Power Melt Technique by Joico Brand Ambassador Larisa Love
“A powerful transformation with a fluid blend. This technique can be utilized for any stylist behind the chair because blended color will always be on trend and allows the hair to have a soft grow out without a harsh demarcation line. This is perfect for the client that wants a low maintenance color with a soft grow out. “-Larisa Love
Prep with Defy Damage ProSeries 1. Shake the can vigorously and then spray in short bursts to 2-inch sections and comb for even distribution. Make sure to spray away from the face for client comfort.
Defy Damage works right away. you will see immediate shine and softness. ProSeries 1 is an easy one-step spray that requires NO formula changes, NO mixing, NO developer changes and NO timing changes. This step will help provide greater and more even lift, greater and more even color deposit.
Create a large horseshoe section from corner of the brows to the crown.
Make a large inverted triangle off the crown that extends to below the occipital bone. Split the bottom section into two that extends to behind the ears. This will create 6 total sections
Starting in the top large section off the front hairline, take a horizontal weave and apply Formula 1 making sure to feather at the root area.
Continue taking horizontal back to back weaves and applying Formula 1. As you work towards the back, start to tease the base to create a diffused look that adds depth and dimension. Do 2 large weaves with a tease back to back then a babylight working throughout the entire top section.
When working in this manner, tease less around the face and more towards the back to keep brightness around the face and more depth towards the back.
As you work towards the back, up your developer by 5 Volume.
Move to the front side sections. Working off the hairline, take a diagonal forward weave and apply your Formula 1 with 25 Volume (20 Volume + 30 Volume) developer. Continue your application in the same manner, creating depth and dimension by adding a deeper tease as you work front to back.
Repeat on the other side.
If your clients hair is lifted and processed to the desired lightness, stop and rinse out the sections before moving to the next sections to maintain the health of the hair and integrity.
Moving to the back sections, work off a diagonal angle in the same application method starting at the side hairline. Apply Formula 1 with 30 Volume LumiShine Developer.
Continue the same application until both back-bottom sides are complete
Working in the top section off a diagonal, use 35 Volume for Formula 1 and apply in the same manner until the top section is complete.
Process until you reach a level 9 or desired lightness per your consultation with your clients.
Shampoo and rinse with Defy Damage Protective Shampoo. Apply formula 2 at the bowl for up to 5 minutes to pre-tone the hair if there is extra or stubborn unwanted warmth.
Apply formula 3 in a tear drop application throughout the entire head.