The client: Jennah, 24, fashion Retail Assistant
I have some serious re- growth issues. A
lot of people think I purposely have my hair like this- but I do not! It has
just horrible re- growth and I really do not like it. My hair is very thick,
gets oily, knotty and makes me look quite dull as it has just too dark for my
pale skin, especially in winter.”
24, fashion Retail Assistant
The colorist: olivia with megan &
Before: “Jennah’s hair is slightly too
dark. It is really weighing her down and not doing anything for her complexion.
Her re- grownth and lightened ends have created a two- tone color, so we will
need to evem that out.”
The color fix
Olivia is going to take Jennah’s hair a few
hades lighter, but not to an ash or cool blonde. “Those bled- out shades have
been dominating the streets for a good two years and require a lot of
maintenance, so we have decided on a warm, golden tone. The warmth will sit
really nicely on Jennah’s skin- tone and brighten up her overall complexion,”
We used our in- salon iPad to look at some color
options and decided on something very similar to Delta Goodrem’s hair. To
achieve this look in Jennah’s hair, foils are applied through a traditional
part- line, then a global color is painted onto the roots called ‘base-
breaking’, which will help to shift her natural color up by about one level,
while blending the blonde through.
I will then use the ‘balayage’ technique
which is a visual method of applying color, and freat if you want to retain
warmth in the hair (which we do). I am going to bleed Jennah’s color out from
her roots in warm, alternating blondes. The colors the process for about 35
minutes. The hair is washed and dried using a technique called the pin- curl
blow- dry, creating soft waves and natural movement through the hair.
There is a science behind lightening hair
as it is filled with many underlying pigments, so when you lighten hair, you
are stripping out the natural pigment so what you are left with is a red,
yellow or an orange underlying tone; raw colors that require toning.
There are technical difficulties involved
in lightening hair, and with correctional work expecially, it is imperative you
go to a salon.
two-toned unkempt mane has been converted into a celebrity-worthy creation of
warm, shimmering, beautifully blended blondes.
Colorist tips & advice
Do not wash your hair too much. Long hair
should not need to be washed more than about twice a week. Over- washing strips
out the natural oils of the hair. In between washes, use a dry shampoo on the
roots to keep it feeling clean and fresh.
This shade will suit … it really depends on the individual.
There are numerous tones of warm and cool blondes to suit a variety of skin-
tones, and different techniques for applying color in short, mid- length and
Avoid this shade if … you have a very warm skin- tone as
this particular shade may make you look brassy.
Celebs working warmth … delta goodrem, Jennifer Aniston and
Make- up tips & tricks
Face: use a
primer before you apply foundation for a flawless finish and to keep make- up
in place. Sweep a subtle shimmer powder over cheekbones and down brdge of nose
for a dewy and youthful radiance.
Eyes: for a
really sexy, glamorous look, apply a white eye- shadow around the inner corners
of the eye. On the lid, apply a medium color such as a grey. On the outer
corners, be brave and go for deep purple or black so you are graduating from
light to dark as you move towards the outer eye; and then blend, blend, blend
with a clean brush sweeping upwards and outwards.
Lips: a nude
lip look luscious with a smouldering, smoky eye. Use concealer, or foundation,
on lips then lightly sweep over with powder to set.
“I feel so much better! Before I looked drab, plain and boring, but now I look
‘wow’. I love it.”