How-To Video: Hair Painting with Bold Colors

When clients come into the salon looking for a bit of fun, what better way to do so than with a temporary hair color? New from L’Oréal Professionnel, #colorfulhair is a semi-permanent color with triple the conditioning agents. The half-gel, half-cream color fades true to tone in 15 washes, and is perfect for bringing in extra revenue in as little as 15 minutes. 

Demonstrating live, L’Oréal Professionnel National Artist Laura Gibson (@lgibsoncolorist) serves up two looks: a platinum meets pastel-lilac and a color melt in chocolate, peach and coral. 

Get The Look: 

Formulas: 

Pastel-lilac:

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Pre-Lightened with L'Oréal Professionnel Blond Studio Multi-Techniques Powder with Majicreme 40-vol. For the colorful accent, mix  L'Oréal Professionnel #colorfulhair 160g Crystal Clear with 20g Electric Purple.

Hypnotic Sunset:

Pre-Lightened with L'Oréal Professionnel Blond Studio Multi-Techniques Powder with Majicreme 40-vol. For the scalp color, mix L'Oréal Professionnel #colorfulhair 30g Pink Sorbet with 30g Sunset Coral 30g and Hypnotic Magenta. Apply Sunset Coral throughout the mid-lengths and ends.

Methods: 

Pastel-lilac

  • Begin by painting the lightener from the scalp to the ends in horizontal sections. Heavily saturate throughout, and protect each finished section with cotton to prevent bleeding. 
  • For the hairline, continue applying the lightener to the surface first. Then, create a “2D light” by lifting the section up and applying underneath. Follow with cotton. 
  • Leave to process and wash when ready. 
  • Add colorful accents by painting 160g Crystal Clear mixed with 20g Electric Purple onto hair. 

Hypnotic Sunset

  • Begin by painting the lightener in horizontal sections, leaving a large amount of root to keep the brunette coloring around the top. Heavily saturate the product throughout, and protect each finished section with cotton to prevent bleeding. 
  • Leave to process and wash when ready. 
  • Mix 30g Pink Sorbet, 30g Sunset Coral and 30g Hypnotic Magenta and apply from the scalp down to the lightened areas. 
  • Apply Sunset Coral from mid-lengths to ends.

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