17 September 2021

Video Alert! How-To: Lite Brite VIVID Hair Color

Watch as Pravana’s 2016 Show Us Your Vivids Contest Winner, Neal Malek, creates this look reminiscent of the classic ’80’s toy with a modern, edgy twist. Using an electric combo of PRAVANA NEONS and VIVIDS hair colors, Malek transforms her model into a rainbow dream – no batteries required!

Want to get the look?

Color Formulas

1: 85g VIVIDS Black + 15g VIVIDS Violet
2: 20g VIVIDS Black + 80g VIVIDS Silver
3: 90g VIVIDS Silver + ½ Drop VIVIDS Violet + 1g VIVIDS Black
4: 50g NEON Green + 10g PASTELS Blissful Blue + 30g NEON Yellow
5: 60g VIVIDS Clear + 10g NEON Green + 10g NEON Yellow
6: 30g PASTELS Pretty in Pink + 40g PASTELS Too Cute Coral + 5g NEON Pink + 10g NEON Orange
7: PASTELS Blissful Blue

TECHNIQUE:

1. Pre-lighten hair to a Level 9 with Pure Light Power Lightener.

2. Section the hair.

3. Starting at the nape, apply VIVIDS Formula 1 at the root and Formula 2 from the rooted color down to the ends.

    – 1: 85g VIVIDS Black + 15g VIVIDS Violet
    – 2: 20g VIVIDS Black + 80g VIVIDS Silver

4. Work your way up the head in 2 inch sections. The next section is colored as follows:

    – Root – Formula 1: 85g VIVIDS Black + 15g VIVIDS Violet
    – Formula 2: 20g VIVIDS Black + 80g VIVIDS Silver
    – PASTELS Blissful Blue
    – Formula 6: 30g PASTELS Pretty in Pink + 40g PASTELS Too Cute Coral + 5g NEON Pink + 10g NEON Orange
    – PASTELS Blissful Blue
    – Formula 2: 20g VIVIDS Black + 80g VIVIDS Silver
    – Formula 1: 85g VIVIDS Black + 15g VIVIDS Violet

5. In the next section, color the hair as follows:

    – Root – Formula 1: 85g VIVIDS Black + 15g VIVIDS Violet
    – Formula 2: 20g VIVIDS Black + 80g VIVIDS Silver
    – Formula 4: 50g NEON Green + 10g PASTELS Blissful Blue + 30g NEON Yellow
    – Formula 5: 60g VIVIDS Clear + 10g NEON Green + 10g NEON Yellow
    – Formula 3: 90g VIVIDS Silver + ½ Drop VIVIDS Violet + 1g VIVIDS Black

6. In the next section, alternate between the following color combinations on 2 inch strands:

    – 1: Formula 2: 20g VIVIDS Black + 80g VIVIDS Silver
    – PASTELS Blissful Blue
    – Formula 3: 90g VIVIDS Silver + ½ Drop VIVIDS Violet + 1g VIVIDS Black

    – 2: Formula 2: 20g VIVIDS Black + 80g VIVIDS Silver
    – Formula 6: 30g PASTELS Pretty in Pink + 40g PASTELS Too Cute Coral + 5g NEON Pink + 10g NEON Orange
    – Formula 3: 90g VIVIDS Silver + ½ Drop VIVIDS Violet + 1g VIVIDS Black 

    – 3: Formula 2: 20g VIVIDS Black + 80g VIVIDS Silver
    – Formula 5: 60g VIVIDS Clear + 10g NEON Green + 10g NEON Yellow
    – Formula 3: 90g VIVIDS Silver + ½ Drop VIVIDS Violet + 1g VIVIDS Black

    – 4: Formula 2: 20g VIVIDS Black + 80g VIVIDS Silver
    – Formula 4: 50g NEON Green + 10g PASTELS Blissful Blue + 30g NEON Yellow
    – Formula 3: 90g VIVIDS Silver + ½ Drop VIVIDS Violet + 1g VIVIDS Black

7. When you reach the apex (top of diamond sectioning) apply the following colors in order to the entire section:

    – Root-to-Mid Formula 1: 85g VIVIDS Black + 15g VIVIDS Violet
    – Mid-to-Ends Formula 3: 90g VIVIDS Silver + ½ Drop VIVIDS Violet + 1g VIVIDS Black

8. As you move into the sides, apply the color in the following order closest to the ear.

    – Formula 2: 20g VIVIDS Black + 80g VIVIDS Silver
    – Formula 3: 90g VIVIDS Silver + ½ Drop VIVIDS Violet + 1g VIVIDS Black

9. As you move up the head on the sides, apply the color in the following order:

    – Formula 2: 20g VIVIDS Black + 80g VIVIDS Silver
    – Formula 4: 50g NEON Green + 10g PASTELS Blissful Blue + 30g NEON Yellow
    – Formula 3: 90g VIVIDS Silver + ½ Drop VIVIDS Violet + 1g VIVIDS Black

10. Repeat on other side.
 
11. Once you reach the fringe, apply in the following order:

    – Root Formula 1: 85g VIVIDS Black + 15g VIVIDS Violet
    – Formula 2: 20g VIVIDS Black + 80g VIVIDS Silver
    – Formula 5: 60g VIVIDS Clear + 10g NEON Green + 10g NEON Yellow
    – Formula 3: 90g VIVIDS Silver + ½ Drop VIVIDS Violet + 1g VIVIDS Black

12. Process at room temperature 20-30 minutes.
 
EXTRA:
Color a HALOCOUTURE Extension while your client is processing and add a pop of pink.

    – Formula 2: 20g VIVIDS Black + 80g VIVIDS Silver
    – Formula 6: 30g PASTELS Pretty in Pink + 40g PASTELS Too Cute Coral + 5g NEON Pink + 10g NEON Orange

13. Shampoo, condition and protect with VIVIDS Color Protect aftercare.

14. Finish with PRAVANA NEVO vegan and gluten-free stylers.

NOTE: this look also glows under a blacklight, thanks to the NEON colors used throughout the technique!

  • Credits
    Colorist/Stylist: Neal Malek @nealmhair
    Model: Ashley Wagner @ashleyswagnerxo
    Photographer: Josh McCaghren @joshmccaghren
    Videographer: Huck Hinshaw @pleasantlycavingin
    Makeup: Karen Gonzalez @iluvsarahii
    Wardrobe: Caisa Airmet @caisadilla
    Courtesy of @pravana
    Extension piece provided by HALOCOUTURE @halocoutureextensions

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