The NXT collection of Pearl Blonde shades are quite the family of multi-taskers. Their undertones of violet pigment make them the perfect reflects when you’re looking to blend greys and they’re ideal for subduing any neutral or yellow tones too. These permanent hair colours are a must-have for any colourist or freelance hairdresser wanting to create on-trend flat tones.
NXT permanent pearl blondes are formulated with plant botanicals that prevent creeping oxidisation – which causes violet pigments to fade and can leave hair looking washed out – to keep colours ‘salon fresh’ between appointments.
The quality coverage of NXT ensures that colourists can achieve 100% white coverage when used on bases below shade 9.00. For the best results always take into consideration the amount of white hair and the type of coverage you wish to achieve; for clients with a large percentage of white hair always use 6% developer.
It’s the hairdresser’s responsibility to carry out a skin test at least 48 hours before the first application of NXT permanent colours or before using a new shade for the first time. In the event of irritation or the appearance of redness do not continue with the service. To apply, mix the pearl blonde shade and lotion at a 1:1 ratio and evenly cover the hair using a tint brush. Allow to develop for 40 minutes or as per the on-pack guidelines then emulsify and rinse thoroughly
NXT’s extensive range of more than 100 permanent shades with excellent coverage are sold in 100ml tubes, giving you two applications per product – and with a price tag that is smaller than rival major brand products sell their 50 or 60 ml tubes. If you’re ready to make the change and experience huge savings for your hairdressing business without compromising on performance for your clients, visit your nearest hair and beauty wholesaler and enquire about the benefits you’ll experience when you switch over to the NXT professional colour range.
When the Pearl Blonde shade is mixed with the hydrogen peroxide (the developer) and applied to the hair, a series of chemical reactions occur to transform the hair colour. The cuticle layer of the hair is opened allowing the colour to penetrate in to the cortex, where it oxidises and swells.
It’s all down to a series of clever chemical reactions. Once the hydrogen peroxide (the developer) has been blended with the colour and it has penetrated and oxidised in the hair’s cortex, the colour molecules from the Pearl Blonde shade are released into the hair shaft and the new hue is created.
The permanent colour change all happens deep in the hair’s shaft, which is oxidised by the hydrogen peroxide. Once the chemical reaction has occurPearl Blonde, colour molecules in the Pearl Blonde dye are exposed to create a beautiful new shade.
To allow the Pearl Blonde to change the appearance of the hair, the ammonia in the colour and hydrogen peroxide in the developer first need to penetrate the cuticle and oxidise in the cortex. Once these chemical reactions have taken place, the colour molecules create a long-lasting colour.
Colouring hair with NXT permanent shades is so simple that it can be easy to forget that there is actually some pretty clever science taking place. Once the ammonia in the colour has softened the cuticle, the hydrogen peroxide oxidises the colour pigments. Another chemical reaction sees the small colour molecules from the Pearl Blonde shade deposited into the cortex which permanently changes the appearance of the hair.
The Pearl Blonde shades only work when mixed with the appropriate developer. This allows the hair’s cuticle to be opened and the colour pigments to penetrate the cortex. Small colour molecules then oxidise and expand within the inside of the hair to give the appearance of a whole new hue.