Gaga’s Colorful Half-Up/Half-Down Video Look

The gorg half-up/half-down ponytailed look created by Joico Celebrity Artist, Frederic Aspiras, for Gaga’s new music video with Ariana Grande is a total hit. Weaving shades of lilac, rose, and metallic violet, the face-framing pieces move right along to the beat.

The Music Video: Rain On Me

The Album: Chromatica

The Color Formula

Performed on Level 9/10 base using Blonde Life Lightening Powder and Defy Damage ProSeries

Root Color 1: LumiShine Demi-Permanent DD Creme Color 1BS with 5 Volume LumiShine Developer (Allow to process then wash out and dry hair)

Root Color 2: Color Intensity Metallic Violet overlay over Root Color 1, then melted into Color Intensity Lilac

Midsection: Color Intensity 2 Parts Lilac + 1 Part Rose, blend from root all the way to the ends


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The Haircut/Styling: Half-Up/Half-Down Ponytail


  • Rinse out color with Defy Damage Protective Shampoo and Conditioner
  • Apply Dream Blowout Thermal Protection Creme throughout towel-dried hair and blow-dry in sections, using a large, flat paddle brush.
  • Start from bottom back of the head and work your way to the top.
  • Before blow drying each section, add a couple of drops of Dream Blowout to create that super-shiny, silky result.
  • As you get to the front section, start blow-drying the hair upwards and away from face. This allows for a sleeker ponytail.
  • To create the half-up ponytail, apply a small amount of Zero Heat Air Dry Styling Crème in the palm of your hands and work throughout hair.
  • Using a boar-bristle paddle brush (or other smoothing brush), gather hair in front to create the ponytail. The product from hands will aid in giving a smooth finish to the ponytail.
  • Use JoiMist Medium Finishing Spray for added hold. (You can also use a small dab of Zero Heat Dry Styling Crème to smooth hair and reduce flyaways. A clean toothbrush helps capture tiny stray hairs.)