All the great style
trends from the fall/winter fashion shows 2012 can make us forget that its spring/summer 2012 that we should be looking at now and how those trends have translated into the salon. Looking back through those collections i’ve picked my favourite two looks from The Paris, New York, Milan and London shows, and as always my favourite shows where New York followed by Paris, I think that because I love the beauty aesthetic of the NYC looks.
Last week I started to talk about blondes and this weeks blog is going to look at the bigger picture, how to look like you where born to be blonde instead of bottle blonde
Having been in the hair industry for 30 years,i have long known that no matter how beautiful a colour i do on a client it will only look superb to me when it has been blown dry by a talented hairdresser. Any of you who know me will attest to the fact that i adore bouncy, glossy glamorously styled hair and that i don’t blow dry or cut myself.
It doesn’t matter where i have worked London, Paris, New York, DC to name a few, the kind of clients i attract love a beautiful natural colour and a glossy chic finish.
Balayage and Ombre first and foremost highlighting techniques, where colour is painted onto the hair in long sweeping motion.People often assume that Balayage and Ombre are for blondes because Sarah Jessica Parker became synonymous with balayage when Sex and the City began. These techniques are suitable for any hair colour, simply giving a natural sun kissed look, the illusion of having spent a month on the Riviera. There are lots of famous faces with dark hair
such as Penelope Cruz, Giselle, Drew Barrymore who all sport these.
To mimic how the sun naturally catches the hair, the brightest pieces of colour are always placed around the face and ends of the hair, making Ombre and Balayage’s application more organic than traditional highlights. The result is softer regrowth so the tell-tale dark line where colour grows out is a thing of the past.