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by Bx Pfeiffer
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Want a simple way to achieve a stunning cascade of VIVIDS hair color? Yes please! See PRAVANA Canada Artistic Educator Ex Pfeiffer‘s easy Fruit Slices Color Blocking technique!


Lighting Formula

60g Pure Light Ultra Lightener + 120g 20 Volume Creme Developer

ChromaSilk VIVIDS Base Formula

50g Clear-Dilute + 10g Magenta + 30g Too Cute Coral

ChromaSilk VIVIDS Fruit Slices Formulas

Formula 1: 35g Blissful Blue + 35g Aquamarine
Formula 2: 20g Clear-Dilute + 60g Yellow + 5g Emerald


Step 1: Pre-Lightening

Pre-lighten the hair with a Global Blonding method lifting to a clean, Level 10 Pale Yellow by applying the Lightening Formula ½” away from the scalp through the ends. Once you have achieved 70% of the lift on the mid-lengths and ends, apply the same Lightening Formula to the scalp.

Pro Tip

Shampoo with The Perfect Blonde Cleanse after removing the lightener to neutralize any remaining warmth. Do not condition, rinse and dry the hair completely.

Step 2: Section

Part the hair in the center and beginning on one side in the front hairline, section the hair taking ½” pie-shaped wedges in a pinwheel pattern all the way around the head with the points of the triangles at the scalp. Secure the first section and every other section with a black clip. Secure the sections in between with a silver clip.

Pro Tip

Create an even number of sections for a split fringe look or an odd number of sections for a solid pink fringe.

Step 3: Base Color Application

Apply the ChromaSilk VIVIDS Base Formula to the first wedge at the front hairline (secured with a black clip) from scalp through the ends.

Pro Tip

Remember the “3-inch rule” when applying ChromaSilk VIVIDS, reloading your brush every 3 inches and applying generously with a side-to-side motion to separate the hair as well as up and down to prevent a hollow result.

Step 4: Fruit Slices Color Application

Apply the ChromaSilk VIVIDS Fruit Slices Formula 1 to the next wedge (secured with a silver clip) from scalp through the ends. Repeat Steps 3 and 4 applying the ChromaSilk VIVIDS Base Formula to every other section (secured with a black clip) and the ChromaSilk Fruit Slices Formulas 1 and 2 alternating in between those sections (secured with a silver clip).

Pro Tip

Keep your sections separate by applying a meche sheet or long foil over each wedge as you complete them.

Process 30 minutes at room temperature. Rinse with cold water and high water pressure until the water runs clear, then apply Silk Degrees Prep and Treat for 5 minutes and rinse.

Step 5: Style

Emulsify a few drops of PRAVANA’s Hydra Pearl Oil in your hands, apply to damp hair and comb through for even distribution before blow drying. Apply another drop or two to the dry hair before heat styling. Hydra Pearl Oil provides thermal protection up to 450 degrees.


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