Professional Colour - All you Need to know


  • PREP the hair by washing with a clarifying shampoo. This prepares the hair by de-mineralizing and removing the buildup of products. Do not apply conditioner or styling aids. 
  • RINSE hair well and towel dry. Hair should be damp for application. Apply color blocker to the hairline. 
  • APPLY color with a tint brush. Saturate the hair completely for even deposit of the hair color. Use gloves or brush to blend into the hair.
  • PROCESS for 15-30 minutes. 
  • RINSE thoroughly with cool/tepid water until water runs clear. Rinse different colors separately. Do not shampoo. 
  • FINISH color service by applying Manic Panic® Pastel-izer® or conditioner and rinse again with cool/tepid water. Applying Manic Panic® Professional hair color to damp hair will ensure better absorption of the color for even distribution. The hair can soak up too much of the product when applied to dry hair, which could yield uneven results. 


  • Manic Panic® Professional hair color is a semi-permanent direct-dye formulated to identify and bond with hair fibers. Once bonded, the molecule mimics the fiber, thus creating a flawless finish. 
  • The Combination of These Features Result In: An Increased Saturation of the Hair Shaft 
  • Maximum Color Longevity—Colors Last Through 40+ Washes
  • True Fade on Tone Result Even Deposit Throughout the Hair Length Creating Uniform Results
Use Manic Panic® Professional Hair Colors to create custom fashion hair color designs for clients. 
  • Mix colors to create custom formulas 
  • Use Manic Panic® Pastel-izer® to create custom pastel shades
  • Add Smoke Screen™ to create smoky and metallic shades 
  • Dilute hair color to create toners- add shine, tone & locks in service 
  • Mix Manic Panic® Professional hair colors and Pastel-izer® to create tones for color correction

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  1. Measure the desired amount of the Pro Pastel-izer® into a color bowl. The initial amount will vary depending on the service, hair length and application type. The ratio of Pro Pastel-izer® will always be higher than the Manic Panic® Professional hair color.

  2. Start by adding 1 gram/.35 oz of Manic Panic® Professional hair color to the Pro Pastel-izer® in a mixing bowl.

  3. Thoroughly mix the combination with the tint brush.

  4. Once you are satisfied with your mixture, follow the regular application of Manic Panic® Professional hair color.


  • Pastel shades yield the best results when applied to a level 10 toned blonde base.
  • Always start your mixture with more Pro Pastel-izer® and add the color slowly. It is much easier to make a color darker than lighter.
  • Perform test strips with formula until the desired color is achieved. The shade in the mixing bowl may be different from the end results


Manic Panic® Pro Pastel-izer® has a gentle acidic formula that closes the cuticle and locks in hair color while leaving a smooth, moisturized and shiny surface. Use the Pro Pastel-izer® for the following:
  • Intensive shine service 
  • Conditioning treatment
  • Moisturizing treatment
  • Finish coloring services with Pro Pastel-izer® to lock in colour


  1. Apply to clean, damp hair, saturating thoroughly.

  2. Process for 15-30 minutes and rinse with tepid water. This service is recommended to be repeated every 4 to 6 weeks. Tip: For a deep conditioning service, heat can be applied to open the cuticle. Cool hair completely before rinsing.


Advise your clients to Follow these steps at home to assist in extending colour longevity:
  • Wash hair with a color safe, sulfate-free shampoo & conditioner
  • Use hair products free of oils and alcohol
  • Style hair with low heat when using styling tools (blow dryers, flat irons, curling irons, etc.)
  • Use a heat protecting product
  • Minimize frequency of shampooing
  • Avoid salt water, chlorinated water, and well water
  • Avoid spa services requiring your hair be submerged (i.e. float spa pods)