I love the juxtaposition between warm and cool in the same palette to create modern, edgy, statement looks like I did with the new Joico Pearl Pastel shades of Rose Gold and Silver Ice! These shades not only sparkle and shine but are both wearable and modern and allow the colorist to increase their revenue in the salon and heightened their creativity with these new versatile shades. From chic and sophisticated to modern and edgy, I know you will love these new Pearl Pastels by Joico Color Intensity. Follow my signature pastel melt technique below to recreate the cover model look.
To get this look, start with hair that’s been prelightened to a level 10 and toned to Silver Blonde. Keep in mind that the final rose gold shade will vary depending on hair’s starting level.
Take a cat-eye section on the top of the head that extends from the front hairline to the back of the crown. The width is determined by the shape of the head and widens in the top middle of the head to just above parietal ridge.
Next, take four pie shaped triangular sections, two in the front angling off the center sectioning and two sub-sectioned behind those.
Next, section off two top square sections at the back of the crown. Divide the hair down the center nape to section off the remaining two sub-sections.
TIP: Use chopsticks for multiple purposes: easier, cleaner sectioning; for holding hair without leaving creases; and to add a little style to your work.
Next, starting in the right nape section, take a half-inch parting, and apply Joico Color Intensity Rose-Gold from the scalp to three-quarters down..
Then, apply Color Intensity Confetti Rose through the mid-lengths and ends. Be sure to use your fingers to “scissor” the point where the two shades meet for a seamless color-melt.
Repeat the process until you reach the occipital bone with the Rose Gold and Rose formulas.
Keep your work organized and clean by outlining each large section with Color Intensity Rose-Gold before applying color to the smaller half-inch partings.
Here, brush the color on against the grain to really push the color into the hair and get even saturation. Joico Color Intensity shades give that flawless finish which means no grabbing or spotty unevenness; just perfect results every time.
As you reach the occipital bone, shift the color application from three-quarters and one-quarter to two-thirds and one-third.
Continue to work your way up, in half-inch partings, applying Rose-Gold from the scalp to three-quarters down the hair. When you reach the occipital bone, start to apply Joico Color Intensity Silver Ice to the mid-lengths and ends.
Now, move to the right-side section above the ear. Outline the section, like before, with Rose-Gold and bring the color down halfway through the hair.
Melt Confetti Rose through the mid-lengths and ends.
TIP: Melt the shades together at an angle, instead of straight across, to create a veil that really opens up the face and creates a seamless color blend.
Move to the face framing sections, apply Rose-Gold to the scalp and bring it down about an inch.
Then, apply Silver Ice to the ends. The icy silver shade on the ends will give the face a pearly pretty glow! Repeat the process on the other side.
From the back of the cat eye working forward, take quarter-inch horizontal partings and apply Rose-Gold from the scalp all the way through to the ends.
Continue working until you reach the back point of the cat eye, right behind the ear. Saturate the sections from scalp to ends using NEW Rose Gold.
When you reach the mid back-point of the cat eye, right behind the ear, color-melt Silver Ice into the mid-lengths and ends for more of the pearlescent lighting effect around the face.
TIP 2: In these sections, apply Silver Ice FIRST to serve as a visual guide that will help you figure out how far up the parting the melting point should be. As you work forward, you should increase the amount of Silver Ice in your ombre.
As you continue working toward the front hairline alternate the Rose-Gold and ombre’d Silver Ice sections. Your partings should also start to get finer as you work closer to the face.
Keep alternating the application process until you reach the front of the cat eye section. You should finish with the Rose Gold formula.
Finished Back View
Processing and After Care
Allow the color to process for 20 minutes, rinse the hair thoroughly, then treat it with Joico K-Pak Cuticle Sealer and Joico K-PAK Color Therapy Luster Lock Instant Shine & Repair Treatment.