Take the color world’s brightest, boldest, most playful personality—Joico Brand Ambassador, Larisa Love—and headline her with fan-favorite Color Intensity, the ultimate semi-permanent formula. What do you get? Our lively LoveFest Collection, a duo of 2 utterly cool, creative shades that harmonize perfectly with your most imaginative looks. Introducing the stars of the show: Limelight and Aqua Flow!
Model has previously colored Level 5 hair. Model was prepped with Defy Damage Pro Series 1, in two-inch sections, throughout the entire head. Use short bursts and hold the can 3 to 6 inches away from the head. Then prelightened with Prelightening Formula to level 11 or pale yellow. Shampoo, condition and dry the hair, then proceed to the pre-toning step.
Using new Blonde Life Quick Tone Liqui-Crème Toners in silver, formula 2, apply formula from roots to ends. Process for 3 minutes or until a silver tone is achieved.
Tip: These brand-new toners work quickly to give you beautifully and quickly toner results for efficiency, shine and condition right at the shampoo bowl. This helps to save time in the salon but get the results you need and desire to create the perfect canvas.
To make sure the “LoveDip” looks as perfect and as graphic as possible, flat iron the hair straight before starting the technique.
Next, divide the hair into four sections, clipping the fringe out of the way, and lay meche at the hairline to prevent color from bleeding or transferring to the other areas.
Start at the top of the back section. Take a half inch horizontal slice and apply Color Intensity Limelight from the scalp to half-way down the length of the hair, creating a teardrop shadow root.
Thin, almost see-through, sections are super important in this technique! You don’t want the two colors to melt together, so we can’t use our fingers to push the color into the hair. Thin sections will help you evenly saturate the hair with your brush.
Continue to apply this shade to the back section and fully saturate the top and bottom of each parting.
TIP:It’s also a good idea to hold the hair firmly to maintain complete control of your partings.
Next, move to the front side sections and use the same technique to apply the Limelight Color Intensity shade. Remember to lay a NEW mech over the top parting area as to not get any color transfer.
Repeat on the other front side.
Move to the fringe section. Slice finer partings and apply Color Intensity Limelight from the scalp to halfway down. Work from the top of the section down towards the hairline for maximum control in application.
Move to the back and lay a fresh meche over the previously colored hair.
Next, let’s add the second color! Take a 1-inch horizontal slice parting from the back-nape area and place a pre-cut 2 inch rectangular meche strips as a guide to create a precise line.
Apply Color Intensity Aqua Flow to the bottom 2 inches. Make sure to fully saturate the thin section. Keep the colors from bleeding together by placing another pre-cut meche strip over the Aqua Flow area.
Next, apply a little more Limelight above the Aqua Flow shade. I use the tip of my brush and carefully apply it in an upward motion to keep my lines straight. This will ensure maximum saturation and ensuring the two colors are applied in a precise color blocking method.
Continue working up the head in 1-inch partings with Color Intensity Aqua Flow on the ends and touching up the Limelight above. Make sure to fully saturate the top and bottom of each parting with Color Intensity.
Move to the side sections and use the same technique we used in the back. Lay a new meche at the top of the section to maintain a clean working area and use a longer meche along the side of the face to keep color off the client’s skin. Use the precut strips like you did in the back and work in thin, horizontal sections from bottom to the top of the side sections.
Repeat on the other side. Notice how applying the Limelight in a tear drop shadow root method gives you the insurance that the color blocking area won’t have the worry of bleeding. After you apply the Aqua Flow formula to the bottom, apply a precut meche strip, then apply Limelight to the rest of the section.
Continue this application method until the section is complete. Make sure to apply more Limelight after the Aqua Flow col or blocking to ensure complete saturation.
Time for the fringe. Place meche against the hairline, take a horizontal slice parting, and apply Color Intensity Aqua Flow to the ends. Since the hair is shorter here, I only take the color up a half inch.
Repeat this process until the fringe is complete.
Let this process for 20 minutes. Rinse the hair thoroughly and shampoo with Joico Defy Damage Protective Shampoo.
Next, apply Joico Defy Damage ProSeries 2 Bond-Strengthening Color Treatment all over the hair. This step replenishes hair bonds for damage-resistant, healthy-looking hair in one use!
Leave this on for 5 minutes and rinse.
Before you style, apply Joico Defy Damage Protective Shield focusing on the mid-length and ends of the hair. Then style away!
For the very best color results between appointments, be sure to send clients home with the complete Defy Damage at-home care regimen. This will extend the life of their color vibrancy and help protect hair against all sources of damage.