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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