Color How-To: Cool-Toned Mermaid Hair

Photos courtesy of @alexisbutterflyloft and @hairgod_zito

Butterfly Loft Salon owner and Pulp Riot co-founder Alexis Thurston (@alexisbutterflyloft), is joined by Pulp Riot stylist Rickey Zito (@hairgod_zito) to create a cool-toned mermaid look of lavender, teal and turquoise. To compliment the colorful tutorial, the duo also shares tips specifically for rainbow lovers, with washing techniques for at-home color maintenance, how to get the most out of using direct dyes and capturing the perfect Instagram photo. 

Get The Look: 


  1. Blue: Pulp Riot Seaglass Semi-permanent Color deepened with a drop of Pulp Riot Aquatic Semi-permanent Color.
  2. Pink: Pulp Riot Lilac Semi-permanent Color deepened with a drop of Pulp Riot Semi-permanent Color in Jam
  3. Mint: Pulp Riot Seaglass Semi-permanent Color



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  1. Prep hair by washing with shampoo, skipping conditioner and drying. 
  2. Working off a radius, section hair in vertical ½” sections with clips.
  3. From the crown, apply the color to each section working in a pink, blue then mint color pattern around the head. Make sure to saturate each section fully by applying from the roots underneath, on top and then side-to-side from midlengths to ends. 
  4. Process at room temperature for 40 minutes, and rinse with cool water without shampoo. 

About: Pulp Riot is the first vibrant hair color that is also vegan, gluten-free & cruelty free! Pulp Riot is easy to use and requires no developer. To learn more visit

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