet mixer from L’Oreal Professionel’s Richesse line with a 9 volume developer.

To create Melody’s unique pixie cut, Lauren began by leaving a disconnected a-line bob shape on one side of the top, which sits over a shorter, more classic pixie cut underneath, and connected them in the nape with an asymmetric hairline shape. She then added a texturized micro-fringe for the finishing touch.

The style was achieved by applying Kerastase’s Chroma Thermique and wrapping the hair with a 7-row Denman brush in both directions to create soft, natural root movement and shine. Lauren then used a large round brush on the long side to ensure a smooth, consistent look. For the finishing touch, she applied Touch of Gloss from Shu Uemura throughout the top and fringe for a mirror finish.

Since the original cut, Lauren has had a lot of fun changing up Melody's color and cut. Check out the evolution of Melody's pixie in the images below!  
Cut, color and style: Lauren Sill
Luxelab flagship location, Santa Monica, CA
Images courtesy of Liz Abrams

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