Hairstylist Amber Yancey recently created this pretty, pastel blue mermaid hair for her guest. Deep cobalt and indigo complement lighter shades of turquoise and ultramarine for a stunning, multidimensional effect. Below, Amber shares the formulas she used to create this gorgeous look.
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Says Amber, "My client was already pre-lightened all over to a level 10 blonde. I first applied Joico's Semi-Permanent K Pack Color Intensity in Sapphire Blue to the roots about two inches out.
"Then, I started at the back of the head at the base of the neck and worked my way up, taking 1-inch to 2-inch sections and alternating color combinations. Starting from where the Sapphire Blue ended, I feathered the next color into the blue and about 3 to 4 inches down the mid-shaft of the hair, then feathered a light pastel shade to the remaining length of the hair. Joico K Pack Color Intensity in Purple, Light Purple and Cobalt Blue were used, mostly at the mid-shaft of the hair, blending into PRAVANA Pastel in Blissful Blue and Lilac. PRAVANA Sliver was also used. I alternated color combinations every section.
"When I got to the top section where [the client's] hair was parted, I used the lighter pastel shades and Sliver, blending into the Sapphire Blue 3 to 4 inches down the mid-shaft into Joico's Purple, Light Purple or Cobalt Blue to give a kind of soft glow/translucent effect, like a mermaid or opal.
"Process time: 25/30 minutes; for richer, darker colors: 45 minutes. For richer, longer lasting color, apply heat."
Amber completed the look by creating this slightly deconstructed, twisted rose braid up-do for the perfect finishing touch.
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[Images courtesy of Amber Yancey]