Color How-To: Lilac Locks

From beautiful blonde to lilac lady! Christina Aguilera debuted a gorgeous new shade of soft lilac on this week’s episode of The Voice. The creative color trailblazer, who has rocked everything from icy blonde to black dip-dyed ends, pink peek-a-boos, red and purple ombre and more throughout her career, combined this delicate shade with hair piercings to add edge to the overall style. Her iridescent hair color is a great twist on the traditional pink hair trend and a stunning yet subtle way to begin incorporating creative color into a client’s look for the upcoming summer season. 

Want to get the look? To recreate Christina Aguilera’s soft lilac locks, PRAVANA Stylist Jamie Muniz (@twomadhares) put together the following formula using ChromaSilk Express Tones and VIVIDS for long-lasting, beautiful color that you can offer to your clients!

FORMULA 1: 3 parts Express Tones Pearl, 1 part Express Tones Violet and 8 parts Express Tones Clear 

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FORMULA 2: 1 part PASTELS Luscious Lavender, 1 part PASTELS Pretty in Pink and 2 parts VIVIDS Clear additive 

Step 1: Pre-lighten the hair to a level 10 using Pure Light Power Lightener and choice of developer. 

Step 2: Shampoo and condition the hair. 

Step 3: Apply FORMULA 1 and process for five minutes to give hair a multidimensional, luminescent foundation. 

Step 4: Rinse and dry the hair completely. 

Step 5: Apply FORMULA 2 and process for 20 to 30 minutes at room temperature. 

Step 6: Shampoo, condition and protect with the VIVIDS Color Protect aftercare line. 

Step 7: Style as desired. 

(Photo above: Christina Aguilera’s lilac locks; Courtesy of Instagram

About: VIVIDS Color Protect aftercare provides all the essential tools to preserve color vitality and vibrancy like no other product available. Specifically formulated to work with the very special cationic dye system employed in VIVIDS and PASTEL colors, VIVIDS Color Protect aftercare works to ensure long-lasting, bright color. For more information visit