Pravana Launches Jewel Tones
At the beginning of this month PRAVANA introduced three new shades to its VIVIDS hair colour line. Inspired by nature’s brilliant gemstones, VIVIDS Jewels allows for the creation of bold, beautiful hues, including the trendy “oil slick” look.
The three new VIVIDS shades include Amethyst, Emerald and Blue Topaz. Colourists can replicate the brilliance of a gem by layering the three new colours or other VIVIDS shades, including Black or Clear additives, for a nearly infinite colour palette. Create a soft Violet Opal by combining Clear with four parts Amethyst to one part Emerald, or a bright Blue Zircon with two parts Emerald and one part Blue Topaz.
VIVIDS Jewels are now available at SalonCentric and State and RDA Pro Mart. The VIVIDS introductory offer includes the three new shades plus VIVIDS Clear and Black additives, a swatch ring and how-to’s for this year’s trendsetting VIVIDS techniques.
- Emerald: Lift to Level 9
- Amethyst: Lift to Level 10
- Blue Topaz: Lift to Level 10
“Jewel of the Nile” by Erica Keelen
PRAVANA Jewel Tone Vivids How To Video: “Jewel of the Nile” by Erica Keelen
“Hidden Treasure” by Shurie Saxelby
Instagram hair artists are already having fun with these new colours… #vividsjewels
Jordan Glindmyer (pinupjordan) tells her Instagram followers about her creation…
“Kylie Lesson (kylielesson) let me create a special gemstone inspired technique on her hair that I’m deeming the Pravana Prism Placement, inspired by the facets of a jewel! I placed a large diamond section on the top of her head and did a shadow root technique, then I foiled the entire underneath in alternating colors to replicate the multidimensional sides of the gem! Do you loooove these shades? I used all three of the new Pravana Vivid Jewel tones, Blue Topaz, Amethyst, Emerald, as well as playing with the black additive to smoke out some of the colors! The Teal is the Locked In line by Pravana, and I’ll definitely be using that a little more because I just love how bright it is, and it looks so cool diluted with clear! And just to really complete the look, I did this Diamond Updo and placed some jewels in it for added sparkle…aaaand also because I like go show off!”
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Peacock Ombre Hair Colour
Culture Magazine’s FINDING FANTASIA issue (VOL 16 NO. 04) cover image feature’s a stunning peacock ombre hair colour by colourist Richi Grisillo. Grisillo is a shining light within the Toni & Guy ranks and also one of the nicest chaps you’ll meet around the traps. Not only does this guy have a unique eye for the melding of hair, fashion and beauty, but also pretty impressive resumes that back up his creativity, which is inspiring in itself and makes him a fantastic role model for emerging young stylists to aspire to. Grisillo talks to Culture Magazine about this colour, sharing his formulas and inspirations.
A vivid contradiction between colourful composition and dark moodiness.
A story of bird life. Visual exploration of their spirited existence… flying free, perching and preening.
The Formula and Application:
I started by pre-lightening to a clean blonde, rinsed and worked with Wella Koleston Perfect special mix tones /33 /28 /88 and Wella Color.id in horizontal bands with a soft ‘zig-zag’ direction to create a seamless blend and help defuse the areas where the different colour meet. The invisiDevider Technology in Color.id is the key to creating this barrier within the colour to prevent them running together – it gives a more controlled application from working deeper colours into lighter.
To Style. I played with a more diffused application by lightly backcombing the hair. For a high sheen I applied label.m Shine Mist on dry hair and then used a curling iron to create soft movement from the ear down. the final touch was to set with label.m Hairspray and brush it out.
I really wanted to create the illusion of feathers and weightlessness – an overtly artistic approach whilst still staying true to my style and aesthetic.
I coloured the backdrop myself using Wella Perfection on calico cotton fabric. Messy but effective!
Want to learn how to create rainbow hair?
Discover Anya’s eBook guide: ‘Any Colour Of The Rainbow – The Ultimate Guide to Alternative Hair Colour‘. This guide covers everything from safe bleaching with ammonia free bleach to creating stunning multi colours with foil. Find out all the best products, how to do pastel colours, how to maintain vibrant colour, create ombre colour and so much more…