Your first look at Pravana Chromasilk Neons. New shockingly electric colours.
Launching next month (July 2014).
If you love the Vivids, you love the Pastels, it’s safe to assume you’ll love the Neons! The VIVIDS Collection colours are direct dyes that require no peroxide developers. The intensity of the colour is determined by how lighted the hair is to start with, so for best results apply to pre-bleached hair.
Pravana’s ChromaSilk Neons Collection introduces five highlighter colours:
Give HIGHLIGHTING hair a new meaning. Also Neon Yellow and Green GLOW under UV Black Light! Pravana talks to ModernSalon.com and gives us awesome tutorials on how to create these vibrant looks with the new Chromasilk Neons collection.
Hair Colour: Vadre Amescua Grigsby
Styling: Marcia Hamilton
Photography: Ben Cope
Model: Marlena Schwenck (aka creaturefromblackleatherlagoon)
How to get the look: “Block N’ Roll” tutorial
Learn the technique used to create the “Block N’ Roll” look, on model ichoose2bhappie using Neon Yellow and Neon Orange.
To begin, start with clean, dry, pre-lightened hair at level 10 with a lightener like Pure Light Powder and your choice of developer.
Squeeze Neons Yellow and Neons Orange into separate tint bowls.
Section hair from the top of head and clip away.
How to get the look: Neons Pink “Interlacing Neons” tutorial
Learn the technique used to create the “Interlacing Neons” look, on model Caisa Airmet using Chromasilk Neon Pink and Chromasilk Neon Blue.
How to Custom Mix Neons:
To create the custom neon colours, see below:
Neon Violet: Use 3 oz of Neon Pink with 1/2 oz of Neon Blue.
Neon Blue Violet: Combine equal parts Neon Pink with Neon Blue.
Process for 20 to 30 minutes at room temperature. Rinse with cool water, shampoo lightly with a colour protecting shampoo and rinse until the water runs clear. Follow with a colour protecting conditioner and colour-fade protectant. Style as desired.
NEONS Must Have Tips & Tricks Video…
Check out this ‘Tips & Tricks’ video for a back stage pass to the photo shoot of these colours. Plus some great advice from Pravana’s stylist. You can even see Neon pink colour being applied…
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Tutorials via www.modernsalon.com
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…
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Pastel hair in Marie Claire
Bright hair colour has become more popular and accepted in mainstream fashion than ever before, especially with the pastel hair trend. This month Marie Claire features the work of colourist Aura Friedman. Aura has worked with celebrity clients such as Sophie Dahl, Sasha Baron Cohen, M.I.A, and Lady Gaga. Her work has been featured in publications such as Elle, Dazed & Confused and Vogue.
Here she discusses how to rock extreme pastel hair colour in the mainstream fashion world. Aura comments on todays modern pastel trend comparing it to the more intense punk colours of the past. She discusses using complimentary colours, grunge tones gone luxury and use of light and dark shades reflecting the hairs natural tones.
“Lavender is very soft and sweet, and the little bit’s of yellow give it a complementary tone that makes it stand out more” says Friedman, who notes that today’s pastel lend a refinement to harsh punk colours of the past.
“This look is a little bit stronger and gives you a fall feeling. It’s unusual and fun.” DIY hair chalks and sprays can give you a similar look and they’re easy to wash out.
“The pastel blue changes to almost sea-foam green towards the bottom, which mimics the way natural hair might be: brighter at the top and lighter on the ends”
“Acid tones walk more on the grungy side, but this interpretation is more modern and luxurious-looking”
What are your thoughts on the ‘pretty in pastel’ hair tread?
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Welcome to a Guy Fawkes/bonfire night special! Lets bring out the sparklers, and light up the night with some explosive hair styles and fiery colours…
When people think of fire, most would jump for a bottle of red dye. But if we think outside the box and look at flames and fireworks, the ‘Wow’ factor comes from this explosion of light in the dark. To play with the the of use of light, UV/black light reactive hair dye is an amazing way to create hair that literally glows in the dark! Dyes like Special Effects “Napalm Orange” and Manic Panic’s “Electric Banana” glow under UV light, giving your fiery colours by day, but then at night under a black light you will get an stunning effect like glowing embers.
Stylist Veronika Kozachenok, Makeup/hair artist Natalia Oginskaya and photographer Shelukhin Gregory teamed up to create these stunning images all lit with UV light. Black light reactive makeup and hair make these glowing shots look like the streams of light caught on camera from sparklers and catherine wheels. While the lose curls looks like lava glowing as it flows.
For a day time look for fiery hair colours, don’t just stop at one red colour. Flames have many tones and using a combination such as burning orange and a glowing yellow will give the hair multi dimensional colour. If you have long, layered hair and want to style your hair straight and down I suggest your do these colours in foils to create flaming steaks of colour. This look is best shown off with movement, so flick your hair or headbang like Hayley Williams while listening to Semi Precious Weapons’ “Her Hair is on Fire.”.
However for truly flaming hair that mimics the movement, twist and flicker of fire apply red/orange/yellow with the ombre technique, rather than foiled streaks. Start with the darkest colour (red or darkest orange) on the roots and blend out to bright orange, then yellow on the tips. Don’t forget to blend so you don’t end up with band marks. The more random the better.
Then go curl crazy with your curling tongs… or for bigger/loser curls do twists with your GHD. Back comb the roots to give as much hight and body as you like. Flip your head upside down and hairspray it all to give hold and volume. You can leave it down and wild, with movement and bounce, so it’s like flames licking around your face and falling around your shoulders. Alternatively you can pin it all up on your head to look like fire flickering up into the night sky. Check out model Irene Yuen (aka Looooo)‘s up-style for inspiration.
For short hair, such as a fohawk style, tease the hair up and go mad with the hairspray, this style work’s great as you can see the ombre colour blend in action.
Of course, as with any colourful look, you have to go all the way and do the makeup to match! Check out this fire makeup tutorial by Eva Di Martino (aka. PureBlackLove). Hope you have an awesome bonfire night! Note: Thanks to JellyFish Queen for suggesting a blog post on fiery hair for bonfire night!