“Orbit Lights” by world renowned colorist, Dan Johnson

World renowned hair colorist, Dan Johnson creates “Orbit Lights” hair color using Pravana’s magenta, pastel pink, and pastel coral at Tricoci University’s Chicago NW campus.

“Whenever you’re coloring hair, don’t make it hard on yourself. You always want to work from the bottom to the top” says Dan. “With the pastel colors, if you want a pink you have to lift it up into a yellow. If you lift it to a white you’ll get a neon pink. To become a good hairdresser you HAVE to know the levels of lift and tone. There’s a lot to know about coloring hair, and once you know that you can go anywhere in the world.”

Creating the Look

What you’ll need:

  • Pravana’s Vivid’s in “Magenta”
  • Pravana’s Chromasilk in “Pastel Pink”
  • Pravana’s Chromasilk in “Pastel Coral”
  • 40 volume developer
  • Gloves
  • Tint bowl
  • Tint brush
  • Aluminum foil cut into strips

About Dan

Dan Johnson is currently a Senior Hair Colorist with Mario Tricoci Salon in Oakbrook, IL. Dan began his career at Rocco Altobelli Salon in Minneapolis, MN. With over 30 years in the hair industry, worked closely with the Mario Tricoci Company as the Director of Haircolor, helped develop over two hundred technicians that only specialized in Haircolor, color trends, competitions, and editorial work. Mr. Johnson has been very involved with Wella Professionals, platform work, and has received several awards in hair color achievements, has attended several training programs in the states and abroad most recently trained in London and Paris. Dan is very passionate about hair coloring teaching and helping others to understand the world of hair color.