How-To: Rainbow Pompadour

Once again proving that rainbow hair isn’t just for the ladies, Joe Jonas rocked a multi-hued pompadour last month as a follow up to the blue color he sported late last year. The singer/songwriter embraced the trend with alternating creative color highlights for a fun, bright twist. 

PRAVANA stylist Jamie Muniz put together the below formula and technique to recreate the look using PRAVANA VIVIDS for the longest-lasting, most vibrant creative color. 

FORMULA 1:. 2 parts PASTEL Blissful Blue + 1 part NEON Blue 

FORMULA 2: 4 parts VIVIDS Pink + 1 part VIVIDS Magenta + 1 drop VIVIDS Wild Orchid 


1. Pre-lighten hair to a level 9 using Pure Light Power Lightener and preferred choice of PRAVANA Creme Developer. This will provide a warm base for the pink and create a more greenish-blue with FORMULA 2.

2. Rinse, shampoo and dry the hair completely. 

3. Stitch out selected pieces of hair and in-foil apply FORMULA 1. 

4. Apply FORMULA 2 throughout the remaining pre-lightened strands. 

5. Process 20 to 30 minutes at room temperature. 

6. Shampoo with PRAVANA VIVIDS Color Protect Shampoo with cold water and condition with VIVIDS Color Protect Conditioner. Lock in the color with VIVIDS Color Protect Sealing Spray. 

7. Rinse then dry hair completely. Style as desired.

To get Joe’s lifted look, sprinkle NEVO Lived-In Powder Potion through the top strands for texture and volume then secure with the NEW NEVO Super Shape EXTREME Hair Spray for a fierce, long-lasting hold. 

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