4 comments / Posted on by Maegan Scarlett


So last Saturday we spent about four and a half hours at Escape Salon under the watchful eye and skillfull hand of stylist Tonia Sudbery.  

The journey?  Taking Maegan from Orange to Blue, and Liora from Red to Orange.

Taking Liora from Red to Orange was easy - since the colors are analogous, there wasn't any competition between the two of them, and the red lifted out of her hair easily, allowing lots of space for the orange.  She's now using Extreme Orange to keep everything nice and bright!

Liora's awesome new Extreme Orange!

^Extreme Orange - bright, bold, and supah cool.

Taking Maegan from Orange to Blue though - that would be a challenge.  So how did Tonia get Maegan from this:

to this:

Well, lucky for you, we have the whole thing on video!  

(By the way, did you know we're on YOUTUBE?  Subscribe to us here!  We have big plans on filling this space with Random Bold Advice, more hair journeys, fashion vlogs, product reviews, and vlogs)



1. Use Pravana Artificial Hair Color Extractor to remove as much orange as possible

2. Apply bleach to lighten and continue to remove as much orange as possible

3. After rinsing out the bleach, use oVertone Vibrant Blue Go Deep to try and balance out any remaining orange, and provide a cooler base for blue dye

4. Apply Joico Hair Dye in Cobalt Blue, and allow to process

5. Rinse out, finishing up with oVertone Vibrant Blue Go Deep

Tah Dah!


You might notice that Maegan's hair has a slightly green/teal ombre effect happening (which we both LOVE) - that is easily explained by color mixing!  Because we were unable to get her hair to a completely neutral tone before applying the blue, the blue combined with the yellow/orange tones that remained in her hair.  We talk a lot about color mixing in this blog article, which we recommend to everyone who isn't familiar with hair dye practices.  Aren't colors rad??


What's the most drastic transition you've ever attempted with your hair?  Have you ever had any exciting and surprising results?


  • Posted on by Lizzie

    Hi guys! I was just going back in time and reading old blog posts… and I noticed that the video you’ve linked to here has been made private!!! :( I’m sure YouTube just screwed up, but I wanted to let you know!

  • Posted on by Liora

    Hi Christine,

    Feel free to email us about carrying in your salon! We’d be happy to answer all your questions.

  • Posted on by Christine Swanson

    As a salon owner will this product line be a available only in licensed salons or your websites or will this be a drugstore brand?

  • Posted on by Nicole Vazquez

    My hair is naturally almost black. I bleached half of it when I was 19 in what was the beginning of me never seeing my regular hair color again. I dyed that half royal blue. Used Manic Panic. Since then I’ve had, Blue, Lavender, Little Mermaid Red, Vamp Red, Blue Again, Peach (fading), Blue & Pink, Blue Purple and Pink, and right now I am a rainbow (almost) of mostly cool colors (light and dark blue, lavender, pink, purple and red)

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