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Color & Lightening

HI LIFTS for Base Breaking

by Becky Betts
Before and After HI LIFTS for Lived in Blonding
Do your blonding clients complain about dark regrowth within a couple of weeks? See how our Senior Artistic Educator Becky Betts utilizes our ChromaSilk HI LIFTS to “Break the Base” in just 10 minutes for a softer transition!


Lighting Formula

30g Pure Light Ultra Lightener + 60g 10 Volume Creme Developer

Base Break Formula

ChromaSilk Hi Lifts 20g Cool Violet + 30g 10 Volume Creme Developer

Toning Formula

30g ChromaSilk Express Tones Pearl – Blondes + 10g ChromaSilk Express Tones Ash – Blondes + 60g Zero Lift Creme Developer

VIVIDS Everlasting Formulas

Formula 1: 30g ChromaSilk Creme Color – Copper 6.46 Dark Copper Red Blonde + 45g 10 Volume Creme Developer
Formula 2: 30g ChromaSilk Creme Color – Copper 7.40 Bright Copper Blonde + 45g 10 Volume Creme Developer
Formula 3: 30g ChromaSilk Creme Color – Copper 8.43 Light Copper Golden Blonde + 45g 10 Volume Creme Developer


Step 1: Prep

Prep the hair by spraying Purify & Revive PRIME Demineralizing Spray generously throughout the hair, combing through for even distribution and allowing to sit for 3 minutes (no rinsing or shampoo required). This will diminish any hard water minerals prior to any chemical service.

Pro Tip

Minerals are found in 85% of household water which can cause lightener to puff and swell or color to take inaccurately.

Step 2: Section

Divide the hair into the PRAVANA Standard 4 quadrants by taking a radial parting from crown to ear on both sides, then crown to nape dropping out your first diagonal back section and finally crown to nose dropping out your first hairline section.

Step 3: Highlight

Highlight the fringe and front hairline sections by utilizing vertical partings and micro stitching to create a heavily highlighted fringe and front halo 2” back from the hairline. Then taking horizontal sections, continue highlighting utilizing micro stitches in the front quadrants and macro stitches in the back quadrants.

Pro Tip

Utilize microstitches (- – -) in finer areas of the hair for a softer blend, use macrostitches (__ __ __) in thicker areas to cover more ground quickly.

Process at room temperature up to 55 minutes checking every 5-10 minutes until you have reached a Level 10 Pale Yellow. Shampoo the hair with Intense Therapy Cleanse and towel-dry well.

Step 4: Base Break and Tone

Take a horseshoe parting from temple to temple around the top of the occipital bone. Apply the Overlay Formula to the lightened pieces.

Step 5: VIVIDS Everlasting Application

Alternate the VIVIDS Everlasting Formulas using your own creativity to add as many or as little pops of color for a fun accent.

Process 30 minutes at room temperature. Cleanse and Condition with PRAVANA’s Intense Therapy regimen.


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