AHP Indie Stylist

Volume 1, Issue 4

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N ot a m e m b e r ? J o i n at a s so c iate d h a i rp rofe s sio n a ls .c o m 17 the formula "I love to use [this technique] because it creates a seamless transition between colors. I wanted the final look to create a strobing effect in the hair," Gonzalez says. The model was pre-lightened to a pale yellow and pre-toned prior to the final color application. Then, the final colors are applied with a fine mist water bottle in layers to create an ombre effect. THE FORMULA Aveda Full Spectrum Demi A. + 20g 0N + 20g 10N + 4g Light Ash + 40g 5v Developer Aveda Full Spectrum Permanent Hair Color B. 30g Universal 0N + 10g Blue Pure Pigment + 40g 10v Developer C. 40g 5v Liquid Developer + 1g Blue Pure Pigment D. 80g 5v Liquid Developer + 10g Violet Pure Pigment + 2g Blue Pure Pigment THE TECHNIQUE Step 1: Pre-lighten hair to a pale yellow and tone with Formula A. Step 2: Dry hair and section into quadrants. Work in ¼" slightly diagonal sections from bottom to top. Step 3: Apply Formulas B–D using the following techniques: • Formula B: Apply to the root area using a brush. • Formula C: Apply to the midshaft using a fine mist spray bottle. • Formula D: Apply to the ends using a fine mist spray bottle. Step 4: Separate each section with plastic wrap to prevent bleeding. Step 5: Allow to process. Then rinse, shampoo, and condition. The Watercolor Technique Heggy Gonzalez @heggyhair Heggy Gonzalez, creative mentor for Inspire Greatness Aveda Institutes, shares a formula for an application process she created and dubbed the "Watercolor Technique."

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