Pulp Riot Color Chart: A Guide to Vibrant Hair

What is Pulp Riot?

Pulp Riot is a conditioner-based direct dye that is applied directly to the hair without using any developer. This means it is a semi-permanent color as it simply coats the outside of the hair and does not lift the cuticle layer, therefore not altering its chemistry. However, depending on your hair color and the level of vibrancy you’re hoping to achieve, your Hair Cuttery Stylist may need to lighten the hair before applying Pulp Riot, which will allow for brighter colors and enhance the longevity of your color. Pulp Riot will gradually fade through 20-40 washes and will lighten evenly. A few important fun-facts about Pulp Riot are that it’s quinoa seed based for incredible shine, cruelty-free, vegan, free of silicones, parabens, and MEA. So if you’d like a few strands or all over vivid color, book an appointment with a Hair Cuttery stylist who can give you a Pulp Riot makeover!

Pulp Riot Colors and Skin Undertones

Pulp Riot red hair

Hair by Tiffany D. at our Portage Crossing salon in Portage, IN

pulp riot blue and purple hair color

Hair by Amber at our Myles Standish Plaza salon in Plymouth, MA

Pulp Riot has 16 colors to fulfill your vivid hair goals—and with the color knowledge your Hair Cuttery Professional has, they will be able to formulate endless color options. Check out the HC Lookbook to see some of the amazing color creations our professionals have done and maybe find some inspiration for the color you want to achieve.

When you think about colors, you need to break them down into two categories: warm and cool. Reds, oranges, and yellows are warm colors while blues, purples, and greens are cool. To identify a hair color that would positively accentuate your features, you first need to know what your skin undertone is.

A quick way to judge would be to look at the veins in your wrist in natural daylight. If they appear blue or purple, your skin is cool-toned, but if they’re green or olive, you’re warm-toned. If you really can’t tell, you might be neutral which means you have more flexibility with colors. Warm undertones tend to be golden, yellow or peachy while cool undertones are pink and bluish. The rule of thumb is that hair colors with the same undertone as your skin will work best to make you look stunning.

Warm Vs. Cool Tones

When thinking of fashion colors, you want to be careful not to choose a color that will wash you out. Those with cool undertones have to be a little more careful and may look best with more pastel varieties, while those with warmer undertones can be a little bolder with deep, vibrant colors. Let’s look at some of the base colors and what undertone they’d be best on:

  • Cool: Many of the base colors lean more toward this category. Powder (light blue), Lilac (light purple), Mercury (light grey) and Blush (light pink) are vibrant yet cool and soft enough where they would joyfully accentuate a cool undertone. Nightfall (dark blue), Aquatic (medium green) and Velvet (dark purple) are still on the cool spectrum yet their depth might be too much for a cool, fair-skinned wearer, but a lovely option if slightly muted with Clear.
  • Warm: The two obvious colors of warmth are Fireball (red) and Lemon (yellow). Left as is, these would make a solid accentuation for someone with a warm undertone; maybe even go for both colors at once, allowing areas to overlap for the perfect orange to tie them together.

Hair by Shannon C. at our Langhorne Square salon in Levittown, PA.

Pulp Riot rose gold hair color

Hair by Juliette at our Pinellas Plaza salon in The Villages, FL

Having fun with hair color is an amazing way to express yourself and create a look that is unique as you are!  We strongly recommend to follow your HC stylist’s advice on at-home care and invest in professional products to keep your color vibrant.   You’re going to try Pulp Riot once and fall in love, so keep an open mind to all the color possibilities and don’t forget to share your favorite look with #MyHCLook. You could be our next Fan of the Month and get a customized prize pack!

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