There is no size fits all when it comes to creating beautiful, lightened locks. PRAVANA offers stylist innovative lightening options to accommodate all your client’s needs. Get ready to rock Ultra Palest Blondes, Beige Blonde, Oatmeal Blonde, Butter Blonde and Cool Iridescent Blonde.
PRAVANA‘s Color Steps, products, and favorite formulas will guide you toward successfully creating any blonde tone. New clients will flock in touting your status as a hair blonding goddess.
5 ESSENTIAL STEPS FOR 1 STEP BLONDING:
1 – WHERE AM I STARTING? Use the PRAVANA starting level tool found in their swatch book to determine the natural starting level. They suggest to always formulate from the darkest level found in the hair when going lighter.
2 – WHERE AM I GOING? Determine how light or dark you want the hair for the finished color. What undertones will be present and are you going to neutralize, balance or enhance those tones.
3 – HOW FAR DO I HAVE TO GO TO GET THERE? Figure out how many levels of lift or deposit you will need and choose the appropriate developer and color product to get you there.
4 – ARE THERE ANY OBSTACLES IN MY WAY? Use the PRAVANA Grey Chart, Contributing Pigment, and Corrective Base Charts to identify the color family needs to address any obstacles that need special attention. This includes condition of the hair.
5 – HOW DO I ADDRESS THOSE OBSTACLES? Use the PRAVANA underlying pigment wheel to formulate anything that is missing, or needing to be added, in the underlying pigment of your finished color. This step helps to decide what shade, or mixture of shades, of PRAVANA color you will use in your color formula.
PRAVANA also provides you with a color wheel and a numbering system in their CHROMASILK level and tonal values.
STEPS FOR ULTRA PALE BLONDE – 2 STEP: LIGHTENER AND TONER:
PRAVANA provides three different blonding products to use for different blonding results:
Pure Light Ultra Lightener is formulated to give up to 9 levels of lift for global blonding results. Use for maximum lift on/off scalp applications.
Pure Light Power Lightener is formulated to give up to 7 levels of lift for contained global blonding results. Use in foils or open air ligheneing processes.
Pure Light Creme Lightener is PRAVANA’s gentlest lightener formulated to give up to 4 levels of lift on or off scalp.
Chromasilk Express Tones Toners provide 9 shades, plus clear, for quick toning on Level 7 and up, and 3 ‘After Dark’ shades for low-level deposit on levels 7’s and below. All EXPRESS TONES are intermixable for creating customizing tones for every finished blonde.
Favorite Blonding Formulas:
Lightening: Pure Light Ultra + 10 Vol on teaselights balayage method. Work is small batches with low volume, re-mix as you go to keep lightener fresh.
Tone: Express Tones
Shadow Root: 3 parts Dark Neutral Ash + 1 part Dark Neutral Pearl + Zero Lift
Ends: 3 parts Pearl + 1 part Ash + 5 parts Clear + Zero Lift
Finishing: Polish & Reunite to create luxurious smooth blow-out. A few sprits of fresh dry shampoo over alternating curl pattern for texture.
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Lightening: Pure Light Ultra + 20 Vol in diagonally sliced sections, alternating between teased slices and standard slices (Ends were previously lightened, so adjust volume of developer according to your starting level). Process at room temperature up to 55 minutes or until desired level of lift is achieved.
Tone: Express Tones 1 part Beige + 1 part Pearl + 3 Parts Clear + Zero Lift
Finishing: The Perfect Blonde shampoo, conditioner and masque. Style as desired.
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Lightening: Pure Light Power Lightener + 20 Volume in medium weave all over Foils; 2 lightener foils to 1 low light foil. Once processed Shampoo, Treat, and Dry.
Low Light: Chromasilk Blended Neutrals 6.22 6BVBV + 10 Vol
Shadow Root: Express Tones Beige + Zero Lift
Ends:Equal parts Pearl + Clear + Zero Lift Apply Shadow root first, then ends, melting method.
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