Mermaid Color Melt with Elissa Wolfe
Recently we showcased color melts in our Instagram #hairoftheweek challenge and we were left in awe of the gorgeous, vibrant work submitted. That's why we asked Vancouver stylist and vivid color melt specialist Elissa Wolfe to walk us through how she creates mermaid worthy looks for her clients.
Did you catch that? Alright, we can't work that fast, but luckily Elissa broke down her process.
Step 1 I lifted my client's roots using Wella® Blondor with 20 volume developer.
Step 2 I then applied Joico® Color Intensity Eraser with 10 volume at the basin and let it sit for 10 minutes. This removed bright pink that was applied to the hair during a previous direct pigment application.
Step 3 After blow-drying, I applied all Joico colors to 4 quadrants.
Step 4 Roots were painted with a mix of Sky Blue, Light Purple and Black.
Step 5 Then I applied three colors from midshaft to ends on the remaining segments of hair, blending into the root color to dissolve any harsh lines.
Color 1: Light Purple + Black
Color 2: Sky Blue
Color 3: Lilac Purple
Step 6 I let the color sit for 20 minutes then rinsed, applied Joico Cuticle Sealer and styled using my GHD Atlantic Jade Iron to create soft waves.
Thank you Elissa for sharing your process with us. Now that you've seen how it's done, go on with your mermaid self! We want to see your custom creations, so be sure to tag your work @cosmoprofbeauty #licensedtocreate on Instagram for a chance to be featured!
Stylist & Educator
Posted December 14, 2016