Color How-To: Smoky Lavender Melt

Photos courtesy of @jade__ly

The idea that good things take time couldn’t ring truer than with this color makeover. Over the course of three sessions, hairstylist and extensions specialist Jade Ly ( @jade__ly) lifted her client’s virgin black hair to a silver and white base to create this luxurious melt and shadow root. Using smoky silver and lavender shades for a velveteen appearance, it’s the perfect pick for those wanting a subtle yet creative color. 

Get the Look: 

  1. Lift hair to a level nine. 
  2. Paint a shadow root with Fanola Prestige Colour 10.11 + 11.2 + 10 Volume + one inch of Fanola purple mixer. Process for 10 minutes.
  3. Using the shadow root formula, add more 10 Volume developer to the rest of the color bowl.
  4. Apply the new diluted formula to the ends quickly to create a light lavender color.