Friday, April 15, 2011

Check out the vibrant shades of red in Sassoon's latest collection!

The Sassoon Autumn/Winter 2011 collection is one of the craziest I've seen from them yet. It's called Tribe and it showcases some very bold colors and whimsical makeup. In this collection we see a trend that is popping all over the runway and in other hair collections, and that is bleached out eyebrows. It definitely makes for a fun look, but speaking from the experience of doing my own, I can tell you that it is a lot of maintenance.  Check out this first picture: yes, the model's hair color is a bit bold for most people's everyday wear, but notice the placement. The bold panels create really awesome contrast. Next time you're looking for dimension, ask your stylist for some panel or block color instead of highlights, or a one color single process. Also check out the lovely melting in the second picture. Great example of intense ombre. But remember, you can do this with more natural shades as well.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Balayage Hair Color

I'm In Love With Lily Aldridge's Balayage Hair! Victoria's Secret model Lily Aldridge has the most beautiful balayaged hair. Her highlights are the perfect color for that care-free summer look. Sun-kissed and super low maintenance if you're planning a lot of trips to sunny locations. Balayage is a french technique that means "to sweep." Hair color is brushed onto the hair without the use of foils to create that softer, melted look. And the great thing is that you don't have to get it touched up every 4-6 weeks like a heavy foil. Now I understand that the "root" look is hard for some people to rock, but the technique can be modified or combined with a base color for a lighter effect. Keep in mind though how pretty her skin looks in contrast to the dark hair framing her face. A full head of golden highlights would wash her out, but the cascading golden ends melted from her natural color makes for the perfect combination. Consider balayage hair color for your look this summer in Charlotte! It's a great way to try out highlights if you've never had them before as well!