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How to do a Purple Shadow Root

BY SALLY MADISON
NATIONAL COLOR TRAINER



Learn in this Video How to do a Purple Shadow Root.

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Hair by Elona Taki

STEP ONE: UGLY DUCKLING LIGHTENER ON THE ROOT AREA, THEN EXTEND

  • Start off by mixing Brilliant Blonde: a couple of scoops with 30 Vol developer.
  • The ratio is 1 part bleach to 2 parts developer.
  • It should be mixed into a creamy texture.
  • Start by applying the bleach to the new growth which as you can see is very dark.
  • It takes around 15 minutes at the most
  • Wait until you get to a 15 minutes to get to pale yellow
  • Check by peeling back.
  • For the last 5 minutes apply all over to get an even tone
  • then wash and blow dry.
  • As you can see it is a perfect pale yellow.

Mix Bleach

Mix Bleach & Developer

Apply Bleach

Apply Bleach to the Root Area

Check whether it is lifting

Peel back to check whether the hair is lifting

Extend to the full head

Extend to the full head for 5 minutes, then rinse.

After rinse & blow dry

This is what the hair should look like after bleach, rinse & blow dry: a perfect pale yellow.

STEP TWO: APPLY VIOLET & INTENSE SILVER BLONDE TO THE ROOT AREA

  • For the new growth, mix Ugly Duckling intense silver blonde (2 parts) with 1 part violet.
  • The mix will look something like the picture below
  • Ugly Duckling's violet does not bleed into the blonde hair
  • The color mix stays where you put it.
  • One part color and one part 20 Vol developer is the mix that is used here.

Violet & Intense Silver Blonde Mix ready to be applied

Violet & Intense Silver Blonde Mix

  • Now apply the mix to the new growth. 
  • You can go a bit lower if you like
  • Continue to apply to the entire root area, working your way around.
  • It should look something like the picture below when you are done.

Purple Root Application

Apply on root area

STEP THREE: INTENSE SILVER BLONDE TO THE ENDS

  • After 15 minutes, make a new mix of intense silver blonde.
  • Along with 20 Vol developer. 1 part color and 2 parts developer to give it a little more lift.
  • Go and apply to the blonde pieces.
  • You can overlap it a little, it won't bleed. It stays where you put it.
  • Leave on for another 10-15 minutes.
  • When you see the result that you want, rinse it out.
  • You can see the final result below
  • As you can see, the hair is in perfect condition.
  • Blow dry and style & you are good to go.

Apply silver blonde

Now apply the silver blonde to the ends.

Rinse when done

Rinse when done

The final result

The final result.

Hair by Elona Taki

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Hair by Elona Taki

About the author

Sally has been a hair colorist and trainer for many years in both the US & Europe. She currently does hair color training for Ugly Duckling. She also helps develop new & awesome products for the brand.



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