Dreamtones Pastel Rainbow Hair
Just a bit shy of 17 years old, model Lilah had hair colourist Brig Van Osten create these dreamtone pastel rainbow hair colours for her new look. Brig Van Osten of P!ay Hair Lounge in Simi Valley, California custom mixed these dreamtone pastel rainbow hair colours for Lilah. Inspired by the March issue of NYLON Magazine, Brig created 5 shades of muted artificial hair tones aka dreamtones and layered them onto Lilah’s curly locks.
Today Brig Van Osten shares her how-to and colour formulas for this look …
“I found the inspiration for this colour while flipping through my favourite magazines on Friday,” Osten tells Modern Salon. “It was quickly apparent that the ‘artificial’ hair colour trend is only picking up speed. I realised our YouTube Channel was showing a lot of different haircuts, colours and mini makeover videos, but we were lacking something on the wilder, trendier side.”
Hair Colour and Photography: Brig Van Osten| Make-up: Aly Frank | Assistants: Jena Wright & Allison Clevenger
Osten enlisted the help of her go-to model for “free-spirited” hair colour, Lilah. About a year ago, Osten transformed Lilah’s hair into a bright cotton candy pink colour for her sixteenth birthday. Never fearful of colour, when she arrived at P!ay Salon, Lilah’s hair was “blondish” and in desperate need of a trim Osten shares. Prior to Lilah’s arrival, Osten created five dreamtones. “Dreamtone is a descriptive word we use at p!ay hair lounge to describe and promote our unique muted shades to our clients,” Osten explains.
#1- 1½ oz Wella + ¼ oz Pink + 1/8 oz Yellow
#2- 1½ oz Wella + ¼ oz Purple + 1 pea size of Red
#3- 1½ oz Wella + ¼ oz Teal + 1 pea size Purple
#4- 1 oz Wella + 1/2 oz Teal
#5- 1½ oz Wella + 1/2 oz Yellow + 1 pea size of Teal
Osten chose to mute the colours using Wella Magma Pure Shine Sealer because of the longevity it provides for dreamtones. Osten also recommends using disposable containers to mix the formulas and to store the remaining pastel rainbow hair colours for future use.
Osten started by lifting Lilah’s regrowth with a lightener & 20 volume highlight. “We both like a bit of her natural hair colour, a warm level 5, shading the colour I do for her. Not exactly an outgrowth, but more of a shadow,” Osten says. Once the hair lifted to a level 9, it was shampooed out and dried.
The hair was then split into two halves, a top and bottom half. Starting at the nape of the neck, taking vertical slices in the bottom section, create two slices of each colour. Be sure to leave a tiny slice of blonde out between each colour change. Repeat on the second half of the hair until you reach the other side of the head.
Divide the front into three sections, two sides and one top section. For the three front remaining sections, horizontally place your slices to create stripes instead of a diffused mix of colour. Approximately 20 minutes later rinse the colour and seal with Wella’s Magma Pure Shine Sealer for five minutes. “This product is brilliant to balance the PH and close the cuticle layers helping lock in the dreamtones,” says Osten. “It looked like yarn in the shampoo bowl.”
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Article source written by Chandler Rollins via www.modernsalon.com