Keratin Complex Color Artist Offers Insight into How to Achieve Jenny McCarthy’s ‘Shocking’ Pink Hair

Keratin Complex, a leader in smoothing treatments, hair color and styling ranges, offers a HTGTL of Actress and noted blonde, Jenny McCarthy’s abrupt hair color change, to a more than HOT Pink! McCarthy showed up for an appearance sporting her stand out new hue, looking as striking as ever! 

Keratin Complex International Creative Team Member, Abraham Sprinkle, explains the how to accomplish this eye-popping Pink hair color:

With the demand of "jewel toned" colors, hairstylists are facing the battle of not only how to execute it but also achieving color longevity.  It has become very easy for consumers to replicate these tones but after a few shampoos they end up with an uneven splotchy mess due to having to color over the bleached-out base required.  As a stylist we have many strategies to combat this.  Hot pink would use a combination dye molecule: Direct (which are what most consumers would use) and oxidated color, both types of dye help with the lifespan of vibrancy, by driving one color deep inside the hair shaft, while the other sets on the surface. The combination of these two act like an insurance policy against fadage.


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To achieve this level of Pink-ness, Abraham worked up a formula that mimics McCarthy’s new hue!

Pink formula:

1oz 10.28

.25 7.62

2-inch ribbon of Keratin Complex Metamorphic .62

10 vol

About: For more information about Keratin Complex’s range of products or to find a salon near you, please visit or call (888) 409-4445. Image of Jenny McCarthy courtesy of :

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