Tuesday, January 31, 2012

The long and short of it

I'll never forget the day Nicole came to see me for the first time. She had long beautiful hair and with a smile, requested me to cut it all off. Seriously! We had a long conversation about how it might feel to no longer have flowing locks down her back, or the sensation of hair brushing against her shoulders or what to do with all the elastics she will never use again. During the preparatory conversation, I was analyzing her amazing facial features, big eyes, high cheek bones, inviting smile and I knew she would look fantastic with short hair. I'm glad she went through with it and was well prepared to say good bye to long hair. She looks absolutely gorgeous!
a few years later

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Ombré, it's an obsession!

Time for a little vocabulary lesson, brought to you by the french word ombre.

Ombré: shaded or graduated in tone: said for a color
I'm obsessed with ombre hair coloring. It's super easy to maintain, and gives a fresh look to the old highlight routine. I have a few pictures I've taken with my phone that I'll use for now, but a photo shoot is in the works. I can't wait!

This beautiful girl came in needing a color correction. She had hot brassy gold roots and dark muddy ends. Too bad I forgot to take a before picture. It was really fun to create the look she actually wanted and with that big smile, I'm pretty sure she was in love.

My beautiful friend Shara, who looks amazing with black, brunette or blonde hair, decided to have both blonde and brunette this time around. So we lifted out all the dark and replaced it with a brunette base and blonde ends. When you have dark hair like this and you're trying to get blonde ends, it's not easy. It took about 4-5 hours to achieve. Your hair might need a little t.l.c. if you're doing a big transition like this, but nothing Aveda Damage Remedy shampoo and conditioner can't fix. The photo's will show the transition.

immediately after
a month later (after damage remedy shampoo and conditioner)