From dark red, then orange, and finally lavender. Took me two sessions with my client. Here’s the formula that I used.
1st Session: Lighten ends first with Lanza Cream Bleach + 20vol (two applications. Shampoo/condition. Then touched up roots with Lanza Cream Bleach + 20vol. (I love using cream bleach on roots and shorter hair. It continues to stay moist and not dry out like powder bleach.) Shampoo/Condition then partially dry hair.
Roots to ends: 1/2 tube of Pravana orange + 1/2 tube of neon orange
2nd Session: One month later orange had faded out leaving a dark golden color. Lighten ends starting at the root with leaving one inch off the scalp with Lanza Cream Bleach + 20vol. Shampooed/condition then applied Lanza Cream Bleach + 20vol on the roots. Once roots lifted I then pulled through to the ends. Shampoo and condition.
Tone: Wella 10/81 + 8/81 + 10/01 + Colortouch. Shampoo/Condition then blow-dry. (Semipermanent fashion colors adhere to the hair better when hair is dry or partially since it only coats the cuticle.) Then applied 1 1/2 tubes of Pravana Lavender.
From experience I’ve learned that It’s always best to under-promise and over-deliver. For the second session I explained to my client that I will not promise her a light lavender color because she had so much pigment in her hair and I was afraid of compromising it. What I did tell her was that I could lift her hair to a light peachy tone. From working at 77 Salon I learned that you can tone the hair first with a demi creating a cooler tone then add a fashion color like the Pravana Vivids.