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Smoke and Mirrors: Haute Lava

SMOKE & MIRRORS Concept: Haute Lava


When there’s SMOKE there’s FIRE. This fiery fabulous hue blends VIBES Smoke in separate formulas with VIBES Orange and VIBES Red. Artfully placed accents of pure VIBES Yellow, Red, and Orange melt into this smoldering shade.


The SMOKE & MIRRORS series explores the depth and range of palette possibilities achieved when mixing Smoke with other mirror-reflective VIBES shades. When used alone, VIBES Smoke creates intense depth and darkness, without the permanence of black.  When blended with any VIBES shade, Smoke is the key to achieving opulent jewel tones or a muted, antique effect.  High-Impact Dye Technology provides incredible shine, with lasting, colorful results.




Formula 1: 20g 5V  +20g 5RRC  + 5g V Mix + 45g 10 Volume

Formula 2: 30g Decolorizer + 30g 10 Volume Cream Developer

First, apply Formula 1 to the new-growth area, and blend down, about 2-3 inches out, all over the head.  Then take Formula 2, and working from the darkest area first in the back, do a belayed "V" technique. Process for about 20 minutes, or until mid-lengths reach Level 6/7 and the ends are Level 8/9.

Rinse, and begin an Ultimate Treatment. Towel-dry the hair to about 60-80%, spray Color Attach-1 all over the head, and then begin the VIBES Technique.


  1. Formula 1: Equal parts of VIBES Red + VIBES Smoke
  2. Formula 2: VIBES Red
  3. Formula 3: VIBES Orange
  4. Formula 4: VIBES Yellow
  5. Formula 5: Equal parts of VIBES Orange +  VIBES Smoke


Apply Formula 1 over the previous Healing Color application.  Then rich base will blend right into the rest of the formulas. I foiled in Formula 5 (Orange +Smoke)  and 4 (Yellow) to keep them separated from the rest. Whatever is left out of the foils, alternate melting formula 2(Red) to 4(Yellow) and 3(Orange) to 4(Yellow).  Process for 20 minutes.