Color Formula: Purple Ombré from Melissa Meacham

Peace out, plum. Goodbye, grape. This formula from BTC Community Member Melissa Meacham of Rogue Hair Studio is definitely not your ordinary purple! It’s a fantastical ombré dream—and something your more daring clients will surely embrace this summer.


Here’s Melissa’s complete color how-to:
1. Clarify the hair. Apply Pravana Artificial Color Extractor quickly then process under heat for 20 minutes. Rinse and then clarify the hair again. Make sure all product is rinsed and shampooed out. Dry the hair completely.Section hair for an on scalp application.

2. Lighten with TIGI True Light White Lightener + 30-volume developer. Take very thin sections when applying the lightener. Lighten to a level 10. Process 25 to 35 minutes then shampoo and condition lightly. Completely dry the hair. 


Color Formulas:

Formula A (light tone): 1 tube Silk Degrees + 2 inches Violet

Formula B (medium tone): 1 tube Wild Orchid + 3 inches Violet + 2 inches Silk Degrees

Formula C (dark tone): 2 tubes Violet + ½ tube Silk Degrees

3. Apply Formula A to the roots and feather to the midshaft. Apply Formula B through the entire midshaft area, and apply Formula C from midshaft to ends. Massage into the hair to ensure all the colors blend into each other. Process 20 minutes.

4. Rinse, shampoo and condition with Global Keratin Moisturizing Shampoo and Conditioner. Style with TIGI S-factor Smoothing Lusterizer and GKhair Serum.

Get another color formula from Melissa: Bright "Phoenix" Red



Hair: Melissa Meacham, Rogue Hair Studio (

Makeup: TIGI Bed Head

Photography: Alisha Sams

Graphics: Troy Beddingfield

Model: Sarah Bryant

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