Show off jewel tones in modern way with CRYSTAL LIGHT, an exclusive technique created by Vero K-PAK Color International Artistic Director Sue Pemberton to showcase the sheer, multifaceted brilliance and vibrancy of Vero K-PAK Color Intensity’s new Crystallize Collection. By combining inlay color blocking with her signature feathering technique for diffusing color toward the hair ends, the two-time NAHA winning colorist successfully mimicked the transparent vibrancy and shine only radiated by colored crystals. >> NEW! DOWNLOAD THE CRYSTAL LIGHT STEP-BY-STEP
Joico Artist, Ashley Spangenberg, was challenged to use the NEW Color Intensity Crystallize shades and proceeded to win Joico’s Extreme Colorist America Challenge! Get her winning formula below:
Starting Level- 2” virgin Level 2. From line of demarcation to ends- Level 1 previously colored.
Prelighten with Vero K-PAK Creme Lightener, equal parts 20 Vol. Veroxide.
Target level: Level 7/8 Yellow/Orange
1: Section hair from forehead to nape, and from apex to just behind the ears. Section the front two sections out of the way.
2: Starting at the nape take 1/4” horizontal/diagonal partings.
3: Lay a long foil under first section. (I used Beth Minardi Signature foils)
4: Apply lightener 3-4” from scalp, being sure to blend the line by making peaks and valleys. Where you begin your application of lightener will vary based on the length of hair. If the hair is shorter, leave 1-2” of new growth exposed, or if you would like a more dramatic look.
5: Continue working up the back of the head until you run out of hair placing a foil between each section.
6: Continue working in front of the ears with the same sectioning. 1/4” horizontal/diagonal partings. Depending on desired end result, lightener may be applied closer to the scalp around the face.
7: Let process 45-60 minutes, or until you have reached desired level of lightness.
Remove foils, shampoo with K-PAK Color Therapy Shampoo, K-PAK Cuticle Sealer, K-PAK Deep Penetrating Reconstructor, K-PAK Intense Hydrator. If the lightener lifted uneven, color balance before proceeding. Blow dry the hair 100% dry.
Formula for end result shade:
Base color: Vero K-Pak Chrome 1/3 N1, 1/3 V4, 1/3 RB + 2 parts Vero K-Pak Chrome Activator
Intensity Formula 1: 1/2 Magenta + 1/2 Ruby Red
Intensity Formula 2: Sapphire Blue
Intensity Formula 3: Amethyst Purple
1: Section the hair from forehead to nape, and apex to behind the ears.
2: Apply exaggerated retouch to the virgin hair.
3: Once you have applied the retouch to the entire head, section the hair from forehead to nape.
4: Your first parting will be 1/4”-1/2” vertical/diagonal partings beginning below the occipital bone. Apply formula 1. Mirror your next parting on the opposite side. Apply formula 1. Your partings should resemble an inverted V. I work left to right to maintain symmetry.
5: Mimicking your first parting, take a 1/4”-1/2” parting and apply formula 2. Lay each section on top of the previous gently.
6: Mimicking your previous parting, take a 1/4”-1/2” parting and apply formula 3.
7: Continue working up the back of the head, working left to right to maintain symmetry alternating formula 1, formula 2 and formula 3.
8: Once you reach the section in front of the ears, begin at the ear, taking a 1/4”-1/2” diagonal back section, apply formula 1. Continue the same sectioning up the head alternating formula 1, formula 2, and formula 3.
Hair Color Formulas by Sue Pemberton
Intercoiffure Award-Winning Formula
Pre-lighten with Vero Light Lightening Powder and 10 Volume (3%) Veroxide
#1: Color Intensity 3/4 Yellow + 1/4 Orange
#2: Color Intensity Orange
#3: Color Intensity 3/4 Pink + 1/4 Clear
#4: Color Intensity 1/2 Indigo + 1/2 Clear
#5: Color Intensity 3/4 Cobalt Blue + 1/4 Clear
#6: Color Intensity 3/4 Peacock Green + 1/4 Clear
Base Color: Model’s previously colored hair level 4 Dark Natural Brown
Downloads by Sue Pemberton & Cherry Petenbrink:
Joico Artist Stella Livoti’s Hair Color Formulas
Darkly intense with an artful combination of color that evokes the juxtaposition of oil and water.
Natural Level: 4
Prelighten: Joico VeroLight Lightening Powder + 10 Volume Veroxide
Base: Joico Vero K-PAK Chrome RB4 Amaretto + Activator Crème Developer
Joico Color Intensity Accent Formulas: Yellow, Pink, Peacock Green, Cobalt Blue
Application: Create a diamond-shape top section and pre-lighten. Subdivide the prelightened section into 15 panels. On each panel, apply a random combination of one of the four Color Intensity shades. Apply two inches of your first color choice, beginning at the scalp, then apply your second color choice to the remainder of the section, carefully blending the two. Continue applying two shades to each panel, carefully blending. After every third panel, omit a thin slice. Continue until all of the panels are complete and apply the base color to remaining strands.
Style: On damp hair, apply Joico Power Whip Whipped Foam to roots and Smooth Cure Leave-In Rescue Treatment to lengths. Blow dry and finish with Joico Power Spray Fast-Drying Finishing Spray.
Cheerful candy colors pop against a pearly blonde base.
Natural Level: 8
Prelighten: Joico Vero K-PAK Crème Lightener + 20 Volume Veroxide
Tone: Joico Vero K-PAK Color 1 1⁄2 oz. TSB Silver Blonde Toner + 1⁄2 oz. TPB Pearl Blonde Toner + 20Volume Veroxide
Joico Color Intensity Accent Formulas: Indigo, 1⁄2 Red + 1⁄2 Orange, Orange, Pink, Yellow, Red
Application: Apply lightener to all strands, process 45 minutes, remove and treat with the K-PAK Hair Repair System. Tone all strands, process 15 minutes and remove. Create a circular section at the crown and clip away. Beginning in back, create thin diagonal slice panels and apply the color in the following pattern in back-to-back slices, blending two colors on each slice: Yellow/Pink, Pink/Orange, Orange/Red. Next apply a solid panel of Red, then Indigo, then Yellow/Indigo, Pink, Orange, Red/Orange, Yellow, Pink and Orange/Red. As work progresses to the front, shift to weaves: Yellow, Pink, Orange and Red on the heavy side; Yellow, Orange and Red and on light side. Process and shampoo with Joico Moisture Recovery Shampoo and Conditioner.
Style: Apply Joico Smooth Cure Leave-In Rescue Treatment to damp hair and blow dry. Finish with Joico Design Works Shaping Spray for workable hold and Crème Wax Texture and Shine for shape and definition.
Pretty-in-punk hues emanate with the vivid gloss of enamel.
Natural Level: 3
Prelighten: Joico VeroLight Lightening Powder + 10 Volume Veroxide
Base: Joico Vero K-PAK Chrome 3 oz. RM5 Burmese Ruby + 1 1⁄2 oz. RRV Really Red Violet + Activator Crème Developer
Joico Color Intensity Accent Formulas: Pink, Yellow, 1⁄2 Peacock Green + 1⁄2 Cobalt Blue, Indigo
Application: After prelightening, apply 11 back-to-back slices on the left/back section, in the following pattern: 2 Pink, 1 Yellow, 2 Indigo, 1 Yellow, 1 Pink, 1 Indigo, 3 Peacock Green/Cobalt Blue. On the front left panel, apply 2 slices Pink, 1 Yellow, 1 Indigo, 1 Pink, 2 Indigo, 2 Peacock/Cobalt. On the right top section, in diagonal subsections off of the side parting, apply 3 slices Pink, 2 Yellow, 2 Indigo, 2 Yellow, 1 Pink, 2 Indigo, 3 Peacock/Blue. In the right back section, starting at the crown: Base, 2 slices Pink, 2 Indigo, 1 Yellow, 2 Pink, 1 Green/Blue, 2 Indigo, 1 Green/Blue, 1 Indigo, 4 Green/Blue. Process 20 minutes shampoo and treat with Joico K-PAK Cuticle Sealer and Intense Hydrator.
Style: Apply Joico Smooth Cure Leave-In Rescue Treatment to damp hair and blow dry. Mist hair with Joico Smooth Cure Thermal Styling Protectant and smooth subsections with a flat iron. Apply Joico Super Shine Glossing Polish for shine, and mist with Humidity Blocker Finishing Spray.
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