Perfect panel placement with Harriet Stokes

Freelance colourist and It List 2021 It Girl, Harriet Stokes, offers a simple guide to creating a stunning, multi-tonal look using precise panel placement 

Model holding violet blonde hair

Want to know how to create this fierce violet blonde transformation? Harriet Stokes shares her top technique for creating multi dimensional colour, using just one tube of Pulp Riot High Speed Toner.

Step one: Create an even hair canvas by lifting virgin roots from level 5 to level 9 using Pulp Riot BlondeAF rapid lift powder bleach mixed with 20 vol developer at a ratio of 1:1.5. This ratio provides the perfect consistency for easier application.

Take fine sections of hair and use a brush to apply bleach to root area, ensuring full saturation so that no natural colour is visible through the application. Once applied to all of the root area, leave to process for up to 50 minutes, then rinse and dry.

Step two: Section hair into four panels — front, back and two sides.

Step three: For the roots apply Pulp Riot Violet High Speed Toner mixed with 6 vol developer at a ratio of 1:4. Leave to develop for 15 minutes.

Panel placement colour application on blonde model

Panel application on model using Pulp Riot High Speed Toner

Step four: Apply Pulp Riot Violet High Speed Toner, mixed with 6 vol Developer at a ratio of 1:4 to the lengths and ends of the back panel. Leave to develop for five minutes.

Step five: For the front panel, apply Pulp Riot Violet High Speed Toner mixed with 6 vol Developer at a ratio of 1:2, to help add depth to the overall look.

Step six: For the lengths and ends of the side panels, apply Pulp Riot Violet High Speed Toner mixed with 6 vol Developer at a ratio of 1:2. Leave top process for five minutes, then rinse.

Model with violet blonde hair for Pulp Riot High Speed Toner education

Harriet’s top tip:
Always apply bleach to the roots in an upwards motion, never towards the scalp. This gives you much more control and lessens the chance of bleach contaminating the rest of the hair.

 

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