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How-To: Pantone Color of the Year 2016 with Pravana

Friday, 04 December 2015 16:36

This week, Pantone announced its official colors for 2016: Rose Quartz and Serenity. According to Pantone Color Institute’s Executive Director Leatrice Eiseman, “joined together, Rose Quartz and Serenity demonstrate an inherent balance between a warmer embracing rose tone and the cooler tranquil blue, reflecting connection and wellness as well as a soothing sense of order and peace."

Throughout the past year and beyond, pastel shades like those chosen by Pantone have continued to be a top trend amongst celebrities and influencers when it comes to hair color. Kylie Jenner, Hilary Duff, January Jones and more have rocked various pastel hair colors this year. Like Rose Quartz and Serenity, these tranquil shades are great introductions to the world of creative hair color for clients who maybe aren’t ready to go full rainbow on their strands. These types of shades often come with less commitment plus tone the lightened hair underneath.

Pravana, a professional hair care brand and leader in creative color, invites you to recreate the two 2016 Pantone Colors of the Year using the industry’s longest-lasting, most vibrant hair color. See formulas and technique below!

Pravana Artistic Educator Shurie Saxelby put together the following formulas using Pravana Vivids and the new ChromaSilk Express Tones to create Rose Quartz and Serenity on strands:

Rose Quartz – Equal parts PASTELS Too Cute Coral + VIVIDS Pink

  1. – Pre-lighten hair to Level 9 using PRAVANA Pure Light Power Lightener and developer of choice.
  2. – Apply ChromaSilk Express Tones in Violet all over damp hair for five minutes then rinse.
  3. – Apply Rose Quartz formula from roots to ends.
  4. – Process for 20 to 30 minutes at room temperature.
  5. – Rinse using cool water, then shampoo lightly with VIVIDS Color Protect Shampoo, rinsing until the water runs clear. Follow up with VIVIDS Color.
  6. – Protect Conditioner and VIVIDS Color Protect Sealing Spray.
  7. – Style as desired.

Serenity – Two parts PASTELS Mystical Mint + one part VIVIDS Pink + small drop of VIVIDS Violet

  1. – Pre-lighten hair to Level 9 using PRAVANA Pure Light Power Lightener and developer of choice.
  2. – Apply ChromaSilk Express Tones in Violet all over for five minutes on damp hair then rinse.
  3. – Apply Serenity formula from roots to ends.
  4. – Process for 20 to 30 minutes at room temperature.
  5. – Rinse using cool water, then shampoo lightly with VIVIDS Color Protect Shampoo, rinsing until the water runs clear. Follow up with VIVIDS Color.
  6. – Protect Conditioner and VIVIDS Color Protect Sealing Spray.
  7. – Style as desired.

Photo courtesy of Pantone.com

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