Clairol Professional BRILLIANT WAVES Technique


Kyra has never colored her hair before and wants a bold, new look. She’s ready for a permanent color change, but wants to make sure her hair will still look healthy and shiny.

This color technique uses FLARE™ permanent cream color in a virgin application for even results. Using the Clairol Professional iThrive™ Color Vibrancy Shampoo and Conditioner on a regular basis will protect Kyra’s hair from chemical damage and keep her color looking vibrant and shiny.

Clairol Professional BRILLIANT WAVES Technique


Formula A
1 ½ oz. Clairol Professional FLARE™ in 5VVR
+ 1 ½ oz. FLARE™ in 5BB
+ 3 oz. 20-volume FLARE™ developer


Create four sections by splitting the hair down the middle from the front hairline and then splitting from the top of one ear to the top of the other. Starting at one of the back sections, apply Formula A from ½ inch away from the scalp to the ends; take ½ inch partings within this section to ensure even saturation. Repeat this application technique on all 4 sections.
Once finished applying on all 4 sections, go back and apply Formula A on the root area. Process for 45 minutes and shampoo with Color Vibrancy Shampoo and Conditioner.
Blow dry the hair with a medium-sized round brush.
(Use a metal brush to create the most volume.) Spray Dry Shampoo at the root area.
Using a 3/4-inch curling iron, create large barrel curls by taking 1 inch sections and curing in a horizontal direction.
Clip each section with a metal pin curl clip and allow it to cool.
Carefully release each curl and use your fingers to shape the hair into a soft wave.
Gently brush through with a boar’s hair bristle brush if necessary.
Sweep the hair to the desired side and secure with bobby pins.
Finish with Weather Resistant Hairspray.


  • FLARE™ in 5VVR
  • 20-volume FLARE Developer
  • Clairol Professional iThrive™ Color Vibrancy Shampoo
  • Clairol Professional iThrive Color Vibrancy Conditioner
  • Clairol Professional iThrive Dry Shampoo
  • Clairol Professional iThrive Weather Resistant Hairspray
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Clairol Professional BRILLIANT WAVES Technique