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How To: The Subtropics Haircolor Trend Step-by-Step + Formula by Nick Pagano

Wednesday, 07 June 2017 16:48

Inspired by the fashion runways and color forecasts for Spring and Summer 2017, Goldwell National Artist, Nick Pagano (@nickpaganohairdesign), created an amazing textured look with color. Learn HOW TO!

Color became the focus when choosing his palette to create this textured look. The subtropics palette that Pagano created was a combination of warm and cool reds with shades including Lava, Indian, Crimson and Chili Powder, including accent shades of Syrup and Marigold. This was used to create texture and movement with reflection, shadow and tonal blending.

Step 1: First, create three triangle sections on the top of the head. Start the first section at the high recession, just behind the hairline. Then, the second section above the occipital bone and the third section on the right side of the head at the high recession, just behind the hairline. The triangles should all be slightly concaved in shape and isolated.

Step 2: Next, prepare the remaining hair with Goldwell Dualsenses Color Structure Equalizer and apply 40ml Topchic 3% (10vol) lotion + 35ml + 8KG + 5ml 7KR from root to ends to create depth and richness.

Step 3: Then, decolorize the triangle sections to a level 9 using 35ml SilkLift 3% (10vol) Lotion + 35ml SilkLift High Performance Lightener + 3 pumps of Intensive Conditioning Serum Concentrate.

Step 4: Following, shampoo with Elumen Wash and condition with Elumen Treat, then towel dry hair well.

Step 5: After, apply Elumen Prepare and dry hair.

Step 6: Next, resection the hair.

Step 7: Then, start at the bottom of each triangle by taking horizontal sections and applying 40ml Topchic 3% (10vol) lotion + 35ml + 8KG + 5ml 7KR one inch down from the base.

Step 8: Following, paint 60 ml Colorance lotion + 5ml 9KG + 25ml 9G, 20 ml Elumen GK @all + 20 ml GB@9 and 20ml Elumen GK@all 1 ml Pk@all in a channel effect.

Step 9: After one rotation, incorporate 10 ml Elumen BK@6 + 20ml KK@all + 10ml GK@all Thermal foils and repeat the rotation to create a beautiful water color effect.

Step 10: Finally, process for 30 minutes, shampoo twice with Elumen Wash and towel dry hair well. To finish the look apply Elumen Lock for 5 minutes, rinse well and condition with Elumen Treat.

  • Credits
    Color/Cut/Styling: Nick Pagano @nickpaganohairdesign
    Make-up: Cheryl Esposito @cherylmakeup
    Photographer: Andrea Urbinati @andreaurbinati

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