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Love Is in the Hair! Red Hot Geometric VIVIDS

by Tim "Bo" Mack
Love Is In The Hair Red Hot Geometric VIVIDS
With Valentine’s Day just around the corner what better way to show off your love for fashion and beauty than with a sexy and bold red geometric color? PRAVANA Educator Mentor Tim “Bo” Mack shows you how featuring ChromaSilk VIVIDS Original for the most vibrant results!


Formula #1

20g Pure Light Ultra Lightener + 40g 10 Volume Creme Developer

Formula #2

ChromaSilk VIVIDS Original 20g Red + 5g Wild Orchid + 5g Black

Formula #3

ChromaSilk VIVIDS Original 20g Red + 7g Magenta + 3g Wild Orchid


Step 1: Prep

Prep the hair by spraying Purify and Revive PRIME 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.

Red Hot Geometric VIVIDS Step 1: Prep

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: Global Blonding Sectioning

Divide the hair into the PRAVANA Standard 4 Quadrants by taking a parting from behind the ear to behind the ear and a second parting from nose to nape.

Red Hot Geometric VIVIDS Step 2: Global Blonding Sectioning

Pro Tip

Twist the hair in each quadrant into a knot to keep it up and out of your way.

Step 3: Global Blonding

Using a Platinum Card Global Blonding technique, pre-lighten the hair to Level 7 utilizing Formula #1. Take back-to-back slices and start your application ½” away from the scalp to account for the heat zone. Once you have reached 70% of the lift, go back and apply the same formula to the first ½”.

Red Hot Geometric VIVIDS Step 3: Global Blonding

Pro Tip

Pre-lightening is necessary for hair that has been previously treated with permanent color to expose the warm underlying pigment that aids in your final color outcome.

Process up to 55 minutes at room temperature checking every 5-10 minutes. Cleanse the hair with Truity Cleanse. Rinse, towel-dry and apply Silk Degrees Prep & Treat for 5 minutes at the basin to equalize the porosity and provide anchoring sites for your color application. Rinse and dry the hair completely.

Step 4: Geometric Color Sectioning

Divide the hair into eight triangles – three in the front and five in the back to create a geometric pattern.

Red Hot Geometric VIVIDS Step 4: Geometric Color Sectioning

Step 5: Geometric Color Application

Beginning the color application in one triangle at the nape of the neck, apply Formula #2 to the first inch of the hair, then apply Formula #3 to the mid-lengths and ends blending the transition point. For the next adjacent triangle, switch your formulas to Formula #3 at the base blending into Formula #2 on the mid-lengths and ends. Repeat this pattern in the remaining six sections.

Red Hot Geometric VIVIDS Step 5a: Geometric Color Application Red Hot Geometric VIVIDS Step 5b: Geometric Color Application

Pro Tip

Alternating your formulas creates more dimension in the hair and defines the geometric patterning.

Process 30 minutes at room temperature. Rinse with cold water and high water pressure until the water runs clear, condition with TRUITY Condition and style as desired.

Step 6: Style

Towel-dry the hair and detangle with Intense Therapy Leave In-Treatment. Finger set 1” x 1” sections of the hair and diffuse.

Red Hot Geometric VIVIDS Step 6: Style

Pro Tip

Once dry, to create volume use your fingertips to shake and lift the scalp area only as you apply Super Shape Hairspray. This will help not to disturb the coils formed in the mid-lengths to ends.


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