The client: Hettie, 22, Aprentice Hairdresser.
“I do not have much of a style at the
moment, so I am really looking forward to the makeover. I am hoping for a whole
new look; something a bit different.”
The colorist: Erin @ Penny lane house of
Hettie, 22, Aprentice Hairdresser
Before: “Hettie had this blunt, square bob
for ages, so I am going to shorten her hair and soften the overall style to
suit her face shape. Her current hair color is too golden for her skin tone.
Hettie’s eyes are blue, so shades like platinum or a cool strawberry- blonde
are the most complimentary colors for her complexion.”
The color fix
Erin says she is going for a cool platinum color.
“But I am incorporating a darker pastel tone around her face to add depth,
which will enhance the cut and is great for winter,” she adds.
“I am cutting the back very short to hug
the nape of her neck, but leaving some length at the front to frame her face,
enhance her features and make her eyes stand out. If you lose a lot of color in
winter, it is often a good idea to opt for a warmer, darker shade to bring out
the warmth in your skin tone and prevent you from looking dull and pasty.
Anyone can wear almost any hair color as long as the shade of that color is
tailored to suit their skin tone.”
Wash, initial cut, blow- dry, foils to
create splices of color in light honey blonde around the hairline and through
the fringe to create depth, along with a lightning powder. The remaining hair
is toned with pale pearly beige blonde to eliminate the brassiness, followed by
another wash then blow- dry. The cut is tweaked then styled to create texture.
This cut will be easy for Hettie to Style at home; but she will need a trim every
four to six weeks and regular treatments, as bleached hair is vulnerable to
Bleaching hair yourself can cause a number
of serious problems such as hair breakage (also known as chemical haircut), or
it can turn bright orange and be very uneven. Problems like this end up costing
more money to reverse than the initial cost of going to a professional salon.
Colorist tips & advice
“If you want a change, the first thing I
recommend is visit a salon for a personal consultation to establish your
options. I tailor cut and color to suit each individual client because hair is
always different and never behaves the same way. Hair should not be hard work.
It should consistently sit in the style it was cut for. Also, use products
prescribed by your hairdresser for your specific hair- type and requirements,
and take advantage of in- salon treatments such as the Revlon Color Boost
whenever you have your hair done.”
Erin has transformed Hettie from a classic
single- color bob to an edgy, multi- tonal short, textured style.
This shade will suit … anyone
with the right style and a cool complexion.
Avoid this shade if … you have a
warm skin tone with natural black or red hair
Celebs working warmth … Michelle
Williams, Sarah Harding and Pink.
incorporating a darker pastel tone around her face to add depth
Make- up tips & tricks
Eyes: use an
eye- shadow the same color as your eyes to really make them pop
sweep bronzer lightly over cheeks for a golden sun- kissed look that will not
clash with your eye- shadow
emphasising eyes, opt for a neutral or nude lipstick with a high shine gloss.
Do not choose a bold lip as well as a dark eye- shadow- go for one or the
“this is the shortest I have had my hair since I was very young,” Hettie
reveals. “I feel very different, but I love it. It makes my eyes stand out and
I love the dark pieces. It is such a funky look; so unique. I feel like a whole